Category Archives: Practice Area Corner


Mediator Spotlight: Patricia Prince

Bar Association of San Francisco Mediation Services Panelist Patricia Prince is a private mediator, offering dispute resolution services in San Francisco, Marin County and the Greater Bay Area. She focuses…


Mediator Spotlight: Judge Ron Greenberg (Ret.)

Bar Association of San Francisco Mediation Services Panelist Judge Ron Greenberg, Retired has 30 years of combined judicial, mediation, and arbitration experience. He provides a unique service by merging his…


Court Has Widest Discretion to Choose Parenting Plan for Former “Gossip Girl” Star and Ex-Husband

“Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford had one of the most contentious divorces and custody wars we have ever written about, complete with restraining orders, private investigators, and possible involvement by Rutherford in the revocation of her ex’s (Daniel Giersch) American visa.


Mediating in the World of Antitrust: Part II

Antitrust litigation is increasingly international. Whether it’s the price-fixing of computer chips, LCD screens, diamonds or fertilizer, U.S. courts frequently assume jurisdiction over foreign defendants accused of conduct that affects…


End of Romance Can Signal Start of Litigation When Pricey Engagement Ring is at Stake

The NFL’s highest paid defensive player, Mario Williams of the Buffalo Bills, is suing his ex-fiancée for refusing to return her $785,000 diamond engagement ring.


Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

John O‘Grady, O’Grady Law Group, APC Finally: Legal Recourse for the Fraudulently Disinherited Some people will sink pretty low to snatch someone else’s inheritance for themselves – even lying to…


Mediating in the World of Antitrust: Part I

Antitrust litigation is, fundamentally, regulatory law, largely waged as a complex battle of economic experts. Threats of civil damages are in the hundreds of millions. Joint and several liability in…


Is Keeping Ex-Wife Off Reality TV a Motive in Steve Nash’s Objection?

Usually, when one parent wants to move with the children closer to the other parent who lives out of state, the out-of-state parent has no objection. However, Steve Nash of the L.A. Lakers is objecting.

From left: David Zeff, Law Office of David Zeff; Timothy Flaherty, Morris, Polich & Purdy; C. Delos Putz, Prof. Emiritus, USF Law School, Ret.; AnnaMary E. Gannon (Chair), Dillingham & Murphy; Michael R. Marron, Law Office of Michael R. Marron; Mary E. McCutcheon, Farella Braun + Martel; Alan Harris, Farella Braun + Martel; Baldwin J. Lee, Allen Matkins; and Kenneth G. Hausman, Arnold & Porter.

Fee Disputes Committee Still Going Strong After More Than 30 Years

The Bar Association of San Francisco has always emphasized the importance of giving back to the community. BASF would like to recognize a particular group of attorneys who are great…