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Myer J. Sankary
Certified
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Advanced Mediation and Arbitration Services

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4930 Woodman Avenue, Ste 405
Sherman Oaks, CA 91430
USA
818-231-2965
Fax: 818-474-8523

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mr. Sankary has extensive mediation experience in over 1000 litigated cases since 1996. He is a recognized expert in Probate, Business, Commercial, Employment, and personal injury cases. Mr. Sankary is in an expert in social science of persuasion as applied to negotiations and mediations.

Professional Background

Advanced Mediation Certificates; Received Advance Certificate from Robert Cialdini, Professor of Psychology and Social Science at Arizona State authorizing Mr. Sankary to present Cialdini's Principles of Persuasion Workshop, based on his research in the social science of influence. I am a past president of the Southern California Mediation Association. I have served on the board of trustees of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association for 6 years. I am one of the founders and president of The Valley Bar Mediation Center, a non-profit mediation center sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Bar association which serves communities that cannot afford the high cost of litigation. See www.valleybarmediationcenter.com

Experience

Mediated over 1000 cases since 1996 in variety of specialized areas, including Business, Commercial, Probate and Trusts, personal injury, employment and real estate. Also experienced in conflict management systems for business and non-profit organizations. Mr. Sankary has served as counsel in many business acquisitions.

Degrees

Graduated Harvard Law School, 1965, TCU 1962, BA Philosophy, summa cum laude; Pepperdine Law School. Received numerous certificates of completion of advanced programs on mediation at Straus Institute Pepperdine Law School and other training facilities. Completed training to present Principles of Persuasion workshops certified by noted sociologist, Professor Robert Cialdini since 2006.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
    Randy Lowry   
    Peter Robinson   
    Jim Melamed   

Approach

Based upon extensive training and experience, Mr. Sankary employs an "integrative" approach to dispute resolution, applying legal analysis, negotiating strategies, and collaboration, as well as evaluative and facilitative techniques when appropriate. I also apply the principles underlying the social science of persuasion to focus on the personal and emotional aspects of resolving conflict. Mr. Sankary is an expert in the cognitive science of bias and is noted for his MCLE lectures on Elimination of Bias in the Legal System which he gives to law firms and bar association. Knowledge of the science of persuasion and bias is invaluable for mediating high conflict disputes.

Fees

Appropriate to situation, usually based on $400 to $500 per hour. Administrative fees determined by ADR Services.

Other Information

Since 2003, Mr. Sankary has been a lecturer on Negotiation in the Mediation Process at the USC Marshall School of Business MBA program. Mr. Sankary also presents workshops on the Principles of Persuasion. He has developed successful approaches to managing conflict within organizations as well as mediation of litigated disputes. I also devote time also to civic and non-profit organizations. Mr. Sankary has written numerous articles about negotiations and mediation. See his website at www.sankary-mediate.com. Mr. Sankary has given numerous presentation for MCLE credit on the subject of Elimination of Bias. His webinar on Elimination of Bias found at www.attorneyscredit.com have been highly regarded as the best on the internet.

Areas of Practice

  • Business (200 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (150 mediated)
  • Commercial (150 mediated)
  • Contracts (100 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (100 mediated)
  • Employment (75 mediated)
  • Estate Planning (250 mediated)
  • General (200 mediated)
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership (25 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (50 mediated)
  • Probate (200 mediated)
  • Real Estate (100 mediated)
  • Trust Management (100 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Counselor
  • Estate Planner
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombudsperson

References

Gig Kyriacou, Esq. Southern California Mediation Association Peter Robinson Pepperdine Law School Professor Michael Coombs USC Marshall School of Business Kenneth Brousseau,PhD. Pres. Decision Dynamics, LLC Caren Nielsen, Esq. Glantz, Nielsen, Gillin & Scott, LLP Julie Fleshman, Esq., MBA PanCan - NonProfit organization Jeff K Krivis Joyce Pearson, Esq. Pearson Law Offices Irving Reifman, Esq. Reifman & Altman Fred Weitkamp, Esq. Attorney

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Attachments

      Solo Presentation - Written materials - Elimination of  Bias 01-15-2016.docx Solo Presentation - Written materials - Elimination of Bias 01-15-2016.docx