Frank Burke

Frank Burke

Frank Burke is a full time neutral and handles mediation and arbitration matters on Zoom and in offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. He focuses on business, commercial, real estate, technology, trade secrets, patents, corporate governance, employment and personal injury matters. 
 
He applies his 42 years of experience as a business trial lawyer in national law firms having handled a diverse range of business disputes involving varied business sectors in federal and state courts and administrative agencies in 26 states, China and Canada. His website is www.burkemediation.com and he blogs on mediation strategy and advocacy topics at www.adrconflictstrategies.com . He is a 1972 graduate of Cornell University (Magna Cum Laude in Economics) and a 1975 graduate of Harvard Law School




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Articles and Video:

Temporary or Partial Impracticability and Frustration of Purpose and Pandemic Affected Contracts and Leases (03/19/21)
When the circumstances giving rise to the impracticality or frustration cease to exist, then Section 269 affords a party a reasonable time to resume performance.

Mediating and Resolving COVID-19 Related Contract and Commercial Lease Disputes (02/11/21)
The COVID-19 pandemic and a series of government shutdown orders have negatively impacted many contracts and commercial leases, either preventing or slowing performance and upending the expectations of contracting parties.

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Employment Mediation (10/03/20)
Since a very high percentage of employment claims are resolved through mediation, skilled advocates should work with their clients to carefully plan and make strategic moves throughout the early, middle and late phases of the mediation process to achieve successful results and durable settlement agreements.

In an ODR World, Is the Time Right to Switch to Multiple Shorter, Staggered Mediation Sessions? (07/21/20)
I believe it is time to start a conversation about whether shorter, staggered sessions ought to be considered a best practice when mediating civil and commercial cases via videoconference.