Arizona arbitration and mediation rates for Marc Kalish, Arizona Mediator
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Unless otherwise agreed in advance, my hourly rate for neutral services is $350.00 for time spent, including preparation time and post-proceeding services (such as assistance in preparing a settlement agreement or preparing an arbitration award).  I charge no administrative or cancellation fees.  However, if a mediation or arbitration is cancelled after I have expended time preparing, I will bill for the time actually expended.  A deposit is generally requested, based on the anticipated time for the proceeding.  Fees are billed at the conclusion of the services, with any unused deposit being returned at that time.  The parties are expected to share the fees equally, unless they have agreed otherwise.  Special rates may apply for proceedings scheduled through the American Arbitration Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the Arizona Association of Realtors.

Some have questioned why my hourly rate is relatively low considering my experience and qualifications.  The answer is simply that I work out of my home (my business mailing address is just that—a private mailbox service) and without any staff.  As a consequence, I do not have any significant overhead.  However, without an office, I cannot host mediations and arbitrations.  Almost all of them are done either at one of the participating lawyer’s office or, for those administered by an ADR provider, such as the American Arbitration Association, I use their hearing facilities.

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