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Mar. 23, 2022

Sidney Kanazawa, Esq.

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Matters involving admiralty, antitrust, business/ contract, class action, construction defect, education, employment, entertainment, environmental, family law, government, intellectual property, manufacturing, natural disasters, personal injury, product liability, real estate, sports medicine and more.

Sid Kanazawa is a full-time mediator/arbitrator and bridge builder who brings people together even when it seems impossible. For over 40 years, he represented plaintiffs and defendants, locally, nationally, and internationally, in jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, crises, mediations, and negotiations.

Sid builds bridges to take parties from anger and distrust to curiosity and hope.

In the largest oil spill in the Port of Los Angeles, Sid quelled an angry mob and settled 600 claims within two weeks of the spill and all 2,000+ within three months.

For plaintiffs and defendants, he has resolved multi-million matters over lunch and wrote about it in a 2004 article entitled, "Apologies and Lunch" which has been republished multiple times.

At the Edelman Children's Court, he engaged parents negotiating their parenting time and has converted their long-standing hate, anger, and distrust into solid written agreements in 100% of the mediations he has handled.

In other high conflict mediations, he has built bridges and new relationships between strangers and estranged parties in complex multimillion dollar commercial disputes, in highly emotional employment and personal injury disputes, and in delicate conflicts between neighbors, relatives, and friends.

Sid is a prolific speaker, author, instructor, and coach on class actions, mass actions, admiralty, oil spills, construction defects, education, product liability, employment, entertainment, environmental issues, family law, government regulations, intellectual property, natural disasters, real estate, insurance, diversity and inclusion, crisis leadership, trial skills, mediations, and negotiations. He has been a NITA program director and instructor for more than 30 years, is a member and has served as a leader in several litigation and bar organizations and serves as the Chair and advisory board member for various community organizations.

(310) 284-8224


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