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Voluntary Early Mediation (VEM) Program

Testimonials for BASF Mediation Services Panelist: Jeffrey Kaufman


"I write this letter to enthusiastically recommend Jeffrey Kaufman as a mediator of commerical disputes . . . . [Jeff is] effective in driving large, ego-filled groups towards consensus. . . .  Jeff acted with equanimity and fairness throughout, driving the case towards a successful resolution . . . .  In short, it is difficult for me to imagine a more qualified person than Jeff Kaufman to mediate a complicated commercial dispute, especially in those areas involving insurance coverage or construction-related issues." 
-Brandt L. Wolkin, Wolkin & Curren, LLP, San Francisco


"I believe his skills and demeanor would make him a credit to your Bar Association's Mediation Panel.  But don't take my word for it; the fact that he was able to broker a settlement between two former business partners, who were unable to reach a settlement and were two weeks away from jury trial, speaks for itself." 
- Christopher W. Sheron, Ackeret & Sheron LLP, Novato


"[H]e had a keen sense of settlement dynamics -- what settlements would and would not be possible, how parties would be affected by particular proposals, etc...Jeff will bring to his mediations, level-headedness, warmth, and a sense of humor."  
- Mediator, New York


"Mr. Kaufman proposed many creative and productive alternatives, and shared many perspectives, that very much facilitated resolution…He has a very relaxed, likeable and thoughtful demeanor."  
- Bradley A. Benning, Willoughby, Stuart & Bening, San Jose


"I would like to report that Jeffrey Kaufman capably mediated a very contentious dispute . . . .  Mr. Kaufman was quick to understand the issues and prompt in providing constructive ideas for resolution of the case." 
- Bruce W. Blakely, Flaxman & Blakely, Mill Valley


"I thought Jeffrey did an excellent job . . . and I would highly recommend him." 
- Attorney, Greenbrae


These testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. (Pursuant to Rules of Professional Conduct 1-400 and the standards adopted by the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California).