Monthly Archives: August 2010

Arbitral Immunity

Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that an Arbitrator who allegedly failed to make conflict of interest disclosures enjoys absolute arbitral immunity. A California Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s decision in the case of LA SERENA PROPERTIES et al. … Continue reading

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Why Estate Planning?

Estate planning offers itself as the type of long-term, strategic thinking that can help owners grow and protect their businesses. However, not enough company founders and owners see it that way. At first glance, estate planning seems distracting, taking valuable … Continue reading

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The 6 Techniques to Avoid Probate

When a person dies, someone must step in to wrap up the deceased person’s financial affairs. You don’t want it to be on the courts — that’s called “probate”. Probate can sometimes drag on for years and squander away many … Continue reading

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The 7 Duties of Stockbrokers

While most investment losses are the result of market forces, says attorney Mitchell S. Ostwald, investors who believe their losses have been the result of wrongful action or fraud ought to know what they can do about it. “This information … Continue reading

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What is Mediation?

Mediation is “negotiation through an intermediary. ” Two or more parties meet with a neutral third party, who guides the negotiation process.  This neutral party advises and listens to all sides, and helps the parties arrive at a win-win settlement. … Continue reading

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What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is an adjudicative dispute resolution in which a decision maker issues a ruling. In arbitration, disputants do not haggle back and forth to craft a settlement, as they do in a negotiated process such as mediation. Parties are usually … Continue reading

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