ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Intellectual Property

Showing 14 Provider(s) found in Intellectual Property

ADR Services

Mediation and Arbitration

Specialty Areas

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

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 Arbitrator; 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).

Diana Kruze

Mediator, Arbitrator, Private Judge, and Discovery Referee/Special Master

ADR by Diana

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/diana-kruze/

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master.

Specialty Areas

Entertainment; Family; Fee Disputes; Financial; Government; Healthcare; HOA, TIC, Condo Disputes; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Intra-Organizational; LGBT Issues; Labor; Landlord/Tenant; Land Use; Legal Malpractice; Medical Malpractice; Partnership Dissolution; Personal Injury; Probate/Trust; Products Liability; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities; Uninsured Motorist; Women's Issues.

Frank A. Wisehart

Partner

Baker Tilly

505 Montgomery Street
Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 593-1323 Alternate: (415) 956-8323 Fax: (415) 956-1405 Email: frank.wisehart@bakertilly.com Website: www.bakertilly.com

ADR Services

Arbritation; Mediation

Additional Services

Financial expert witness; Independent expert; Single joint expert

Specialty Areas

Forensic Accounting; Business Valuation; Financial Investigation; Economic Damages

ADR Experience/Training

Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with 25 years of experience in: forensic accounting, business valuation, IP valuation, family law, transaction due diligence, damages, bankruptcy/reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.

Education

MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University

Licenses/Certification

CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, MAFF

Affiliations

Baker Tilly International

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Business; Commercial; Construction; Contracts; Employment/Workplace; Environmental; Financial; Government; Healthcare; HOA, TIC, Condo Disputes; Intellectual Property; Intra-organizational; Landlord/Tenant; Legal Malpractice; Partnership Dissolution; Professional Malpractice; Real Estate; Securities.

Gary L. Benton

US and International Arbitrator and Mediator

Gary Benton Arbitration

555 Bryant Street
Ste. 523
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 283-5949 Email: gary@garybentonarbitration.com Website: www.garybentonarbitration.com/

ADR Services

- Mediation
- Arbitration

Additional Services

Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator and Mediator with expertise in international business, corporate investment, high tech, telecom, life sciences and emerging growth matters.

Specialty Areas

- Business
- Commercial
- Contracts
- Employment
- Energy
- Entertainment
- Intellectual Property
- International
- Intra– Organizational
- Partnership Disputes
- Patent/Trademark
- Securities

ADR Experience/Training

Over 35 years - has handled hundreds of cases around the world and serves on the panels of AAA, ICC, CPR and other leading ADR institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.

Appointed USDC NDCA Early Neutral Evaluator.

Education

AB cum laude, Washington University (Political Science, International Development and Earth & Planetary Sciences)
JD cum laude. Tulane University
Legal studies, UC Hastings (non-matriculated)
International studies, Stanford Univ. (non-matriculated)

Licenses/Certification

Qualified as a US lawyer (California and DC) and an English solicitor
Admitted US S.Ct., 9th Cir., Fed Cir. and all California federal district courts

Affiliations

Full time Arbitrator and Mediator;
Adjunct Professor of Law at Santa Clara University;
Founder/Chairman of Founder and Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC);
Previously a partner with Coudert Brothers and Pillsbury.

Honors/Awards

CIArb Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow; College of Commercial Arbitrators Fellow, NADN Appointee.
Named by the National Law Journal as one of the 25 ADR Trendsetters and Visionaries in the US. Also named to IAM 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.

Articles/Publications

See website www.garybentonarbitration.com for full publications listing

Additional affiliations: CIArb, CCA, NADN, ICCA, IBA, ABA, CLA, SVAMC, iTechLaw, AIPLA.
Co-Chair of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) International ADR Committee.

Geri Lynn Green

Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator/Consultant

Law Office of Geri Lynn Green

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/geri-green/

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Commercial, Business, Contract, Employment, Civil Rights, Real Estate (Business and Residential), Landlord/Tenant, Professional Malpractice, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Government Tort, Family, Appeals.

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business, Landlord/Tenant, Construction, Intellectual Property.

Nicole Gesher JD

Attorney and Mediator

Gesher Mediation

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/gesher/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Civil Rights; Commercial; Contracts; Family Law; Fee Disputes; Finance; Intellectual Property; Landlord / Tenant; Partnership Disputes.

Patricia Prince

Mediator/Attorney

Prince Law & Mediation

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/prince/

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business Disputes, Commercial, Contract, Employment, Wrongful Termination, Harassment/ Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Partnership Disputes, Probate/Will Contests, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant, Civil Rights, Disability, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, Intra-Organizational, Women’s Issues.

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 Disputes; 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

Email: mking@sfbar.org Website: www.sfbar.org/adr-services/mediation-panelists/hirsch/

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Additional Services

Fact Finding; Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Labor and Employment, Commercial and Business, Civil Rights, ERISA, Real Estate, Securities, Contract, Legal Malpractice, Fee Disputes, Intra- Organizational Disputes; Injury and Med-Mal.

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.

William A. Finkelstein

Mediator

122 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 509
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 975-3663 Email: waf@finkelsteinmediation.com Website: www.finkelsteinmediation.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Intellectual Property; Trademark; Copyright; Franchising; Licensing; Patent; Entertainment

ADR Experience/Training

An experienced mediator with an extensive in-house corporate and law firm background. He was instrumental in establishing the International Trademark Association Mediation Program and has been on its Panel of Neutrals since its inception over 25 years ago. No charge for travel time/expenses. Available for on-line mediations.

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1967; J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1970; L.L.M., New York University School of Law, 1978

Licenses/Certification

California, New York and Massachusetts bars.

Affiliations

International Trademark Association; ABA Forum on Franchising; ABA Dispute Resolution and IP sections; Southern California Mediation Association; Copyright Society of Los Angeles.

Honors/Awards

He has received the prestigious President's Award from INTA signifying exceptional service to the trademark community and impactful contributions to trademark law.

Articles/Publications

He is the author/editor of "ADR in Trademark and Unfair Competition Disputes, a Practitioner's Guide" as well as many articles and book chapters, and has been a frequent speaker at bar and industry groups on mediation and ADR.

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