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Feb 12, 2013
Sherman L. Knight posted a blog article

Early Stage Mediation - There is no Down Side.

     Late mediation has been around for decades.  While late stage mediation (close to a trial date) may avoid trials, clients today are interested in further reducing expenses, keeping the emotional toll of litigation in check and maintaining relationships.      Late stage mediation results in destroyed relationships.  As the lawsuit progresses, both party’s becomes convinced the other side is hiding something.  Best of friends become polarized, even hostile toward one another, refusing to…See More
Dec 12, 2012
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WSBA Membership Event: Land use mediation panel and networking evening at Red Lion Downtown

January 24, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join the WSBA ADR Section Membership Committee for this member event of a panel presentation and networking evening. Format: 45-minute panel presentation with questions followed by a one-hour networking event with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (including one free drink).Topic:  Issues and opportunities in land use mediation.Panelists:  Courtney Kaylor (a partner with the law firm McCullough Hill Leary P.S. in Seattle, Washington whose practice focuses on land use and environmental law, and on…See More
Jan 13, 2012
Sherman L. Knight commented on WSBA ADR's group 'Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group'
"I send a letter to the parties before the mediation. It typically includes arequest for the NVP and a link to the website that has the calculator or I senda copy (attachment) of the spreadsheet we received at the training.  I ask the…"
Nov 17, 2011
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WSBA ADR Membership Event: Foreclosure Panel and Networking Evening at Red Lion Downtown

October 17, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Join the WSBA ADR Membership Committee for this member event of a panel presentation and networking evening. Format: 30 minute panel presentation followed by a one-hour networking event with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (including one free drink).Topic:  Foreclosure Fairness Act issues and fixesPanelists:  Prof. Alan Kirtley (UW School of Law); Kathryn Leathers (WSBA Legislative Liaison); Andrew Kidde (President of Resolution Washington; Co-Manager Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation…See More
Oct 11, 2011
Laura Eidal replied to Sherman L. Knight's discussion 'I may need to withdraw - Banks not accepting my personal mediation agreement' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"What did you decide on this case?  I just received the same letter from this attorney.  There was initial confusion in my case because it was first referred to me at the DRC,  but I am a private mediator. It shuffled around a bit…"
Oct 8, 2011
Judith Eiler replied to Sherman L. Knight's discussion 'Does anyone know of a mediation that resulted in settlement of any kind?' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"I have mediated 2 sessions.  The first did not end with a HAMP result, but did get the agreement that if a short sale could be worked out before the foreclosure then the lender would be interested and they also agreed that if a short sale was…"
Oct 4, 2011
Sherman L. Knight added 2 discussions to the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
Oct 4, 2011
Sherman L. Knight added a discussion to the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
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What do you do if the matter settles before the mediation?

I have one where the parties settled before the mediation convened.  Is there a process for closing the file in this situation?  I asked him to contact Commerce directly since he was the referring attorney.  ShermanSee More
Sep 27, 2011
Sherman L. Knight replied to Sherman L. Knight's discussion 'I may need to withdraw - Banks not accepting my personal mediation agreement' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"Many of us that attended the training seminar were VERY disappointed in the way several things occurred. 1. The cram down method of drafting and voting on the bill. 2. The lack of involvement of the various lenders. 3. The desire of commerce (or at…"
Sep 21, 2011
David K. Hiscock replied to Sherman L. Knight's discussion 'I may need to withdraw - Banks not accepting my personal mediation agreement' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"Don't quit. I just got another exchange on the Wells Fargo mediation that is stalled temporarily in BK. Borrower's counsel has already noted the obvious practical factor that, once through BK, the borrower will have *much* less debt, and…"
Sep 20, 2011
David K. Hiscock replied to Sherman L. Knight's discussion 'I may need to withdraw - Banks not accepting my personal mediation agreement' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"A uniform response to the servicers/lenders may be appropriate here. Under the circs, w/ a lender citing w/ great specificity, it sounds like the "role of teacher*" as described in a previous letter from Dept of Commerce referring officer…"
Sep 20, 2011
Alison Moss replied to Sherman L. Knight's discussion 'I may need to withdraw as a oreclosure mediator from Sherman Knight. Banks not accepting my personal mediation agreement.' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"Sherman:   I don't have the details, but the first foreclosure mediation that was to be handled by the Kitsap DRC was also returned to Commerce because "the attorney" refused to sign the mediation agreement.  I assume the…"
Sep 20, 2011

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Title/Position
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
Company/Employer
Knight Dispute Resolution
Services Provided
Legal Advice & Counsel, Arbitrator, Litigation, Mediator
Practice Areas
Any, Business, Consumer Law, Corporate, Employment (Non-Union), Peer, Real Estate
Bio
For the last three decades, Mr. Knight has been a business professional.
His experiences include work as an engineering tech and surveyor for the Washington State Department of Transportation, a project manager for a mid-sized construction company and the quality control manager of a concrete pre-cast company. Mr. Knight is also a licensed architect in the State of Washington.

As an architect, his primary role was the construction administrator. He observed and solved problems in the field on a daily basis. This is where Mr. Knight learned the basics of dispute resolution, quickly and on the spot.

After a decade getting his hands dirty, Mr. Knight attended Law School. After graduation, Mr. Knight spent the next two decades as a partner/owner of his law firm and focused on business litigation. Much of it related to real estate, land development, business formation, land use, home owners associations issues, financing, insurance, surveying issues and construction defects.

Sherman is currently an executive member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar and a member of Organization Committee of the Construction Law Section. He is also a member of the ADR section of the King County Bar Association, a certified US District Court Rule 39.1 mediator and certified by the Washington Mediation Association.

As the past chairman of the legislative committee for the American Builders and Contractors Association, a Legislative Lobbyist for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and a member of its legal affairs committee, Mr. Knight keeps abreast of new legislation and changing legal issues that impact all the areas of Mr. Knights practice areas.

As a public speaker, Sherman has presented at several Continuing Legal Education seminars and speaks at the AIA Professional Series.

Mr. Knight earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University and his law degree from University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University School of Law)
Phone
425-576-8777
Email
knight@mediate.com
Website
http://www.knightdisputeresolution.com/

Sherman L. Knight's Blog

Early Stage Mediation - There is no Down Side.

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 10:25pm 0 Comments

     Late mediation has been around for decades.  While late stage mediation (close to a trial date) may avoid trials, clients today are interested in further reducing expenses, keeping the emotional toll of litigation in check and maintaining relationships. 

     Late stage mediation results in destroyed relationships.  As the…

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At 7:30pm on June 9, 2010, Jeff Bean said…
Sherman, welcome to your WSBA ADR network! Check out the Forum, comment on a discussion or post a new one yourself, join a section committee or another group, post your pic and expand your profile, and just otherwise make this on-line community work for you! Do let me know if there's anything you'd like to see on this website that would make it more valuable to you in your practice.
 
 
 

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