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  • Fieldsteel Real Estate bio - MWI
    professional liability claims against design professionals in addition to contract claims by and among owners general contractors subcontractors sureties and material suppliers These matters include all aspects of surety and insurance coverage including coverage exclusions as well as coverage defenses These construction cases involve claims relating to delay disruption and interference of work differing site conditions wrongful termination and or abandonment of the project are presented and the projects involve all aspects of the construction process including site work utility and heavy construction projects and vertical construction projects involving foundations structural steel masonry mechanical electrical plumbing heating ventilating and air conditioning including geothermal systems roofing siding windows caulking and sealing EIFS insulation painting tile wood paneling and other disciplines and trades Some cases involve environmental claims relating to hazardous materials and oil and asbestos and alleged errors and omissions of design professionals and disputes over payment of environmental response costs Some cases have involved claims of wrongful termination claims against unions by members and or officers and claims relating to failure to pay compensation or commissions and disputes among owners and or partners of closely held businesses Some of these cases have also involved disputes arising out of real estate development agreements and disputes between real estate brokers and sellers and or buyers between landlords and tenants petitions to partition real estate zoning and land use disputes and commercial disputes arising out of corporate acquisitions Many cases also have involved bankruptcy issues and claims by and against bankrupt entities Since these cases are all private mediations and arbitrations parties cannot be identified but many cases involved claims well in excess of 1 000 000 up to greater than 100 000 000 while other cases have involved claims as small as 15 000 Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Master Arbitrator Auditor and or Mediator Suffolk Superior Court Norfolk Superior Court Middlesex Superior Court Bristol Superior Court Worcester Superior Court and Hampshire Superior Court National Panel of Arbitrators Construction Panel and Commercial Panel and Mediators and Panel of Arbitrators for Large Complex Cases American Arbitration Association International Mediation Institute The Hague Netherlands Certified as Mediator Facilitator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and a Construction Law Working Group of approximately 50 members representing all aspects of the public construction process meeting to discuss possible revision of construction laws regulations and practices Former member of Regional Panel Construction ADR Panel and Insurance Policyholder Coverage Panel International Institute for Conflict Prevention Resolution Consulting Attorney Office of the Attorney General Commonwealth of Massachusetts Provided an independent review and evaluation of possible claims under the Massachusetts False Claims Act relative to the Central Artery Tunnel Project Big Dig Former Associate Town Counsel Town of Bourne Repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America Alternative Dispute Resolution and as a New England Super Lawyer Alternative Dispute Resolution a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Alternative Dispute Resolution and in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition Alternative Dispute Resolution and The Boston Globe s Boston s

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  • Joseph Vrabel | Mediator Arbitrator - MWI
    quite some time Dispute Resolution Experience Mr Vrabel joined MWI s Real Estate and Construction Mediation Arbitration Panel in 2014 His mediation and arbitration experience includes land use business real property municipal and commercial disputes Mr Vrabel currently serves as General Counsel to BlaisCo LLC He is also a Trustee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc MCLE where he served as its recent President as well as the President of its Board of Overseers Mr Vrabel is the author of numerous publications and a requested speaker before a variety of legal and non legal groups Additionally Mr Vrabel is a frequent speaker on Business Law Commercial Finance Land Use Planning Development and Zoning and Municipal Law topics Mr Vrabel currently teaches Public Law at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the School of Government Master of Public Administration Program As an adjunct faculty member Mr Vrabel also teaches the business law course at Babson College and has also taught the Business Law course in the Babson College MBA program Representative Matters Land Use Development and Zoning Commercial finance and commercial real estate corporate governance the formation of business entities and general corporate law Extensive experience in all varieties of commercial bank loans bonds financings health care financings private placements workout situations mergers and acquisitions joint ventures and all types of business transactions Other areas of practice include general corporate representation particularly situations including investment strategies and business planning Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Member American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators Member American Arbitration Panel of Mediators Past President Massachusetts Bar Association 2002 2003 Trustee and Life Member Massachusetts Bar Foundation 2009 2012 Secretary Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc Member American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Education Past President Massachusetts City Solicitors and Town Counsel Association 1989 1990

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  • Reck Real Estate bio - MWI
    Reck is an arbitrator and mediator with MWI and is a retired partner from Brown Rudnick LLP and is the former Chair of its Real Estate Department His practice consisted of structuring managing and closing sophisticated commercial real estate transactions throughout the United States Currently Mr Reck conducts a varied mediation and arbitration practice principally involving real estate and commercial disputes but also involving personal injury and professional malpractice matters He also serves as an expert witness in cases involving transactional practice standards and real estate legal issues Representative Matters Joel has several years of varied arbitration and mediation experience including Real estate and commercial disputes Condominium disputes between condominium associations and original developers and between condominium associations and developers of adjacent properties Control and ownership disputes among several owners of contiguous parcels comprising an integrated shopping center Disputes among family members regarding financial and control issues with family owned property Workout and foreclosure disputes Abutter disputes regarding property lines easements and use Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Real Estate Law Listed as one of the Nation s Top 10 Real Estate Lawyers published by the United States Lawyer Rankings guide Named as a leading individual in real estate law in Massachusetts by Chambers USA America s Leading Lawyers for Business Served as Chair of the Real Estate Section and as President of the Boston Bar Association and of the Boston Bar Foundation Served on the governing boards of the Massachusetts Bar Association the Real Estate Bar Association the American Bar Association and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and its Leasing Committee Served as Chair of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and former chair and board member

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  • Wofford Real Estate bio - MWI
    multi family office university and major public infrastructure construction projects A lawyer Jack has done solely neutral work since 1987 In the 1970 s Jack served in both state and federal government in transportation positions including director of long range transportation planning for the Boston area Associate Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public works and Deputy General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation As an attorney in the real estate area until 1986 Jack represented a variety of perspectives including developers builders owners partners landlords tenants architects lenders and public funding sources He has drafted and negotiated the full range of documents including development agreements loan documents leases ground leases eminent domain findings construction and management contracts Projects included renovation of Commonwealth Pier into Boston s World Trade Center for Massachusetts Port Authority redevelopment of the East Cambridge riverfront for City of Cambridge development of research and office space on 24 acre site for MIT affordable housing project at Copley Square Boston for neighborhood corporation redevelopment of historic mill in Vermont into market rate residential and commercial space for private developer Representative Matters Sample projects handled by Jack as mediator and arbitrator of disputes in the construction and real estate area include Disputes between owners and contractors over renovations residential commercial Lease between national drug chain and major shopping center owner Disputes between general contractor and major subs in construction of residential subdivision and in construction of New York Subway system Construction of student center for public university Dispute among insurers over contamination of Woburn WR Grace Superfund site Liability of surveyor s professional liability insurance company for damages from errors in layout of major planned residential subdivision Special Master of dispute between contractor and two Massachusetts towns over construction of waste water treatment facility Allocation of financial responsibility for clean up of Superfund site from industrial contamination of town water supply involving municipality and four alleged polluters Facilitation of advisory committee overseeing clean up of Massachusetts Military Reservation Superfund site from multiple contaminated plumes affecting four towns Mediation of disputes over highway plans in CT NH NJ MA Facilitation of 42 person advisory committee charged with recommending improvements in proposed bridge over Charles River as part of Boston s Big Dig project leading to widely praised Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Member of the Bars of Massachusetts New York and District of Columbia DC inactive Former Member Federal Service Impasses Panel 1999 2002 Presidential appointment Member Association of Conflict Resolution International and New England Author of numerous articles on conflict management and consensus building Recipient of Spirit of Mediation award from community mediation program for his 16 years service on its board of directors and his 40 years of consensus building 2010 Recipient of History Makers Award Innovations in Historic City Building for civic participation in resolution of major transportation controversies 2004 Roster of Facilitators of the US Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution Former Co Chair Boston Bar Association Committee on Alternative Dispute

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  • Chuck Doran Mediator | Workplace Mediation | ADR Services - MWI
    the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination MCAD and the USPS REDRESS I and REDRESS II Mediation Panels Chuck is a Distinguished Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators and serves on the Board of Governors In 1993 Chuck completed a Specialization in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School In 1994 Chuck founded MWI a nationally recognized dispute resolution service and training organization based in Boston Massachusetts that provides individual and corporate clients with negotiation consulting and training mediation and arbitration services and mediation training Chuck served as a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and was Chair of the Qualifications Subcommittee He is an arbitrator with the Massachusetts Bar Association s Fee Arbitration Board and is a past president of the Association for Conflict Resolution New England Chapter Representative Matters Worked with a leadership team responsible for a 525M project to resolve series of matters impacting the timely completion and success of the project Successfully mediated hundreds of Title VII discrimination claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Postal Service REDRESS I and II mediation panels since 1998 Worked with business principals on multiple occasions to create tailored partner dissolution agreements and succession plans Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Appointed to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and was Chair of the Qualifications Subcommittee 1999 2003 President and Director of the Association for Conflict Resolution New England Chapter NE ACR formerly the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution SPIDR Elected to serve as President and former President Elect and Director of the six state regional chapter of ACR International 1997 2004 Chair Massachusetts Budget Coalition Led statewide collaborative effort

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  • Johnson Workplace bio - MWI
    Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Alternative Dispute Resolution 2009 Association for Conflict Resolution ACR announced the creation of the Marvin E Johnson Diversity and Equity Award as a tribute to Mr Johnson s diversity efforts within Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution SPIDR and ACR and throughout the dispute resolution field 2007 Catholic University Columbus School of Law honored him with the Black Law Students Association Alumni Achievement Award 2007 American College of Civil Trial Mediators 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award for his major contributions to the ADR field 2006 Named by Mediate com as one of the thirty one best known and most experienced mediators in the world The Mediators Views from the Eye of the Storm Volume 1 DVD 2005 Memberships Professional Organizations American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution former Council Member American Bar Association Commission on Racial Ethnic Diversity in the Profession American College of Civil Trial Mediators International Academy of Mediators former Board Member Association for Conflict Resolution former Board Member Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals former Board Member Pennsylvania Bar Association ADR Panel Member Federal Service Impasses Panel September 2009 present CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Employment and Fair Housing Foreign Service Grievance Board 2005 2007 Maryland State Labor Relations Board 2002 2003 Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel 2000 2002 Federal Service Impasses Panel 1999 2002 US Postal REDRESS 1998 present Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1984 present American Arbitration Association National Rosters of Neutrals 1984 present Publications Author of many articles on ADR and diversity including ADR Techniques and Procedures Flowing Through Porous Boundaries Flooding the ADR Landscape and Confusing the Public Practical Dispute Resolution Volume 5 No 1 2010 The Gated Community Risk Aversion Race and the Lack of Diversity in Mediation in the Top Ranks Dispute Resolution Magazine Spring 2009 Racial Profiling in America The Problem and the Challenge ACR Resolution Magazine Fall 2003 Adjusting to Changing Priorities 2002 and Emotionally Intelligent Mediation Four Key Competencies Dispute Resolution Alert Volume 5 No 3 2005 Practical Dispute Resolution Volume 2 No 2 2001 Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted Skill Based Mediation Training 40 Hours 1984 to 2011 Assessing Our Internal GPS Global Positioning System When Navigating Cultural Diversity and Conflict 2007 2008 2009 2010 Advanced Mediation Training 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 How Diversity and Culture Add to Successful Resolution ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference April 2011 The Challenge of Maintaining Our Equilibrium FEMA May 2011 Racial and Ethnic Underrepresented Groups in the Dispute Resolution Field Barriers Promises and Challenges for ADR Professionals National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts April 29 2010 Critical Settlement Skills An Introduction to Interest Based Bargaining Techniques FLRA March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 Navigating Transitions through Conflict NYDRA Annual Conference October 2009 Arbitration Advocacy Workshop NEA July 2005 2011 Help or Hinder Attorney Techniques That Will Affect Your Client at the Mediation Table ABA Section of Dispute Resolution ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Spring Conference April

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  • Lieberman Workplace bio - MWI
    s personality seamlessly adjust her approach to develop trust and help litigants see the wisdom of resolution She is also one of the hardest working mediators I know I highly recommend Amy as a mediator Michael Pruitt employment lawyer Dispute Resolution Experience Amy Lieberman Esq has been a full time mediator and arbitrator since 2001 and has resolved over 800 employment and business disputes for lawyers individuals and organizations She is a nationally published author and highly sought after speaker whose articles are used in law schools today to teach employment ADR Amy is the Executive Director of Insight Employment Mediation LLC and Insight Mediation Group LLC She is the former Chair of the Arizona State Bar ADR Section and has been recognized in as one of the Best Lawyers in America in ADR since 2004 She trains lawyers managers and human resource personnel on conflict management and mediation skills Representative Matters Individual and class action claims of sexual harassment race religion disability gender age ethnicity and pregnancy discrimination wage and hour FLSA collective actions breach of contract claims negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims and general civil litigation mediation as well as EEOC charges charges made pursuant to internal DRP s and executive and workplace conflict Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Best Lawyers in America Southwest Superlawyers Arizona s Finest Lawyers Ranking Arizona Leading Lawyers Top Lawyers in Phoenix Phoenix Magazine ACR Advanced Practitioner Workplace Mediation ACR Advanced Practitioner Employment Arbitration Fellow American College of Civil Trial Mediators Member National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals IMI certified Mediator AAA Mediator and Arbitrator MWI Employment and Franchise Panel EEOC Mediator FINRA Mediator and Arbitrator Arizona Association of Realtors Mediator and Arbitrator Past Chair AZ State Bar ADR Section Past Chair American Arbitration Association s AZ Employment Advisory Board Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted Phoenix EEOC Technical Assistance Seminar Mediation of EEOC Charges August 2011 June 2009 Impact of the Economy on Resolution of Employment Disputes AzSHRM September 2010 Secrets to Successful Conflict Resolution Lessons from the Expert Vistage National Speaker 2010 2011 Mediating the Non Litigated Case ABA ADR Section Annual Meeting April 2010 AZ State Bar January 2010 Building Better Workplace Communication Northland Pioneer College November 2009 The Mediator s Perspective Effective Preparation and Advocacy In Mediation Arizona State Bar Labor and Employment Annual Seminar October 2009 Resolving Executive Level Conflict AzSHRM Annual Seminar September 2009 Conducting Effective Investigations AzSHRM Annual Seminar September 2009 The Vanishing Jury Trial Arizona State Bar Annual Seminar June 2009 Drafting Employment Arbitration Agreements Arizona State Bar and AAA May 2009 The Driving Force of Desires Reaching Resolution in Mediation Institute of Management Accountants April 2009 IPMA March 2009 AzSHRM State Conference September 2008 Age and Disability Discrimination AAA and ICDR Neutrals Conference February 2009 Strategic Use of ADR in the Workplace AzSHRM Conference January 2009 Conflict Resolution in the Workplace American Society of Women Accountants July 2007 Decision Making and

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  • Shulman Workplace bio - MWI
    approximately 140 matters as a contract mediator Several mediations and arbitrations of employment matters involving Florida theme parks Other representative parties in mediation or arbitrations conducted by Mr Shulman Outback Steakhouse Inc Buckhead Beef Walgreens Embassy Suites Cheesecake Factory Progress Energy Great Clips Turner Construction Co Nestle Purina TJ Maxx Subway Emeritas Westminster Academy Raymond James Financial Services Hillsborough County FL Sarasota County FL University of Florida University of South Florida School Boards of Hillsborough Manatee and Pinellas Counties FL City of Tampa More than 25 Labor Arbitrations appointed through Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service or directly by the parties Prepared more than 550 recommended Final Agency Decisions FADs on federal employee EEO Complaints as a contractor or subcontractor Honors Memberships and Professional Activities Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee 2011 date Florida Supreme Court Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee 2000 2008 Hearing Officer Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing Board October 2001 date J Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court American Inns of Court Barrister Member Florida Circuit Civil Mediator Society 2005 date National Association of Distinguished Neutrals Board Member 2010 date Florida Bar Labor Employment Law Section 1992 date Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Inc 2002 date Diplomate as of April 2005 Hillsborough County Bar Association 1999 date ADR Committee Co Chair 2004 06 Florida Bar Clients Security Fund Committee 1994 2003 Chair 1998 99 Admitted The Florida Bar 955980 United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit United States District Court Middle and Southern Districts of Florida Lectures and ADR Trainings Conducted Trainer Harassment Prevention Training for two private employers names withheld training over 2700 employees and managers 2011 Primary Mediation Trainer County Mediator Certification Training 2008 present Tampa FL Primary Arbitration Trainer Court Appointed Arbitrator Training 2007 present Tampa FL Primary Mediation Trainer Circuit Civil Mediator

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