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“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 is a widely sought mediator/arbitrator of complex partnership disputes involving written partnership engagements. He understands the intricacies of partnership law and its impact upon participants in complex real estate transactions, involving profit and loss allocations and supplier disputes.

Representative partnership disputes resolved include the following cases:

  • Single Family Development Project, West Hills (builder/land acquisition partnership, profit and loss distribution):
  • Dissolution of law partnership, Los Angeles (allocation of client fees and debts)
  • Savings and Loan participation dispute
  • Medical partnership (dispute involving building owned in limited partnership)
  • Multiple government agencies (development and construction of water distribution system)
  • Private foundation, Los Angeles (resolution of receivership dispute with partners in real estate development)

What other experts say…

"George makes himself available for all sides as needed, and his involvement does not end until the details have been addressed so that the settlement sticks. His ability to maintain a sense of humor and perspective goes a long way to relieving the anxiety and stress that are inherent in these cases, and makes working with him enjoyable."

Robert M. Freedman, Esq.
Tharpe & Howell

Sherman Oaks, California

"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