All rates are 2 hr. minimum, and the fee is split between the parties unless otherwise agreed upon. Rates may vary based on expertise required. Potential variables include complexity of mediation briefs, amount of supporting documents, location/travel involved, number and availability of parties and decision makers, level of correspondence, and need for translators. Rates will be discussed and agreed upon within the mediation agreement prior to mediation.
MEDIATION SET-UP, FOLLOW UPS & PARTY COMMUNICATION-There are generally no additional charges for actions prior to mediation. Mediation charges are incurred during mediation. Work examples prior to mediation include: phone calls, document gathering, coordination with law firms, insurance companies, adjusters, other parties, and reading mediation briefs.
PAYMENT FOR MEDIATOR SERVICES & RETAINER AGREEMENT The fees for services, other than mediation session time, include but are not limited to, the review of submitted materials, post-session continued mediation work, which is often conducted telephonically or electronically (this is much more extensive work than standard follow-up which is included at no charge), and intersession review of additional materials, as needed. The latter potential charges are not enforced without consent of the parties. Discretionary Refundable Retainer(s) may be charged for these anticipated services, which includes the possibility of additional mediation time. The rate for these services is to be shared on a pro-rata basis, unless modified by mutual consent of the parties. Parties must advance all fees in order to secure reserved date(s). Only unused time billed as “Retainer” or “Additional Retainer” is refundable.
CANCELLATION, CONTINUANCE & REFUND POLICY All continuances/cancellations must be requested in writing and copied to all parties. If a matter scheduled for one day or less is canceled/continued 3 days or less from the scheduled mediation date, the mediation fee is non-refundable and due and payable by the party(ies) requesting the action. If a multi-day matter is continued or canceled 10 days or less from the mediation date, full payment for lost time is non-refundable and due and payable. No fee will be due for any portion of the vacated time filled by mediator. Multiple continuances by the same party outside the applicable policy will result in a $250 ($125/ea side) additional fee upon rescheduling. Refunds will be issued on cases canceled beyond the applicable policy, less the preparation time expended prior to cancellation.
My range of mediations is very extensive and broad. I would be very surprised if I had not settled the type of disagreement or case you bring to me. Please give me a call or email and we can discuss if it is a good fit for everyone!