I am the founder and owner of The Beles Group, Counselors at Law. I have been an... more
I am the founder and owner of The Beles Group, Counselors at Law. I have been an advocate, arbitrator, mediator and educator for over 37 years. During that time, I have arbitrated, mediated or advocated in more than 200 complex disputes involving international contracts, intellectual property, antitrust, telecommunications, construction, personal injury, insurance, products liability and employ... view profile
Larry Mills is an experienced arbitrator and mediator whose law practice emphasizes... more
Larry Mills is an experienced arbitrator and mediator whose law practice emphasizes business and personal planning and counseling. I value my relationships with clients, and I strive to prevent legal problems and efficiently resolve disputes. Larry enjoys community service activities, singing, sports, and foreign travel.
Gregg Bertram has resolved thousands of cases in more than 25 years as one of the... more
Gregg Bertram has resolved thousands of cases in more than 25 years as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most recognized mediators and arbitrators. From 2000 to 2008 Gregg was a principal at JAMS, the nationwide provider of alternative dispute resolution services, and before that he was affiliated with Washington Arbitration and Mediation Services, where he earned the “ Master Mediator” design... view profile
For more than 30 years now, my practice has consisted of representing both... more
For more than 30 years now, my practice has consisted of representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of litigation in state and federal courts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and elsewhere. These cases have ranged from simple disputes up to large class action lawsuits and other complex litigation. I have also represented parties in a broad range of disputes that were resolved in... view profile
Kyle's practice represents almost thirty years of experience in real estate,... more
Kyle's practice represents almost thirty years of experience in real estate, corporate law, business law, and tax law representing a variety of real estate interests, closely held corporations, construction firms, mortgage companies, and entrepreneurs of all types. He is often consulted by other lawyers and frequently acts as a business and law guru to entrepreneurs. Kyle has extensive Alte... view profile
Scott R. Scher is a Founding Partner of the Seattle law firm of Sternberg Thomson... more
Scott R. Scher is a Founding Partner of the Seattle law firm of Sternberg Thomson Okrent & Scher, PLLC. Mr.Scher has practiced commercial and residential real estate law since 1988. He is also a licensed Washington State real estate broker. Mr. Scher's practice includes negotiating and drafting commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements, financing agreements for buyer and seller... view profile
Carolyn is a regular presenter at seminars and employment law institutes, speaking... more
Carolyn is a regular presenter at seminars and employment law institutes, speaking on a wide range of topics, including mediation and arbitration, how to evaluate cases, substantive areas such as disability and sexual harassment law, and trial practice and discovery topics. For the past sixteen years Carolyn has been a co-presenter of the plenary session of the Employment Law Institute, reviewi... view profile
Thank you for looking me up. I know that achieving a just outcome for you takes hard... more
Thank you for looking me up. I know that achieving a just outcome for you takes hard work. I am committed to providing honest, responsive, effective, innovative and ethical representation. Please check out my website for more information on whether I am the right lawyer for you.
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.