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  • Leonard S. Levy Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    Since that time he has successfully resolved a multitude of cases through mediation many of them thought by the parties and their attorneys to be unsettleable Len is in great demand as a mediator because in addition to proven mediation skills he has extensive substantive experience in a number of areas which enhances his effectiveness as a mediator Those areas include insurance law including bad faith litigation construction real estate including landlord tenant title insurance and other matters commercial law including virtually all types of business disputes surety and fidelity law employment disputes business entity disputes partnerships corporations LLCs personal injury claims and environmental disputes As a litigation attorney for over thirty years Len Levy has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex legal disputes His creative approach to litigation has earned him a reputation with parties and attorneys as a fair minded individual adept at finding novel ways to resolve complex matters Now as a fulltime mediator Len Levy explores the issues and goals of the parties and facilitates their reaching an agreement which is a win win result for all parties to the dispute His legal and mediation experience and training as well as his excellent interpersonal skills patience and tenacity mean that he brings to the mediation process those tools necessary to facilitate settlements Len explores all issues necessary to achieve settlement many of which may not be addressed at all in a litigation context and many of which may not have been apparent to the parties themselves Education Loyola University School of Law J D June 1973 UCLA B A 1970 Mediation Training Pepperdine University School of Law Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 1998 2nd District Advanced Appellate Mediation Training 2004 State Bar Mandatory Fee Arbitration Training 2000 Mediation of Complex Employment Cases 2000 2004 US District

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/leonard-levy (2016-02-13)
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  • Robert A. Holtzman, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    banking and health care litigation in trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration and mediation He handled matters before federal and state regulatory agencies He continues to serve as a neutral in arbitration and mediation proceedings Also Mr Holtzman consults with members of the firm on dispute resolution matters His principal clients were health care entertainment manufacturing and distribution companies He serves as arbitrator or mediator in contract banking manufacturing entertainment real estate finance and development construction defect partnership and corporate dissolution and aerospace and technology cases including both domestic and international disputes He has served as neutral arbitrator in national class action and multi party arbitrations He has also served as a judge pro tem referee mediator and arbitrator for the Los Angeles County courts Education University of California at Los Angeles BA Political Science 1951 University of Southern California School of Law LLB 1954 Graduate and Professional Program USC School of Law 1956 1957 American Arbitration Association continuing education requirements met including 2008 ACE requirements Panel Chair Workshop Attorney Professional Responsibility Panel Training Large Complex Case Training Hearing Chair Training Mediation Training Program Languages English Memberships Affiliations Member National Panel of Arbitrators American Arbitration Association 1971 Present Member Panel of Mediators American Arbitration Association 1992 Present Member Large Complex Case Panel American Arbitration Association Panel participant CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution 2004 present Former Vice Chair Arbitration Committee American Bar Association Former Chair Ad Hoc Committee on the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators Section of Dispute Resolution American Bar Association Former Section Representative Task Force on the Code of Ethics for Arbitrators American Bar Association Former Member California Judicial Council Advisory Panel on Standards of Ethics for Arbitrators Former Official Advisor Drafting Committee on the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act Former Chair Committee on the Administration of Justice

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/robert-holtzman (2016-02-13)
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  • Michael J. Bayard Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Michael J Bayard Esq has experience in settling the following civil matters Condominiums Construction Real Estate PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Mr Bayard limits his ADR practice to construction disputes 50 of his time is spent serving as Construction Arbitrator or DRB member and 50 of time spent serving as Construction Mediator or Project Neutral from small residential projects to multi million dollar constructionclaims and construction defect disputes Prior to becoming full time Neutral worked as full time Construction Attorney 50 of time spent on drafting and negotiating construction related agreements and other 50 of time spent on construction litigation arbitration and mediation As National Chair of Construction Law Groups at Pillsbury and Sonnenschein firms specialized in complex construction related agreements and construction disputes valued at in excess of 1 million Nationally recognized authority on the drafting and negotiation of major construction related documents Author of over thirty five 35 publications on Construction Law and Construction ADR topics Served as seminar participant or featured lecturer for ABA California State Bar LACBA AAA and numerous construction industry and ADR organizations Recent seminars and publications include Thirty Steps to a Better Arbitration Dispute Resolution Journal with Judith Ittig 2004 The Aladdin Hotel Casino Shopping Center Projects Construction Arbitration Gone Super Sized The Importance of Documentation in Public Works Construction An Introduction to the Use of Project Neutrals and The Importance of Insurance and Bonds The Good the Bad and the Ugly Third Annual Conference on Avoiding and Resolving Construction Claims Los Angeles 2004 Project Neutrals and Judicial References in Construction Arbitrations AAA Arbitration Day on B2B Disputes 2003 ADR Design for Construction Projects and ADR Advocacy Preparing and Presenting Your Case Pepperdine Law School 2003 Ten Commandments of Effective Arbitration Advocacy that Aren t in the ADR Rules or

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/michael-bayard (2016-02-13)
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  • Max Factor III Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    his caseload with the American Arbitration Association which administers the majority of his arbitration cases mostly employment medical or construction realty related Max became a full time neutral after a legal career of more than three decades He spent his first nine years as an attorney in public service with the California Law Center and then as a Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney This was followed by 22 years in private practice successfully negotiating with companies such as Ryder Systems Hughes Aircraft Coldwell Banker Irvine Company real estate Polaroid Pacific Theatres Gucci America Credit Lyonnais corporate Scudder Investments Flying Tiger Kayser Roth Hilton Hotels and Xerox employment As a mediator Max works closely with legal counsel to craft solutions that will satisfy the important interests of the litigants and of their counsel Mediation gives me the opportunity to use my legal and business experience along with my energy and persistence to become a catalyst for converting contentious business disputes into mutually acceptable and workable agreements he says Education Harvard College 1966 B A Economics Magna Cum Laude Yale Law School 1969 J D Yale Law Journal 1967 69 US Court of Appeals 6th Circuit Hon Anthony J Celebrezze Law Clerk 1969 1971 Languages English Memberships Affiliations Adjunct Professor Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Pepperdine University 2006 present Board Member for LA County Bar s Center for Civic Mediation 2010 present Co presenter 85th Annual California Bar Conference October 2012 Advanced Negotiating Techniques Every Attorney Should Know Co presenter American Bar Association s Dispute Resolution Annual Conference April 2012 Hardball Negotiating Tactics Do They Work in Real Estate Employment Commercial Conflicts Co presenter American Bar Association s Dispute Resolution Annual Conference April 2012 Building an ADR Practice Member Executive Committee Litigation Section Los Angeles County Bar Association 2009 present Member Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Committee Sub Committee on Operations 2008 present Chair 4th 5th 6th 7th Annual Robert I Weil Lecture 2009 2012 Board Member USC President Downtown Los Angeles Litigation Inn of Court 2008 Member Chair s Council for Division of Biology CalTech 2008 10 and Chair s Council for Division of Humanities Social Sciences CalTech 2011 present Case Western Reserve University School of Law Distinguished Visitor Lecturer September 2007 On Understanding the Effects of Anger Fear in Negotiating Outcomes Distinguished Fellow International Academy of Mediators since 2005 President Southern California Mediation Association 2005 06 Chair California State Bar Committee on the Administration of Justice 2007 Presenter Spring 2005 Conference American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution American Arbitration Association National Roster of Neutrals 2003 present Arbitration Mediation Conciliation Center Mediator Panel 2005 Qualified Participant in the following Court and Administrative Panels Los Angeles Superior Court ADR ENE Section LASC Court of Appeals 2nd District DRS attorney client disputes US District Court Central District of California LASC Probate Court RATES PAYMENT INFORMATION Rates MEDIATION Hourly rate 500 Full day Mediation total of 4 500 8 hours up to 2 hrs prep follow through Half day Mediation total of 2

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  • William B. Fitzgerald, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    both an advocate and as a neutral He was a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association in Connecticut from 1970 to 1985 By appointment of the Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court he served as an Attorney Trial Referee in the Connecticut Superior Court from 1982 to 1985 adjudicating bench trials in the highest trial court of that state and acting as a court settlement officer After relocating his practice to Los Angeles in 1985 he served on the ADR panel of the Los Angeles Superior Court from 1994 to 2006 as both an arbitrator and a mediator Education Yale University B A cum laude 1958 Harvard Law School J D 1961 College d Europe Belgium Certificat 1962 ADR Training American Arbitration Association ACE programs Los Angeles 2005 Chairing an Arbitration Panel Managing Procedures Process Dynamics Drafting Arbitration Awards Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure Commercial Arbitrator II Training Los Angeles 2004 Neutrals Conference and Arbitrator Update San Antonio 2004 Symposium on B2B Disputes Los Angeles 2003 Arbitrator II Advanced Case Management Issues Los Angeles 2004 Arbitrator I Training San Diego 2003 American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Annual Conference programs Atlanta 2006 Los Angeles 2005 New York 2004 First Annual Arbitration Institute San Francisco 2004 College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Conference ADR programs Chicago 2006 Seattle 2005 CPR International Institute for Dispute Resolution Annual Conference New York 2005 Pepperdine University Law School Masters Forum 2003 Mediating the Litigated Case 2004 Southern California Mediation Association Annual Conference programs 2004 2007 Languages English Memberships Affiliations Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers Dispute Resolution Committee Fellow College of Commercial Arbitrators Los Angeles County Bar Association President Elect and Board member Dispute Resolution Section American Bar Association Dispute Resolution and Litigaton Sections State Bar of California ADR Business Law

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/william-fitzgerald (2016-02-13)
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  • Kenneth C. Gibbs, Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    Butte Contra Costa El Dorado Fresno Glenn Imperial Inyo Kern Kings Lake Lassen Los Angeles Madera Marin Mariposa Mendocino Merced Mono Monterey Napa Orange Placer Plumas Riverside Sacramento San Benito San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Solano Sonoma Ventura Yolo Yuba Click for Map of California s Counties CASE EXPERIENCE Kenneth C Gibbs has experience in settling the following civil matters Commercial Business Condominiums Construction Contract Disputes Engineering Environmental Insurance Local Govt Municipalities Partnerships Product Liability Professional Fees Professional Negligence Real Estate Transportation PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION Biographical Notes Mr Gibbs spent the first 25 years of his career representing owners contractors subcontractors material suppliers design professionals and sureties in construction industry matters and disputes Since 1996 Mr Gibbs has worked exclusively as a mediator arbitrator and project neutral of construction insurance and business disputes in both the public and private sectors and has mediated or arbitrated more than 2000 matters Mr Gibbs has written many books and articles on construction industry related topics including California Construction Law now in its 17th edition and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School He has also conducted many seminars for construction trade groups and professional associations nationwide and has been a principal speaker on many occasions at the Construction SuperConference Mr Gibbs is a fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and is a member of the Public Contract law Section and the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry of the American Bar Association He is an arbitrator on the State of California Public Works Arbitration Panel Mr Gibbs has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 40 neutrals in California and is ranked in Band One of construction mediators by Chambers

    Original URL path: http://www.californianeutrals.org/kenneth-gibbs (2016-02-13)
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  • Jeff Kichaven, Mediator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    Not for Sissies are included on his website Jeff is President of the Southern California Mediation Association SCMA California s leading professional mediators association with over 500 members Jeff recently co authored SCMA s amicus brief in Rojas v Superior Court The brief had a significant impact on the Supreme Court s opinion Specifically footnotes 4 and 9 of the decision drawn from the SCMA brief prevent the case from having a holding that would negatively affect confidence in the integrity of mediation Jeff is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators a select group of approximately 100 commercial mediators worldwide who work to elevate the standards of mediation practice In the academic world Jeff is an adjunct professor in Pepperdine University School of Law s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Education Harvard Law School Cambridge Massachusetts 1980 J D Cum Laude University of California Berkeley 1977 A B Economics Honors Phi Beta Kappa Languages English Memberships Affiliations Southern California Mediation Association President International Academy of Mediators Fellow American Bar Association Tort Trial Insurance Practice Section TIPS Strategic Planning Committee American Bar Association Section of Business Law Section of Intellectual Property Law TIPS Past Chair ADR Committees American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Past Member Governing Council CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Member Panel of Distinguished Neutrals CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Member Editorial Board Alternatives Los Angeles County Bar Association Director LACBA Dispute Resolution Services Inc Los Angeles County Bar Association Past Member Board of Trustees Los Angeles County Bar Association Past Chair ADR Section RATES PAYMENT INFORMATION Rates The standard fee for a full day of mediation with Jeff Kichaven is 4 500 This standard fee applies to cases with up to three parties The fee for a full day of mediation in cases with

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  • Greg David Derin Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, based in Los Angeles, California.
    ADR Intellectual Property Litigation and Entertainment and Sports Law Based upon the review of his peers Greg has achieved an AV rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory Greg has received mediation and arbitration training through highly respected programs including the Harvard Law School Mediation Workshop Pepperdine University School of Law s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Ken Cloke s Center for Dispute Resolution The Center for Dispute Settlement in Washington D C Dispute Resolution Services Inc of the Los Angeles County Bar Association the International Academy of Mediators the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association the American Arbitration Association the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Independent Film and Television Alliance In 1979 Greg joined the law firm of Dern Mason Swerdlow and Floum where he practiced for ten years becoming the Managing Partner of the firm s litigation department Upon the dissolution of Dern Mason in 1989 he became a founding member of Del Rubel Shaw Mason Derin where he remained until opening his own office in 1997 Greg is experienced in all phases of litigation having handled matters before federal and or state trial or appellate courts in California Illinois New York Pennsylvania Utah and Wyoming and before the American Arbitration Association California Labor Commissioner Screen Actors Guild American Federation of Television and Radio Artists the Major League Baseball Players Association California Regional Water Quality Control Board California State Water Resources Control Board and the National Association of Securities Dealers Greg has litigated matters in diverse substantive areas concentrating on entertainment and intellectual property breach of contract real estate labor and employment corporate and partnership product liability and general business disputes He serves as principal outside litigation counsel to a major talent agency was lead local counsel in Southern California to a Fortune 500 company in connection with a series of product liability matters involving a medical device and has tried cases as varied as a class action concerning a real estate development a multi million dollar construction defect matter and talent agency disputes He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in California the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits and the United States Supreme Court Education Greg is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley from which he received an A B degree with Highest Honors in 1976 Greg received a J D degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1979 where he was on the editorial board of the California Law Review and was a Charles Mills Gayley Fellow University of California Berkeley A B 1976 Graduation with Highest Honors in Political Science Phi Beta Kappa University of California Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law J D 1979 Research and Book Review Editor California Law Review Mediation Training Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation Workshop 30 5 Hour Training Program Led by Professor Frank E A Sander

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