Practice Information

ABOUT MY PRACTICE

Since being called to the Bar of Ontario in 1976, Jack Zwicker has practised corporate, commercial, property and estate law both as a solicitor and as a barrister. Since 2000 he has turned that combination of skills to the fields of negotiation and mediation, working with clients who are dissatisfied with the expense, stress, uncertainty, delay and opportunity costs associated with litigation.

Because the problems which clients face in the fields of corporate, commercial, property and estate law sometimes do not depend solely upon each side simply ‘giving and getting’, Zwicker Dispute Resolutions encourages clients to collaborate, where necessary, with experts in fields such as banking, financial management, and accounting by building expert participation into the mediation process.

Jack Zwicker adopts a problem solving approach during mediation which encourages clients to satisfy their interests by being both practical and creative at the same time. Zwicker Dispute Resolutions has mediated in cases involving the following subject matter.

Shareholder disputes
Buy-Sell disputes
Management contract disputes
Minority shareholders rights disputes
Disputes involving Buyers and Sellers in Bulk Sales transactions
Share sale and purchase transactions
Disputes involving non-competition and non-solicitation covenants
Disputes involving real estate purchase and sale transactions
Disputes involving secured property transactions (PPSA)
Collection disputes
Wrongful dismissal disputes
Estate Disputes
Workplace conflicts not covered by collective agreements

Zwicker Dispute Resolutions also provides mediation training, coaching, conflict resolution process design,and arbitration services. for organizations which are affected by disruptive workplace disputes.

MY RATES

Block fee for one-half day mediation, including one hour in pre-conference meeting, scheduling and preparation
Total 4 hours : $1,700 plus HST] plus out-of-pocket expenses,

Block fee for full day two party mediation, including one hour in pre-conference meeting, scheduling and preparation [Total 8 hours : $3400. plus HST] plus out-of-pocket expenses. Add $50 per hour to a maximum of $350 for each additional party.

Hourly fee for training, coaching or design of workplace mediation processes : $275 per hour plus HST.

Block fees for longer assignments are negotiable.

The Schedule of fees prescribed for Mandatory Mediations under the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure are acceptable.

TERMS OF PAYMENTS

All fees are payable before formal mediation begins.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation no later than seven days before the scheduled mediation date: $100 plus HST and any out-of-pocket expenses. Cancellation less than seven days before the scheduled mediation date: one half of the agreed fee plus HST, and any out-of-pocket expenses. Cancellation less than 48 hours before the scheduled mediation date, full fee plus HST, and any out- of-pocket expenses.

SERVICES

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