ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Credit/Financial

Showing 15 Provider(s) found in Credit/Financial

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 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.

Alpha Buie

BPMSE

1321 Evans Avenue, Ste. C, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Phone: (415) 824-8011 Alternate: (415) 756-9371 Fax: (415) 824-8016 Email: alphab@bpmse.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Fee Disputes; Business; Contract

Education

BA, Education, University of Central MS, 1967

Licenses/Certification

BASF Mediation - California Registered Tax Preparer

Affiliations

American Bar Association

Honors/Awards

Congressional Certificate of Recognition; KQED - Local; ABA Council on Racial & Ethnic and Ethnic Justice

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.

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).

Claudia M. Viera

Mediator

Mediation Law Offices of Claudia M. Viera

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Early Neutral Evaluation; Wage and Hour Class Actions; Training; Neutral Fact-Finding/Workplace Investigation.

Specialty Areas

Hundreds of successful mediations over the last decade, including: Business/Contract; Employment Discrimination and Harassment; Disability/ADA; Internal Workplace Claims; Partnership Disputes; Wrongful Termination/Retaliation; Wage and Hour; Landlord/Tenant; Probate/Will Contests.

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 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

Gregory D. Walker

Mediator & Arbitrator

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Judge Pro Tem; Referee.

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Construction; Contracts; Credit / Financial; Insurance; Personal Injury; Probate / Trust; Real Estate; Uninsured Motorist.

ADR Experience/Training

Over 100 hours of Basic & Advanced Mediator Training, continuous participation in advanced mediation training & education programs; over 400 completed mediations; Member of Court Approved Panels of Bay Area State & Northern District Federal Courts; Trained Arbitrator, over 300 cases Arbitrated by private selection or Panel Assignment from AAA and the Bay Area State & Northern District Federal Courts.

Education

B.A., Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 1969; J.D., U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1974.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar, 1974; U.S. Supreme Court, 1980.

Affiliations

BASF, ACBA, CCCBA, The Mediation Society.

Guy O. Kornblum

Partner

Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Auto and Homeowners Coverages; Commercial Liability and Property Damage; Commercial Litigation; E&O Coverages; Group and Individual Life; Health and Disability; Insurance Coverage of all types (commercial,
Individual and personal); Insurance Bad Faith; Medical and Legal Malpractice; Personal Injury.

ADR Experience/Training

Judge Pro Tern, 2000- Present, San Francisco Superior Court; Attended over 1000 mediations as client representative, mediated dozens of matters for BASF, court system and privately. Featured speaker/ panelists on 20+ CLE programs on Mediation including ADA Section of Dispute Resolution, Annual Spring Meeting on mediation techniques, BASF annual program on Mediation Advocacy and BASF Program in Mediation Ethics.

Education

J.D., UC Hastings, 1966;
A.B., Indiana University, 1961

Licenses/Certification

Certified in Civil Trial Law, Pretrial Trial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys.

Affiliations

Charter Fellow, Litigation Council] of America Trial Lawyer Honorary. Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Platinum Member, The Verdict Club; Legends Society, Top Lawyer (Personal Injury); Elite Lawyers of America: "a.v." Rating, Martindale Hubbel; Member, California and Indiana Bars and various state and national professional and bar groups.

Honors/Awards

Northen California Super Lawyer since 2006

Articles/Publications

“Reaching the Settlement”, Author, "Negotiating and Setting Tort Cases", 2015-16 (3rd Edition), Thomson West Publishing Company, and the American Association for Justice; California Practice Guide; Bad Faith, Co- Author (The Rutter Group, 1986): Litigating Insurance Claims; Coverage, Bad Faith and Business Disputes (Wiley & Sons,1990).

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Mark Gainer

Principal

Legal Additions LLC

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Credit/Financial; Debt Collection; Employment; Fee Disputes; Intellectual Property; Land Use; Partnership Disputes; Probate/Trust; Professional Disputes; Real Estate.

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 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 Societé; 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 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.

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.

Susan G. Feder

Full Time Mediator

Susan Feder Mediation/Judicate West

100 Pine Street, Suite 1950, San Francisco, CA, 94111
Phone: (415) 453-1659 Alternate: (415) 601-4964 Fax: (415) 266-1243 Email: susan@susanfedermediation.com www.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Early Neutral Evaluation

Specialty Areas

Tort, Employment, Real Estate, Business and Commercial, Neighbor and HOA Disputes.

ADR Experience/Training

Full time neutral with Judicate West throughout California; Principal at Susan Feder Mediation; Settlement Conference Officer with S.F. and Marin County Superior Courts; Marin County Bar Association (2016), Chair - ADR Section, President 2020; Guest Lecturer in Mediation, USF Law School (2013-2017)

Education

JD, Hastings, 1979; BA, Magna Cum Laude, French, UCLA, 1976

Licenses/Certification

California State Bar; Certified Mediator

Affiliations

BASF; MCBA; ABA; The Mediation Society; Sangster Inn of Court; Youth in Arts; Marin Women Lawyers

Honors/Awards

President, MCBA 2020

Articles/Publications

Top Ten Tips for Mediation Advocacy (SFTLA, 2018); "Getting the Most from Your Mediation" (BASF, 2018), (MCBA, 2017); "The View from the Middle; A Mediator's Perspective" (CAOC Annual Mtg.); "What Every Trial Lawyer Can Learn from a Mediator" (CAOC Winter Seminar);

Urs M. Laeuchli

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.

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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