Participant Comments

“A case that in many hands may not have settled, settled in the hands of Mr. Derin. I would recommend Greg Derin as a mediator without reservation based on this experience. Greg quickly discovered that this was a case that could settle – and he was determined to see the process move along fairly and efficiently.”

“[Greg] has extraordinary patience and determination, but at the same time he’s very practical and has a good business sense. He handled a mediation for me that involved very sophisticated rights ownership issues, and the settlement probably could have cratered numerous times, but he kept bringing the parties back to the table even though the negotiations took well over six months to conclude. He’s very dedicated to the case and has a lot of perseverance.”

“Greg, you are the King!”

“Mr. Derin is an exceptional mediator and his people skills are outstanding. I would use Mr. Derin in the future for any type of case.”

“The parties were unable to settle on their own. Greg spent all day – 11 hours – to make settlement happen. We even signed a long form settlement agreement and stipulation for dismissal at the mediation.”

“We want to thank you for all of the work you did in moving this case toward settlement. Your very effective mediation skills at the settlement conference in November were critical in closing the wide gap between the parties. But for your efforts, the parties would not have reached a settlement. If we are ever in need of mediation services in California again, you will be the first person we will call.”

“[Greg] would not let go!”

“Fair, impartial, very professional.”

“Greg did a great job! Thank you!”

“Mr. Derin kept working the case to resolution despite difficult parties.”

“Don’t change a thing. Excellent mediator.”

“My expectation was we would not be able to settle, but through the mediator’s knowledge and expertise, it happened. Good job!”

“Thank you again for your excellent work which brought about a resolution which was satisfactory to both parties.”

“Thank you for your calm, gracious and optimistic handling of the mediation of a difficult situation.”

“Thank you for putting in so much time and effort to resolve our dispute with [the other side]! We enjoyed working with you even though it was an unpleasant situation. We appreciated your calm demeanor! Thank you . . .

“Thank you for helping us work out a difficult situation. It definitely has taken a burden off our shoulders.”