Pepperdine University School of Law (Juris Doctor & Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2007)
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University (Master of Dispute Resolution, 2016)
Chandler & Shechet, LLP, Partner, 2008-present
After many years splitting my practice between mediation and litigation (primarily business litigation, legal and accounting malpractice, and appeals) I am now a full-time mediator.
My specialty is working with groups that need or want to continue working together. I help small businesses, family-owned businesses, start-ups, creative collaborators, neighbors, and others resolve conflicts and move forward together. Over one or more sessions, we resolve the specific disputes that brought them to mediation, while also improving their communication and problem-solving skills so that they can resolve future disputes more easily. I also offer “preventative” mediation for groups that are embarking on a joint project and want to avoid future conflicts.
With respect to litigated cases, I focus on business partnership lawsuits, and also have significant experience in legal and accounting malpractice cases.