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Since 2001, Mark Loeterman has successfully mediated over 1,600 litigated cases, specializing in disputes involving Real Estate, Employment, Business/Contracts and Insurance. Mark assists parties in evaluating the risks and costs of continued litigation, and helps them to negotiate resolutions that best serve their interests. A lawyer with three decades of experience, Mark is committed to finding agreements that are reasonable, efficient and sensible.

Prior to becoming a mediator, Mark was General Counsel for 20 years to the Fred Sands Real Estate Company and its affiliated businesses in the real estate, insurance, hospitality and radio industries. In that capacity, Mark handled a wide range of sophisticated litigation and transaction matters involving real estate sales and leases, financing and secured loans, professional liability, breach of commercial agreements, partnership disputes and dissolution, employment termination and discrimination, insurance coverage, and franchising. He managed the firm’s in-house legal department of six attorneys.


University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, Adjunct Professor
> Teaching the course “Contract Drafting and Negotiation,” 2009 – 2014

Continuing Education of the Bar, Consultant on publication of CEB’s practice book
> California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation

California Real Estate Magazine, Author of “The Case of the Smoldering Candle”


Financial Institutions section of the State Bar of California, ”Confidentiality and Ethics Issues in Mediation”
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, “After the Gold Rush: A Real Estate Update”
California Association of Realtors, “Effective Strategies in Mediation”
Southwestern University Law School, “How to Mediate the Employment Law Case”
Continuing Education of the Bar, “Mediation of Real Property Disputes”
Beverly Hills Bar Association, “Turning Disputes Into Deals”
Southern California Mediation Association, “Negotiation Skills and Ethics”


Pepperdine University Law School, Straus Institute, certificated programs:
> Masters’ Forum for Experienced Neutrals (by invitation only)
> Advanced Mediation Practice
> Mediating the Litigated Case
Over 300 hours of formal Dispute Resolution training, primarily through the Straus Institute, the American Bar Association, and the United States District Court

Southwestern University Law School, J.D., 1978

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., cum laude, 1975


California State and Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court
“AV” Preeminent” rating in legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell


Southern California Mediation Association
> Director, Secretary, and Chair of the Public Policy Committee, 2003 – 2007

American Bar Association
> Dispute Resolution and Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) sections

Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills bar associations
> ADR, Litigation, Real Property, and Employment Law sections