$500 per hour, including brief/document review time, site visits, and pre-mediation telephone and videoconference calls with counsel. Fees are split equally among parties. In appropriate cases, I will charge a flat $8,000 per eight hour day and $4,000 per half day. There is a 4-hour minimum charge for the mediation session itself. I honor the “free time” requirements of court-sponsored ADR programs.
There is no administrative fee. I believe that the parties’ financial resources should be spent to facilitate productive negotiations.
It is anticipated that a deposit for 8 hours of time will be sent no later than ten days prior to the first mediation session and that mediation briefs will be submitted at the same time.
A 4-hour minimum will be charged for mediation sessions canceled on less than 7 days’ notice.