Sunday, October 4, 2009

Landlord Tenant Dispute in California

The California Landlord had a dispute with his tenant over a guest of the tenant who was arrested for drugs on site.

The landlord served the tenant with an eviction as ownership has a zero tolerance for drugs.

Voluntary Mediation brought about a solution, where the tenant could be heard with a neutral mediator thus saving time and cost of litigation.

Jim W Hildreth of Real Estate Mediation Services was the mediator.

Business Partnership Dispute

What happens when a new partnership reverts to physical blows and a restraining order?

JimW Hildreth Mediator was referred by an Attorney who thought mediation could be helpful in a partnership that was in a major dispute and had reverted to physical fighting.

The mediation occured and the "Neutral" was able to guide the partnership in viewing the big picture of preserving relationships and the value of the business.

In addition options were planted for a future buyout.

The 3 hour mediation gave the dispute freah air and the partnership is now working under the same roof with common goals and direction.

The Attorney was wise in his advise and realized the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution vs litigation.

Jim W Hildreth-Mediator

Colusa County Courthouse

Jim W Hildreth Mediator who's specialty is real estate disputes recently took two continuing education classes at the Alameda County Bar Association in Oakland, CA. Mediation: Advoiding common pitfalls and ensuring best practices and civility matters.
Hildreth's mediation practice covers the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley & Mother Lode.