Grace Seferian, PE, PMP, MEM, LEED AP, QSD/P
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PO Box 9391
Berkeley , CA 94709
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.
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).
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.
Master of Engineering Management (MEM); Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering.
|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|
$250 per hour.
Areas of Practice
- Boundary Disputes
- Business (4 mediated)
- Civil (general) (20 mediated)
- Contracts (4 mediated)
- Insurance (5 mediated)
- Landlord - Tenant (14 mediated)
- Personal Injury (2 mediated)
- Police (6 mediated)
- Professional Fees
- Real Estate
- Small Claims
- Mediation Consultant
- Collaborative Professional
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