Butts Associates offers experts trained in facilitating negotiation processes that help parties negotiate with more information. Although most of our expert evaluators are also mediators, the neutral third party in the Expert Review process is not a mediator because it can give opinions, suggestions, and proposals to help bring the parties’ positions closer to a possible agreement. Neither is it arbitrator because it does not impose a decision. The Neutral in the Expert Evaluation process is a specialist in its field, and uses its context knowledge to provide information to the parties so that they consider the strengths and weaknesses of their case, value their alternatives, and generate options for building an agreement . He is an expert in the field, such as an expert, and at the same time an expert in supporting and advancing negotiation processes.