“A Guide to Cost-Effective Customer-Focused Arbitrations.”  The on-going dynamics in the evolution of the rules-of-the-road for complex arbitrations implores contracts and transactional attorneys, as well as litigators, to be cognizant of the intertwined ingredients involved in this dispute resolution process.  This article provides a 12-step approach of key components in the deliberative analysis that is required toward an effective ADR clause with a “pitfall avoidance” mindset leading to a successful arbitration process that is cost-effective and expeditious for the contracting parties.  (2011).   Guide

Reviewer of "Winning US Federal Government Contracts," principal author is Gregory Garrett, published by CCH Incorporated, Riverwoods,  Illinois  (2010).

“Conflict Resolution Techniques...The Answer to Legislative Impasses?" an innovative approach for the timely resolution of budget, tax, etc. issues where there is a super-majority voting requirement imposed on state governments, appears in NCMA Contract Management magazine, July 2009.  Gov't Impasse

Contributor to author Gregory Garrett on book, ""Solicitations, Bids/Proposals, & Source Selection - Building a Winning Contract," published by CCH Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois  (2007).

Contributor on "Guide to Fixed-Price Supply Subcontract Terms and Conditions," 4th Edition, published by the Strategic Alliances, Teaming and Subcontracting Committee, ABA Public Contract Law Section (2005) (Info on publication)

"The New (and Improved) Article 2 to the UCC," appears in the NCMA Contract Management magazine, December 2004. UCC Article 2 Republished in the National Association of Credit Management Business Credit magazine, March 2005.  And, also republished by McGraw Hill PowerWeb, Legal Environment of Business (Info on Publication)

Advisor to author Gregory Garrett on book, "Contract Negotiations: Skills, Tools, and Best Practices," published by CCH Incorporated, Chicago Illinois  (2005).

“Having Trouble Getting to the Negotiation Table?  Try Baseball Arbitration,” a two-part series on incentivizing parties to negotiate, appears in NCMA Contract Management magazine, October and November 2002.
Negotiations Part I
Negotiations Part II

“Preliminary Hearings,” a three-part series on the preliminary hearing process that is associated with the introductory stages of commercial arbitrations appears in NCMA Contract Management magazine, January to March 2002.
Prelim Part I
Prelim Part II
Prelim Part III

Since 1996 author/publisher of monthly internet distributed private newsletter, "Regulatory Update," covering significant federal regulatory contracting/procurement developments.  Recent Regulatory Updates are available.
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From 1997 to 2001 lead author of "ADR 'Tips'" published quarterly by American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Times, with over 17 series of articles/columns:

"Is ADR 'Mandated' for the Millennium Bug?" SPIDR News, Fall 1999

"Considerations in having a Party-Appointed Arbitrator" SPIDR News,  Spring  1999.

Note on "Proposed FAR ADR Policy Change" SPIDR International Sector Newsletter, Spring 1998 and in SPIDR News, Summer 1998 issue under the title, "ADR in the Federal Government."

"Using Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods to Resolve Government, Prime Contractor and Subcontractor Disputes" (co-author) NCMA Contract Management, July 1997.

"Improving Customer/Supplier Relationships Through An Alternative Disputes Resolution Clause" American Bar Association General Practice Section Newsletter, May 1997.

"Alternative Dispute Resolution, Recent Initiatives and Techniques for the Professional" (co-author) NCMA Contract Management, January 1997.

"SF 141X: A Win/Win Solution to an Old Problem" (co-author) NCMA Contract Management, July 1995. SF 141X

"Crisis Management In Franchising" (co-author) Business Law News of the California State Bar Business Law Section, Spring 1994 Crisis.

"Release Of Escrow Funds Following Arbitration" (co-author) SPIDR News, Spring 1993 with adaptation published under the title, "How To Make Arbitration Awards Binding Escrow Holders" Los Angeles County Bar Association Real Property Section Newsletter, March/April 1993.

"DoD Recoupment of Nonrecurring Costs--The Problem Policy" (co-author) Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report, August 1990. Recoupment

"The FAR System is Out of Control" (contributor) NCMA Contract Management, April 1989. FAR System

"Recent DoD 'VE' Actions--and What's in the Future?" (co-author) NCMA Contract Management, December 1988 with adaptation published under the title, "An Overview of Recent Department of Defense VE Actions--And What's in the Future?" Value World, July/August/September 1989.