Member Profile: Maurice L. Zilber Esq.

Maurice L. Zilber Esq.
ADR Resolutions
110 Tarry Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Tel: (415) 713-1914
Fax: 206-202-4865

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Maurice L. Zilber Esq. regularly travels out of state to Massachusetts

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation


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Maurice L. Zilber Esq. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Contract Disputes
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Family Businesses
Intellectual Property
Medical Devices
Mergers & Acquisitions
Non-profit Organizations
Professional Fees
Religious Institutions
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital



Mr. Zilber has had more than 45 years of business, intellectual property and public utility law experience through his practice with the Boston law firm of Peabody and Brown (now Nixon Peabody LLP), and is now a full-time arbitrator,  mediator and arbitration consultant and neutral evaluator.

Mr. Zilber has represented public and privately held computer hardware and software companies as well as companies in the biotech, semi-conductor manufacturing systems, opto-electronic, waste to energy and materials recycling industries. He has also represented authors, publishers and entertainers and had an extensive public utility practice involving licensing, siting, rate, environmental, conservation-load management programs, deregulation and anti-trust issues for several electric public utilities.

He has extensive experience in copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent licensing and character licensing matters, including character licensing for PBS's number one children's program.

Mr. Zilber's business law experience ranged from venture capital, public offering and secured lending financing; research and development, requirements and distribution agreements; executive employment agreements and benefit plans; and mergers and acquisitions.

He served as Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group of Peabody and Brown from 1995 to 1997 and before that as Managing Partner and Chair of the firm's Executive Committee for 12 years. Based on that experience, he has consulted with numerous law and accounting firms on practice management issues.

Mr. Zilber has over 25 year's experience as an arbitrator and mediator. He serves as a member of the American Arbitration Association's Large Complex Case, Energy, Technology and International Dispute Panels and the Northern California Mediation Panel. He also serves on the Commercial Arbitrator Panel of FedArb, Inc. and on the panel for the Kaiser Foundation disputes.  He is also on the panel of mediators for the California Appeals Court, First Appellate District.

Mr. Zilber was a founding Director and Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council ("MIMC") and served as counsel to the Massachusetts Computer Software Council ("MCSC") for several years.


  • JD with honors. Harvard Law School
  • AB with honors (Mathematics) University of Michigan

ADR Training:
AAA, Commercial Arbitrator II Training (San Francisco 3/02); California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Appellate Mediation Training 2/00; World Intellectual Property Organization, Workshop for Mediators in Intellectual Property Disputes (New York 5/99); AAA, Commercial Arbitrator Training Workshop (Orlando 10/98); AAA Training for Arbitrators of Energy Disputes (San Diego 5/98); AAA Commercial Mediator Training (New York 11/97); AAA Large Complex Case Program (Prouts Neck, Me. 9/97 [faculty]); ADR Superconference (Washington 4/97); International Arbitration Conference, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Boston 9/96); AAA Large Complex Case Program Meeting (Newport Beach, CA 4/96); Mediation Training, Metro Mediation, (Brookline, MA 12/1994); AAA/Asia Pacific Center International Arbitrator Training., (Harvard Univ. 8/19/94); AAA Securities Arbitration Training. (Boston 12/92)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section);
  • State Bar of California (Intellectual Property, Business Law and Law Practice & Technology Sections);
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (Mediation, Arbitration ( Past Chair) Sections);
  • The Mediation Society (San Francisco)- Director.
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators - Fellow
  • California Dispute Resolution Council -Past- President and Director
  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate Law School - Business Planning and Business of Practice of Law(2005-2013)


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Maurice L. Zilber Esq. is a member of our CA chapter, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, California's premier roster of preeminent mediators and arbitrators. The CADN profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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