Robert A. Merring is a solo practitioner, arbitrator and mediator in Costa Mesa. In addition to his private practice, he serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association; an arbitrator, mediator and early neutral evaluator for the Orange County Superior Court; an attorney settlement officer for the United States District Court and a mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court. He may be reached at email@example.com and (714) 444-9922.
The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis: Can We Talk?(03/01/10)
This article places in historical perspective the depths of the current real estate crisis and summarizes the federal and state efforts to stem the foreclosure meltdown it has created. More importantly, it addresses the limited range and other flaws in the current governmental initiatives and suggests why mediation may offer a better alternative – an alternative which can offer a wider range of more economically viable, long-term options for both residential and commercial properties.