“I just finished reading the materials you distributed last week at your presentation to the Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Inn of Court. You put on a terrific program—interesting new ideas regarding mediation strategies which led to some good discussion. I really enjoyed the interactive approach.”

Nancy L. Vanderlip
Attorney at Law

“I have used Chris Blank for 2 bankruptcy mediation matters in the past year. Chris has all the qualities I look for in a mediator. He concisely describes the ground rules to both sides, makes the parties and lawyers feel at ease, and understands that parties sometimes need to vent their emotions to facilitate the negotiations. He is thorough, patient, really listens and offers his opinions (without being overbearing) as to the pros and cons of each side, taking into account the costs of litigation, likelihood of success at trial and chances of recovery on judgment.
Chris knows the law, reads the mediation briefs and is interested gaining the color and nuances of a case which come to light in speaking with the parties and counsel. Lastly, he really cares about reaching a deal, works to get the parties to come to a consensus and is willing to go the extra mile get the matter resolved. Highly recommended.”

Michael Chekian, Esq.

“In my career in real estate over the past 40 years I have retained many attorneys. Without doubt Christopher Blank is by far the most professional that I have ever used. In addition to his comprehensive understanding of the law. He is a very tough negotiator while at the same time he is always working towards a settlement.

With Chris you always know exactly where you stand and I can honestly say
"If you want the very best call Chris Blank". ”

Keith B. Smith

Managing Member, Dove Street Capital Lenders, LLC, Newport Beach, CA