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Oran Kaufman

Oran Kaufman

Amherst Mediation Services
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Elder Law...
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

I graduated from Washington University in 1985 and obtained my J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law in 1988. I clerked for the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1988-1989 and in 1989 began practicing as an attorney with Burres Fidnick and Booth. I became a partner at what then became Burres Fidnick Booth and Kaufman in 1996. In 2004, after 15 years of working with my law partners I decided to start a solo practice. Since 1989 my practice has concentrated in the area of domestic relations. This includes divorces, paternities, divorce modifications, work with non-traditional families, guardianships.

In 1994, I founded Amherst Mediation Services. My decision to offer mediation as an alternative to the traditional litigation system stemmed from my years of experience in the Probate and Family Court and in particular my concern that in many ways the court system was not the most efficient and best equipped system for handling family crisis such as divorce. Mediation offers participants more control over their own destiny and works to increase rather than discourage communication. Mediation is also far cheaper and often far quicker than traditional litigation. However, mediation is not appropriate in every situation. I continue to provide my clients with legal services. In my capacity as an attorney I provide services which are professional, courteous and sensitive to my clients' financial needs, emotional needs and family situation.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America 2009-2014
Best Lawyers
John A. Fiske Award
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Community Service Award
Massachusetts Bar Association
Professional Associations
Hampshire County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Former president and board member- Certified Mediator
Current
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Association for Conflict Resolution
Advanced Practitioner
Current
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Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Advanced Practitioner
Current
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Massachusetts State Bar
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Advanced Practitioner
Association for Conflict Resolution
Certified Divorce Mediator
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Advanced Practitioner
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
417 West Street
Suite 110
Amherst, MA 01002
USA
Telephone: (413) 256-1575