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Aaron Gothelf

Regional Director

Judicate West

100 Pine Street, Suite 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 266-1242 Alternate: (800) 488-8805 Fax: (415) 266-1243 Email: Melissa@judicatewest.com Website: www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Private Judging;

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, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

Alan Wilhelmy

Shareholder

Rogers Joseph O'Donnell PC

311 California Street
10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 956-2828 Email: Awilhelmy@rjo.com Website: www.rjo.com

ADR Services

Mediator; Arbitrator

Specialty Areas

Construction, Real Estate, Commercial Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Twenty-five years experience as AAA Construction Industry and Large and Complex Case Panel member. 40 Hour Mediator Training. Mediator for Tuolumne County and Contra Costa county Superior Courts. Early Neutral Evaluator work for several Bay Area courts. 34 years experience representing parties in construction, real estate and business disputes.

Education

BA, Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1979; JD, Law, University of San Francisco, 1985

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar

Affiliations

BASF; AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee; Mediation Society, Member

Honors/Awards

Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles/Publications

ADR Practice Guide

Allan Schwartz

Law Offices of Allan Schwartz

275 Battery Street
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 956-0712 Fax: (415) 668-6195 Email: allo7@aol.com` Website: www.allanschwartzlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation and Arbitration

Specialty Areas

Real Estate, Fee Disputes, Entertainment, Contract, Business, Intellectual Property, Partnership Disputes

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 Website: www.SpecialMasterMediator.com

ADR Services

Special Master; Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Real Estate; Insurance; Business; Contracts; Professional Malpractice.

Barri Kaplan Bonapart

Owner

Bonapart & Associates

591 Redwood Highway
Suite 2310
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 332-3313 Fax: (415) 332-4603 Email: bonapart@got-peace.com Website: www.got-peace.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Court Discovery Facilitator/Referee; Private Judge; Parenting Coordinator.

Specialty Areas

Tree and Neighbor Law; Real Estate Disputes; Complex Commercial Issues; Construction; Land Use; Personal Injury; Insurance; Product Liability.

ADR Experience/Training

Initial training in 1990's at Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution & the Center for Mediation In Law; dozens of courses (training & teaching) since; neutral since 1996; Founder and Principal of Bonapart Resolution.

Education

JD, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, 1985; BA/BA, Poli Sci/Mass Comm, UC Berkeley, 1982.

Affiliations

Referee, facilitator & pro tem settlement judge in various jurisdictions.

Honors/Awards

Nominee Real Property Person of the Year - 2013.

Articles/Publications

Understanding Tree Law: A Handbook for Practitioners (Thomson Reuters 2014); dozens of articles on mediation and real property law.

Bradley A. Bening

Willoughby, Stuart, Bening & Cook, Inc.

50 W. San Fernando
Suite 400
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 289-1972 Fax: (408) 295-6375 Email: brad@wsbclawyers.com Website: www.wsbclawyers.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Real Estate; Business Litigation; Intellectual Property; Insurance Coverage; Personal Injury; Professional Liability.

ADR Experience/Training

Successfully mediated more than 2,000 cases, serves as Special Master for all Bay Area courts, and sits on mediation panel for the 1st District Court of Appeal.

Education

BA, Poli-Sci, Chico State, 1978; JD, U.C. Davis, 1982.

Affiliations

Association of Trial Lawyers, ABA; American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Bruce Nye

Mediator / Attorney Of Counsel

Scali Rasmussen

1901 Harrison Street
Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 248-4775 201 Alternate: (415) 577-9450 Fax: (213) 239-5623 Email: bnye@scalilaw.com Website: www.brucenyemediation.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury, Product Liability, Real Estate, Commercial and Business Disputes, Consumer Disputes, Contract, Proposition 65, Neighborhood Disputes

ADR Experience/Training

Trained and certified by Steven Rosenberg - Mediation Training; Arbitration and Mediation experience in Multiple Bay Area Counties.

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 Website: www.kingsleymediations.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Arbitration.

Additional 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).

Cedric C. Chao

Founder and Principal

Chao ADR, PC

One Market Street
Spear Tower, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 293-8088 Alternate: (628) 233-7610 Email: cedric.chao@chao-adr.com Website: www.chao-adr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

Additional Services

International Disputes Consulting; Mock Arbitrations

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Contracts; Energy; Intellectual Property; International; Real Estate; Technology.

ADR Experience/Training

Head of International Litigation and Arbitration Practice of 1000 Lawyer Firm; US Head of the International Arbitration Practice of 4200 Lawyer Firm; sat as ICC and SIAC Arbitratior; Completed AAA, ICDR, and CIArb training; Lectured on Arbitrators? Jurisdiction, Arbitrator Ethics, Discovery, Remedies, Expedited Proceedings, adjusting Advocacy to meet contrasting rules and expectations in US Jury, Domestic and International Arbitration settings, etc.

Education

BA, Economics, Stanford University; J.D., Harvard Law School

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; admitted to practice in all US District Courts in California; Ninth, Fifth and Tenth US Circuit Courts of Appeal; US Supreme Court.

Affiliations

Elected Member, American Law Institute; One of 31 Advisors to the ALI Project to Draft the Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration; US Member, ICC Arbitration Commission; Member, AAA/ICDR Council; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Former Chair, Litigation Section of the State Bar of California.

Honors/Awards

Named by The Daily Journal as one of California's "Top 100 Lawyers" (September 2018); Named by Best Lawyers in America as the "2018 San Francisco Arbitration Lawyer of the Year," and the "2020 San Francisco Mediation Lawyer of the Year;" Recipient of the Daily Journal's prestigious "2019 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year" award for thought leadership and longstanding efforts to bring International Arbitration to California; Listed in Global Arbitration Review's "International Who's Who in Commerical Arbitration" and in Euromoney's Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide.

Articles/Publications

Co-author (with Hon. Daniel Weinstein) of the chapter on mediation in Thomson Reuters' treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th Ed. 2016); Author, "Six Trends that Will Shape Future International Commercial Disputes," Law 360 (2017); Author, "Should Technology Companies Arbitrate?" Corporate Counsel (2017).

Elizabeth L. Riles

Managing Shareholder/Mediator

Bohbot & Riles, PC

4319 Piedmont Avenue
2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94611
Phone: (510) 273-3111 302 Fax: (510) 273-8911 Email: eriles@BRHRlaw.com Website: www.BRHRlaw.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Employment; Business; Contract; Personal Injury.

Gilda R. Turitz

Arbitrator and Mediator

Turitz Dispute Resolution

Four Embarcadero, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111-4164
Phone: (415) 324-8822 Fax: (888) 490-4441 Email: gt@turitzadr.com Website: www.turitzadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Additional Services

Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Negotiation Training

Specialty Areas

Commercial Transactions, Professional Liability

ADR Experience/Training

Serves 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; INTA Panel of Trademark Mediators

Education

J.D., Law, UC Davis; MLS, Library Science, UC Berkeley, B.A., Spanish and Russian, University of Michigan.

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; admitted to practice in all U.S. District Courts in California and Colorado, Ninth and U.S. Supreme Court; CEDR Certified Mediator

Affiliations

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Honors/Awards

Best Lawyers in America for Arbitration; Best Lawyers 2019 Arbitration "Lawyer of the Year "in San Francisco; Super Lawyers for ADR, Business Litigation andTop 50 Women Lawyers, San Francisco.

Articles/Publications

Numerous publications in ADR, arbitration and mediation. See complete list at www.turitzadr.com

Joanna Barron

Vice President

ADR Services, Inc.

100 First Street
27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 772-0900 Fax: (415) 772-0960 Email: Joanna@adrservices.com Website: www.adrservices.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

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 Website: www.sher4mediatedsolutions.com

ADR Services

Mediation, Arbitration.

Additional 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.

Marc P. Bouret

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 Website: www.adr-resolve.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional 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, 441+ hours of in-depth training; Broad experience as an advocate, arbitrator in over 2,850+ hearings, mediator in over 4,300+ 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; President, Volunteer Legal Services Corporation, 1999 (Now Open Access).

Articles/Publications

Six Lead Law Review Articles Published.

Mark J. Divelbiss

Mediator and Attorney

Law Offices of Mark J. Divelbiss

5938 Rincon Drive
Oakland, CA 94611-2642
Phone: (510) 339-1755 Email: mark@mjd-law.com Website: www.mjd-law.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Arbitration; Special Master.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Conciliation.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate; Employment / Labor; Construction Defect; Business / Commercial; Landlord / Tenant; Personal Injury; Fee Disputes; Homeowner Assoc.; Contracts; Mechanic's Liens.

ADR Experience/Training

Certified mediator since 2001 with over 70 hours of mediation specific training. Conducted over 200 mediations and settlement conferences with a very high percentage of cases resolved. Conducted two day mediation seminar for claims adjusters / executives in London, England, an ADR presenter for BASF's lunchtime speaker series and a call-in attorney for radio station KALW's call a mediator program.

Education

B.S., Economics, Santa Clara University, 1986; JD, University of San Francisco, 1989.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1989; Washington Bar, 2003.

Affiliations

Alameda County Superior Court ADR panel member, Contra Costa Superior Court Early Mediation panel member, Bar Association of San Francisco panel member, Sacramento Superior Court ADR panel member, Santa Clara County ADR panel member.

Articles/Publications

Authored articles on mediation published by the San Francisco Daily Journal.

Martin H. Dodd

Partner

Futterman Dupree Dodd Croley Maier LLP

601 Montgomery Street
Suite 333
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 399-3841 Alternate: (510) 305-7048 Fax: (415) 399-3838 Email: mdodd@fddcm.com Website: www.fddcm.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Additional 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.

Michael S. Burke

Managing Partner

Vogl Meredith Burke LLP

456 Montgomery Street, 20th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 398-0200 Fax: (415) 398-2820 Email: mburke@vmbllp.com Website: www.vmbllp.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Judge Pro Tem.

Specialty Areas

Employment; Personal Injury; Landlord Tenant; Common Interest Associations; Construction Injury; Premises Liability; Products Liability.

ADR Experience/Training

Superior Court Arbitrator and Mediator, Marin. Settlement Conference Panelist, San Francisco. Private Mediator.

Education

BA, Economics, UCSD, 1987; JD, Law, USD, 1990.

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar 1990.

Affiliations

Member, Counsel on Litigation Management; Member, Bar Association of San Francisco, and Marin County.

Honors/Awards

Northern California Super Lawyers List 2013-2019.

Articles/Publications

Editor, California Commercial Digest.

Neil R. Bardack

Partner

Hanson Bridgett LLP

425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 995-5849 Fax: (415) 995-3570 Email: nbardack@hansonbridgett.com Website: www.hansonbridgett.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Additional Services

AAA Arbitrator; SF Superior Judge Pro Tem; BASF Fee Arbitration Panel and Mediation; San Francisco Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel.

Specialty Areas

Legal Malpractice; HOA/Davis Stirling Act Compliance; Real Estate and Leases; Business; Legal Malpractice; Commercial; Securities; Environmental & Natural Resources.

ADR Experience/Training

Longtime and skilled arbitrator with more than 42 years on the American Arbitration Association Commercial-Panel, arbitrating matters involving commercial, real estate, technology and securities. Also serves as a Pro Tem Judge for the San Francisco Superior Court and an arbitrator and mediator for the BASF Fee Dispute Panel.

Education

J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1970; A.B., cum laude, University of Southern California, 1967.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1970.

Affiliations

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California.

Honors/Awards

Northern California Super Lawyer in 2004, 2005, 2006.

Articles/Publications

Author, "Selected Panelist and Contributor to Contract Negotiations and Preparation in the Oil and Gas Industry: Drafting Complete and Unambiguous Agreements," 2005, Lorman Education Services; Author, "California Supreme Court Clears the Way for Increased Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," February 2009, The Bar Association of San Francisco Bulletin; Author, "Do's and Don't's on Maximizing Arbitration," October 2011, The Daily Journal; Co-Author, "Navigating Unconscionability Post-Concepcion," December 2011, Law 360; Co-Author, "Renewed Attention to Arbitration Agreements," April 2012, CALA Legal Update; Author, "What Executives and General Counsel Need to Know About Drafting ADR Provisions in Contracts," August 2012, ExecSense.

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 Website: 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.

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 Website: 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

BA, cum laude, Sociology, Harvard College, 1959; JD cum laude, Law, Harvard Law School, 1965;

Licenses/Certification

Lawyer admitted in California (1966) and New York (1985); Chartered Arbitrator

Affiliations

Sole Practitioner, Eastman Law Office, San Francisco 2015 - present; Sole Practitioner in practice as registered foreign lawyer in Tokyo, Japan 2008-2014; Partner, Holland & Knight (formerly known as Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan) Tokyo Office 1993 - 2008; Partner, Whitman & Ransom Tokyo Office 1990 - 1993; Counsel and subsequently Partner, McKenna & Co. Singapore and Tokyo Offices 1983 - 1990; Associate and subsequently Partner, Graham & James, Tokyo, San Francisco and Singapore Offices 1965-1983.

Honors/Awards

Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Advisor,Japanese Association of Arbitrators; Distinguished Neutral, CPR Institute (New York).

Articles/Publications

Panelist, Resolving Disputes with Companies from Asia, San Francisco, January22, 2016;Note "Rent-a-Center v Jackson" 77 Arbitration 280-283 (2011); international case note on Birbrower v. Superior Court, AMERICAN JOURNALOF INTERNATIONAL LAW, April 2000; "Joint Venturing in the Far East," chapter 4, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FAR EAST, Dow Jones-Irwin Pub., 1990; "The FIDIC Red Book Fourth Edition," CONSTRUCTION LAWYER, November 1989.

Richard J. Idell

Lawyer

The Idell Firm, A Professional Corporation

18900 Carriger Rd.
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: (707) 938-7763 Alternate: (415) 986-2400 Fax: (707) 938-7764 Email: richard.idell@idellfirm.com Website: www.idellfirm.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee; Judge Pro Tempore.

Specialty Areas

Entertainment; Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark & publicity); Employment; Trade Secrets; Wine Law; Contracts; Real Estate; Corporate/Limited Liability Company Distputes; Personal Injury and other Tort Claims; Investment Disputes/Securities.

ADR Experience/Training

Serves on ADR panels of the Marin Superior Court, BASF Mediation Panel; American Arbitration Association Arbitration and Mediation Panels. Prior experience on the ADR Arbitration Panel of the US District Court, Northern District of California. Services as a panelist for BASF for mandatory fee arbitration matters. Private Arbitrations and Mediations. Mediation training includes 40 hours with Steve Rosenberg, training with California Lawyers for the Arts and annual CLEs. Arbitration Training, AAA University.

Education

J.D., Law, Golden Gate University, 1976; A.B., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1970.

Affiliations

American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries; Bay Area Gastronomique Entertainment Lawyers Societ‚; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section; Bar Association of San Francisco Intellectual Property Section; California Lawyers for the Arts.

Articles/Publications

See www.idellfirm.com.

Robert E. Aune

Mediator

Aune & Associates

101 California St.
Suite 3650
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 433-6400 Fax: (415) 651-9825 Email: raune@auneassociates.com Website: www.auneassociates.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate, including Purchase and Sale, Financing, Lease, Construction, and Construction Defect; Homeowner Association Law; Insurance Coverage.

Robert J. Flack Esq., CIArb,

Arbitrator, Mediator, Special Master, Consultant, Special Counsel

CalADR

PO Box 707
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (510) 926-3026 Alternate: (949) 250-9601 Email: ADRFlack@gmail.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

Additional Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master/Discovery; Investigations; Special Counsel; Consultant

Specialty Areas

Complex Commercial; IP, Trade Secrets, Trademarks; Franchise, Distribution; Insurance; VC and Joint Ventures; Securities and Investor Relations.

ADR Experience/Training

AAA Panelist and Certified Mediator for over 20 years. Hundreds of ADR CLEs from AAA, Straus/Pepperdine, SVAMC, ACC, ABTL and others. Trained by Lee Jay Berman and Ron Kelly. Litigator and In-House Counsel for Major Corporations, Emerging Growth Start-ups, and Pro Bono. Corporate and IP Boutique Firms. Pro Tem Training.

Education

BS, BioChemical - Engineering, UC Irvine; MBA, Finance/Marketing/Strategy, UC Irvine, Merage School of Business; JD, Litigation/Transaction, WSU, School of Law.

Licenses/Certification

Licensed to Practice Law in California; Registered with UK-SRA; AAA Panels: Complex Commercial, VC and Joint Ventures, IP, Franchise, Insurance; California Special Master; Certified Mediator; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member; The Mediation Society, Member.

Affiliations

American Arbitration Association (AAA); Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL); Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC); Straus/Pepperdine ADR Inn of Court.
The Lawyers Club of San Francisco/Inn; The Mediation Society (TMS); California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA); Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Honors/Awards

Judge: Vis International Moot Court & National Mock Trial Competition; Pro Bono Service Award; Honors Contracts and Torts.

Articles/Publications

University Teaching: UCI, USC, CalWestern, Others;
Keynote Speaker: Several University, Association and Business Groups; At Legislative Committees and Commissions: 20 + Submissions and Testimony on Mediation Confidentiality and other topics.

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 Website: www.roberthirschlaw.org

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional 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.

Urs M. Laeuchli

Arbitration Chambers

One Market Street
Spear Tower, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 293-8099 Email: Laeuchli1@Gmail.com Website: www.Laeuchli-Arbitrator.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional 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.

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