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I have practiced real estate and business law in Walnut Creek for 36 years after practicing in San Francisco and Oakland for two years. I grew up in Berkeley and I have lived in Orinda, California for 31 years.I have been active as a court and private mediator for about 25 years.


 I enjoy playing golf when I can find the time. I am the President of the Lawyers & Judges Golf Association and a member and former Men's Club President of the Contra Costa Country Club.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Real Estate: 50%
    41 years
  2. Mediation: 25%
    27 years, 300 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    41 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Wayne V.R. Smith

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Peter for over 25 years, and he is a lawyer of great quality and high integrity. I have referred matters to Peter Mankin where I could not help the client, and his follow up was very good.

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    Wayne Smith Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Roger Brothers Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Sheldon & Mankin

1211 Newell Avenue, Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197511/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV (Highest) RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Northern California Super LawyerSan Francisco Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MediatorPeter Mankin Mediation Services1995 - Present
Principal AttorneySheldon & Mankin1981 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationPresident, ADR Section2014 - Present
Mediation Society of Contra CostaMember2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaADR Committee, Chair-Legislation Subcommittee2008 - Present
Superior Court Contra Costa CountyMember ADR Oversight Committee2008 - Present
California Dispute Resolution CouncilMember2008 - Present
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationPresident1998 - 1999
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1990 - 1999
Contra Costa County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Embarcadero Cove Enterprises v. KatzSettlement
Hutchings, et al v. Garlock, et al$3.0 Million stipulated judgment against Garlock and affiliated companies and $440,000 cash settlement with title company
Wilcox v. HojatiSettled on first day of trial
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Contra Costa LawyerMediation Confidentiality-What Is It and How Far Should It Go?2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
University of California - BerkeleyN/AA.B.1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MCLE SpectacularLegal Technology2013
Training SeminarMediating With Self Represented Litigants2012
MCLE SpectacularMediating in Hard Times2011
Advanced Issues in 1031 Exchanges1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges2008