The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on contracts and commercial  leases, preventing or slowing performance and upending the expectations of contracting parties. In many cases both parties have suffered losses. There are many pathways to settlement in these matters which can be resolved by applying principles in the doctrines of force majeure, impossibility

This profile of me appeared recently in the Daily Journal, the California statewide legal newspaper. It was an honor to read the kind words from the extraordinary counsel with whom I have worked in past mediations. A PDF copy of the article can be found at this link and attached: .

Frank Burke, Esq.

By using Zoom online videoconferencing for mediation or arbitration sessions, ADR providers can allay any concerns you may have related to traveling or meeting in person , in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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