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Description of Practice
Real Estate Disputes. Serving San Francisco/Oakland/SanJose, Central Valley & Mother Lode Regions.
Extensive Real Estate Background 40 years, with experience with residential, commercial, multi family, landlord- tenant, probate, acreage, served 12 years on the Sonora City Council, experience with negotiation, diplomacy, public hearings, planning, zoning, subdivision, public safety. Public Transportation, LAFCO. Former Mayor.
1000 plus meditations from small claims, civil unlimited, referee, serving on 10 different Superior Courts. California Association of Realtors Central California and Northern California.
Mediation Approach & Philosophy
My approach is very simple, make all parties feel comfortable to "Tell Their Story", often its not about the law, but using people skills. Its important to listen and offer empathy. I tend to be more evaluative, and encouraging open communications.
Representative Cases Handled as a Mediator
Many meditations are represented by counsel and I welcome counsel at the table. I like problem solving. If not at the table, I appreciate decision makers.
Complex Case Experience
One of my most recent experience in a complex case involving 4 years of litigation, multiple family members, a father who died intestate, residential and commercial real estate, the IRS, The Franchise Tax Board, The Labor Board, children of special needs. This was a court assignment and it was resolved in Mediation. The attorneys were top notch.
3- hour minimum $450 each side for 2 hours and including 1 hour of preparation. No travel cost, no phone cost. Hourly beyond at $300 per hour split equally/$150
Mediation is a process in which a neutral person-the mediator-helps parties reach a settlement to their dispute by opening lines of communication, objectively evaluating the case, identifying parties' real needs and finding a solution to address those needs. I have also proudly resolved disputes globally using Online Dispute Resolution ODR
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