"I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum."
-- Frances E. Willard
I offer both hourly and fixed full-day fee schedules. Both rates include all preparation time and pre-mediation calls with counsel and/or parties.
HOURLY: $430/HOUR on the day of mediation and follow-up telephonic mediation (four hour minimum)*
FULL DAY: $4,300 (includes unlimited hours of session time on the day of the mediation and reasonable follow-up work)
*In my experience, the hourly rate usually proves to be more economical and provides greater flexibility to the parties. There are many disputes that are capable of settling, but not on the day of mediation. Most frequently, one or both sides significantly overvalued their claims or defenses and additional time is needed to adjust to the new reality, or issues raised during the mediation require some follow up so that the parties can make an informed decision without unnecessary time pressure.
In those circumstances, tabling a mediation with action items for follow up can be a better strategy than trying to push through to take advantage of a fixed-fee arrangement. The latter can even lead to a false impasse, particularly when exhaustion sets in, or a forced mediator’s proposal that is unsuccessful. When parties agree to pick up on another day, I am tenacious with my telephonic follow-up and, if needed, coordinating a second session.
Page Dispute Resolution
12400 Wilshire Boulevard,
Suite 400 ◦
(310) 836-4880 ◦
Mobile (310) 714-5640 ◦
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