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Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.Premium Member


I specialize in mediating commercial disputes, primarily disputes involving intellectual property, partnerships and issues arising between franchisors, franchisees, distributors, and agents.  I was a commercial trial lawyer for more than 35 years in Philadelphia and Boston in my own firm and in AMLAW 100 law firms.  I’ve mediated more than 150 cases since 2017 throughout the United States in-person and remotely.  I have excellent references from lawyers whom I have helped resolve cases through mediation.  Please consult my website for a list or call me at 508 878 8656.  I’d be happy to talk with you.

Law professor at Boston University Law School (2012 – present), teaching ADR, Negotiation; partner Nixon Peabody LLP (2003 – February 2017); adjunct professor, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, teaching business aspects of franchising (2006 – 2008); franchisee, The Complete Athlete (1992 – 1994). JAMS and American Arbitration Association trained in mediation.

ADR Experience

Have served as mediator of business disputes involving all aspects of franchising; have served as mediator of disputes among groups of franchisees; have served as mediator of other commercial disputes not involving franchising, including partnership disputes and intellectual property disputes.


I believe in a facilitative and respectful approach to mediation that puts the parties in charge of arriving at a resolultion that works for them, recognizes their interests and allows them to determine outcome of their dispute.


University of Pennsylvania, (BA)
Temple University School of Law (JD)

Areas Of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Franchise
  • Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Trademark

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator



Fees and Provisos

No charge for travel except expenses. Available for nationwide assignment.  Charges are shared by parties, usually equally, depending on number of parties in mediation.  Total charge $5750 per day (first 10 hours); $575 per hour thereafter.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • American Arbitration Association and JAMS training courses.

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • MassBar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • IBA - International Bar Association
  • CPR - Intl. Inst. for Conflict Resolution
  • IMI - International Mediation Institute

Publications & Presentations

  • See my website for a list of publications.


  • See my website for a full list of references.