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Jack Zwicker

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7100 Woodbine Avenue #118
Markham, ON L3R5J2
CAN
905 604-0625

Description of Practice

Jack Zwicker has extensive experience in negotiation, mediation and arbitration acquired during the course of 42 years as a lawyer in contract, corporate-commercial, property, wrongful dismissal and estate law and in ADR since 2003.

His training and professional skills have helped clients negotiate workable agreements during mediation that are both practical and creative. A mediator's most valuable role lies in getting parties to generate workable options that make for fair and lasting agreements.

His use of straight forward language reflects nine years of classroom instruction at two GTA community colleges, 42 years of group workshop presentations, and writing about mediation and arbitration. He uses 'expedited mediation' to keep the process brief and to the point. This approach minimizes time spent and client costs.

Professional Background

Jack Zwicker has practised law since 1976.

In 2000 and 2001 he obtained Certificates in Introductory and Advanced Negotiation and Mediation from the University of Windsor, Ontario. In 2003, Jack Zwicker obtained a Masters degree in Law in Alternative Dispute Resolution, LL.M (ADR) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto.

In 2013, Jack Zwicker was appointed a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court whose procedures require a mix of mediation and decision making.

In 2018 Jack Zwicker was certified by the ADR Institute of Canada [Ontario] as a Qualified Arbitrator and in 2019 he was designated by it as a Chartered Arbitrator.

Experience

Since 2003 Jack Zwicker has assisted clients in negotiating a variety of agreements.

He has mediated disputes involving, consumer and business contracts, property law, and estate disputes and wrongful dismissal claims.

He has also acted as an arbitrator and uses 'expedited arbitration' to reduce the time and cost of arbitration. Jack Zwicker has mediated and arbitrated several hundred such disputes.

Degrees

  • Joint Honours BA, History-Political Science, McGill University, Montreal, 1971
  • Bachelor of Laws degree LL.B, McGill University, Montreal, 1974
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1976.
  • Master of Laws Degree LL.M. (ADR), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2003

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
November 2000    Stitt Feld Handy    ADR certificate in introductory negotiation and mediation 32 hours
June 2001    Stitt Feld Handy     ADR certificate in advanced negotiation and mediation 32 hours
June 2003    Osgoode Hall Law School    LL.M (ADR) two year degree programme
October 2018    Murray Miskin, arbitrator     Qualified Arbitrator, 40 hours

Approach

Jack Zwicker uses a singular approach to negotiation, mediation and arbitration. This involves an efficient, fact driven process that allows positive results to be achieved in the shortest possible time frame and at the least possible cost. Given the backlog and the very high costs of civil litigation in our Superior courts, mediation or arbitration can afford clients a process that moves quickly and affordably.

Fees

Jack Zwicker charges an hourly fee of $350.00 per hour. One half day of mediation [4 hours] would cost $1,400.00 plus HST. One full day [8 hours] would costs $2,800.00 plus HST.

Costs of arbitration are the same. Where meeting rooms and refreshments are required, their costs are additional. Where transcripts are required for arbitrations, court reporters fees and transcript costs are additional.

Other Information

Jack Zwicker regularly posts magazine style articles on the publication page of his website, Zwicker Dispute Resolutions, including articles published in a number of national magazines.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Small Claims
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.