Member Profile: Ken Mann

Ken Mann
ADR Office of Kenneth L. Mann
6822 North 72nd Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Email: Click for email

Tel: (480) 789-1025
Fax: (866) 890-6266
Website: www.reasonablemann.com

AZ Chapter: www.AZMediators.org

Ken Mann regularly travels out of state to Colorado, Utah

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME

 

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Ken Mann has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Appellate
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Community Associations
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Debt Collections
Discrimination
EEOC
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Employment
Entertainment Sector
Family Businesses
Franchise
Health Care
Insurance
Internet
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Devices
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mortgage Foreclosure
Partnerships
Pensions / ERISA
Personal Injury
Police
Premises Liability
Probate
Professional Fees
Professional Malpractice
Property Damage
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Securities
Shareholder Disputes
Sports
Taxation
Title Disputes
Torts
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

AV Preeminent® Attorney (FL, AZ) over 40  years. Former “Big 4”Audit Senior and Former CPA (NC & FL). Sustaining Member, Arizona's Finest Lawyers. 

Appointed as mediator and arbitrator in 400± AAA, FINRA, private and court-annexed mediations and arbitrations in Arizona, Florida, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, etc. 

Having been a CPA and audit senior (for what was then Price Waterhouse ) on two REIT's and a small securities broker-dealer before attending law school, later proved invaluable : (i) as a transactional attorney; (ii) as a civil / probate / bankruptcy court,  and appellate litigator (with countless bench trials, seven state and federal jury trials, and over 15 state and federal published opinions as sole or lead counsel);  and  (iii) as a neutral mediator, sole arbitrator, panel chair, panel member,  court special master (e.g., discovery disputes), and consultant to other attorneys on ethics, accounting, fraud, valuations,  and  other issues.   

Many of  my most interesting cases -- as an advocate and as a neutral -- have involved document-intensive and ESI-intensive disputes with complex legal and factual issues, and multiple defendants, each bringing separate counsel.

I currently focus my practice on serving as a mediator, arbitrator, and court special master, and occasionally as an evaluative, forensic, etc. consultant for other attorneys.  Most appointments  involve sophisticated secured transaction or other contractual disputes, valuation issues, co-owner disagreements, and/or allegations of  real estate, securities, or general business fraud,  breach of fiduciary duty in a business or probate/trust/guardianship context, violations of non-competition covenants, wrongful discharge, defamation, and other business torts.  

We  moved from Orlando to Scottsdale in October 2005 to enjoy the same meaningful relationship with our then-toddler grandchildren as we had benefited from with our grandparents, but without retiring.  Rather, we were blessed  to serve as a non-equity member of the securities litigation team  of a nationally known metro Phoenix mid-sized law firm for the next three years to December 2008. 

During the subsequent economic crash, we served stints as  an Arizona assistant attorney general (Financial Remedies Section, i.e., civil RICO seizures and forfeitures) and as court counsel for the Superior Court in Maricopa County.   

Because I now focus on providing ADR and selective attorney consulting services, I enjoy a lower overhead (and share the benefit by charging a lower hourly rate than those neutrals who also  maintain an active litigation or transactional practice or keep the same rate as if they were.)   

I am also able to offer a less-congested calendar than those who still maintain an active litigation practice and than those neutrals who began practicing in metro Phoenix when the local Bar and the number of neutrals were much smaller.

In summary, I have the experience, temperament, time and patience to timely, efficiently, economically, and thoughtfully assist counsel and your clients to mediate or arbitrate your disputes, or to serve as court special master on  discovery, valuation, accounting, or other disputes,  or  to provide evaluative,  forensic, or other consulting services for you,  depending on your needs in a particular case.


EDUCATION:

J.D., magna cum laude, Mercer University, Macon, GA, 1973 (Valedictorian; Editor-in- Chief, Mercer Law Review (1972 - 1973); Intra-State Moot Court Champion Team (1972); Speaker at Swearing-In Ceremony on Behalf of New Admittees, Fla. 4th District Court of Appeal (Oct. 1973).

B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting Major), U. of North Carolina -- Chapel Hill.  Order of the Old Well (honorary society).

Stetson University College of Law, Circuit Court (Civil) 40-hour Certified Mediator Training Program (1992) and countless other approved continuing  education and training programs in mediation and arbitration offered by the Orange County (FL) Bar Association,  the AAA, FINRA, the Florida Supreme Court's Dispute Resolution Center, and other  national, state, and local Bar and law-related organizations before and after inclusion on: the M.D. Fla. - Orlando Division arbitration panel for court-annexed, non-binding arbitrations circa 1989,  AAA's large, complex commercial case arbitration and mediation panels in 1996, and FINRA's arbitration and mediation panels, including employment disputes,  when I finally applied in 2010 after having litigated, arbitrated, and mediated for and against securities broker-dealers in prior years (and having been the audit senior for Price Waterhouse on a small broker-dealer and market-maker in Florida OTC stocks before law school).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Sustaining Member, Arizona's Finest Lawyers 2015-Present
  • Volunteer Settlement Officer and Volunteer Attorney Member, Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Panel 2011-Present.
  • Executive Council, ADR Section, Arizona Bar 2014-2016
  • President-Elect (2015-16)/President(2016-17), Board Member, Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution, 2014-Present.
  • Volunteer Settlement Officer and Judge Pro Tem,  Superior Court of Arizona in  Maricopa County  2011-- June, 2014.
  • Member, Arizona Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee 2013-2016
  • Volunteer Arbitrator, Arizona Bar Fee Arbitration Committee, 2007-2014.
  • Member, Arizona Bar Fee Arbitration Committee, 2007-2013.
  • Member, Scottsdale Bar Association  (Director, 2011).
  • Member, Bankruptcy Ct. - Phoenix Mediation Panels 2010-Present.
  • Volunteer Mediator, ABA Law Student Representation in Mediation Competition Regional 2010 .
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office Ethics Committee 2009-2010.
  • Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (Chair, 1996-1997) 1993-2005.
  • Florida Bar Special Committee on Unbundled Legal Services 2003-2005.
  • Barry University of Orlando School of Law, Adjunct Faculty (Professional Responsibility) Fall 2000.
  • Florida Bar 9th Circuit Grievance Committee D (Chair, 1996-1997) 1994-1997.
  • Florida Bar Standing UPL Committee (Vice Chair, 1986-1988) 1981-1988.
  • Florida Bar Clients Security Fund Committee 1983-1986.
  • Orange County Bar Association Law Week Committee (Chair) 1985-1986 .
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Thurgood Marshall Chapter, Phoenix.
  • Member, American Bar Association, ADR Section
  • Former Florida Certified Civil (1993-2014) and Appellate (2001-2014) Mediator. 
  • Former HOA director (2011-2014) and President (2011)

 

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