Preparation is more than just reading submitted materials (though not everyone even does that).  It’s understanding the law.  It’s knowing the tendencies of the judge and the lawyers on the case.  It’s doing everything possible in advance to help the parties get off the line as quickly as possible once mediation starts.  Michael will be prepared.  He will know the issues.  He will know the law.  He will help you make the most of your time together.