Jerry Spolter, Esq.

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Business/Commercial
Since 1980 Jerry Spolter has served as a neutral in numerous business/commercial cases.

Representative Mediations

  • Eastern Seaboard Franchisee's claim for rescission due to fraudulent inducement in response to Franchisor's contract claim
  • Interstate telecommunications dispute between access stimulators and local exchangers
  • Law firm and commercial business dissolutions
  • National furniture manufacturer/distributor exclusive territory dispute involving improper advertising and unfair competition issues
  • Price-setting conciliations among California agricultural growers versus canners and processors
  • Public entity's $180 million sewage treatment plant's claims regarding design and cost analysis
  • Public transit system's warranty and maintenance dispute regarding multi-million dollar, 50+ bus deal
  • Senior healthcare facility's management contract dispute with national healthcare corporation
  • Skylight business claims bankruptcy due to alleged acrylic plastic defect
  • Stock dispute response to forgery and fraud claims regarding software business

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as a "Top Master," Daily Journal Top California Neutrals List, 2013
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, ADR Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2015
  • Best Individual Mediator, Hall of Fame, The Recorder, 2012
  • Named #1 Mediator, survey of Bay Area attorneys, The Recorder, 2009-2012
  • Named a Top California Neutral, Daily Journal, 2004-2011
  • NorCal Super Lawyer, 2005-2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Mediation Award, The Mediation Society, 2002
  • Mediator of the Year Award, San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association, 2000
  • Mediator of the Year, American Arbitration Association, 1989
  • Bar Memberships and Affiliations: U.S. Supreme Court; Supreme Court of California; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; Maritime Law Association (1981-2004), National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) (1992-2002); American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Background and Education

  • Managing Partner, Spolter, McDonald & Mannion, San Francisco, CA, 1975-2005
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1974
  • FAA Commercial Pilots License, 1972; NAUI Scuba Certificate 1975
  • Major, USMCR, Plt. Cmdr., Co.Cmdr., Aerial Observer, Viet Nam, 1968-1970
  • Defense Language Institute (Vietnamese), 1968
  • Language: Spanish
  • B.A., Political Science, San Jose State University, 1967

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