Bar Association of San Francisco ADR Directory

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Showing 1 - 27 of 27 Provider(s) found in ARBITRATION: Commercial

  1. Richard A. Eastman
    counselor At Law & Chartered Arbitrator
    Eastman Law Office

    201 Spear Street
    Suite 1100
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 946-4039
    Alternate: (415) 994-1759
    Email: richard.eastman@eastmanlaw-tokyo.com
    www.eastmanlaw-tokyo.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration
    Specialty Areas
    International Transaction; Contracts; Joint Ventures; Construction; Licensing
    ADR Experience/Training
    Since 1991, arbitrator and tribunal member in commercial contract cases under AAA, ICDR, ICC, Japan Commerical Arbitration Association and UNCITRAL Rules. AAA ACE, Construction and International Arbitrator Training; Chartered Institute of Aribitrators Fellowship Course.
    Education
    AB, cum laude; Sociology, University of Harvard, 1959; JD cum laude, Law, University of Harvard, 1965;
    Licenses/Certification
    Lawyer admitted in California 1966 and New York 1985; Chartered Arbitrator
    Affiliations
    American Bar Association; International Bar Association; London Court of International Arbitration; International Council for Commerical Arbitration; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
    Honors/Awards
    Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Advisor, Japan Arbitrators Association; Distinguished Neutral, CPR Institute
    Articles/Publications
    Note, "Rent-a-Center v Jackson" 77 Arbitration 280 (2011) ; Note, "Birbrower v Superior Court, " American Journal of International Law, April 2000; "Joint Venturing in the Far East" Chapter 4 in business Opportunities in the Far East 1990; "The FIDIC Red Book Fourth Edition" Construction Lawyer November 1989.
  2. John Zebrowski
    Justice (Retired)
    c/o ADR Services, Inc.

    915 Wilshire Blvd.,
    #1900
    Los Angeles, CA 90017-

    Phone: (213) 683-1600
    Email: Rachel@adrservices.com
    www.justicezebrowski.com

    ADR Services
    Judge Pro Tem; Private Judge
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Real Estate; Commercial Contracts; Insurance; Finance; Partnership Disputes; Appellate; Executive Employment
  3. Gilda R. Turitz
    Principal
    Turitz Dispute Resolution

    Four Embarcadero, Suite 1400
    San Francisco, CA 94111-4164

    Phone: (415) 324-8822
    Fax: (888) 490-4441
    Email: gt@turitzadr.com
    www.turitzadr.com
    Twitter Link to Twitter Account
    LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/gildaturitz

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation
    ADR Experience/Training
    Serve on numerous ADR panels including American Arbitration Association, National Commercial Arbitration, Mediation and Mergers and Acquisition Panels; CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals; U.S. District Court Mediation and Early Neutral Evaluation Panels; Consumer Arbitration Program for Motor Vehicles.
    Education
    J.D. Law UC Davis, 1980; MLS Library Science UC Berkeley, 1972, B.A. Spanish and Russian, University of Michigan, 1970.
    Licenses/Certification
    California State Bar; admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts in California and Colorado, Ninth and U.S. Supreme Court
    Affiliations
    Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; CEDR Certified
    Honors/Awards
    Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration; Super Lawyers for Mediator Business Litigation, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    Articles/Publications
    Numerous publications in ADR, arbitration and mediation. See complete list at www.turitzadr.com
  4. Bruce W. Belding
    Arbitrator

    39 Lower Crescent Avenue
    Sausalito, CA 94965-2346

    Phone: (415) 331-1586
    Email: belding@aol.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration.
    Specialty Areas
    Complex Commercial/Business Disputes; Franchises; International; Partnership and Corporate disputes; Securities; Real Estate; Unfair Competition.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Arbitrator of over 500 cases. Arbitrator for AAA Large Complex Commercial Case and International Panel and for International Centre for Dispute Resolution. CEB panelist on Contractual Arbitration.
    Education
    BA, Political Science/History, University of CA, Berkeley; JD (Order of Coif), University of CA, Hastings College of Law.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar; United States District Courts and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court. Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (International Arb.), 1997-2012; Fellow, and President (2009), College of Commercial Arbitrators.
    Affiliations
    ABA (Section of Dispute Resolution); California State Bar; BASF (ADR Arbitration Committee).
    Honors/Awards
    Recipient, AAA Distinguished Service Award for responsible use of ADR in commercial disputes.
    Articles/Publications
    Contributing Author, 'College of Commercial Arbitrators Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration' (JurisNet).
  5. Marc P. Bouret M.B.A.
    CEO
    Bouret ADR & Mediation Firm

    1630 North Main Street, Suite 120
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609

    Phone: (925) 210-0400
    Alternate: (925) 360-1248
    Fax: (925) 210-0401
    Email: mpb500@aol.com
    www.adr-resolve.com
    LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/marc-bouret-a6b55364

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Neutral Evaluation; Settlement Conferences; Conciliation; Fact finding Investigations; Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists; Ins. Code 2071 Appraisals.
    Specialty Areas
    Personal Injury/Wrongful Death; Business Commercial; Labor & Employment; Consumer-Lemon Law; Elder Care/Elder Abuse; Real Estate & Property; Product Liability; Premises Liability; Construction; Insurance Coverage.
    ADR Experience/Training
    40 years as Attorney; Extensive experience as professional mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator, since 1983, 421.65+ hours of in-depth training; Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,200+ hearings; Certificates for Outstanding Contributions in delivery of ADR Services to Alameda County; Alameda County, Arbitrator Honor Roll (2002-2003); ADR website at www.adr-resolve.com.
    Education
    BA, Cum Laude, pre-Law, University of the Pacific, 1975; MBA, Saint Mary's College, 1981; JD (AmJur-Criminal and Labor & law review), California Western School of Law, 1978.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar, 1978; U.S. District Court, ND and ED Cal; Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; U.S. Tax Court & U.S. Supreme Court.
    Affiliations
    Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation; Association For Conflict Resolution (ACR); Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and Sonoma County Bar Associations; American Bar Association, Sections on Dispute Resolution; Director, Alameda County Bar Foundation, 1999-2002; Cal. Statewide Delegate, American Bar Association, 2002-2003; President, Alameda County Bar Association, 1998, and Director, 1994 - 1999; National Mediation Panel; NASD and NYSE past Arbitrator; Resolute Systems, Inc.
    Honors/Awards
    Distinguished Service Award, ACBA, 1993; Outstanding Attorney Volunteer Award, Volunteers in Parole, 2000; AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell; Rated 3 stars, Member www.mediate.com.
    Articles/Publications
    Six Lead Law Review Articles Published.
  6. Richard Chernick
    Managing Director Jams Arbitration Practice
    JAMS

    555 W. Fifth Street, 32nd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90013-

    Phone: (213) 253-9790
    Fax: (213) 620-0100
    Email: rchernick@jamsadr.com
    www.jamsadr.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Dispute Resolution Consulting; Dispute System Design.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Commercial; Employment; Entertainment - IP; Technology; Construction; Real Estate; Law Practice Disputes; Insurance Coverage; Partnership Disputes; International Commercial Arbitration.
  7. Richard J. Collier Esq.
    Attorney at Law/Mediator
    Cooper, White & Cooper

    201 California Street, 17th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (415) 765-6220
    Fax: (415) 433-5530
    Email: rcollier@cwclaw.com
    www.cwclaw.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Training and consultation for mediation sessions. Early Neutral Evaluation; Special Master.
    Specialty Areas
    Partnership disputes; Trademark; Business Torts; Probate/Trust and Estates; Professional malpractice; Contracts; Insurance.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Practiced as a neutral since 1993, handling over 400 cases as mediator, arbitrator, neutral evaluator. Extensive training (including faculty) with American Arbitration Association Panel of Mediators, Panel of Arbitrators, and US District Court Northern District of California ADR Program Panel of Mediators, Early Neutral Evaluators.
    Education
    MA (1st Class), English, Edinburgh University, Scotland, 1965; PhD, English\Literature ,Washington University, St. Louis, 1969; JD, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1979.
    Licenses/Certification
    California State Bar, 1979.
    Affiliations
    Bar Association of San Francisco; American Bar Association; McFetridge American Inn of Court.
  8. Dixon Q. Dern
    Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator
    Dixon Q. Dern, P.C.

    1262 Devon Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90024-

    Phone: (310) 275-2003
    Fax: (310) 275-7655
    Email: ddern@dixlaw.com
    www.dixlaw.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Mediation.
    Specialty Areas
    Labor; Employment; Copyright; Intellectual Property; Contracts; Business; Transactional Contracts Disputes.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Specialized in business and entertainment law since 1956; Has acted as General Counsel for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the Prime Time Emmys); Acts as both mediator and arbitrator in both labor and commercial matters; Neutral Arbitrator on the Producers/Writers Guild of America and Producers/Directors Guild of America panels.
    Education
    J.D., Stanford, 1953; B.A., Stanford, 1950.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar, 1954.
    Affiliations
    Served as a member of the AAA Labor Panel; Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association; Former Member, California State Bar Board of Governors; Member, Advisory Committee, Independent Film & Television Alliance (American Film Market).
  9. Martin H. Dodd
    Partner
    Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP

    180 Sansome Street, 17th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104-

    Phone: (415) 399-3841
    Alternate: (510) 305-7048
    Fax: (415) 399-3838
    Email: mdodd@fddcm.com
    www.fddcm.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Discrimination/Sexual Harassment; Employment; Labor; Partnership Disputes; Personal Injury; Real Estate.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Over 300 Mediations since 1997. ADR Training: Comprehensive Training in Commercial Arbitration (2011); Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training (40 hours); ADR Applications, Inc. Mediation Training (40 hours); Northern District of California Mediation Training (20 hours); California Court of Appeals Mediation Training (16.75 hours).
    Education
    B.A., History, University of CA, Santa Cruz, 1974; M.A., History, Harvard University, 1977; J.D., University of CA Berkeley, 1982.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar.
    Affiliations
    The Mediation Society; ADR Committee, State Bar Litigation Section; ABA ADR Committee.
    Honors/Awards
    Northern California Super Lawyer 2009-2017; Order of the Coif, 1982.
  10. Paul J. Dubow
    Arbitrator / Mediator

    88 King Street, #318
    San Francisco, CA 94107-

    Phone: (415) 495-6308
    Fax: (415) 495-6309
    Email: pdubow2398@aol.com
    www.californianeutrals.org/paul-dubow

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Specialty Areas
    Business Litigation; Employment; Insurance; Franchise; Commercial; Securities & Finance; Fee Disputes (Attorney-Client); Malpractice (Legal); Contracts.
    ADR Experience/Training
    I have been an arbitrator since 1974 and a mediator since 1994, full time beginning in 2001. I have mediated over 300 cases with a success rate of in excess of 90% and have been an arbitrator in about 150 cases, mostly as the sole arbitrator.
    Education
    BA, History, Rutgers University; LLB, Law, Rutgers University.
    Licenses/Certification
    Member of California, Wisconsin, and New Jersey bars.
    Affiliations
    Former President, California Dispute Resolution Council and The Mediation Society; Former Co-chair ABA Dispute Resolution Section Arbitration Committee; Board of Directors, College of Commercial Arbitrators and California International Arbitration Council, Former Chair and Vice Chair, State Bar Task Force on Complex Litigation.
    Honors/Awards
    Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Mediation, Mediation Society 2012.
    Articles/Publications
    "Avoiding the Pitfalls of Mediation Confidentiality", Contra Costa Lawyer vol. 21, no. 3 (2008); "Collecting Attorney Fees in Arbitration", California Litigation Magazine vol. 22, no. 3 (2009) "Did I Arbitrate That?" Recent Developments in the Application of Arbitration Agreements", Contra Costa Lawyer (May 2017); Author of the annual updates of California ADR Law published by the State Bar Business Law Section; "The Cassel Decision: More Questions than Answers", California Litigation Magazine, vol. 24, no. 1 (2011); "Can Post-Award Searches Vacate Arbitration Awards?" California Litigation Magazine, vol 27. no. 1 (2014); "Failure to Pay Arbitrator's Fees" California Litigation Magazine, vol. 29, no. 3 (2016); "I Agreed to Arbitrate That?" Contra Costa Lawyer (2017); Co-editor, The Lawyers Guide to Drafting ADR Closures, published by the State Bar of California.
  11. Steven J. Geller MAI, Esq.
    Principal
    Steven J. Geller & Associates

    319 Diablo Road, Suite 212
    Danville, CA 94526-

    Phone: (925) 820-4600
    Fax: (925) 838-4559
    Email: sjgmai@comcast.net
    www.sgellerassociates.com
    LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/pub/steven-geller-mai-esq/9/6a1/b05

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Commercial Rent Arbitration/mediation; Insurance; Real Estate.
    Specialty Areas
    Appraisal; Valuation; Mediation; Expert Witness - Real Estate Valuation & Appraisal; Standard of Care - Appraisers; Diminution in value; Environmental; Water; Insurance, Business.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Extensive settlement mentor mediation experience, Contra Costa County Superior Court. 40 hour mediation fundamentals through Contra Costa County Bar (1996), California Department of Insurance Mediator. Insurance, Real Estate, Automotive disputes. Numerous EASE mediations conducted on behalf of Contra Costa County Superior Court. JAMS Arbitration experience, civil Arbitration/Mediation experience.
    Education
    JD, Law, Golden Gate University, 1988; BA, Economics/Environmental Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara - UCSB, 1980.
    Licenses/Certification
    Member Appraisal Institute (MAI), Member California State Bar, Licensed California State Certified General Appraiser.
    Affiliations
    California, State Bar, Appraisal Institute.
  12. Anne M. Lawlor Goyette
    Principal
    Griffiths • Goyette

    330 Primrose Road, Suite 614
    Burlingame, CA 94010-

    Phone: (650) 375-5960
    Fax: (650) 375-5965
    Email: Anne@SpecialMasterMediator.com
    www.SpecialMasterMediator.com
    Faceook Link to Facebook Profile
    Twitter Link to Twitter Account
    LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/anne-goyette-7353b17

    ADR Services
    Special Master; Arbitration; Mediation.
    Specialty Areas
    Construction; Real Estate; Insurance; Business; Contracts; Professional Malpractice.
  13. Robert M. Hirsch
    Owner
    Law Offices of Robert M. Hirsch

    PO Box 170428
    San Francisco, CA 94117-

    Phone: (415) 362-9999
    Fax: (415) 752-7678
    Email: rmhirsch@gmail.com
    www.roberthirschlaw.org

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Fact Finding; Early Neutral Evaluation.
    Specialty Areas
    Employment; Labor; Business; ERISA; Civil Rights; Securities; Real Estate; Attorney Fee Disputes; Contracts; Personal Injury.
    Education
    BA, Washington University, St. Louis, 1976; JD, Law, U.C. Davis, 1979.
    Honors/Awards
    AV Rated - Preeminent.
  14. Judicate West
    Aaron Gothelf
    Northern California Regional Director

    100 Pine Street, Suite 1950
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (800) 488-8805
    Alternate: (415) 266-1242
    Fax: (415) 266-1243
    Email: aaron@judicatewest.com
    www.judicatewest.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Specialty Areas
    Judicate West is one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services with a distinguished roster of proven neutrals, including retired state and federal court judges and attorney mediators and arbitrators from a variety of practice areas. Founded in 1993, the firm prides itself on delivering quality service through integrity, flexibility and a commitment to being the gold standard in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Judicate West has offices in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.
  15. Jeffrey Kaufman
    Kaufman Law

    PO Box 1072
    Tiburon, CA 94920-4072

    Phone: (415) 816-1003
    Fax: (415) 808-0333
    Email: jkaufman@jeffreykaufmanlaw.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Discovery Referee; Early Neutral Evaluator; Judge Pro Tem; Deposition Monitor.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Commercial; Insurance; Construction; Environmental; Fee Disputes; Partnership Disputes; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Personal Injury.
    ADR Experience/Training
    40 years as litigator involving 50+ mediations; 40 hours Certified Comprehensive Mediator Training; Member of Marin Superior Court Settlement Conference Panel, BASF Mediation Panel, BASF Fee Arbitration Panel; Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem in SF County; Small Claims Court Judge; Recommended by other mediators as "creative", "productive", "effective in driving large, ego-filled groups towards consensus".
    Education
    J.D., Law, University of Wisconsin, 1970; B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1967.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar 1971, Wisconsin Bar 1970, U.S. Supreme Court 1979, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals 1974, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals 2006, U.S. District Courts.
    Affiliations
    ABA - Dispute Resolution Section, Tips, Business Law Section; State Bar of California - Litigation Section; Bar Association of San Francisco.
    Honors/Awards
    Selected as one of San Francisco's Top AV Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell; Northern California Super Lawyer 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, in areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business Litigation, and Insurance Coverage.
    Articles/Publications
    "A Quick Overview of the Bermuda Form Excess Insurance Policy", International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Paradigm magazine, Winter 2012.
  16. Ron Kelly
    Mediator/Arbitrator

    2731 Webster Street
    Berkeley, CA 94705-2604

    Phone: (510) 843-6074
    Email: ronkelly@ronkelly.com
    www.ronkelly.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Med-Arb; Training.
    Specialty Areas
    30 years experience as a business mediator and arbitrator. A principal architect of California ADR law. Ten major ADR awards. Construction and Real Estate Specialist.
  17. Carol M. Kingsley
    Attorney Mediator
    Kingsley Mediation Services

    One Sansome Street, 35th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104-

    Phone: (415) 681-4329
    Fax: (415) 681-4329
    Email: ckingsley@kingsleymediations.com
    www.kingsleymediations.com

    ADR Services
    Mediation; Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Facilitation; Partnering Contract.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Contracts; Commercial; Real Estate; HOA. Landlord Tenant; Corporate; Partnership; Trust/Estate; Intellectual Property; Securities; Construction.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Full-time neutral. 30 years legal and mediation experience. Mediator in hundreds of disputes in litigation. Hundreds of hours of ADR basic and advanced training, including courses by Steve Rosenberg, Gary Friedman, US Northern District Court, BASF, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, Caltrans. Mediator mentor and supervisor for Congress of Neutrals.
    Education
    J.D. and M.B.A, Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1981; M.A., Health education, 1977; B.S., Health sciences, Towson State University, 1973.
    Licenses/Certification
    California State Bar, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Certifications for basic, proficiency updated and advanced skills in dispute resolution in construction industry; NASD Qualified Representative (Series 7 License) 1982.
    Affiliations
    American Arbitration Association Mediator and Arbitrator; The Mediation Society, Director and Officer; Association for Conflict Resolution, Commercial Section; American Bar Association, ADR Section; Bar Association of San Francisco; Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; FINRA; Queen's Bench and California Women Lawyers.
    Honors/Awards
    San Francisco Police Commissioner, Mayor Newsom appointee; San Francisco Ethics Commissioner, City Attorney Louise Renne appointee, twice elected chair; San Francisco Women Lawyers Alliance, President and Director; The Congress of Neutrals Mediator of the Year award.
    Articles/Publications
    "You May Want to Mediate Your Dispute: Why Businesses Like Mediation," Westside Observer, a monthly newsletter of the West of Twin Peaks and West Portal community. Monthly column on construction, general business and tax topics for "Law Talk" in Turning Point, a monthly newsletter for Women Construction Owners and Executives, USA. A series of articles on tax topics for Commercial Property Guide, a publication for real estate professionals. Authored Chapter 4: "Tax Classification of Limited Liability Partnership," Limited Liability Partnerships, Formation, Operation and Conversion, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (1997). "Build Strong Work Relationships and Protect Your Bottom Line," Daily Pacific Builder, a construction industry publication (March 1996). Editor, "Tax Exchange" (Golden Gate University tax alumni newsletter) (1990). Ninth Circuit Survey, Golden Gate University Law Review---Starker II: Non-recognition of Like-Kind Exchanges is Stretched to New Limits, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 493 (1980); The Davis Decision: Expansion of Non-recognition of Involuntary Conversions, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 507 (1980).
  18. Sanford Kingsley
    Attorney Mediator
    Mediation Offices of Sanford Kingsley

    5758 Geary Blvd., #154
    San Francisco, CA 94121-

    Phone: (415) 867-3819
    Email: skmediate@gmail.com
    www.skmediate.com

    ADR Services
    Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Master; Judge Pro Tem / Judicial Reference.
    Specialty Areas
    Insurance; Commercial Disputes; Real Estate; Employment; Personal Injury; Landlord-Tenant; Fee Disputes; Maritime (Cargo, Personal Injury and Blue Water Maritime).
    ADR Experience/Training
    Prior ADR Experience/ Training: Full time neutral; over 35 years of Litigation Ld mediation experience including service as Judge Pro tern. Presided over 100 settlement conferences1 and mediations. Straus lnttitute, Pepperdine University-Advanced Mediator Skills Training; American Arbitration Association Mediatior Training; Rosenberg Mediator Skills Training; Bar Association of San Francisco-Mediation certificate Training
    Education
    J.D. UC Hastings College of the Law, 1981; B.A. Political Science, Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
    Affiliations
    The Mediation Society; Bar Association of San Francisco, Alternatfe Dispute Resolution Section; American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution; Association of Attorney-Mediators; Resolution Advocate, Northern District Bankruptcy Court; Neutral Panelist, Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
    Honors/Awards
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, 1997 - 2018
  19. Urs M. Laeuchli Esq.
    Arbitration Chambers

    One Market Street
    Spear Tower, 36th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 293-8099
    Email: Laeuchli1@Gmail.com
    www.Laeuchli-Arbitrator.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    ADR System Design; Collaborative Law; Conciliation; Consulting; MedArb; Negotiation.
    Specialty Areas
    Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Education; Environmental; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues; International; Malpractice (Legal, Medical, etc.); Probate/Trust; Real Estate.
  20. Merrie Turner Lightner
    Vice President / CFO
    Lightner Property Group

    612 Howard Street, Suite 390
    San Francisco, CA 94105-

    Phone: (415) 267-2900
    Fax: (415) 267-2905
    Email: METL@lightnergroup.com
    www.lightnergroup.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Specialty Areas
    Real Estate.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Has been a volunteer Mediator & Arbitrator and Fee Dispute Arbitration/Mediation Panel for BASF since 1994. 30 years of experience as an owner and professional manager of both residential and commercial income properties. Has held several prominent positions at the local and state level of the real estate community, including President of the California Apartment Association (1999), three-term President of the San Francisco Apartment Association (1996-1998) and appointment as one of two voting Landlord Commissioners on the San Francisco Rent and Stabilization Board for more than 12 years (1992 - 2004). As a licensed attorney with decades of operational experience, her superior credentials are typical of the pre-screened faculty of real estate experts available through Opine Experts.
    Education
    Juris Doctor, Law, UC Davis, 1980; BA, Government, Pomona, 1976.
    Licenses/Certification
    Commercial Mediation Certified in 1994 (ADRA course), Commercial Mediation ADRA 1994, Attorney at Law CA 1981, RE Broker CA 1981.
    Affiliations
    American Arbitration Association Member 95-03, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution 94-00, Board Member First National Bank N. California, Board Member Fort Mason Foundation, Association of Realtors, SF Board of Realtors, BASF, CA Bar Association, SF Chamber of Commerce, American Bar Association.
    Articles/Publications
    sfexaminer.com contributor.
  21. James R. Madison
    Attorney - Arbitrator - Mediator

    750 Menlo Avenue, Suite 250
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-4758

    Phone: (650) 321-0349
    Alternate: (650) 704-4525
    Fax: (650) 332-0298
    Email: jrmcoach@aol.com
    www.madisonmediation.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Neutral Evaluation; Referee; Partnering; Dispute Review Board; Project Neutral.
    Specialty Areas
    Construction; Employment; Contracts; Intellectual Property; Real Estate; Sports; Appellate; Franchise; Business; Partnerships.
  22. Luella E. Nelson
    Arbitrator/Mediator/Factfinder

    4096 Piedmont Avenue, #159
    Oakland, CA 94611-5221

    Phone: (510) 658-4959
    Fax: (510) 658-9423
    Email: luella.nelson@sbcglobal.net

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Factfinding
    Additional ADR Services
    Training.
    Specialty Areas
    Labor; Employment; Discrimination/Sexual Harassment; Civil Rights; Education; Intra-Organizational; Women's Issues; Business; Commercial.
  23. Robert S. Niemann
    Attorney/Partner
    Keller and Heckman LLP

    Three Embarcadero Center, Suite 1420
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (415) 948-2827
    Fax: (415) 948-2808
    Email: niemann@khlaw.com
    www.khlaw.com
    LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/robertniemann/

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Judge Pro Tempore; Discovery Referee; Unlawful Detainer Disputes;International Disputes; Fee Disputes.
    Specialty Areas
    Business Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Contracts; Torts and Personal Injury; Product Liability; Landlord-Tenant; Labor and Employment; Insurance; Real Estate & Property; Intellectual Property & Trade Secrets.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Over 39 years as a commercial trial lawyer. Extensive arbitration and mediation experience in all courts. I have presided over hundreds of arbitrations and mediations with great success. Judge Pro Tem for San Francisco Superior Court and arbitrator for San Francisco and Marin Courts since 1992. Arbitrator for National Arbitration Forum, 2003. BASF ADR Panel.
    Education
    BA, University of Minnesota, 1973; JD, Lincoln University, 1979.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar 1979, Judge Pro Tempore Training at SF Superior Court since 1992. Certificate of Training from National Arbitration Forum 2003.
    Affiliations
    State Bar of California, Defense Research Institute - ADR Committee. Member. BASF. Marin Bar Association. Cal Bar Intellectual Property Section.
    Honors/Awards
    AV rated in Martindale Hubbell, Northern California Super Lawyer for ten years, 2006-2017.
  24. Jack Russo Esq.
    Mediator, Arbitrator & Special Master
    FOUNDATION FOR CREATIVITY IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    401 Florence Street
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-

    Phone: (650) 327-9800
    Alternate: (650) 924-1290
    Fax: (650) 618-1863
    Email: leigh.soutter@gmail.com OR jrusso@computerlaw.com
    www.ffcdr.com
    Faceook Link to Facebook Profile
    Twitter Link to Twitter Account
    LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/in/jackrusso

    ADR Services
    Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.
    Additional ADR Services
    Facilitation; Fact-finding; e-discovery Resolution; Shareholder Conciliation; Stakeholder compromise; Business organization.
    Specialty Areas
    Patent; Copyright; Trade Secret; Trademark; Domain Name; Industrial Design; Other Intellectual Property Rights; Licensing and License Enforcement; Unfair Competition; Joint Ventures; and other Business Disputes.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Over 30 years experience in mediation, arbitration, neutral evaluation, facilitation and other forms of dispute resolution including the new form of "CREATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION" (or CDR™) as promoted by the (non-profit) Foundation for Creativity in Dispute Resolution founded by Mr. Russo to further the development of new and more creative approaches for the resolution of complex federal, state and international party and multi-party disputes in the United States and throughout the world.
    Education
    J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1980; L.L.M., Center for International Legal Studies; M.B.A., Columbia University; Advanced Negotiation Certificate, Harvard University.
    Licenses/Certification
    Licensed in California, New York, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon and District of Columbia; admitted in multiple Federal courts throughout the United States including the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Seventh Circuit and others throughout the United States.
    Affiliations
    ABA, BASF, NYSBA, Stanford (Advanced Decision Science Program); Harvard University (Negotiation Program); Chairman, Foundation for Creativity in Dispute Resolution (Non-profit).
    Honors/Awards
    Taught at multiple law schools and business schools in the USA and internationally; Judeg Pro Tempore, California Superior Court; Arbitrator/Mediator/Evaluator, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; SuperLawyer (2005-2015).
    Articles/Publications
    "Protection of Computer Software After the Copyright Act of 1980," Law & Business, 1981; "Pre-Trial and Discovery in a Software Marketing Dispute," Law and Business, 1982; "Copyright Law and Computer Software Disputes," Practising Law Institute, 1983; "Microcomputer Software Marketing Agreement Disputes," Practising Law Institute, 1985; "Copyright in the Look and Feel of Computer Software," The Computer Lawyer, February, 1985; "New Frontiers: Copyright Protection in Virtual Reality Works," 15 The National Law Journal S1 (No. 6 October 12, 1992); "Software ‘Look and Feel’ Protection in the 1990's," 15 Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 571-603 (1993); "The Law of Virtual Reality," 3 Computer Software Ch. 18 (1994); "Liability on the Internet," San Francisco Intellectual Property Association (March, 1995); "The Law of the Internet in California," National Business Institute (2001); "The Law of the Internet in the United States," National Business Institute (2007); "Intellectual Property Law Update," National Business Institute (2008); "Inventors & Their Innovations," National Business Institute (2008).
  25. Stephen G. Schrey
    Mediator & Arbitrator

    P.O. Box 2671
    San Francisco, CA 94126-

    Phone: (415) 984-8228
    Alternate: (415) 412-0417
    Fax: (415) 984-8300
    Email: steve@schreyadr.com
    www.schreyadr.com
    LinkedIn www.LinkedIn.com/Stephen-Schrey-a7647137

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation.
    Additional ADR Services
    Early Neutral Evaluation; Judge Pro Tempore; Settlement Conferences.
    Specialty Areas
    Business Litigation; Insurance Coverage; Real Estate; Personal Injury; Legal & Medical Malpractice; Employment Disputes; ERISA; Intellectual Property.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Mediator and Arbitrator; ENE and mediator panel, U.S. District Court; Settlement panelist, Amador, Calaveras, Sacramento, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa Superior Courts; Mediator training with Steve Rosenberg and U.S. District Court; AAA commercial arbitration and mediator panels, and AAA arbitrator training; Panelist on Kaiser member arbitrations.
    Education
    J.D., University of San Francisco, 1974; B.A., History, University of Santa Clara, 1970.
    Licenses/Certification
    State Bar of California; Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern, Central & Southern Districts of California.
    Affiliations
    ABA Section of Dispute Resolution; Bar Association of San Francisco; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; The Mediation Society, Board of Directors 2014-present.
    Honors/Awards
    AV Preeminent Rating - Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
    Articles/Publications
    Let's Pick a Mediator, San Francisco Attorney, Spring 2013; The Importance of Mediator Follow-Up, BASF Bulletin, December 2013; Cellar Blindness in Mediation and How to Avoid It, BASF Bulletin, November 2015; Deciding on The "Decider": Tips on Arbitrator Selection, BASF Bulletin, April 2016.
  26. Malcolm Sher
    Attorney / Mediator
    Malcolm Sher 4 Mediated Solutions

    3494 Camino Tassajara, # 431
    Danville, CA 94506-

    Phone: (925) 906-0990
    Alternate: (925) 998-4255
    Email: malcolm@sher4mediatedsolutions.com
    www.sher4mediatedsolutions.com

    ADR Services
    Mediation, Arbitration.
    Additional ADR Services
    Neutral Evaluation.
    Specialty Areas
    Cross-Cultural Disputes; Business; Real Estate; Professional Malpractice; Contracts; Commercial; Employment; Personal Injury; Probate / Trust; Discrimination / Sexual Harassment.
    ADR Experience/Training
    Specialize in high emotional, cross-cultural disputes. Have mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases in above specialty areas. Flexible approach. Respectful style. Willing to be evaluative, if appropriate. Training includes Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, Symposium at Harvard Negotiation Project, Steve Rosenberg Advanced Training. Have been panelist on numerous ADR programs.
    Education
    LLB (Hons), Law, London University,1969.
    Licenses/Certification
    California Bar, 1976; Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of England and Wales, 1972.
    Affiliations
    Bar Associations of San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa; ADRNC; National and California Academies of Distinguished Neutrals; The Mediation Society.
    Honors/Awards
    State Bar of California; ADR Standing Committee; Executive Committee on Mandatory Fee Arbitration, 2010-2015.
    Articles/Publications
    "Recognizing and Validating Diversity in Mediation", San Francisco Daily Journal, June 2012; "The High Cost of Failing to Prepare for Mediation", SFDJ, February 2012; "The Tail Wagging the Dog: Strategies for Settling Attorneys Fees - Driven Cases", SFDJ, February 2011; "Partition Actions Come in Many Shapes and Sizes", SFDJ, April 21, 2010; "Consider Mediating Fee Disputes Gracefully", SFDJ, November 11, 2013; "An Alternative Approach to Pre-Mediation Discovery" SFDJ, October 7, 2013.
  27. David M. Zeff
    Attorney at Law
    Law Offices of David M. Zeff

    1100 Larkspur Landing Circle
    Suite 350
    Larkspur, CA 94939-

    Phone: (415) 923-1380
    Fax: (415) 923-1382
    Email: dmz@zefflaw.com
    www.zefflaw.com

    ADR Services
    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master
    Additional ADR Services
    Discovery Referee; Early Neutral Evaluation
    Specialty Areas
    Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice; Attorney Fee Disputes; Corporate Dissolution; Partnership Dissolution; Commercial Collections; Wrongful Eviction; Copyright and Trademark; Unfair Competition; Elder Financial Abuse
    ADR Experience/Training
    Marin County Settlement Facilitator; Trainer of BASF Fee Arbitrators; Mediator; See CV for further information
    Education
    B.A., History, UC Berkeley, 1971; J.D., Law, UC Hastings, 1974
    Affiliations
    Bar Association of San Francisco; Marin County Bar Association; Director - Golden Gate Salmon Association
    Honors/Awards
    BASF Award of Merit

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