I have conducted over 100 arbitrations, privately, through the courts and under through such organized programs as the independently-administered Kaiser Member Arbitration Program, AAA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (securities and employment claims), and county bar associations. Although I have conducted far more mediations than arbitrations, I am comfortable in the same range of legal settings as described above, whether for claims for monetary damages, construction disputes, specific performance of a real estate contract, trust and estate division, disputes between members of a Homeowners Association, property division, or setting rents under a commercial lease. Where appropriate and with input from the parties, I seek creative, fair and mutually beneficial resolutions.

One of my deepest concerns while conducting an efficient arbitration is to provide parties both a full and fair opportunity to present their case and (when requested) an understanding of the reasons for my decisions.