Category Archives: Practice Area Corner

The Importance of Mediator Follow-Up

We’ve all been there — mediating a contentious dispute all day, trying to resolve it in a mediation session but to no avail. The parties and their counsel depart the…

Interesting News from the World of Estate Planning

John O‘Grady, O’Grady Law Group, APC Dueling Wills Incite Estate Battle Wealthy, eccentric and reclusive, Huguette Clark didn’t venture outside from 1952 until her death in 2011. She lived the…

Family Law Corner: Contentious Divorce Gets Even More Heated

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat has been feeling the heat on and off the court. Bad puns aside, Wade has been involved in a contentious divorce and custody battle that has lasted longer than the marriage did and is not ending any time soon.

Bilingual Mediator Promotes Effective Communication and Increased Settlement Opportunities

BASF Mediation Services welcomes back Claudia Viera, Mediation Law Offices of Claudia M. Viera, to our panel of mediators. Viera is a highly experienced and dedicated mediator focusing on employment,…

Family Law Corner: Tax Deductible Spousal Support Causes Glee

Despite her impending divorce and her wife’s request for spousal support and attorney’s fees, Glee star Jane Lynch has one thing to be gleeful about: her spousal support payments will now be tax deductible.

A Whacked Estate and More Interesting News From the World of Estate Planning

John O‘Grady, O’Grady Law Group, APC James Gandolfini ‘Tony Soprano’ Estate Gets Whacked Actor James Gandolfini (a.k.a., fictional TV mob boss Tony Soprano) died suddenly of a heart attack in…

Solo and Small Firm Toolkit

A guide to hanging your own shingle, written by San Francisco attorneys   Download the Solo & Small Firm Toolkit Please enter your name and email address below to get…

Mediation Services Voted One of the Best in Recorder Poll

The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Mediation Services was voted one of the top three Best ADR Organizations of 2013 by readers of The Recorder. BASF’s Mediation Services provides highly…

Litigation and Negotiation Experience Come in Handy for Mediation Panelist Fred Carr

Fred Carr, Carr & Venner ADR, is an international, AV® rated attorney-mediator, with over 20 years of legal experience. His litigation and negotiation experience, leadership skills and extensive mediation process…