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Bay Area Mediation Services

Choosing a Mediator

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Frank Burke

Frank Burke Mediation

Frank Burke

Areas of Experience: Business; Commercial; Construction; Contracts; Employment/Workplace; Environmental; Financial; Government; Healthcare; HOA, TIC, Condo Disputes; Intellectual Property; Intra-organizational; Landlord/Tenant; Legal Malpractice; Partnership Dissolution; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities



Frank Burke helps parties resolve their conflicts in a fair, cost effective way through creative approaches and relentless follow-up in a framework of trust and civility. Burke seeks to genuinely understand the parties’ views, motivations, wants and needs. He uses a mix of facilitative and evaluative approaches to help parties reach a durable settlement that all can accept.

From San Francisco to Silicon Valley and around the Bay Area he handles mediations with individuals and small, medium and large businesses including family businesses. A full time neutral, he applies his 42 years of experience as a business trial lawyer in national law firms handling a diverse range of business disputes involving varied business sectors in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in 26 states, China and Canada.

Burke has mediated investment disputes including family businesses and business divorces as well as contract, commercial real estate, construction defect, real property, HOA, civil rights, artists and employment claims; involving commercial retail, recycling and computer services businesses, office buildings, homeowners, multi-family residential, a mortuary and art galleries.

Burke has represented individuals and companies, plaintiffs and defendants in securities, commercial, contract, fraud, business torts, merger and acquisition, stock and asset purchases, accounting and legal malpractice, antitrust, unfair competition, government contract, pharmaceutical and health care false claims, theft of trade secrets, patents, employment, cybersecurity, real estate and environmental claims and electronic discovery disputes involving the financial, professional and real estate services, and technology, aerospace, life sciences, medical devices, manufacturing, refinery, utility, computer sales and software, IT security and printed circuit board sectors.

Burke graduated from Cornell University and Harvard Law School and has extensive mediation training through Pepperdine, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Dispute Resolution for Northern California.

Hourly Rate: $450