are few, if any, mediators who are willing to work as hard
as George does to resolve a matter,
including persistent follow up if the matter does not settle at
the initial session."
Mike Long, Esq.
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP
George Calkins is a widely recognized mediator/arbitrator
of contract disputes of virtually any kind, including commercial,
commercial leases, public works, and uniform commercial code transactions,
contracts involving real estate, manufacturing, sales, entertainment,
construction and intellectual property. He has mediated complicated
disputes among manufacturers and contractors regarding responsibilities
under their contracts. He has mediated commercial lease disputes
involving multiple tenants and owners.
Representative contracts cases include the following complex
- Cosmetic distributor and owner of salons (product pricing
- Dispute among shoe distributors (entitlement to
designs of product line)
- Partnership (dispute over
medical equipment leases)
- Marriott Hotel and retail
shop, San Diego (lease dispute)
- Private university,
Pasadena (repair and placement of gymnasium floor)
- Abbott Kenney commercial property, Venice (leasehold dispute)
- Electrical equipment (supplier and subcontractor )
- Coptic Church, Inland Empire (owner dispute with general contractor
- Master Sales Agreement (interpretation of agreement
over supplies and contractors)
- Charitable foundation
(dispute over formulation documents)
What other experts say…
"I have found George Calkins
to be a very effective mediator of construction disputes. He
has an excellent understanding construction,
contracts, and applicable law. He has the experience and skills
to settle cases. I will use him again."
Mark Budwig, Esq.
McKenna & Cuneo
San Diego, California
"George Calkins grasps
all issues and strategies immediately and pierces all arguments
Gary V. Spencer, Esq.
Santa Ana, California
“I regard George Calkins
as one of the top business case mediators currently working.
He is always
on our short list.”
Steven A. Nichols, Esq.
Rutan & Tucker LLP
Costa Mesa, California
"George Calkins is a well
qualified mediator with the rare combination of experience
and dedicated follow-through that
combine to make him an excellent candidate for resolving complex,
multi-party litigation. I have successfully used Mr. Calkins
on many construction and non-construction related cases that
seemed destined for trial, yet he successfully negotiated settlements.
I would recommend Mr. Calkins as one of a handful of top notch
Orange County or Los Angeles mediators."
Namvar A. Mokri, Esq.
Newport Beach, California