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Gilda Turitz is an Experienced Arbitrator and Mediator of Business Disputes, and Provides ADR Consulting Services and Negotiation Training for Companies and Groups

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About Gilda Turitz

Gilda Turitz is an independent, full-time commercial arbitrator and mediator of a wide range of business, professional liability, intellectual property and other disputes.

Based in San Francisco, and available to hear cases throughout California and nationwide, she brings to her current ADR practice her wealth of over 30 years’ experience as a business trial lawyer, as well as serving as an arbitrator of commercial disputes for over 25 years and as a mediator for over 20 years.

Gilda has been recognized by numerous peer-reviewed organizations and leading ADR service providers for her skills and high level of practice, and serves on numerous national and regional panels.

She has consistently been rated with the “AV Pre-eminent” designation for attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer® for business litigation, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for arbitration.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution Services


Arbitration is a well-established and contract-based alternative to traditional court litigation, and is especially suited to resolve commercial cases.

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Mediation is informal negotiation facilitated by an impartial third party, with the goal of reaching a mutually agreeable resolution.

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Early Neutral Evaluation

Early Neutral Evaluation ("ENE") is a candid assessment by a neutral attorney of the merits of a case, which may lead to facilitated settlement negotiations.

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Discovery Referee Services

Gilda serves as a discovery referee in commercial cases where parties either stipulate to or a court orders the appointment of a referee.

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ADR Advising Services

Gilda assists parties in selecting the type of dispute resolution procedures well suited to their particular circumstances.

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Negotiation Training

Gilda provides customized negotiation training to companies and groups, drawing on her over 30 years' of mediation and negotiation experience.

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Affiliations & Accreditations

Best Lawyer in San Francisco Awards: US News, Lawyer of the Year, Super Lawyers, CEDR, CCA Fellow, Martindale-Hubbell 5 Stars, CPR Neutral,, American Bar Foundation Fellow