Bruce W. Belding, Arbitrator, based in San Francisco, California.
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MEMBER PROFILE: Bruce W. Belding
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Bruce W. Belding
Arbitrator - Domestic & International
One Sansome Street, Suite 1600
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel: (415) 331-1586
Fax: (415) 331-9334

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Calendar Last Updated: 22 Jan 18


To confirm Bruce Belding's schedule, please call (415) 331-1586


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Serving the following Counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Napa, Orange, Placer, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara

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Bruce W. Belding has experience in settling the following civil matters:
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Biographical Notes:
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Bruce Belding has been a fulltime arbitrator since 1997, and has arbitrated over 400 large complex commercial, business, corporate and contract disputes, including:

Mortgage lending and mortgage insurance; construction and operation of solar energy plant; valuation/pricing of petroleum coke;valuation of a chemical business;fair market rental valuation of Silicon Valley commercial and business premises; management and operation of a resort; operation and management of a limited liability company;venture capital investments; investors v. operators of hedge fund; FDA drug approval; medical device invention and licensing; D&O insurance coverage and liability; corporate mergers and acquisitions (technology, medical services, sale of a division); intellectual property and trade secrets cases; accounting treatment of items under GAAP; franchise disputes (incl. ethnic food, deli, drive-up photo processing); employment termination; licensing agreements; breach of contract, fraud and fiduciary duty claims; law firm and partners' disputes; distribution/distributor agreements; securities disputes (incl. hedge funds, derivatives, alleged mismanagement by investment advisor, unsuitable recommendations, breach of fiduciary duty, etc.); partnership, limited liability entity and and shareholder disputes.

Bruce is a member of the AAA Large Complex Commercial Case Panel and the AAA's International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Panel and has served as Arbitrator and Panel Chair on many such cases.

In 1990, Bruce Belding received the AAA Distinguished Service Award for Responsible Use of ADR in Commercial Disputes. He is a Contributing Author to the College of Commercial Arbitrators' "Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration" (Juris Publ., 2006 and 2d edition, 2010). While serving as President, the College of Commercial Arbitrators convened a Summit on Business-to-Business Arbitration in Washington, D.C. focusing on protocols to reduce costs and delay in commercial arbitration.

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  • University of California at Berkeley (AB-1958);
  • Hastings College of Law (J.D. Order of the Coif 1963)

ADR Training:

  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, San Francisco, 9/02
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, San Francisco, 2/99
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Special Fellowship Course (International Commercial Arbitration), 1997
  • AAA LCCP Arbitrator Training, Prout's Neck, 9/97
  • The Commercial Way to Justice - An International Arbitration Conference, 1996<
  • Faculty, AAA Arbitration Training, San Francisco 1993, 1992
  • AAA Arbitrator II Advanced Case Management, 2002

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section)
  • State Bar of California
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (ADR/Arbitration Committee)
  • Fellow (President, 2009), College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Rates: $450 per hour for hearing and study time.
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Cancellation Policy: If hearing, or days reserved for hearing, are cancelled or postponed within 30 days of scheduled hearing, deposits earned and no refunds unless reserved time rebooked.

Normally no charge for travel time within California, travel expenses payable by parties.
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