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Grace Seferian, PE, PMP, MEM, LEED AP, QSD/P
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ResolveWithGrace

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PO Box 9391
Berkeley , CA 94709
USA
5105201364

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Description of Practice

As the founder of ResolveWithGrace, Grace Seferian, is an EXPERT IN CONSTRUCTION and practices alternative dispute resolution (ADR) specializing in mediation, arbitration and dispute review boards (DRB)s. She has OVER 20 YEARS experience in the construction industry as a Program and Construction Management professional. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer and a General Contractor, Grace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. The combination of her engineering and construction experience gives her a complete and well-balanced understanding of the building process. Grace has a deep understanding of technical terms, engineering and claims analysis principles and has resolved hundreds of construction disputes and potential claims.

Professional Background

Program and project management professional; Construction expert; Project Management Professional (PMP); Licensed Professional Engineer (PE); Licensed General Contractor (Classification B); LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP); Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) and Practitioner (QSP).

Experience

Practicing ADR since 2013 both as a mediator and arbitrator. Serving on the ADR panel of mediators of the Contra Costa County Superior Court of CA, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Construction Dispute Resolution Services (CDRS) National Panel of Construction ADR Specialists. DRB for Caltrans Division of Construction ADR. Volunteer Mediator for Department of Police Accountability (DPA). Volunteer Court Mediator with the Congress of Neutrals and VLSC of the Alameda County Bar Association.

Degrees

Master of Engineering Management (MEM); Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2013    UC Berkeley (Teresa Carey)    Mediation and Conflict Resolution (40 hrs)
2014-2015    SEEDS    Advanced Mediation (33 hrs)
2016    CDRS    CDRS Arbitration, Advanced ADR and DRB (32 hrs)
2016    DRBF (Caltrans)    DRB/ DRA (16 hrs)
2017    Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (AAMS) a program of CA Lawyers for the Arts    AAMS Arbitration (11 hrs)
2017    FINRA    FINRA Arbitrator Training (13.5 hrs)
2017    BASF    Ron Kelly’s Arbitration Certificate Training (20 hrs)
2017    UC Berkeley     Fundamentals of Construction Law (30 hrs)
2017    BASF    Attorney/Client Fee Disputes Mediator Training
2018    State Bar of CA    Basic Fee Arbitrator Training

Approach

Facilitative approach.

Fees

$250 per hour.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Art
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business (4 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (20 mediated)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts (4 mediated)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Insurance (5 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (14 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (2 mediated)
  • Police (6 mediated)
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Small Claims

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References

Carol Kingsley The Congress of Neutrals Donna Salazar Department of Police Accountability (DPA) Peter Merrill Construction Dispute Resolution Services (CDRS) James Madison The Mediation Society

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