Cohen & Associates specializes in mediation of dissolution of marriage and mediation and arbitration of real estate transactions, brokers and agents disclosure, construction contractual or performance disputes, construction defects and Title VII actions including wrongful termination, hostile work environment, gender and age discrimination and other discrimination areas against a protected class of persons. In addition to our firm's mediation and arbitrator practice, we have provided litigation support for more than 30 years in the areas of real estate standards of care and duty, brokers and agents disclosure, property management duties and construction defects. To protect your business interests, your investments or your property, seek a dispute resolution method that does not create its own new, problems but rather, paves the way to a satisfactory and productive solution.
Hon. Steven Cohen (Retired) focuses his Santa Monica California dispute resolution practice as mediator and arbitrator in real estate transactions, brokers and agents disclosure, construction contractual or performance disputes, construction defects and Title VII covering wrongful termination, hostile work environment, gender and age discrimination and other discrimination areas. Judge Cohen also serves as the firm's qualified expert in the real estate, property management and construction related disputes and serves as an arbitrator and mediator in these matters as well. Judge Cohen also prepares marital settlement agreements and mediates divorce / dissolution of marriage, child custody and alimony/spousal support having been certified the Academy of Family Mediators through Pepperdine's School of Law. Cohen & Associates utilizes the application of Arbitration and Mediation as alternative dispute resolution methods that achieve results.
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Cohen & Associates settles real estate, construction defects, employment, Title VII and workplace disputes, wrongful termination, discrimination, divorce and probate disputes through the use of alternative dispute resolution processes. Our firm specializes in mediation and arbitration in the real estate and construction arena, employment, Title VII and workplace disputes, wrongful termination, discrimination, divorce and probate area and other areas of civil litigation and help disputing parties resolve their differences through the use of mediation and arbitration as part of alternative dispute resolution processes.
Expert Witness Testimony is where cases require a qualified expert to testify in a civil case filed in court. We offer expert witness testimony and litigation support in the Real Estate, Property Management, Construction and Mold arenas. Judge Cohen is a qualified expert in the construction, real estate, property management and mold remediation and inspection areas.
Mediation is a consensual dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party assists the disputing parties to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. The mediator is just that ― a mediator. He does not impose decisions as an arbitrator or judge would. Instead, he acts as a neutral to help opposing sides explore options that will lead to and result in settling their dispute. Mediation is used to settle disputes in real estate, construction, employment and workplace disputes, divorce and probate matters.
Arbitration is consensual dispute resolution process in which a neutral third party acts as the judge or arbitrator and does impose a decision that is binding and can be confirmed in a court of law. Arbitration is used to settle disputes in real estate construction, employment and workplace disputes and probate matters. Under California code, arbitration cannot be used to settle disputes in divorce matters.
As your mediator or arbitrator in your real estate, construction matter, divorce, probate, employment or other dispute, I will determine the appropriate model of dispute resolution that is likely to achieve a satisfactory resolution that will protect your interests. As mediator, I am prepared to mediate your case in a facilitative style, an evaluative style, or transformative style or other combination that will create the best chances of resolution. We bring closure and achieve results in disputes in real estate, construction, employment and workplace disputes, divorce and probate matters and other civil litigation.
DISCLOSURE: In compliance with C.C.P. §1281.9 and Ethical Standards for Neutral Arbitrators in Contractual Arbitration §10 adopted by the Judicial Council of California, written disclosure is made that Steven Cohen served as an Administrative Law Judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) in which he heard matters involving unemployment insurance, disability eligibility and employer tax cases. Under Government Code §10(c), Steven Cohen "may act as an arbitrator or mediator (or practice law) which will not directly or indirectly be related to the functions and responsibilities of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board". Under C.C.P. §1281.91, additional disclosures shall be made in writing upon the initial appointment.
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