Bill is an experienced mediator of intellectual property, licensing and franchising disputes of all types, particularly those involving trademark issues. Bill focuses on seeking business-driven solutions to legal disputes. With unparalleled real-world corporate experience with a premier worldwide consumer goods company layered on a broad litigation and transactional legal practice and acknowledged expertise in IP, licensing and franchising law, he is uniquely positioned to provide the insights, creativity and practicality needed to efficiently and productively resolve complex contentious matters in these fields.
Bill does not have a fixed approach or philosophy but prefers to be flexible, employing both facilitative and evaluative techniques as appropriate given the situation and the parties. In his experience, no mediation is ever the same and he will tailor the process to fit the situation. He is always prepared to spend as much time and effort as necessary and to do whatever it takes to get the parties to achieve a mutually productive resolution of their dispute. His track record speaks for itself: in over 85% of his mediations, the matter has either been settled that day or sometime thereafter as a result of his efforts having paved the way for settlement.
There are no charges for administrative time or travel time within California. Willing to travel out of state.