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MEMBER PROFILE: Malcolm Sher *
 
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Malcolm Sher
malcolm sher 4 mediated solutions
3494 Camino Tassajara, # 431
Danville
CA 94506

Tel: (925) 906-0990
Fax:
Email: malcolm@sher4mediatedsolutions.com

www.sher4mediatedsolutions.com

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20 Attorney Testimonials Recorded
Attorney Client:
Attorney, Vrej Garabedian
Attorney
Pleasant Hill

Dispute Type:

Submitted:
23 May 12
I wanted to tell you that I appreciated your approach to the mediation and your willingness to explore the specific legal issues in the case. You even had the legal practice guides and authorities on hand to consult, which I believe made an undeniably big difference in coming to a resolution in this case.
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Attorney Client:
Steve Mirassou
Party
Orinda

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
29 Dec 11
Thanks once again for your efforts yesterday. The Admiral and I had a nice chat after and I believe he was satisfied and so were we. How many times do you get a win win!!
You are truly a magician and yesterday you worked your magic. You won't be forgotten.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Jeffrey Allen
Graves and Allen
Oakland, CA.

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
29 Dec 11
You did a masterful job. Great work in settling a very difficult case.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Joel Baiocchi
Attorney
Dutch Flat, California

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
7 May 10
Malcolm Sher has mastered the critical skills of an effective mediator. My clients and I found him to be hard-working, well informed on the subject matter, a fair-minded professional, civil, and very insightful. Above and beyond those skills, his pre-mediation preparation was, in a word, extraordinary.

Also, this was a multi-party, multi-issue litigation where the parties came into the mediation with firmly-held positions and entrenched emotions. It is easy for a neutral to lose control in such situations, but Mr. Sher managed the people and the process quite adeptly.

Although the case did not settle, his efforts broke difficult ground for future discussions, and also provided a better understanding of issues of fact, law, and the parties, themselves. It is the true mark of an exceptional mediator when the parties, although the did not settle their dispute, nonetheless considered the time well-spent.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Douglas A. Unsworth
Law Offices of Douglas A. Unsworth
San Leandro

Dispute Type:
Cross Cultural
Submitted:
12 Nov 09
Your mediation services are deserving of the highest praise. Settlement of the case presented to you was thought by both counsel to be hopeless. However, your patience, insight and understanding of both the substantive and the underlying conflicts at issue, including the involvement of various extended family members enabled a fair and rational settlement of the conflict by an ingenious compromise never imagined by the parties or their respective counsel. Your mediation services are recommended without reservation, especially in any complicated case with foreign, cultural and/or difficult familial issues.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Lubna Jahangiri
Law Offices of Lubna Jahangiri
San Ramon, CA

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
5 Nov 09
Malcolm Sher is an effective mediator. Initially, my clients were skeptical about mediation and did not expect any results. It took eight and a half hours, but the case settled. The case was very difficult, partly because of the high level of emotions and feelings of betrayal on each side. Mr. Sher was able to help the parties move beyond their anger and look at the practical side of trying the case.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Blair Johanson
Law Offices of Robert H. Johanson
Rodeo, CA

Dispute Type:
Probate
Submitted:
4 Sep 08
"Mr. Sher is very skilled at understanding a client's underlying emotions and motivations."
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Martin J. Malkin
Law Offices of Martin J. Malkin
San Raphael, CA

Dispute Type:
Insurance
Submitted:
17 Mar 08
Thank you for your fine efforts at the mediation of the above case. Although the case did not settle, I was impressed with your quick understanding of the legal issues, the underlying issues in this intra-family dispute and the risks to each side not settling.
My client and I very much appreciated your patience and judicial-like demeanor in working through the issues with both sides. Suffice it to say, the next time that I have the opportunity to select a mediator in your area, you will be at the top of my list.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, B. Scott Levine
Goodman & Levine LLP
Oakland

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
1 Oct 07
I would like to thank you for your superb work as mediator in helping to resolve this matter.
Without your persistence, keen understanding of the law and ready grasp of the facts, I have no doubt that there would not have been a resolution at this early stage.

In my experience, you are one of the most effective mediators I have had the pleasure of working with in 25 years of civil litigation practice.

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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Gina Dashman Boer
Stein, Rudser, Cohen & Magid, LLP
Oakland, CA.

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
7 Aug 07
You mediated a complicated real estate dispute involving an unsophisticated real estate investor, legally sophisticated real estate investors and a broker. You were able to get to the heart of the dispute quickly and facilitate settlement in one day. Your ability to communicate effectively with these divergent groups was instrumental to the successful outcome.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Stuart I. Goldware
Frankel & Goldware
San Ramon, California

Dispute Type:
Commercial/Business
Submitted:
19 Jul 07
"Thank you for your superb work in bringing the parties together to settle the dispute. Your ability to evaluate the dispute from the legal perspective combined with your empathy for the parties helped bring an end to the lawsuit in a timely fashion before the costs and expenses skyrocketed.
Last Monday I learned a few things that will help me improve my {own) mediation skills."
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Glen L.Moss
Moss & Murphy
Hayward, California

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
29 Jun 07
I wish to thank you for your hard work which resulted in the settlement of the dispute.
I particularly appreciated your call before the mediation. This allowed counsel to privately advise you of the impediments to settlement that might be difficult to express during the mediation.
I also share your view that providing food for everyone assists in creating an atmosphere for settlement.
Your willingness to keep at the process until 9:00 p.m. also insured the parties would reach an agreement.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Michael Cooper
Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP
Oakland

Dispute Type:
Contract Disputes
Submitted:
19 Sep 06
I have no doubt that but for your skills as a mediator, our matter would not have settled.Your efforts late in the day kept the mediation from unraveling when both parties were ready to leave before the dispute was resolved. It was clear from the beginning of the mediation that you were prepared and had an understanding of the underlying issues between the parties. Thanks, again for your assistance and for playing a very important role in resolving the matter.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Howard Melamed

Walnut Creek

Dispute Type:
Probate
Submitted:
21 Aug 06
You did a skilful job in weaving the disparate claims into a settlement. I thought you were particularly insightful in explaining that this litigation belonged to the parties and that resolution would serve everyone's interest. It didn't hurt that you analyzed the merits of the parties' claims thoughtfully and with expertise that I believe is frequently lacking in mediations. In other words, you took the time to figure out the flaws in everyone's positions to make a resolution a wise alternative to spending more lawyers' fees. Good job! I was impressed!
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Barbara Duval Jewell
Gagen, McCoy, McMahon & Armstrong
Danville

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
18 Apr 06
I recently represented the buyer in a claim for damages arising from purchase of a home in northern California. There were four other parties to the dispute. Mr. Sher mediated the case to resolution quickly and efficiently. I am certain his command of the legal, standard of care, and insurance issues, plus his ability to work well with all counsel and the parties, explain his success. I highly recommend him as a mediator based on this experience.
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Attorney Client:
Gary and Helen B., Disputants

Arizona

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
3 Apr 06
Gary and I want to thank you for doing such an exceptional job. Peter said you were good. We are so glad it is over and we can get on with our lives. We have even stopped yelling at each other, the stress is gone.
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Fred Hertz
Attorney
Oakland

Dispute Type:
Real Estate
Submitted:
15 Jul 05
"You were truly execellent in your role as mediator: focused, engaged, concerned and attentive to the needs and concerns of all parties. You took the time to understand all of the parties' positions, and you focused on the substantive issues as well as the underlying conflicts that were at issue. You had the ability to stay focused on difficult subjects, and you continued to work with the parties even when settlement seemed impossible.
Thanks to your good work, we were able to reach a fair settlement, and I truly appreciate your dedication and skills as a mediator. I would gladly recommend you to anyone looking for a mediator that can handle a complicated case with multiple parties and difficult issues!
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Lottie Cohen
Attorney
Los Angeles

Dispute Type:
Probate
Submitted:
17 May 05
"I fully recommend Mr. Malcolm Sher for those mediations which comprise a complexity of law, logic and feelings....Mr. Sher researched the law, and then undertook pre and post-mediation contacts in a manner courteous and clear to all....Mr. Sher paved the way for the family members to communicate again....I consider Mr. Sher's mediation skills in a most favorable light, certainly worth the fees, as the previously adversarial family members are now communicating with each other."
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Robert B. Luek
Attorney
Walnut Creek

Dispute Type:
Construction
Submitted:
1 May 96
"In very short order, Mr. Sher grasped both the key points of this complex case, and the obstacles to settlement. He devoted a substantial amount of time spread over several days, and was tireless in his efforts to bring this case to a conclusion. Without his efforts and energies, I do not believe the case would have settled."
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Attorney Client:
Attorney, Howard L. Churchill
Attorney
Walnut Creek

Dispute Type:
Construction
Submitted:
26 Apr 96
"As the Court is aware, this was a difficult case to resolve and Mr. Sher's skills were instrumental in bringing the case to a close. He should be recognized by the Court as an outstanding contributor to the administration of justice not only because of his negotiating and mediating skills, but for the time he put into this matter."

* DISCLAIMER (Rule 1-400, Rules of Professional Conduct):
This testimonial or endorsement does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or
prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
 

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