STANLEY P. SKLAR, ESQ.
WORK HISTORY: Executive Director of Arbitration Studies, Center for Dispute Resolution, DePaul University College of Law 2009-, Principal, Dispute Resolution Services, 2009 ; Partner, Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC, 1995 2008; Partner: Schain, Firsel & Burney, 1994 95; Partner: Pretzel & Stouffer, Chtd, 1982 94; Partner: Mann, Cogan, Sklar & Lerman, 1970 82; Associate/Partner: Fein & Pesmen, 1964 1970
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION EXPERIENCE: Arbitrator and mediator in construction contract interpretation, delay claims. Chaired panels concerning claims in excess of $8,000,000 including claims relating to design defects, change orders, underground tunneling, parking structures, processing plants, multi party insurance disputes and commercial lease disputes. Chair, Construction Disputes Advisory Panel for Chicago Region, AAA. Member, Panel on Large, Complex Commercial Disputes. Member, AAA International Division Panel of Arbitrators. Chair, Task Force to Implement ADR for Circuit Court of Cook County Mechanics Lien Section. Arbitration in Title Insurance Disputes, ABA Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. Member, Panel for Construction Disputes, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. Mediator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Court Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Panel.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING: Member, AAA Construction Master Arbitrator Roster; Member, AAA National Commercial Arbitrator Training Faculty; Member, AAA Chicago Training Faculty for Construction Arbitrators, AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, Chicago 1986; 8 hour course Arbitrator Training (1997); Invited Observer, Uniform Arbitration Act Revisions Committee; Member, Task Force for Implementation of AAA Rules (Chicago Region); Constructive Resolutions Inc.: 16 hour course Mediator Training (1991); American Arbitration Association, 24 hour course, Mediator Training (1997); Harvard Law School, Advanced Mediation Workshop, (40 hours training) (2000); Arbitrator II Training and Trainer for AAA (2001), Instructor, Chairing the Arbitration Panel, AAAU (2011), Member, AAA National Construction Dispute Rules Committee.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: Illinois Bar, 1964; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1965; Trial Bar of U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1972; U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1965; U.S. Supreme Court, 1968; Licensed Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor, State of Illinois.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: College of Commercial Arbitrators, President (2010-2011); American College of Construction Lawyers, past President 1994-95; Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, President 2004-5; American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Fellow; Chicago Bar Association (Chair, Real Property Committee, 1991 92), Chair, Mechanics Lien Committee, (1973 75), Chair, Construction Issues Committee (1986 88), Chair, Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee (1997); American Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, Forum on Construction (1993 96); Chair, Mechanics Lien Subcommittee, Litigation Division (1994 ); Chair, Construction Subcommittee, ADR Section (1994 ); Member, Construction Committee, Real Property Division (1972 ); Builders Association of Greater Chicago, Member, Board of Directors, (1993 1996); American Subcontractors Association, Board of Directors (1988 96); Construction Financial Management Association Legal Counsel Chicago Chapter 1985-2000); Northbrook Park District (1971 80); Legal Counsel, Chair, Northbrook Zoning Board of Appeals (1973-1999); Instructor, Associated General Contractors, Supervisory Training Program, Construction Law; Member, Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society.
EDUCATION: Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1964, University of Illinois, B.S. Industrial Administration, 1960