|Address:||2029 Century Park East, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90067|
|Available to Mediate in these Counties:||Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura|
|California State Bar Number:||179362|
|Firm Name:||Ballard Spahr LLP|
|Areas of Expertise|
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
|* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Class Actions * Consumer Credit * Employment/Discrimination Wrongful Termination * Foreclosure * Real Estate/Construction * Securities |
|Experience:||Over 20 years of complex commercial litigation experience with a particular emphasis on real estate related matters.|
Real Estate Related Experience: A former California Real Estate Broker, Mr. Petlak mediates almost every type of real estate related matter including those involving mixed-use facilities, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, shopping centers, and hotels. He has successfully resolved disputes involving joint ventures, purchase and sale agreements, real estate agency relationships and landlord/tenant matters.
Other Areas of Expertise:
Consumer Finance Experience: Mr. Petlak mediates matters involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, The Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act and other consumer finance related cases.
Securities Litigation: Mr. Petlak mediates securities-related class action lawsuits under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Petlak is also a FINRA arbitrator.
Employment and Business Related Litigation Matters: Mr. Petlak mediates a variety of employment and business related matters, from claims involving employment discrimination to those involving unfair business practices, breach of contract and fraud.
|Work History for the Past Five Years:|| Former Partner and current Special Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP, previously a litigator with Pircher, Nichols & Meeks LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP|
|Education:||University of Southern California, Gould School of Law (J.D. 1995)|
University of California, San Diego (B.A. 1992)
|Dispute Resolution Training:||Los Angeles County Bar - 30-Hour Basic Mediation Training|
|Dispute Resolution Experience:||Among Mr. Petlak's active mediation practice, Mr. Petlak is on the Mediation Panel of the California Association of Realtors. |
|Professional Licenses:||California State Bar No. 179362|
Former Licensed California real estate broker.
|Professional Memberships:||Los Angeles County Bar Association|
State Bar of California
Southern California Mediation Association
California Association of Mediation Professionals