Alternative Dispute Resolution Directory

William A. Finkelstein

William A. Finkelstein


122 Ocean Park Blvd.
Suite 509
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 975-3663 Email:

ADR Services


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.


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


California, New York and Massachusetts bars.


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


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


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.