COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

For over 25 years, Paul has served as counsel in hundreds of commercial contract disputes, including those involving purchase and sale agreements, manufacturing and distribution agreements, franchise agreements, consulting agreements, service agreements, and all forms of technolgy-related and license agreements. Paul has served as a neutral in over 50 commercial contract disputes including those seeking damages of over $100 million. Paul’s extensive experience and knowledge in commercial contract disputes is recognized by his election as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a prestigious, invitation-only organization comprised of only the most experienced commercial arbitrators.  Paul is available to mediate any type of commercial contract dispute.

BUSINESS ENTITIES (Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships)

Paul has served as a neutral in disputes involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, excessive compensation, and dissolution of partnerships and limited liability companies.  In addition, Paul has served as a neutral in disputes involving bond holders’ claims, improper broker-dealer conduct, breach of investment advisor agreements, unsuitable investments, and securities fraud.  Paul is available to mediate corporation, limited liability company and partnership disputes involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty, excessive compensation, derivative claims and dissolution.  Paul is also available to mediate disputes involving shareholders, bond holders, investment advisors, suitability of investments, and securities fraud.  Paul recently served as a mediator in a dispute involving claims of negligent and unsuitable investments against an investment advisory firm, and as an arbitrator in a medical partnership dispute and a LLC breach of fiduciary duty and dissolution matter involving claims of tens of millions of dollars.

FINANCIAL

For many years earlier in his career, Paul served as counsel for federal government agencies and financial institutions for whom he handled many banking and financial disputes involving financing agreements, loan agreements, collections, creditor and debtor rights, and bankruptcy.   Paul is available to mediate banking and financial disputes involving financing agreements, loan agreements, collections, creditor and debtor rights and bankruptcy.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Paul has served as arbitrator or mediator in several professional malpractice and professional services fee nonpayment cases involving alleged accounting malpractice applicable to international taxation, forensic accounting experts, and allegations of legal malpractice and excessive fees in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation case.  Paul is available to mediate any type of professional malpractice dispute, including accounting and legal malpractice.

Paul Burns experienced arbitrator and mediator

Mediator Paul E. Burns, Esq.
c/o Procopio
633 West 5th Street, 26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071 

Tel: 424-303-3066
Email: paul.burns@procopio.com