Mark Fingerman, Esq.
Case Manager: Julie Schallau
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 143
Mark Fingerman is a mediator for civil disputes with an emphasis on business, personal injury, real estate, construction and intellectual property cases. Mark’s mediation style derives from 28 years of aggressive state and federal trial practice transformed by a Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution and mindfulness training as a Yoga teacher enabling him to offer mindfulness based mediation with an edge.
“Mindfulness ” refers to calmly and compassionately engaging the parties and counsel, without judgment, in order for all participants to truly understand the conflict. The “edge” refers to the use of a broad array of mediation techniques as appropriate to the individual case, including frank case evaluation as needed, with an emphasis on assisting the parties in making a deal. The goal is to efficiently guide the parties to a durable resolution based on reasons they understand and accept.
As a lawyer, Mark’s clients ranged from institutional to individual, including insurance defense, multinational, government agency, the Republic of France and small business in both simple and complex cases. Mark has been successfully mediating court panel and private cases since 2010.
2001-2012 Jacobson, Russell, Saltz & Fingerman - Partner
1999-2001 Valensi Rose - Partner
1986-1997 Bergman, Dacey, Goldsmith – Partner
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
All manner of business disputes including: Breach of Contract; Partnership disputes; Fraud; Ownership/Control disputes among owners and third parties.
Toxic Tort, Auto v. Auto, Premises Liability, Food Poisoning
Failure to disclose; Broker liability; Lease Disputes; Landlord/tenant, commercial and residential; boundary disputes; easements.
Public and private sector disputes including: extras/defects cases; defective materials; dirt cases.
Trade Secret, Trademark, Unfair Competition
1979 BA (Philosophy), University of California at San Diego
1981 JD, California Western School of Law in San Diego
2011 LL.M in Dispute Resolution, Strauss Institute, Pepperdine Law School
State Bar of California, Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Panel, Los Angeles County Bar Association, ProVisors (Group Leader), Association of Surfing Lawyers
2009 L’Ordre National du Merite (“National Order of Merit”), Republic of France
2010 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), Yoga Alliance (Max Storm)
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