FEE RATES AND EXPENSES

FEE RATES AND EXPENSES FOR MEDIATION CONFERENCES

Each participating side will be billed equally per the rates listed below for Mediation Conferences, unless otherwise agreed by the parties.  Invoices will consist of all time spent on the dispute, including, but not limited to, preparation time, telephone conferences, e-mail correspondence, attendance at the Mediation Conference, any follow-up conferences whether in person or by telephone, collection efforts (including, but not limited to, attorneys fees and costs), assistance with the preparation of any agreements by the parties and any reporting of the Mediator to counsel, the court or arbitration panel.

MEDIATION FEE RATES:
  • $247.50 per hour per side ($495 per hour total) for two-sided disputes
  • $175.00 per hour per side ($525 per hour total) for three-sided disputes
  • $135.00 per hour per side ($540 per hour total) for four-sided party disputes
  • For half-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 3 hours + preparation time will be charged
  • For full-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 6 hours + preparation time will be charged
OFF-SITE FACILITY EXPENSES

For Mediation Conferences that require rented accommodations at off-site facilities, the expenses will be included in invoices and pro-rated to each side.

TRAVEL FEES AND EXPENSES

Mr. Albrecht does not charge travel time.

Travel expenses, if needed, including room rentals, lodging, and mileage will be included in the invoice and will be pro-rated to each side of the Mediation Conference.

CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING POLICY AND FEES

Mr. Albrecht accepts engagements to the exclusion of scheduling other work during the time period reserved. Accordingly, the following applies to all matters.

All cancellations or rescheduling must be communicated in writing (fax or e-mail) with the agreement of all parties expressly noted. Please let us know immediately if we need to cancel or reschedule the Mediation Conference.

In the event of cancellation and rescheduling within seven calendar days before the scheduled Mediation Conference, the following cancellation or rescheduling fees are not waived unless another appointment can be filled in the reserved slot.

PAYMENT AND ADVANCE DEPOSIT POLICY

Unless alternate arrangements are made at least seven calendar days prior to mediation, payment of fees and expenses shall be paid at the conclusion of the Mediation Conference.

The attorneys representing parties in this matter or their law firms are responsible to ensure that the Mediator is paid in a timely fashion, and if not, the attorney (or law firm, if the attorney practices in a firm) will be personally liable for said fees and costs, including any cancellation fees.

Pro se parties (those not represented by attorneys) must pay no later than the conclusion of the Mediation conference. An advance deposit may be required to secure payment by pro se parties.

Invoices are typically emailed after the conclusion of the Mediation conference. However, in cases where Albrecht Mediation Services, in our sole discretion, believes it to be necessary, an advance deposit may be required from a party or its counsel. Failure to pay any required advance deposit by the payment deadline will result in cancellation of the Mediation.