1. PER DIEM FEES FOR TWO AND THREE PARTY CASES.
The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges between $8,000.00 and $8,250.00 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 $195.00 per party per day. The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta charges for EXTRA TIME 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.
Each participant’s share of the total amount due must be deposited immediately upon receipt of the invoice in order to guarantee the reservation. The Mediation Offices of Steven G. Mehta reserves the right to offer the date to other potential mediation participants until the deposit 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.