Lubaroff, Terri

Terri Lubaroff

As a private, full-time mediator, arbitrator, and facilitator, Ms. Lubaroff specializes in disputes in the legal, business, and entertainment communities. Terri’s unique background as a lawyer and film and television executive provides her with specialized tools to effectively work with complex, multi-issue legal disputes involving difficult personalities and a need for honest risk assessment. With her adaptability, tenacity, excellent communication skills, and warm diplomacy, Terri puts parties to ease and helps them find common ground for resolution. She received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida and continued to receive training in ADR from various institutions including the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law and the American Institute of Mediation. Coupled with her excellent negotiation skills, knowledge of the law, understanding of complex issues and tireless follow-through, Ms. Lubaroff’s background in the legal, entertainment and business worlds has provided her with specialized tools in dealing with difficult clients, ego-driven personalities, and complex interpersonal and legal disputes.

  • Panel Mediator, Arbitrator, and Facilitator at Agency for Dispute Resolution (Present)
  • Founder/Mediator, Arbitrator & Facilitator at Lubaroff Mediation (2009-Present)
  • Panel Member, California Lawyers for the Arts: Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services (May 2012-Present)
  • Senior Vice President at Humble Journey Films, Paramount Studios (2004-2010)
  • Coordinator and Client Relationship Specialist at The Kaplan-Stahler-Gumer Agency (2001-2003)
  • Founder & Co-CEO of Dark Coast Studios, Internet Content Company (1999-2001)
  • President of Dilonra Films, Independent Film Company (1999-2001)
  • Agent Trainee/Assistant at International Creative Management (1997-1999)
  • Financial Services Intern at Fremar Financial & The Feldman Financial Group (1988-1990)
  • “Mediating the Non-Litigated Dispute” at the American Institute of Mediation (2010)
  • “Mediating the Litigation Case” Training Certificate at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (2009)
  • J.D. at University of Florida (1996)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, at University of Florida (1993)
  • Member of the Florida State Bar
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Conflict Resolution Section, Entertainment Law Section, and Litigation Section
  • Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court: Dispute Resolution Services Mediator
  • Member of the Southern California Mediation Association
  • Founding Parent/Chair of the Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment Committee at The City Charter Middle & High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Past Member of Hollywood Hill
  • Past Member of Hollywood Radio and Television Society
  • Past Member of Women in Film
  • Context Matters! Reaching An Understanding in Mediation, ADR Times, March 2012
  • “No” is Not the Worst They Can Say, ADR Times, February 2012
  • 123 Hollywood!, Talk Radio Special Guest: Entertainment Industry Development, 2009
  • Industry Representative, Pitchfest, 2004-2009
  • Speaker at Screenwriter’s Expo, Urban Film Market/African-American Screenwriting Panel, 2006
  • Speaker at Screenwriter’s Expo, Writing for One-Hour Television Dramas/The Craft of One Hour Episodic Television, 2006
  • Speaker at Screenwriter’s Expo, Feature Film Development/Television Development, 2005
  • Guest Speaker, Sherwood Oaks Film School, 2004-2008
  • Speaker, Los Angeles Film School, 2004-2008
  • Guest Lecturer for the Entertainment Law Class, University of West Los Angeles School of Law, 2000

“What I love about dispute resolution is the element of solving problems AND preserving relationships. In today’s connected world, losing a valued client over a dispute can be more costly than the dispute itself.”

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