Chosen for his resourceful approach to
finding resolutions, Jay Rhein has been featured in a Public Broadcast Service
special on the advent of the use of mediation in the new millennium. Jay brings
a rich assortment of experiences to his mediation practice, particularly in the
areas of construction, business and international trade.
Having served as the Trade Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, Jay was charged
with the responsibility to help companies build factories in the Marshall
Islands. This has given him the privilege of negotiating and problem solving
with people at all levels, from presidents of third world countries, CEO's of
major corporations on through the broad spectrum of people and job titles. This
allows him to call upon a wide-ranging array of creative possible resolutions to
brainstorm with the parties.
In the special case of business disputes, the entrepreneuring spirit in Jay
drives him to help both parties arrive at a resolution - one which will serve as
the new starting point for the profitable continuation of commerce between the
Jay’s background in construction began with his college education. He paid his
way through UCLA by working as a construction worker while pursuing his degree.
This grounding, along with Jay’s work as a former insurance broker and real
estate agent, has broadened his knowledge of the complexities faced by the
builders, insurance companies and customers.
Jay’s training includes advanced courses and seminars on mediation and
arbitration taken at Pepperdine University School of Law, Western State
University College of Law, Institute for Conflict Management, and the Orange
County District Attorney’s Office.
Jay is a panel member for the Orange County Superior Court, the District
Attorney’s Office and the United States Postal Service.
Jay has created dynamic two-day seminars on the “Art of Negotiation” and
“Mediation in the Workplace” that members of the Fortune 500 companies send
their employees to.
Jay has conducted hundreds of mediations, arbitrations and neutral evaluations
in a diverse array of disputes.
Issues related to Construction include;
Construction Defect, Toxic Mold, Insurance Coverage, Building Code Compliance,
Construction Administration, Contract Compliance, Cost Estimating, Professional
Negligence, Earthquake Hazard, Flooring and Floor Covering, Wood and Steel
Framing, Reinforced Concrete, Roofing, Waterproofing, Scheduling and Delays,
Steps, Stairs and Railings, Structural Failure, Water Intrusion, Flooding, Real
Estate Contract, Broker Fee Disputes, Fraud.
Issues related to Commerce and other include:
Intellectual Property, Breach of Contract, Partnership Dissolution, Probate,
Securities, Landlord-Tenant, Personal Injury, Embezzlement, Simultaneous Civil
and Criminal Proceedings, Wrongful Death.
Extra Curricular Activities
Former proud member of the UCLA gymnastics
Filmmakers Alliance - Co-Chair of the Screen Writer’s Group.
Volunteer - Huntington Beach Fire Department