Senior Mediator

Senior MediatorThis mediator has at least 100 hours of mediation training, 500 hours of mediation experience, agrees to take part in at least 12 hours per year of continuing mediation education, and subscribes to's required standards of mediation practice.


I specialize in mediating disputes between franchisors and franchisees. As a franchise lawyer with more than 30 years experience in helping to resolve disputes among franchisors and franchisees, I believe that mediation is very well suited to resolution of franchise disputes.

Law professor at Boston University Law School (2012 – present), teaching ADR, Negotiation; partner Nixon Peabody LLP (2003 – February 2017); adjunct professor, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, teaching business aspects of franchising (2006 – 2008); franchisee, The Complete Athlete (1992 – 1994). JAMS and American Arbitration Association trained in mediation.

ADR Experience

Have served as mediator of franchise disputes involving all aspects of franchising; have served as mediator of disputes among groups of franchisees; have served as mediator of other commercial disputes not involving franchising, including partnership disputes


I believe in a facilitative and respectful approach to mediation that allows the parties a full opportunity to self-determination in the resolution of their dispute.


University of Pennsylvania, 1967 (BA)
Temple University School of Law, 1971 (JD)

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Franchise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademark

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

No charge for travel except expenses. Available for nationwide assignment. $3500 per day (first 8 hours); $450 per hour for study.

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • MassBar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • IBA - International Bar Association
  • CPR - Intl. Inst. for Conflict Resolution
  • IMI - International Mediation Institute

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