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24 Phillips Pond Rd
Natick, MA 01760
617 345 1158


Description of Practice

I specialize in mediating disputes between franchisors and franchisees. As a franchise lawyer with more than 30 years experience in helping to resolve disputes among franchisors and franchisees, I believe that mediation is very well suited to resolution of franchise disputes.

Professional Background

Law professor at Boston University Law School (2012 - present), teaching ADR, Negotiation; partner Nixon Peabody LLP (2003 - February 2017); adjunct professor, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, teaching business aspects of franchising (2006 - 2008); franchisee, The Complete Athlete (1992 - 1994). JAMS and American Arbitration Association trained in mediation.


Have served as mediator of franchise disputes involving all aspects of franchising; have served as mediator of disputes among groups of franchisees; have served as mediator of other commercial disputes not involving franchising, including partnership disputes


University of Pennsylvania, 1967 (BA) Temple University School of Law, 1971 (JD)


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2002    JAMS    Mediator Training 30 hours
2016    AAA    Mediator Training 35 hours
2016    AAA    Arbitrator Training 20 hours


I believe in a facilitative and respectful approach to mediation that allows the parties a full opportunity to self-determination in the resolution of their dispute.


No charge for travel except expenses. Available for nationwide assignment. $3500 per day (first 8 hours); $450 per hour for study.

Areas of Practice

  • Franchise

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator