very effective and has done his homework before arriving at
the mediation. A real
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
- 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…
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
Michael Stewart, Esq.
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California