Unmani Saraswati, JD, LLM (tax)
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3911 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94611
Description of Practice
Mediation Offices only offers non-adversarial family law services: mediation, Collaborative Practice, and consulting for clients in mediation. Our focus on client-centered processes reflects our commitment to supporting clients in making the best decisions possible during the divorce transition.
Unmani is a member of the California State Bar Family and the Alameda County Bar Association. Unmani earned her LLM in taxation with Honors in December of 2012.
Unmani has been practicing consensual dispute resolution processes-- mediation and Collaborative Practice-- exclusively for eighteen years. She has worked with thousands of people seeking to resolve their divorce issues by focusing on resolution and developing their own divorce agreement.
University of California, Berkeley, BA, with high honors, 1996; Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, Honors Lawyering Program, 2004; Golden Gate University School of Law, LLM in taxation with Honors in 2012.
|2/14/2005||Natalie Leininger et al.||Let's Do Collaborative Law; 1 hour|
|3/4-5/2005||Nancy J. Foster||Interdisciplinary Team Dynamic in Collaborative Law; 13 hours|
|3/16-20/2005||Gary Friedman||Mediation Intensive Program; 35 hours|
|3/24/2005||ACBA||Exploring Assumptions in Mediaiton; 1 hour|
|9/27/2005||Rodney Johnson et al.||Psychological Issues in Collaborative Family Law Matters; 1 hour|
|10/22/2005||Nancy J. Foster||Powerful Non-Defensive Communication For Collaborative Professionals; 5.5 hours|
|4/3/2007||ACFLA||10 Thoughtful Ways to be Better Prepared for Mediation; 1 hour|
|6/1/2007||Nancy J. Foster||Developing a Client-Centered Collaborative Practice; 6 hours|
|5/12/2008||ACFLA||Private Custody Mediation and Co-Parenting Counseling; 1 hour|
|4/23/2010||Collaborative Practice California Conference||The Biological Foundations of Human Goodness; 1 hour|
|4/24/2010||Collaborative Practice California Conference||The Neuroscience of Collaboration; 1.5 hours|
|4/24/2010||Unmani Sarasvati, David Fink, Lisa Schneider||The Role of the Law in Collaborative Practice; 1.5 hours|
|4/24/2010||Collaborative Practice California Conference||Divided by a Common Language; 1 hour|
|4/25/2010||Collaborative Practice California Conference||New Ways for Families in Collaborative Practice; 3 hours|
|4/25/2010||Collaborative Practice California Conference||Bridge Over Troubled Collaborative Teams; 3 hours|
|9/24/2010||CCRE and CFLPM||What's the Brain Got to Do With It in CP; 6.5 hours|
|6/10/2011||Catherine Conner||Narrative Mediation Training for CP Professionals; 6.5 hours|
|10/29/2011||IACP||Divorce Taxation in Collaborative Cases; 1.5 hours|
|10/29/2011||IACP||Pre-Post-Nups in the Collaborative Process; 1.5 hours|
|9/21/2012||Dana Curtis||The Power of Collaborative Practice; 4.75 hours|
Unmani is a facilitative mediator. Her role is to create an environment that encourages clients to communicate effectively and transparently, and offer neutral legal information when requested.
$425 per hour
Areas of Practice
- Divorce (all issues) (437 mediated)
- Family (37 mediated)
- Prenuptial (25 mediated)
- Conflict Coach
- Mediating Lawyer
- Collaborative Professional