Client Comments | Mediation Offices of Floyd J. Siegal

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Floyd Siegal is the ideal mediator: thoughtful, intelligent, fair, respectful and thorough. He accomplished more in a few hours with his “shuttle diplomacy” than all the costly discovery that preceded the mediation. Most importantly, he knows how to close a deal.

Coe A. Bloomberg, Esq.

Jones Day

Just a quick note of thanks for getting this matter closed yesterday. I was very inclined to walk a couple of times and your persistence paid off. The case would not have settled but for your considerable influence on the parties, particularly the plaintiff and her counsel. We have not worked together in the past but I will certainly keep you in mind for matters in the future and have routed your resume to the attorneys throughout my firm.

Arthur J. Chapman, Esq.

Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger

Personally, I am not a fan of mediation. I settle most of my cases by way of 998, or right before trial. Most mediations I attend leave the case unsettled and the parties frustrated, which causes the attorneys to spend time and money gearing up for trial. However, I recently agreed to use Mr. Siegal as a mediator in a hotly contested slip and fall case I was sure was not going to settle. To my surprise, he contacted both sides well in advance of the mediation and hashed out several issues that are typically addressed during the “first mediation,” which then necessitates a second session. Because of Mr. Siegal’s effort in this regard, the mediation was very productive at its inception as all the barriers to talking numbers had been resolved before we even got there. Needless to say, Mr. Siegal did a wonderful job during the mediation itself at getting my case settled in very smooth manner. I am again an optimist. Thank you.

Steven R. Vartazarian, Esq.

THE VARTAZARIAN LAW FIRM

I recently had the privilege of working with Floyd on a very difficult case, where the parties were not only light years apart on settlement, but had an antagonistic history. Floyd did a perfect job of handling the delicate negotiations and succeeded in getting the parties on the same page.

Matthew Biren, Esq.

Biren | Katzman

I recently had the opportunity to mediate a premises liability matter with Mr. Siegal. This was the second mediation. The first was with a different mediator. The case involved multiple defendants and some unusual injury issues and evidence. At the outset, the parties were very far apart in their liability evaluation and numbers. The defendants, too, had issues regarding indemnity under their respective services agreements. With his relaxed nature and effective perseverance, Mr. Siegal kept the parties at the table with an ultimately positive result. And if that was not good enough, and it was, he never said stop after the clock ran over and never charged us for the overage. And Mr. Siegal’s generosity did not stop there. He also has a practice of donating a portion of his mediation fees to a charity of counsel’s choice. This needs no further comment. I recommend Mr. Siegal for your next case whether you are plaintiff or defendant. He is bright, fair to all sides and works hard. That’s all we can ask for.

Stuart Supowit, Esq.

JACKSON, JENKINS, & RENSTROM, LLP

Mr. Siegal brings a different approach to mediation. He is a uniquely good listener, and puts that skill to good use in bringing parties from far apart to agreement. I highly recommend him.

Guy Gruppie, Esq.

Murchison & Cumming, LLP

Mr. Siegal is a very personable and even handed mediator. I would have bet my paycheck that the case he mediated for me would not settle. I would have lost that paycheck, as he managed to settle it. He was well informed about the case and facts and was creative in the tools he used to get us to the point where the case settled. His policy to donate a portion of his fee to the charity of one’s choice was impressive. He earned his fee and I would without hesitation recommend him to anyone on any side of the fence.

Mark D. Kaufman, Esq.

MARK R. WEINER & ASSOCIATES

Thank you for going well above and beyond the call of duty to get this case resolved. I honestly did not think the gap would get closed – but you kept us all engaged in your creative process and it worked beautifully! I know that my client was impressed and pleased with the outcome and has already added you to its list of preferred neutrals.

Michael G. Martin, Esq.


Graves & King, LLP

Debbie and I want to thank you for your excellent work today. This has been hanging over us for what seems an eternity, and the resolution in which you were so instrumental is a great relief for us. Now we can get on with our lives and in leaving this all behind us, find some peace from an event that changed so many things for us. Would you please direct our donated portion of your hard-earned fee to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital? Again, thanks very much. Your clients are, I think, lucky to have you “on both sides.”

Debbie and David B.

Floyd Siegal is a mediator with energy, enthusiasm, credibility, and a strong desire to never let a mediation end without a settlement being reached. His fresh approach to mediations is inspiring. I’ve attended too many mediations where the mediator simply “goes through the motions” and resolves nothing. But Floyd will keep the parties talking, present innovative ideas for settlement, and work as hard as anyone. I highly recommend Floyd Siegal as a mediator.

David Ring, Esq.

Taylor & Ring, LLP

I commend Mr. Siegal’s creative efforts as a mediator in a serious injury construction case. This case involved multiple parties and at the time of mediation two defendants’ summary judgment motions were pending and two other defendants were in for the duration. The potential outcome of the MSJ’s created different exposure to different defendants. Mr Siegal fashioned a formula that used the pending MSJ’s as a tool to encourage the parties to ultimately reach a significant 7 figure settlement. Mr Siegal’s phone follow-up between and after face-to-face mediation sessions was instrumental in keeping the parties engaged.

Steven B. Effres, Esq.

Effres & Associates

Mr. Siegal did a wonderful job explaining the realities of litigation to my client from an outside, neutral’s perspective, which in turn enhanced my client relationship and allowed me to spend more time litigating and less time hand-holding.

Donald J. Matson, Esq.

Floyd was very attentive throughout the mediation and made my client feel heard. Though we were not able to resolve the matter initially, Floyd followed up and continued to subtly move the parties forward, even when the parties themselves didn’t think any more could be done, to the point where the matter settled. I would definitely recommend Floyd and look forward to working with him again.

Martin Moreno, Esq.

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz

I found Mr. Siegal to be extremely knowledgeable and fair-minded. He is exceptionally well-prepared for the sessions and is tenacious though courteous with counsel and client as well. He is sensitive to counsel’s special issues with clients. He is detailed in his analysis of the respective legal positions of the participants and is most definitely NOT one of the all too often encountered “cut to the chase” type Mediators. I recommend him highly.

Larry D. Mikelson, Esq.

Mikelson & Mikelson, LLP

Mr. Siegal goes above and beyond to facilitate communication and the exchange of necessary information between all parties. He knows how to utilize technology to assist the process. His honesty and respect encourage trust throughout the process.

Kimberly J. Morley, Esq.

Early, Maslach & Van Dueck

I have utilized Mr. Siegal’s services on a variety of litigated matters. His extensive litigation experience and ability to understand the issues have narrowed the gaps and brought resolution for my clients.

Koorosh Shahrokh, Esq.

Mr Siegal definitely lived up to his reputation as a great mediator. He was very effective and my client felt well treated by the process.

Alexandra Irons, Esq.

Law Offices of Baker & Oring, LLP

Floyd was an excellent mediator. He was patient, even tempered yet forceful and knowledgeable. He was able to get the case settled quickly.

Rinat B. Klier Erlich, Esq.

Manning & Kass, Elrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

With a case that I didn’t have much hope in settling, Mr. Siegal stuck with the parties, got us talking and found a way to settle the case. Not only was he persistent, but he went the extra mile after the actual mediation, volunteering his own time, to see that we reached a resolution. I would use him again in a heartbeat.

Adam Silverstein, Esq.

Cavalluzzi & Cavalluzzi

I applaud you on your efforts and help in getting this settled. It was nothing less than masterful.

Larry Dornstein, Esq.

Professional, courteous, but most of all persistent with a feel for getting the deal done.

Todd A. Daley, Esq.

Prata & Daley, LLP

Thank you for your patience and insight in this matter. It was really a pleasure to work with you on it, and a lesser mediator would not have gotten it done. As to the kind charitable contribution, the clients ask that you make the selection, since you did such a great job. Thanks again, and I know we will see you again soon.

Joseph Fogel, Esq.

Mr. Siegal was extremely effective in having the matter resolved. He took time in fully understanding the liability and damages. He was sympathetic and compassionate towards the Plaintiff, which allowed the Plaintiff to trust the mediation process and be open-minded about negotiations. As such, we were successful in settling the case. I strongly recommend him and can’t wait to use him again.

Siamak Vaziri, Esq.

I found Mr. Siegal to be an outstanding mediator. I believe he has the talent and personality to bridge enormous gaps. I would feel very comfortable using him or recommending him.

Neil Howard, Esq.

Thanks again for your efforts, and for restoring my faith in the mediation process. It was all about our client, and he seems to be content that it is all over. That’s what counts the most for me. You were pivotal in making our client happy. Thank you.

Frank Y. Ariel, Esq.

It was a pleasure working with you as a mediator in this matter. This was a difficult case with multiple plaintiffs and posturing pre-mediation. I appreciate the time and effort you put into understanding the case and formulating your proposal. Having four out-of-state clients was not helpful, but your efforts contributed to a global settlement of the matter.

Arnold W. Gross, Esq.

Wilshire Law Firm, PLC

Mr. Siegal exhibited the finest attributes of a neutral mediator in bringing the parties together in the successful resolution of an emotionally charged case. Frankly, I was quite surprised at the results. I can’t thank him enough for a job well done.

Robert M. Scholnick, Esq.


Grimm & Scholnick