Arbitration, Mediation, & Conciliation Center (AMCC) Opens New Office in San Diego

Construction and Real Estate ADR Firm Turns Attention to Underserved Market

Online PR News – 12-June-2011 – – San Diego – With the addition of long time construction insider Stacy La Scala to a panel anchored by industry veterans Matthew Argue and Ross Hart, AMCC has jumped into the slowly reviving San Diego construction and real estate dispute resolution market with both feet. With a well deserved reputation as a big city with a small town feel, it was vital for AMCC to attract top people from the local community, and both Argue and La Scala fit the bill perfectly. Mr. Argue became a full-time neutral in several years ago after leading the Construction Litigation Department for the Procopio law firm, while Mr. La Scala previously served as the Litigation Director for Travelers Insurance and has represented plaintiffs, developers and contractors. Together they enhance a firmly established panel highlighted by nationally recognized mediator and arbitrator Ross R. Hart.

“It is always tough to time a market,” says AMCC Managing Director John Horn, “but we feel that the combination of having two very capable neutrals getting established in a permanent facility will position us well for when the market comes back completely.” This will be the third full service California office for AMCC, adding to facilities across the state. For nearly two decades AMCC has been specializing in the resolution of construction and real estate disputes through its panel of mediators, arbitrators and appraisers. AMCC is also the sole administrator of the arbitration program of the California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB).