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"George has the depth of knowledge from both a plaintiff and defense prospective concerning the key issues of liability, damages, indemnity, and insurance necessary to effectively mediate any construction dispute. Further, he has the tenacity necessary to enlighten parties as to the wisdom of a fair mediated resolution. He has my highest recommendation."

Keith D. Koeller, Esq.
Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck LLP

Irvine, California

Representative land use cases include the following disputes:

  • Car dealerships in La Quinta and Indio (relocation and development)
  • Planned Unit Development in Moorpark, Ventura County (multiple land use issues)
  • Single Family Homes project, Los Angeles (developer vs. city over extension of streets and utility trunk lines)
  • Single Family Homes project (management of methane gas emissions from old dumpsite)
  • Garbage Transfer Facility, Huntington Beach (dispute over release of 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel)
  • Kraft Foods Processing Plant, Orange County (release of asbestos arising from plant demolition)
  • Courthouse, Chatsworth (development agreement dispute)
  • Oil storage facility dispute, Ventura County (decommissioning of the facility and oil cleanup)

What other experts say…

"George Calkins is one of the most effective mediators I have ever used in both real estate and construction defect related matters. He understands the dynamics of insurance and is extremely knowledgeable about construction. Particularly on matters involving unique issues of law or emotionally charged parties, I know George will be able to help me resolve the matter short of trial."

Elaine K. Fresch, Esq.
Selman & Breitman 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

"George combines extreme talent and intellect, with brute logic, HD clarity, and affability. He makes you understand why you settled and at the right amount. A sign of competence is business referred from your peers. A sign of greatness is business referred from adversaries. George achieves both."

Phillip J. Collias, Esq.
Lockton Insurance Brokers, Inc

Irvine, California