ADR Directory - ARBITRATORS

Real Estate

Showing 24 Provider(s) found in Real Estate

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

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.

Specialty Areas

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).

Christine Tour-Sarkissian

Partner

Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices, LLP

211 Gough Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 626-7744 Fax: (415) 626-8189 Email: Christine@TSLO.com Website: www.TSLO.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate law (transactions and litigation); Mortgage Law; Landlord Tenant
(Commercial and Residential); Construction Defects; Neighbor's Disputes; Homeowners Association; Broker Malpractice; Purchase and Sale; Common Ownerships Formation and Litigation; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Visitation; Business Valuation, Property Division

ADR Experience/Training

Christine has mediated and counseled high conflict real estate matters and has extensive experience in crafting creative, cost-effective, and collaborative strategies aimed at streamlining the process of resolving disputes; has acted as mediator in several family law cases involving clients with high assets cases located in the United States and abroad.

Education

LLM Tax- Masters in Law of Taxation, Golden Gate University, 2004; Juris Doctorate Degree, Golden Gate University, 1984; BA Psychology, University of San Francisco, 1980, with honors. Languages: French, Arabic, Armenian, Spanish.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar 1985; Washington DC Bar 2005; Certified Family Law Specialist by California State Bar since 2003; Broker License 1997; Mediator? Certified by the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Affiliations

Member of the California State Bar since 1985; Member of the Washington D.C. since 2005; Real Estate Broker Since 1997; California Association of Realtors; National Association of Realtors; Member and Candidate to the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute; Member of the Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo and Contra Costa Bar Associations; Real Property and Family Law Sections of the California State Bar and ABA.

Honors/Awards

Christine has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by her peers.

Articles/Publications

Coauthor with Bernhardt's California Real Estate Cases 2000- Continuing Education of the Bar; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Mediation - April 2005; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Shared Use and Ownership Community/separate property- January 2006; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Section 1031 Exchanges and Tenancy in Common Interests-July 2006; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Elder Abuse-Three Lessons for Lawyers (Elder Abuse), November 2008; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Partition-May 2010; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Marriage of Fossum-March 2011I; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
Article on Marriage of Valli, July 2011, Continuing Education of the Bar; Article on Marriage of Valli, May- 2014 (Supreme Court); Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; When Is An Elder?s Property "Taken" - Bounds v Superior Court-November 2014; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar; Forty Grand Prospects for Cotenancy Provisions in Shopping Center Leases- May 2015 Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
His, Hers, or Theirs-November 2015; Real Property Law Reporter, Continuing Education of the Bar;
When Does Separate Property Become Community Property (Or Vice Versa)-July 2016.

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

Specialty Areas

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

Kevin C. Coleman

Mediator

Mediation Office of Kevin C. Coleman

369-B Third Street, #127
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 488-7609 Email: Kevin@KColemanMediation.com Website: www.kcolemanmediation.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Judge Pro Tem; Settlement Conference Officer, Discovery Facilitator.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury; Business; Real Estate; Construction; Employment; Consumer; Lemon Law; In Pro Per; Medical Malpractice; Landlord/Tenant.

Kevin T. Haroff

Partner

Marten Law PLLC

555 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 860-3356 Alternate: (415) 684-9359 Fax: (415) 684-9360 Email: kharoff@martenlaw.com Website: www.martenlaw.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation

ADR Experience/Training

Engaged in multiple high-profile ADR proceedings and negotiations for more than 35 years as an attorney and partner with several national and international law firms. Matters have included complex environmental, land use, insurance, governmental and commercial disputes. Over 70 hours of training in California mediation and arbitration procedures and practices.

Education

J.D. Cornell Law School, 1981; MBA Cornell University, 1981; B.A. Philosophy/Psychology Cornell University 1977.

Licenses/Certification

  • State Bar of California, #123126 (1986)
  • State Bar of New York, #2344653 (1985)
  • State Bar of Texas, #09023000 (1982)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1985)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (2010)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1991)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (2010)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1982)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (2003)
  • U.S. District Court for Central District of California (1993)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (1988)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (1986)
  • Certificates in California Mediation and Arbitration

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Environmental, Energy and Resources and International Law Sections)
  • California State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Marin County Bar Association
  • City Councilmember and former Mayor, City of Larkspur, Marin County California
  • Member of the Board and Executive Committee, MCE Clean Energy (Marin, Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties)
  • Past Executive Board Member, Cornell Law School Alumni Association
  • Past Member of the Board and Executive Committee, Voluntary Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors and Board Secretary, San Francisco Bar Association Foundation
  • Past Trustee, World Affairs Council of Northern California
  • Past Board Member, California Asia Business Council

Honors/Awards

  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America

Articles/Publications

  • Kevin T. Haroff, EME Homer City v. EPA Affirms Role of Federalism in Environmental Regulation) The Legal Pulse (Wash. Legal Found., September 2012)
  • Kevin T. Haroff, On Thin Air: Standing, Climate Change and the National Environmental Policy ActJ 46 Val. U. L. Rev. 411 (2012)
  • Kevin T. Haroff and Amanda Leiter, On the Merits: EMEHomer City Generation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Wash. Legal Found., April 2012)
  • Kevin T. Haroff, The New Environmental Paradigm: Trends and Strategies for Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change) The Legal Impact of Climate Change - Leading Lawyers on Navigating New Laws, Avoiding Liability, and Anticipating Future Challenges for Clients (Thompson Reuters, 2010 ed.)
  • Kevin T. Haroff, Summers v. Earth Island Institute Reiterates Actual Injury Requirement for Citizen Suit Standing, 24:27 Legal Backgrounder (Wash. Legal Found., August 14, 2009)
  • Kevin T. Haroff & Katherine K. Moore, Global Climate Change and the National Environmental Policy Act) 42 U.S.F.L. Rev. 155 (2007)

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

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.

Specialty Areas

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.

Melissa Blair Aliotti

Owner

Aliotti Dispute Resolution PC

2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 929-7645 Email: melissa@aliottiadr.com Website: www.judicatewest.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Construction; Personal Injury; Insurance; Real Estate; Employment; Uninsured Motorist.

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

Specialty Areas

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.

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 Website: www.jamsadr.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

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.

ADR Experience/Training

Vice President and Managing Director of JAMS' Arbitration Practice; Conducted over 1,900 arbitrations and mediations before all major administering institutions (domestically and internationally); Former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA; Founding President of the College of Commercial Arbitrators; Served as ABA's Advisor to the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act; Frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration and mediation topics

Education

J.D., University of Southern California (USC); A.B., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

Affiliations

Member of Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Board Member of California Dispute Resolution Council & Western Justice Center; Past President of LACBA and Legal Aid Foundation; Member of the following panels: (1) Hong Kong International Arbitration Center; (2) Beijing Arbitration Commission; (3) JAMS/Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; (4) Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; (5) Korean International Arbitration Board; (6) Asian International Arbitration Centre; (7) Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA)

Honors/Awards

Lawyer of the Year for Arbitration, Best Lawyers (2016, 2020); "Best Lawyers in America," Best Lawyers (2005-2016, 2020); "Champion of Justice" Award, Western Justice Center (2019); "ADR Champion," National Law Journal (2016-2018); Los Angeles ADR Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2011, 2015); Los Angeles Mediation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (2013); Leader Among World's Commercial Arbitration Specialists, Global Arbitration Review (2013); Top California Neutral, Daily Journal (2003, 2006-2010, 2012)

Articles/Publications

Author of monthly ADR Practitioner column in Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal; "California is missing out on international arbitration business," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2018); "Resolve large fee disputes effectively," Co-Author, Daily Journal (2017); "Making Arbitration Work: Best Practices," Co-Author, Bar Bulletin (2016); "Witnesses in Arbitration - California Arbitration Act (Parts I & 11)," Author, Law.com (2015, 2016); "Enforcing Arbitration Agreements: The Choice of Procedural Law," Author, Law.com (2015); "First Things First: Design the Arbitration Process You Want," Author, Law.com (2015); "The Mediator as Process Designer," Author, Law.com (2014); "Reimagining Arbitration," Author, Law.com (2014); "Selecting Party Arbitrators," Author, ABTL Los Angeles (2014); "A Primer on Arbitrability," Author, Law.com (2014); "Expediting Arbitration," Co-Author, Just Resolutions (2012); "Reimagining Arbitration," Co-Author, ABA Litigation Journal, Volume 37, Number 4, Summer 2011; "The Search for Cost Effective and Efficient International Commercial Arbitration: There is a Solution," Co-Author, International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration (2011)

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.

Specialty Areas

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 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.

Specialty Areas

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.

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 Website: www.skmediate.com

ADR Services

Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

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, Alternative 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

Steven J. Geller, MAI, Esq., MRICS

Senior Vice President

Newmark Knight Frank

1333 N. California Blvd.
Suite 343
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 467-0902 Alternate: (925) 216-0770 Fax: (925) 838-4559 Email: steven.geller@NGKF.com Website: www.ngkf.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Settlement Mentor

Specialty Areas

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, Tax, Right-of-way.

ADR Experience/Training

Extensive Mediation Experience for California Department of Insurable for Disputes between Insured and Insurers for Fire, Earthquake and Vehicle; 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, Member Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Affiliations

California, State Bar, Appraisal Institute.

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.

Specialty Areas

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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