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Name: Duf Sundheim
Address: 27319 Julietta Lane
  Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Telephone:(650) 209-0949Fax:(650) 949-2133  
      

Email: dufsundheim37@gmail.com

Fees: $500 per hour  
Other Costs:  Approved out of pocket expenses.

BAR Number:0097194

Attorney: xNon-Attorney Professional Mediator/Arbitrator:         Retired Judge/Justice:  

Mediation
Experience:


 
I have two primary areas of mediation expertise: pre-litigation mediation of business disputes and mediation of disputes amongst public entities, figures and/or private parties.

Regarding pre-litigation mediation of business disputes, I focus on (a) securities, investment and valuation disputes; (b) company and partnership ownership and operation issues; (c) contractual disagreements; and (d) intellectual property disputes. I have honed this expertise through my experience as a mediator, decades of private business practice, as general counsel for an international trade association that includes Disney and Universal Studios and as a certified NFL agent.

Regarding public disputes, I have perfected my skills through my experience as a mediator and as an advisor to national figures, governors, mayors, legislators and other public officials and private parties.
Mediation
Training:


 
Pepperdine University: 40 hour class, plus numerous seminars.
Arbitration
Experience:


 
Neutral
Evaluation
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Settlement
Conference
Experience:


SubjectPersonal Injury: Employment: Business:xReal Estate: 
Matter:Legal Malpractice: Public Agency:xProbate: Construction: 
 Medical Malpractice: Environmental: Insurance: Securities:x
 Product Liability: Landlord-Tenant / Neighborhood: Dental Malpractice: 
 Foreign Language(s): Intellectual Property/High Technology:  
 Accoutings:  Conservatorships/Guardianships:  Wills/Trusts: 
 Other: Sports

Other
Education:


 
B.A. with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University
J.D. with Exceptional Student Fellowship from Northwestern University
Mediation
Approach:


 
There is nothing I find more rewarding as an attorney than helping parties resolve disputes. I believe this perspective permeates my sessions and is a major reason my disputes settle. Successful mediation also is directly related to thorough preparation. My goal is to walk into the mediation with a comprehensive understanding of the issues, the views of the clients, the arguments of the attorneys and an agreement as to how we initially will proceed.

In the early rounds especially, I tend to listen much more than I talk. However, at the very beginning I usually make it clear to the parties exactly what is at stake if we are not able to resolve the dispute through mediation. After that my role is determined by what is most appropriate to keep things moving towards resolution.
Arbitration
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N/A
Neutral
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Other
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Extensive experience mediating private and public disputes. Extensive experience involving complex, often sensitive, projects that have involved private parties, governmental entities and/or government officials.

Serve as a senior advisor to current and former senior international, national, state and local officials.

Actively involved in education and fiscal reform efforts.

Recipient of State Bar Pro Bono Award.

Former NFL agent.

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