Jane Beddall, MA, JD, is founder and principal of Dovetail Resolutions LLC, a mediation and consulting firm focusing on preventing and resolving damaging conflicts for families and their businesses. She graduated from Trinity College (B.A. Economics) and then served as a VISTA volunteer in rural Colorado. She received her law degree, cum laude, and her M.A. in Public Policy Analysis, with a concentration in conflict resolution, from the University of Pennsylvania. Jane has taught at the University of Connecticut School of Law and at the University of New Haven (Alternative Dispute Resolution). She is past president of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution and past co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is member of the Purposeful Planning Institute and the Family Firm Institute, holding FFI Certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising. In 2014, Jane received The Honorable Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation, which recognizes and celebrates leadership, initiative, and creativity in mediation in Connecticut.