ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Intellectual Property

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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

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 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).

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

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

Judicate West

Melissa Gorin Director of Marketing

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 plus attorney mediators and arbitrators from a wide variety of practice areas. Founded in 1993, the firm prides itself on maintaining the utmost integrity in delivering innovative solutions to all types of civil disputes. The firm’s successful formula involves top-tier neutrals, a great company culture and an experienced team of ADR professionals dedicated to delivering gold standard service in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Judicate West has offices in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

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.

Mark D. Petersen

Partner

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Landlord-Tenant; Construction; Employment; Intellectual Property; General Business; Consumer Fraud; Biotechnology.

Nicole Gesher

Attorney and Mediator

Gesher Mediation

407 Chester Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (415) 294-0215 Fax: (415) 963-3476 Email: nicole@gesher.net

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

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business Disputes; Commercial; Contract; Employment; Wrongful Termination; Harassment/Discrimination; Wage & Hour; Partnership Disputes; Probate/Will Contests; Personal Injury.

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 Creager

Principal

Detente Mediation Services LLC

1036 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 867-7876 Email: robert@detente.solutions

ADR Services

Mediation

Specialty Areas

Conciliation, Early Neutral Evaluation

ADR Experience/Training

American Arbitration Association Mediation Course

Education

BA Business Administration, Pacific Union College, 1967; JD Law, University of California Hastings College of Law

Licenses/Certification

Member State Bar of California

Affiliations

San Francisco Bar Association

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.

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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