Practical and effective, Mr. Bases is known for quickly getting to the crux of the matter, for taking into account the risks and particular circumstances of the parties, for his straightforward communication, and for his long-term perspective, taking care to discern between that which is important from that which is trivial. Mr. Bases has over 30 years of complex litigation experience which has helped him succeed in 20 years of mediating over 100 matters. He is highly sought after by counsel — especially in complex real property and construction cases.
-President of Bases & Bases, A Professional Corporation (est. 2003)
-AV rated Martindale-Hubbell: 5.0 / 5.0: legal ability + ethics
-Admitted in State and U.S. Federal Court.
-Lead counsel in highly contested civil litigation matters including real property disputes, construction, business and contract disputes, contested estates, trusts, and fiduciary disputes, and serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. Repeated guest commentator on KFWB’s “Money 101” with Bob McCormick on real estate legal matters.
-Mr. Bases has been a professional mediator for over twenty years and has mediated well over 100 disputes including complex real property, construction defect, business litigation and estate contested matters. For more than 10 years, he participated as a mediator on the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution program panels (both the pro bono and the paid panels) and is a recipient of numerous awards of recognition from the Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court and the Chair of the Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee in appreciation for his years of service.
His article on mediation confidentiality, “The Grease that Oils the Machine of Mediation” (published: Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal on October 28, 2011) was cited by the California Law Review Commission and attached in its Staff Memorandum, Study K-402, April 7, 2014, Memorandum 2014-14, titled, “Relationship Between Mediation Confidentiality and Attorney Malpractice and Other Misconduct: Law in Other Jurisdictions”.
Having participated in hundreds of litigated matters, Mr. Bases understands the process and importance of mediation to resolve disputes. He endeavors to understand parties’ positions in context (taking account of facts, law, and personal circumstances of parties), to be practical, to illicit the use of common sense among the parties, their counsel, and to thoroughly explore with each of the parties and their counsel each party’s particular options and risks, all to help the parties reach agreement so that all parties can obtain resolution and closure of the issue(s).
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, J.D. (1991).
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY, B.A. (1987), WITH HONORS.
Mediator’s Fee: $540 per hour divided in equal shares by the parties, with a 3-hour minimum charge. A deposit for the first 3-hours is required prior to the day of mediation.