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From San Francisco to Silicon Valley to Oakland, throughout California and the Western United States and online worldwide I mediate and arbitrate matters with individuals as well as small, medium and large businesses including family businesses, using my 42 years of experience as a business trial lawyer handling matters in 26 states, China and Canada, and 4 years as a full time neutral. I help parties resolve their conflicts in a fair, creative and cost-effective way, through creative approaches and relentless follow-up. I am recognized in Best Lawyers for mediation, arbitration and commercial litigation and in Northern California SuperLawyers for alternative dispute resolution.


Business Disputes

  • Contract, family business, complex commercial, merger and acquisition, class actions and derivative suits, securities fraud investment, accounting and legal malpractice, antitrust, unfair competition and trade practices, healthcare, cannabis, franchise, debtor-creditor, qui tam and False Claims Act, banking and finance, accounting and taxation disputes.

Real Estate Disputes

  • Real estate purchase and sale, landlord/tenant/lease, COVID-19, partition, environmental, construction defect, boundary line, easement, ADA access disputes

Corporate Governance and Business Dissolution Disputes

  • Business divorce cases, corporate governance, partnership, LLC and corporate dissolution disputes.

Technology and IP Disputes

  • Technology, trade secrets and intellectual property, e-commerce and terms of service, computer software, blockchain, ICO, cryptocurrency, e-discovery and cybersecurity, solar industry, energy and utilities disputes

Employment Disputes

  • Wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, race, age, sex, pregnancy, disability discrimination, wage-hour, whistleblower disputes.

Insurance Disputes

  • Insurance coverage and business interruption, sexual assault, personal and catastrophic injury, automobile, motorcycle, and truck-trailer accident disputes.

Online Dispute Resolution

I am available to handle your matters remotely via Zoom Conferencing. I have had extensive training and experience in the use of the Zoom platform and use it successfully. It has been well received by parties and can lead to considerable savings in travel time and expenses. Each session is password protected and uses the waiting room, lock and breakout room functions for enhanced security. 

Daily Journal Profile - Relentless - June 2020
Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases
Neutral Fee Schedule