Civil & Commercial Mediation
Art Lieberman, Ph.D.
This website is for mediating commercial and civil cases.
For Divorce Mediation, please click here: www.FairDivorce.com
In addition to mediating divorces, Art mediates and arbitrates civil and commercial cases such as might be found in Superior Court.
- Mediating since 1994
- Extensive background in business administration and in the computer field
- Expertise for commercial and civil disputes
- Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
- Selected by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for mediating workplace discrimination claims
- Also specializing in divorce mediation
Types of civil and commercial mediation cases
- Contract disputes
- Family Assets & Inheritance division
- Partnership dissolutions
- Equal employment / discrimination
- Customer claims
- Professional fee disputes
- Work place / management
- Neighborhood disputes
- Product liability
- Real estate
- Cross-cultural issues
- Health care
- Labor management
- Gay, lesbian, bi & trans issues
- Home Owners Associations
Who must attend?
Both the plaintiff and the defendent must attend the mediation. If either party is a “company” rather than a “person,” the company must send a representative who is authorized to make binding decisions. If an insurance company is sending a representative, it is still important that the parties also attend.
For court-ordered mediations, the attorneys usually accompany their clients.
How long does it take?
Most commercial/civil mediations require between 2 and 4 hours. The goal is to complete the mediation in a single session. You should clear your calendar for a half day.
My billing rate for commercial and civil cases is $250 per hour, shared equally between/among the parties. If the court assigns the mediator, then the court’s assigned billing rate is followed.