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

With over 20 years of legal experience in civil litigation, business bankruptcy and out of court workouts, Sylvia mediates and arbitrates all types of matters, including business, bankruptcy, civil, commercial, deal, employment, insurance, personal injury and workouts. Known for tenacity and creativity in problem solving, Sylvia is a qualified ADR provider under the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas and a TMCA Credentialed Advanced Mediator. Sylvia has experience in a wide variety of industries, such as energy, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, media, oil and gas, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, retail, real estate, telecommunications and trucking. With her principal office in Houston, Texas, Sylvia is available to assist parties throughout the U.S.

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


With over 100 hours of training in mediation and arbitration, Sylvia has routinely served as the “peacemaker” guiding parties to settle contested matters, claims, lawsuits and issues of value distribution. She has served as mediator, informal go-between, and counsel to clients in 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.

Other Information

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Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Estate Planning
  • General
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Online Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Workplace

Professional Services

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

References available upon request.