CREPN # 20 Real Estate Arbitration Clause with Susan Barilich
Arbitration versus Mediation
Arbitration is binding like a court with evidence presented to an arbitrator with the full authority of law.
Arbitration exists in most real estate contracts
Mediation is an informal structured meeting to facilitate settlement through talks with a mediator with no authority of law.
Guest Susan Barilich is an experienced trial attorney, who has been licensed to practice law since 1981. Ms. Barilich is the principal and founder of Susan Barilich, P.C., a law firm specializing in trial work, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation, including simple and complex contract disputes, business torts, such as fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and collection matters, including judgment collection, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and fraudulent transfer cases.
Ms. Barilich’s cases also cover a broad range of disputes involving real estate litigation, including land use disputes, covenants and restrictions, homeowners’ association issues, construction litigation and arbitration, title and boundary claims, commercial and residential real estate foreclosure disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant issues, and real estate contract disputes involving specific performance, breach, broker commissions, and other enforcement matters.
Ms. Barilich is licensed to practice law in California and in Texas, as well as in multiple U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts sitting in both States. Ms. Barilich is also an American Arbitration Association arbitrator.
Susan Barilich was born in South Bend, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University, magna cum laude, and her law degree from the University of Houston Law School.