Mediation Of Real Estate Disputes

The Los Angeles Real Estate Attorneys at Schorr Law mediate real estate disputes quite frequently.  Here are five things to keep in mind when mediating a real estate dispute in Los Angeles.

1.  Pick a Mediator With Relevant Experience.  We have mediated hundreds of different types of real estate disputes and, by doing this, we realize that not all mediators are created equally.  Some mediators have a great knowledge of real estate disputes while other generalists, tend to focus on the litigation aspect of any case and less on the real estate specific matters.  We prefer mediators who know the ins and out of real estate law.

2.  Pick an Active Mediator.  An active mediator is a mediator who does more than simply shuttle offers back and forth between the mediation rooms.  We like mediators with the confidence to really press the issues with the various parties.

3.  Prepare.  Like other things in life the more you prepare the better off your odds are for getting a favorable result a mediation.  Preparation is not just briefing the issues and understand the facts and law.  Preparation involves figuring out your overall strategy for resolving your dispute.  There is no set strategy but no strategy at all will diminish your chances for success.

4.  Be Respectful.  Sometimes at mediation the mediation will have joint sessions.  There is no point in being extremely antagonistic during these sessions.  Maintain your position and be respectful.  Remember, part of mediation is convincing the other side to do something they do not want to do.

5.  Do Not Be Afraid to Not Settle.  Sometimes, especially in the pre-litiation mediations that are required in connection with California Associatiom of Realtors contracts, the case may not be ready to settle.  But, just because a case does not settle at mediation does not mean that all settlement prospects are over.  Keep the dialogue open.  A good mediator will keep the dialogue open for the parties by following up after mediation. 

Obviously, there is a lot more that goes into a mediation strategy than the 5 points listed above.  Each case deserves its own unique approach to dispute resolution.  For more information on a free consultation on your matter, please contact us at (310) 954-1877, You can also send us a brief message by using our Contact Form.


Share Button
Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Litigation, Mediation

Zachary D. Schorr’s Expert Appearance on the Dr. Phil Show

Zachary D. Schorr’s Expert Appearance on ABC’s Nightline

Contact Schorr Law

Super Lawyers

Zachary Schorr Superlawyers

Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

Need Representation?

If you are currently involved in a real estate dispute, either commercial real estate or residential, and are looking for a Real Estate Attorney in Los Angeles with a cost-effective, results oriented approach designed to meet your case's specific needs, contact the attorneys at Schorr Law. Our real estate firm has the specific knowledge and experience necessary to get you the best possible results.

AVVO 10.0

Zachary Schorr Avvo Rating

Avvo Clients’ Choice Award Recipient

Zachary Schorr Avvo Client's Choice Award