David I. Karp, Mediation Services
David I. Karp, Mediation Services
6311 Van Nuys Blvd. 409
Van Nuys, California 91401
 818-515-9361 phone
818-781-7733 fax

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"Mediating at the Heart of the Dispute"

David I. Karp, a highly rated* and experienced attorney/mediator will travel to your office or a neutral location to assist with the resolution of your litigated cases and/or pre-litigation disputes. 

With the advantage of considerable background and experience, Mr. Karp mediates sophisticated real estate and business disputes, primarily, and other disputes upon request in probate/trust and other areas of conflict.

Mr. Karp mediates at the heart of the dispute: focusing on core issues for resolution while respecting the emotional context of the conflict.

A non-exclusive list of the types of real estate matters handled is available here.

Mr. Karp may be engaged for any matters via direct contact with his office. To schedule mediation, please see the information on the Contact page.

Mr. Karp is also on the mediation panels of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Real Estate Mediation Center for Consumers (see, http://consumermediation.org) and the Valley Bar Mediation Center (see, http://www.valleybarmediationcenter.com) and will accept appropriate assignments from them as well as from other referral sources.

Please scroll down this page for some unsolicited thanks and praise from participants in Mr. Karp's mediations.

David I. Karp serves these communities and others:  San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, Valley Village, Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Chatsworth, Mission Hills, Granada Hills, Toluca Lake, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Orange, Irvine, Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake Village, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, and many others throughout Southern California.

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Some Thank You's and Compliments Appreciatively Received

[The following "accolades" are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.*  Please also consider reading the letters of other observers or participants here.]

"I just wanted to thank you for your usual stellar job in resolving this case. You were logical yet compassionate which helped [my clients] through this ordeal."  L.S.M, Los Angeles, CA.

"I never thought that we would be able to settle our case and you did it!  Mediating with you was a great experience."  M.L.A., Los Angeles, CA.

"Hi David! You did a mediation for us in [two months ago], and I just wanted to thank you for doing such a good job. I have to admit that I was very skeptical going in--I felt like we were dealing with totally irrational people, and I didn't have much faith that we would come to an agreement. With your help, not only did we come to a settlement, but the other [side] as of last week actually came through on their settlement obligations, which came as a big surprise to us and totally restored my faith in the system. So I just wanted to say thank you for taking the process so seriously and doing a great job for everyone involved. My sister and I really appreciate your professionalism and skill as a mediator!
[A.D., (a non-lawyer, representing herself), Metropolitan Los Angeles area]"

"David: Thank you for your assistance in reaching a very satisfactory outcome to this difficult matter. My clients were very complimentary about your professionalism and appreciate your invaluable contribution. Please feel free to add me to your list of references. All the best, [S.M., Van Nuys, CA]"

"Dear Mr. Karp, I just got to my office and saw your email. I want to thank you again for the way you mediated this matter. Obviously, the parties had really 'dug in their heels' and each felt the other was totally at fault. Your patience and comforting demeanor calmed each side down and when they looked at the realities of the lawsuit through your prism I think they finally realized settlement made the most sense. I look forward to working with you again. If any future clients want to talk to one of your satisfied 'customers,' please have them call me. Best regards, [M. B., Sunland, CA]."

"I have had the pleasure to work with David I. Karp on a few occasions in mediation, a couple of which were very contentious and emotional. I cannot overstate the patience, attention, professionalism and dedication that Mr. Karp displayed during each session. He was well-prepared and grasped the fundamental stumbling blocks quickly, giving them the necessary attention early on to open up the parties’ dialogue and eventually reach a settlement. I look forward to working with Mr. Karp in the future. Thank you David for being great at what you do! "  J.V., Los Angeles, CA

"Thanks especially for the great job Friday. I thought the way you earned the trust of a very angry client [of mine] was particularly impressive. We'll be working together again, and I look forward to it." K.A.S., Manhattan Beach, CA

"Thank you very much for your services on Friday. My client and I had not thought the matter could settle, but with your hard work and experience in helping litigants work through some of the emotions involved, we were ultimately successful. I am retaining your name as a candidate for future mediations that involve real estate transactions in the LA area. I found you very experienced in the “art” of mediation. You also exhibited throughout the long day a highly professional, respectful and pleasant demeanor – which aids in the settlement process." J.C.W., Foothill Ranch, CA

"A tardy but sincere 'thank you' for your good work in successfully mediating settlement of [our] matter. My client is thankful the matter is behind her, and is grateful for your efforts in achieving that result." D.J.H., Westlake Village, CA

"Many thanks for your assistance David...this dispute wouldn't have settled without your expertise...thanks again." J.A.B., Woodland Hills, CA

"We were finally able to settle this case at the MSC [Mandatory Settlement Conference], one week before the trial date, in front of our judge.... The negotiations in which you were involved were useful in that they demonstrated our efforts to the judge, and provided a solid footing from which to build. Thanks for helping to get that ball rolling." D.D., Pasadena, CA

"It was a pleasure to participate in mediation under your supervision. Your approach to mediation was unlike I had ever seen and it was in my opinion one of the best mediation sessions I had ever seen." L.Y., Glendale, CA

"I would like to share some of my thoughts with you regarding your services for the mediation [in my client's case.] When the mediation commenced, I was not optimistic the case would settle in that defendants had never offered any money to resolve this claim, despite the merits of my client's claim. Your opening introduction to participants, explanation of the process, and expectations were 20 minutes well spent. You set a very positive tone and were instrumental in resolving this matter, which was to the benefit of all concerned. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise. I look forward to utilizing your services in the future, and you may feel free to use this office as a reference." J.E.K., Encino, CA

"It was a pleasure having an opportunity to work with you in connection with the recent mediation. You were very helpful in getting the parties together and your efforts are sincerely appreciated. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you again in the near future." D.H.M., Los Angeles, CA

"Thank you for your excellent services as a mediator in this difficult real property matter. I frankly was surprised at being able to reach an agreement at an early stage of the proceedings and believe your services were instrumental in that regard." K.L.M., Diamond Bar, CA

"Though I know you personally, I have never had the opportunity of experiencing your impressive mediation style and skills. You did a wonderful job for which we are very grateful." J.E.A., Encino, CA

"I wanted to personally thank you, again, for your outstanding job in counseling both parties into settlement in the aforementioned case. Please be assured that I will contact your office the next time a legal matter necessitates mediation services. Thank you for your courtesy and professionalism." M.A.B., Century City, CA

*The circumstances of your matter may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided.  These statements are not guarantees, warranties, or predictions regarding the outcome of your matter.