FEES AND CANCELLATION POLICY

FEES AND CANCELLATION POLICY 2017-07-16T23:51:54+00:00

1. PER DIEM FEES FOR TWO AND THREE PARTY CASES.

 

a. Full Day

The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges between $7,250.00 and $7,750.00 per eight (8) hour day for professional services in Southern California, depending on the mediation venue. Full day matters generally start at 10:00am. The amount charged includes pre-mediation consultation, all travel time and expenses, two hours of reading time and eight hours of hearing time (surplus reading time is added to conference time). Additionally, there is an administrative fee of $175.00 per party per day. The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges for EXTRA TIME as provided in Paragraph 3.

b. Half Day

The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges $4,950.00 per half day for professional services in either our Downtown Los Angeles location or our Valencia location. Half day matters generally start at 10:00am or 2:00pm. The amount charged includes pre-mediation consultation, all travel time and expenses, one hour of reading time and four hours of hearing time (surplus reading time is added to conference time). Additionally, there is an administrative fee of $175.00 per party per day. The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges for EXTRA as provided in Paragraph 3.

2. PER DIEM FEES FOR MULTI-PARTY CASES (MORE THAN THREE PARTIES)

 

Please call for a quote. Fees vary based on number of parties and mediation venue.

3. EXTRA TIME

 

The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges for extra preparation, hearing time, conferences and follow-up time. After the mediation has concluded, The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta will send a supplemental invoice which is due and payable upon receipt.

4. THIRD-PARTY FACILITIES COSTS

 

At times, The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta may need to rent conference facilities at a cost to the mediation participants.

5. FEE AND COST ALLOCATION

 

PER DIEM FEES (Paragraphs 1 and 2), EXTRA TIME (Paragraph 3) will be billed to and are due from the mediation participants in equal, pro rate shares unless they agree to a different allocation and notify The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta before billing.

6. DEPOSITS

 

We must receive all parties share of the total mediation costs immediately upon receipt of the invoice and no later than 25 days before the mediation in order to confirm the reservation. The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta reserves the right to offer the date to other potential mediation participants until the deposit from all parties is paid.

7. CANCELLATION AND POSTPONEMENT

 

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.

8. PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITY

 

The attorney and his or her client are jointly and severally liable to Steven G. Mehta and the Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta for payment of fees and costs. The contract to retain Mr. Mehta’s services is entered into at 27200 Tourney Road, Ste. 265, Valencia, CA 91355.

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