Private commercial mediator/arbitrator of complex, high risk litigated cases since 2004.
As a full-time, mediator and arbitrator, Ken Strongman works to unite people into purposeful and unified directions, actions, and efforts by getting under surface appearances. By doing so, he facilitates the parties in developing their unique solutions. Disputes addressed include business, securities, construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, employment, environment, energy, and trusts & estates.
Ken’s Mediation Process
Ken Strongman’s overarching purpose is to leave the disputing parties in a better position than when they came to him, by having a major part of helping people to be uniquely outstanding in their own way raising them to their next best level.
He is a proven leader performing mediations and teaching others the best practices of the profession; in addition, he has strong roots in the community in service organizations and board memberships.
Ken accomplishes this by joining people into a purposeful and unified direction, action or effort, working directly with people, either groups or individuals, communicating ideas, positions, opinions, proposals, and information.
He helps others plan, by helping them visualize future success by translating intangibles in to a picture that is original and distinctive – developing a strategy to achieve an end.
Ken works hard investigating, getting under surface appearances gathering information not necessarily provided. The process is to find out things by going to people and inquiring of them either by formally interviewing them or starting a casual conversation which leads to picking their brains.
Successful Mediation Examples:
Real Estate. In an appellant mediation, partners of an incomplete $40 million real estate development disagreed on who owned the development, who would go forward with it in a declining market, and who owed what to whom if they dissolved the partnership
Construction Defects. An HOA had a contractor install new curbs and gutters in the development. The original contract was between the old HOA Board, and the contractor performed work under the new HOA Board. The new Board said the work was not to their specs even though it met municipal code standards.
Business. In an appellant mediation, a national construction products manufacturer acquired a California manufacturer. A multi-million-dollar dispute arose with the acquired company claiming breach of contract, wrongful termination, breach of fiduciary duty, and accounting errors. Before mediation, the parties had participated in two private mediations, four settlement conferences, and received a jury verdict for the acquiring company after a five-week trial.
Securities. A mediation involving a dispute over a 150-million-dollar portfolio between brokerage firm and the client.
Insurance Coverage. A dispute arose over who would pay for damage to a large apartment complex when a railway train caused a grass fire that spread to the complex. The apartment complex sued the railroad company, as well as the insurance and repair companies.
Employment. Dispute regarding firm providing for disabilities for an employee.
Technology and Intellectual Property. A pre-litigation mediation, a $6 million dispute arose after the acquisition of a high-tech company. The contract “recipe” for an adhesive was different from the “real recipe” that existed only in someone’s mind. Products manufactured using the contract recipe experienced high rates of failure.
Ken Strongman, a private commercial mediator/arbitrator of complex, high risk litigated cases since 2004. Disputes addressed include business, securities, construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, employment, environment, energy, and trusts & estates.
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