ADR Directory - MEDIATORS

Probate/Trust

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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.

Alpha Buie

BPONSE

1321 Evans Avenue
Ste. C
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: (415) 824-8011 Alternate: (415) 756-9371 Fax: (415) 824-8011 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

Brian J. Purtill

Attorney/Mediator

Arbitration & Mediation Center

111 Santa Rosa Avenue, Suite 202
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 525-9409 Alternate: (707) 217-1161 Fax: (707) 542-0215 Email: brian@brianpurtill.com Website: www.brianpurtill.com

ADR Services

Mediation

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation, Arbitrations

Specialty Areas

Contract; Construction; Trusts and Estates; Personal Injury; Property Damage; Business; Partnership Dispute; Neighbor/Boundary Disputes.

ADR Experience/Training

Over twenty years' experience as a mediator and arbitrator; over 150 hours training in fundamental, business, elder law, family law, and collaborative mediation practices; has conducted mediations and arbitrations since 1996; conducted Mandatory Settlement Conferences for the Sonoma County Family Law Division from 2016-2018.

Education

JD, Law, University of San Francisco, 1984.

Affiliations

Mediator and Arbitrator with Arbitration & Mediation Center, Santa Rosa since 1996 to the present; Past Board Member of Integrative Mediation of the Bay Area (IMBA); Former Chairperson, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association; current member of Sonoma County Bar Association Board of Directors; Dean, Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California (August 2018 -Present).

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).

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.

Additional Services

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.

Claudia M. Viera

Mediator

Mediation Law Offices of Claudia M. Viera

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

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.

Denise Eaton-May

Partner/Owner

Law Offices of Denise Eaton May

1290 B Street, Suite 316
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: (510) 888-1345 Fax: (510) 315-3015 Email: d.may@eaton-maylaw.com Website: www.employment-law-attorney.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Business; Employment.

Edward J. Corey Jr.

Shareholder

Weintraub Tobin

475 Sansome Street
Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (916) 558-6017 Alternate: (916) 558-6000 Fax: (916) 446-1611 Email: ecorey@weintraub.com Website: www.weintraub.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Probate/Trust; Elder Abuse.

Elizabeth H. Shwiff

Partner

Shwiff, Levy & Polo, LLP

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Discovery Master; Project Neutral; Settlement Conference; Dispute Review.

Specialty Areas

International Banking; International Fraud; Offshore Trusts; International Investments; Project Neutral; Settlement Conference; Dispute Review.

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

Gregory D. Walker

Mediator & Arbitrator

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

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.

Herman D. Papa

Attorney/Mediator

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Neutral Evaluations.

Specialty Areas

Personal Injury; Maritime; Uninsured Motorist; Medical Malpractice; Employment; Entertainment; Insurance Bad Faith; Probate/Trust; Real Estate; Public Entity Liability.

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.

Additional Services

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.

Laura Goldin

Mediation Law Office of Laura Goldin

ADR Services

Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law & Domestic Partnerships; Probate, Pre-Estate Planning Mediation.

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.

Margaret M. Hand

Managing Partner

Hartog Baer & Hand APG

4 Orinda Way, Suite 250B
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: (925) 253-1717 Fax: (925) 253-0334 Email: mmhand@hbh law Website: www.hbh.law

ADR Services

Mediation; Special Master.

Additional Services

Estate planning for individuals and families, drafting revocable trusts and wills; life insurance trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, grantor-retained uni-trusts, charitable remainder trusts; Family limited partnerships; Estate-related litigation; Mediation of probate, trust and conservatorship disputes.

Specialty Areas

Trusts and Estates; Probate; Conservatorship; Guardianship; Will Contests; Trust Contests; Trust Accountings; Actions to Remove or Surcharge Trustee; Removal Actions; Elder Abuse; Early Neautral Evaluation

ADR Experience/Training

Successfully mediated over 70 trust and estate matters since 2005; Judge pro tem (Alameda, Contra Costa Counties).Past Chair, Trust Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association Estate Planning Trust and Probate Law Section
Admitted in 1993 to practice before the California Supreme Court, the Northern California District of the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1993) University of California, San Diego (B.A. with honors, 1989)

Licenses/Certification

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
Member (2004 through 2010), Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Section, State Bar of California: Chair, Trust and Estate Administration sub-committee; Past Editor and Executive Editor, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly
Member: Alameda County, Contra Costa County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California
Past Chair, Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Board of Specialization, California State Bar

Honors/Awards

San Francisco Magazine, Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2012, 2013, 2016 San Francisco Magazine, Top 100 Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 San Francisco Magazine, Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2008 San Francisco Magazine, Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2007 San Francisco Magazine, Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2006 San Francisco Magazine, Top 50 Female Super Lawyers, Northern California, 2005

Articles/Publications

Fiduciary Accounting Handbook (CEB, 2015)
Author, Chapter 8, "Fiduciary Accounting," California Trust Practice (Matthew Bender, 2012 edition)
Consultant, Crossover Issues, (Continuing Education of the Bar, 2012)
Author, Chapter 14, "Creditor's Claims," Decedent Estate Practice (Continuing Education of the Bar, 2012 edition)
Author, Chapter 10, "Creditor's Rights Against the Trust," and Chapter lOA, "Creditor's Rights Against Trust Beneficiary's Interest," California Trust Administration (Continuing Education of the Bar 2012 edition)
Author, Chapter 15, "Paying, Defending, and Objecting to Trustee's Attorneys' Fees and Fee Shifting in Trust Litigation," The Matthew Bender? Practice Guide: California Trust Litigation (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2012)
Author, Chapter 1, "Is a Conservatorship Needed?" and Chapter 5, "Starting Conservatorship Proceedings," California Conservatorship Practice (Continuing Education of the Bar, 2008 edition)
Author, "Making the Other Guys Pay: Attorney Fees and the Common Fund Theory," Winter 2005, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 11, Issue 4 (State Bar of California)
Author, "The Basics of Estate Planning," California Bar Journal, October 2005, (State Bar of California)
Author, "A Mechanism to Empty the Bypass Trust," Spring 2003, California Trusts and Estates Quarterly, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (State Bar of California)
Author, "The States' Right-to-Die Laws and Active Euthanasia," Legal Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 12(2/3) 1992

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.

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.

Additional Services

Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

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

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 J. Sheppard

Owner/Senior Attorney/Partner

Sheppard-Uziel Law Firm

423 Washington Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 296-0900 Fax: (415) 296-0999 Email: rs@sheppardlaw.com Website: www.sheppardlaw.com

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Arbitrator; Judge Pro Tempore; Conciliation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Discovery Referee.

Specialty Areas

Real Estate; Landlord Tenant; Business; Contracts; Personal Injury; Intellectual Property; Defamation/Libel; Fee Disputes; Professional Malpractice; Insurance.

ADR Experience/Training

30 years experience mediating ~1,000 cases (as pro tem judge and as a private mediator), 99% successful settlement rate; Conducted seminars/training for Mediators with The Mediation Society.

Education

Bachelors, University of Illinois, 1975, Phi Beta Kappa; Magna Cum Laude; Juris Doctor, Law, University of San Francisco, 1978.

Licenses/Certification

Juris Doctor, 1979; California Teacher's License.

Affiliations

The Mediation Society (President); Resolution Remedies (Mediator).

Honors/Awards

Super Lawyer - 2006-2019 (13 Consecutive years).

Articles/Publications

Numerous articles published in California Real Property Journal (1990-2012).

Robert T. Fries

Attorney - Mediator

Carter, Carter, Fries & Grunschlag

ADR Services

Mediation.

Additional Services

Early Neutral Evaluation.

Specialty Areas

Employment; Civil Rights; Police Practices; Labor - Management; Discrimination; Harassment; Attorney Fees; Disability - Access; Wage - Hour; Class Actions.

ADR Experience/Training

Mediating since 1990; Over 300 hours mediation training; On Superior, Appellate, and District Court panels; 30 years negotiation, trial and appellate experience at Steinhart & Falconer; flexible mediation style, adept at working with high stakes and high emotions, managing interpersonal relationships.

Education

B.A., Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa; J.D., Order of the Coif, Stanford University.

Licenses/Certification

California Bar.

Affiliations

Past-President, The Mediation Society; Adjunct professor, Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, UC Hastings Law School; Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Stephen B. Ruben

President / CEO / Managing Director

The Ruben Law Firm, APC

625 Market Street, Penthouse
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 399-6830 Fax: (415) 391-0140 Email: sruben@rubenlawfirm.com Website: www.rubenlawfirm.com

ADR Services

Arbitration; Mediation.

Specialty Areas

Family Law; Child Custody, move aways, domestic partnership disputes, property and support disputes, Marvin claims; pre and post-nuptial agreements; complex property division; high earner spousal and child support; complex community/separate business valuation and divisions.

ADR Experience/Training

Family Law Mediator since 1999; Family Law Settlement Master for the Unified Family Court of San Francisco since 1998; BASF Mediator and Chief Arbitrator on Attorney Fee Disputes since 1998, family law matters; Judge Pro-Tem for the Unified Family Court of San Francisco on Support, Custody, Property and Domestic Violence Issues since 1998. Judge Pro Tem - Supervisor Bench Bar Settlement Conference, Marin County Superior Court.

Education

B.A. with Honors, Bethany College, 1970; J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago Kent College of Law, 1973.

Licenses/Certification

Illinois Bar (1973); California Bar (1992); California Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law Specialist, Pepperdine School of Law - Strauss School of Alternative Dispute Resolution (1998); Collaborative Law training (1999); Advanced Collaborative Law training (2000).

Affiliations

State Bar of California, Elkins Family Law Task Force - Member 2008-Present; Executive Committee, State Bar of California - Family Law Section - Liaison to Elkins Task Force; Bar Association of San Francisco Family Law Section; Lawyers Club of San Francisco, Past President and member of the Board; California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists.

Articles/Publications

Cal Family Law Monthly, June 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 6, --Liability for Debts.; Cal Family Law Monthly, June 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 6, --CHILD CUSTODY.; Cal Family Law Monthly, April 1, 2010, Vol. 3010, No. 4, --CHILD CUSTODY.; Cal Family Law Monthly, April 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 4, --SPOUSAL SUPPORT.; Cal Family Law Monthly, February 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 2, CHILD SUPPORT.; Cal Family Law Monthly, February 1, 2010, Vol. 2010, No. 2, --PROCEDURE IN GENERAL.; Cal Family Law Monthly, December 1, 2009, Vol. 2009, No. 12, --Child Support Guideline.

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