Joshua Kadish

Joshua Kadish

 About Josh Kadish:

  • I have a B.A. from Haverford College ('73) and a J.D. from Stanford Law School ('79).
  • I have had an intensive mediation practice for over 24 years, handling well over 1500 cases.
  • I was awarded the Oregon Mediation Association's annual Award For Excellence in 2000. 
  • Portland Monthly magazine named me one of the top 10 ADR lawyers in Portland every year since 2006.  I was their only pick for Family Law Mediator in 2007 and 2008.
  • I was selected as an Oregon Superlawyer (top 5% of Oregon lawyers) by my peers every year since 2006.
  • I am a Life Member of the Oregon Mediation Association and a Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and I subscribe to their standards. 
  • I am co-author with Jay Folberg of the Oregon State Bar's  publication, "Family Law Mediation."  This is the standard article on family mediation practice in Oregon.  I am also author of the OSB's publication "Formal Agreements", the standard work on prenuptial, domestic partnership and marital settlement agreements.
  • I teach Family Law and Mediation courses as an Adjunct Professor at Lewis & Clark School of Law, and have done so for over 17 years.
  • I was Chair of the Oregon State Bar Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution for 1993-94.
  • Through my law practice, I have had broad experience with division of complex assets, such as closely held corporations and pension plans.  In my law practice, I specialize in family law, estate planning, and representing businesses. 
  • I work closely with a number of accountants, actuaries and financial planners,  and have expertise in the valuation of business assets.
  • I frequently lecture on family law, conflict resolution, ethics, asset valuation and related topics for the OSB and other continuing legal education programs. 
  • I am particularly interested in mediation of divorces involving closely held businesses or other complex financial assets, prenuptial agreements, will contests, and closely-held and family business disputes. 

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