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Michigan mediator Alan Kanter
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Alan M. Kanter
Vestevich, Mallender, DuBois & Dritsas, P.C.
6905 Telegraph Road
Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Tel: (248) 642-1920
Fax: (248) 642-2095
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ADR Services:
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Alan M. Kanter has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Alan M. Kanter is a a neutral ADR provider (i.e., an arbitrator, mediator, facilitator and case evaluator) and a lawyer practicing in many different areas of law. In addition, Alan is an educator, teaching ADR to practicing attorneys, state court judges and law students; a consultant and an author, focusing primarily on the field of mediation and arbitration.

Alan engages in a significant amount of ADR work for the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and has been an arbitrator from the early 1980's to the present. He is currently AAA-certified as an active mediator and arbitrator panelist on the regular and large complex Commercial, Employment Law, Health Law, Securities and Franchise Panels of the AAA, formerly, a neutral panelist for the National Arbitration Forum, an Arbitrator and Mediator for the American Health Lawyers Association, United States Arbitration & Mediation Association, Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI), National Center for Dispute Resolution and Resolute Solutions, LLC. He is also Court certified to mediate and arbitrate in the Courts in the State of Michigan. Alan has been a case evaluator for the Oakland County Circuit Court since 1984, and participated in the creation of the Oakland County Circuit Court Early Case Evaluation Program. He regularly serves as a neutral throughout the United States, on Large Complex Disputed Matters.


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Alan attended Wayne State University where, in 1976, he earned a BA with High Distinction in the field of History, and was awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, which emphasizes excellence in the field of liberal arts. He continued his post graduate education by attending law school at the Wayne State University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree in 1979. He has been a student of and taught for the American Arbitration Association for over 25 years. He has been a regular lecturer for The University of Michigan's Institute for Continuing Legal Education in the fields of arbitration and mediation for over 10 years. A participant in many education symposiums sponsored by the International Academy of Mediators,  has also participated in post graduate classes in the field of ADR at the Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Center for Dispute Resolution, and the PON program at the Harvard University School of Law.


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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Alan has been a member of the American Bar Association from 1979 to the present,  He has been a member of the American Bar Associations Franchise Forum and ADR Sections since inception, as well as a member of the Litigation, Health Care Law, and Labor and Employment and Business Law Sections. He has been an active and supporting member of the Oakland County Bar Association, has served upon and has been elected chairperson of numerous sections/committees of that organization. In the year 2000, he was invited to become a member of the International Academy of Mediators and was elevated to the position of Distinguished Fellow of that organization in the year of 2005.  He was 1 of 5 Michigan attorneys elected as a Charter Member/Fellow of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and is currently is a voting member of the NADN admission committee for the State of Michigan.  As a member of the State Bar of Michigan, he has been an active member of many State Bar Sections, Section Councils, a two term member of the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. In 2005-2006, he served as the Chairperson of the State Bar of Michigan's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He has been selected as 2019 Lawyer of the Year - Arbitration by Best Lawyers in America. He has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America from 2005 to the present, and Best Lawyers in Detroit for 2012 and 2013; has been included in numerous Marquis' publication, including, "Who's Who in American Law",  "Who's Who in America"  at least 25 times in the last 35 years. Beginning in 2007 and continuing through the present, Alan has been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in the Metropolitan Detroit Area by Hour (dbusiness) Magazine, and beginning in 2008 through the present, Alan was selected to be included in the Super Lawyers of Michigan Publication. Beginning in 2009 through the present, Alan was selected as a Top Lawyer in the Metropolitan Detroit Area by Crain's Detroit Business Magazine.  Alan has maintained the highest rating as an attorney "AV" Preeminent, based upon peer review conducted by Martindale-Hubbell for 25 consecutive years. He has regularly been included in "Top Lawyers in Michigan" by The New York Times and The American Lawyer publications.  In May 2015, Alan was elected as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the first member of the State Bar of Michigan to receive that Honor.


Rates: Arbitration and Mediation $395/hour, $3,500/day. Applies to study time, communications and all related work. Rates for proceedings scheduled to last one (1) week or more are negotiable. Travel time, billed at 2/3 regular hourly rate. Reimbursement for all reasonable and necessary costs and expenses. Cancellation Fees of 1/2 daily rate for all reserved days in proceeding, whether canceled, adjourned, settled, or for any other reason the matter does not take place, or cannot be completed when scheduled with 14 or fewer days advance notice; and at the full daily rate for all reserved days whether canceled, adjourned, settled, not completed when scheduled, or for any other reason not taking place when scheduled with 3 or fewer days advance notice.
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