Professional Details

Joshua D. Kadish
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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1300 American Bank Building / 621 SW Morrison St
Portland, OR 97205
USA
(503) 228-8448
Fax: (503) 273-9135

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Description of Practice

I have broad experience in family law, elder law, estate planning, probate, and corporate law. I create a safe environment in which participants discuss their differences in a rational and confidential manner. I believe disputants should be knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities. I can provide legal information when desired.

Professional Background

I graduated from Stanford Law School in 1979. I am a named partner in Wyse Kadish LLP, a 12 lawyer, AV rated law firm. I have taught mediation and negotiation as an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School for over 20 years. I frequently lecture and write on topics in mediation, negotiation, and family law. I am named as an Oregon Superlawyer, and as one of Portland's best lawyers and a Five Star Wealth Planner (top 4% of estate planning lawyers) by Portland Magazine.

Experience

Mediation has been a major part of my practice for over 20 years. I have mediated well over 1500 cases. I also have represented many clients in mediation, so I understand the process from a participant's point of view. I was the winner of the Oregon Mediation Association Award for Excellence in 2000, and the Oregon State Bar Lezak Award for Excellence in Mediation in 2011.

Degrees

BA Haverford College '73; JD Stanford Law School '79.

Approach

I create a safe environment in which participants can discuss their differences in a rational and confidential manner. I believe disputants should be knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities, and I can provide legal information for the participants when desired.

Fees

I work on a sliding scale basis. My top rate is $300 per hour, but I regularly reduce fees in order to make my services affordable for a broad range of clients.

Other Information

I am particularly interested in mediation of divorces involving closely held businesses or other complex financial assets, prenuptial agreements, will contests, disputes among shareholders in closely held corporations, and family business disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Business
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues) (1,000 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • Partnership
  • Probate (30 mediated)
  • Real Estate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Estate Planner
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer

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