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Meet BASF Mediation Panelist John O’Grady, Mediator of Estate Battles


It’s not easy to talk about death, wills, trusts, terminal illness, or loss. Conflicts about family money and elder care can put important relationships at risk.

John O'GradyMediator and Estate Planning Lawyer John O’Grady’s legacy is alive every time he guides people to resolve their conflicts so they stay connected and in conversation for a lifetime. Family members reach agreements that bring them together over time when they are open to facing traumatic life and death issues and willing to change.

This end result is priceless. In addition to his full service estate planning and mediation practice, O’Grady trains lawyers and mental health professionals in mediation skills for elder care and inheritance.

He joined BASF’s Mediation Services panel in April of 2012. John O’Grady is also Chair of BASF’s Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Section.

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