We provide two options for fees to provide you with the best fit for your needs. We require that the parties choose which option they will use at the time of scheduling the hearing. A non-refundable administrative fee of $175.00 per party will be added to the cost of mediation for both Option 1 and Option 2. Please contact us for more info.
Option 1: The mediator charges a flat rate of $4,950.00 for a half day mediation hearing (includes up to a 4 hour hearing plus 1 hour preparation time). All services, including hearing time, preparation, brief review, and follow up time, beyond the initial scheduled time allotted, will be billed at a rate of $875.00 per hour. All time is billed in 15 minute increments.
Option 2: The mediator charges between $7,250.00 and $7,750.00 for a day of mediation or dispute resolution services, which includes all preparation time, hearing time and brief review time. (8 hours of hearing time plus 2 hours preparation) The day starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 6:00pm. Any time beyond that is billed at the rate of $795.00 per hour.
The agreement to render services is with the attorney or representative (of any person or entity) who will be attending the hearing and the attorney and client are jointly and severally responsible for all fees and charges. All invoices are due and payable upon receipt. Any payment made after thirty days after the invoice is issued can be charged a late fee of 1.5% of the outstanding balance for each month that the amount remains outstanding.
A cancellation policy for mediation is required for several reasons:
- More than one case is seeking to schedule mediation on the same date. Because of previously scheduled mediations, these other parties are unable to have such dates. They are then inconvenienced to either schedule for a later date or choosing another provider of mediation to get their matter resolved.
- If a mediation is untimely cancelled, we cannot substitute another mediation to replace the lost revenue. We have reserved the time for you and are unable to conduct any other mediations during that time period on short notice. Usually mediations and hearings are booked several weeks to months before the scheduled date and, unlike an attorney’s practice, we cannot fill that time with another client matter.
Therefore, the cancellation policy is as follows:
If the mediation is canceled or postponed 25 days or less before the scheduled date, the party requesting the cancellation or postponement is responsible for the entire deposit (not just the canceling party’s share of the deposit) unless Mr. Mehta’s time can be rescheduled for another matter. The cancellation fee/charge applies to any cancellation for any reason, including but not limited to: settlement, need for additional discovery, vacations, business conflicts, and foreseeable court hearings. These fees are the responsibility of the party(ies) and attorneys requesting the action.