Fees and Arrangements

  • All services (Mediation, Arbitration, Discovery Referee and Special Master services) are billed at the rate of $525 per hour and are subject to a four-hour minimum and to a $2,100 deposit on scheduling.
  • Time in excess of the minimum is billed based on actual time spent.

General :

Bills for mediation concluded within one session are generally sent at the end of the mediation. Where proceedings are extended, an advance deposit may be required or an interim billing sent.

Advance payment is generally required in all arbitrations, judge pro tempore and similar contested matters and proceedings may be stopped or suspended in case of a failure to make a required deposit.

There are no additional administrative or set up fees. Costs of travel or travel time for out of area matters may be assessed.

Special Rates may be available in Public Interest or pro-bono publico matters. Click here to see our fee adjustment policy.

Cancellation Policy

We recognize everyone's difficulties in case scheduling and that cases sometimes take unexpected turns. In fairness to our calendar, however, we do impose a cancellation fee equal to the four-hour minimum fee for cancellation of one day or shorter matters canceled or re-set with less than 10 business days notice for any reason. This payment will be credited against fees incurred if the matter is rescheduled within four months. In multi-day matters, we require 15 business days' notice of cancellation or re-scheduling (measured from the first scheduled session) and reserve the right to charge 5 hours per day for the time reserved if we are unable to re-book the dates with other matters.