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"George reached resolution with single parties, groups, and finally the key defendants in ways that none of us thought possible. His interactions with the principals were pitch-perfect, demonstrating an understanding of human psychology that many neutrals profess to have, but ultimately lack. He was professional with counsel and held them in high regard both privately and with principals. Counsel on all sides praised his efforts, commitment and results."

Michael Stewart, Esq.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California

George Calkins brings many years of experience to resolving business disputes of all forms, including from uniform commercial code disputes, corporate finance and corporate democracy matters. George has experience assisting businesses of all kinds in resolving disputes relating to finance, corporate planning, corporate structure, securities, fair business practices, as well as sales, marketing and shareholder participation disputes.

Examples of George's experience in resolving business disputes include:

  • Loan participation dispute among numerous savings and loan institutions in Los Angeles
  • Dispute regarding allocation of partnership profits and losses in a major business enterprise in Orange County
  • Dispute between a manufacturer and an aerospace company regarding performance of high priced, sensitive generators in Los Angeles
  • Dispute between hotel chain and manufacturer of materials utilized throughout facility
  • Commercial leasing dispute between shopping center owner and national retail chain

What other experts say:

“Relentless, very effective and has done his homework before arriving at the mediation. A real pleasure.”

Patricia Glaser, Esq.
Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro LLP
Los Angeles, California

"George Calkins' ability to get to the heart of the matter, and move the parties along toward their mutual salvation, is on par with the best in this business."

Peter C. Sheridan, Esq.
Christensen, Glaser, Fink, Jacobs, Weil & Shapiro LLP
Los Angeles, California