Nicole Gesher has a lifelong interest in conflict resolution, and is an attorney with experience in both the non-profit and corporate world. Gesher employs a generally facilitative mediation style, allowing the parties to drive the process. However, she is skilled at highlighting potential legal strengths for parties and may occasionally use evaluative skills if the mediation requires it. Clients have cited her as an insightful, fair, and impartial mediator who had a unique ability to really listen to their issues and make them feel comfortable throughout the mediation process.
Gesher has mediated many cases that concluded with a successful settlement agreement. She is available for cases that have already been filed, as well as for those that have not yet reached the litigation stage.
She attended UC Hastings College of the Law, where she participated in the Mediation Clinic. Additionally, she studied advanced mediation theory, conducted mediations in Small Claims Court in San Francisco, and was the executive editor for the Hastings Womens' Law Journal Symposium. Gesher graduated with a Public Interest Certificate for her extensive course-work and activity in public interest law.
She currently has her own mediation practice, Gesher Mediation, in San Francisco and Palo Alto. In her practice, Gesher focuses on civil disputes, including business/corporate disputes, family law cases, neighborhood issues, partnership dissolutions, debt allocation, and intellectual property disagreements.
Gesher is a California licensed attorney in good standing with the State Bar of California. In addition to being a Bar Association of San Francisco approved mediator and an ADR panelist for the San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Clara, and Contra Costa Superior Courts, she is also a Community Boards certified mediator, where she volunteers regularly.
Hourly Rate: $350, plus rental fees, if applicable.