Professional Details

Sylvia Mayer
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

S. Mayer Law PLLC

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P.O. Box 6542
Houston, TX 77265
(713) 893-0339
Fax: (713) 661-3738


Description of Practice

Over 25 years of experience as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator with broad experience in federal court, state court, bankruptcy court, and the American Arbitration Association. Served as counsel or neutral in hundreds of disputes involving a wide variety of industries, including banking, energy, construction, finance, health care, hospitality, oilfield services, real estate, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas, transportation, partnerships, retail, wholesale and others.

Arbitrated and mediated over $100 million in disputes since 2014, as well as having served as counsel in various arbitrations and mediations over the last 25 years. Disputes have involved a wide variety of issues including commercial litigation, contract disputes, banking, business separations, energy, employment, director and officer liability, creditors rights, consumer, insolvency, personal injury, oil and gas, fiduciary duty, construction, finance, fraud, health care, hospitality, landlord-tenant, leasing, lender liability, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, operator/non-operator disputes, royalties, partnerships, premises liability, products liability, secured transactions, securities, surety, tax, torts, transactions, corporate governance, collections, pipelines, upstream and downstream, real estate, retail, wholesale and others.

Professional Background

• S. Mayer Law PLLC - Partner, March 1, 2014 – Present;
• Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP – Business Finance & Restructuring Department and Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice Group - Partner, January 2004 – February 2014, Counsel, January 2002 – December 2003, Associate, October 1993 - December 2001


Arbitrated and mediated over $100 million in disputes since 2014, as well as having served as counsel in various arbitrations and mediations over the last 25 years. Sylvia has routinely served as the “peacemaker” guiding parties to settle lawsuits, pre-litigation disputes, contested matters, claims, and issues of value distribution. She has served as arbitrator, mediator, informal go-between, and counsel to clients in both arbitration and mediation. Sylvia’s experience extends beyond the courtroom and the negotiating table, to the boardroom and internal client investigations.


Sylvia graduated from Washington University in 1987, cum laude, with a B.A. in Theater. After working for three years in the arts community in Houston, Sylvia went to law school and, in 1993, she graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, summa cum laude.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Small Claims
  • Transportation
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Strategic Planning

References available upon request.