Viggo Boserup, Esq. is an accomplished mediator who is widely respected by counsel for his impartiality in treating all parties fairly and ability to quickly identify critical issues. His exceptional listening skills and sensitivity toward each party make him particularly well suited for resolving emotionally charged, complex cases. Mr. Boserup is also well regarded for his financial modeling skills. Known for his fortitude in obtaining a productive result and going the extra mile, Mr. Boserup follows up with parties to effect a settlement, sometimes long after the mediation session is over.
ADR Experience and Qualifications
Mediated more than 5,000 cases including multiparty, complex matters that have covered a full range of issues involving commercial, complex financial issues, construction, employment, entertainment, estate planning, fair housing act enforcement, insurance coverage and bad faith, intellectual property, personal injury, products liability, professional liability, property damage, special master, wrongful death, and other issues
Mr. Boserup has served as Special Master in cases involving dozens of law firms and thousands of claims. He is serving as Special Master in charge of non-binding mediations in a regional disaster involving in excess of $1 billion in claims and has designed Cloud-based systems for administering multiple claims through transparent methodologies.
Previous Experience as an Attorney
As an attorney, he specialized in probate, trusts, and estates; tax; finance; oil and gas (including 20+ years of managing working interests in more than 35 oil & gas leases); construction, real estate acquisition and development as well as the related areas of insurance coverage and liability
As a businessman, Mr. Boserup has developed both commercial and residential real estate projects and has served as CEO of a national industrial construction company. He was responsible for developments and real estate and industrial construction projects across the country and has managed the daily operation and the strategic planning of a business involving projects with more than 1,000 employees in 26 states. Mr. Boserup has facilitated meetings with neighborhood groups, planning commissions, and city councils. As a real estate developer and an instrument rated private pilot, he has assisted in the resolution of aviation-related issues and has coordinated the development of consensus on issues ranging from economic development, planning, public works, safety, design, construction, public financing and the like.
Aviation: Mr. Boserup is a licensed pilot and has successfully resolved a number of disputes involving the aviation industry including matters involving claims of pilot error, aircraft damage, crash analysis, and products defect.
Commercial: hundreds of claims resolving residential and commercial fire losses; disputes ranging in complexity from two to multiple parties, including class actions; issues include breach of contract, unfair competition and theft of trade secrets, shareholder and partnership, partnership dissolution, commissions, securities churning and broker malpractice, commercial real estate, and financial institution disputes
Employment: hundreds of employment matters involving claims for wrongful termination claims based on age, race, and gender discrimination; constructive terminations; sexual harassment; failure to accommodate; retaliation; wage and hour disputes; whistle blower; hostile work environment; and breach of employment contracts
Estates/Probate/Trusts: restructuring of principal of generation-skipping trusts to settle family claims; division of personal injury proceeds among survivors and estates; sale of estate assets to resolve claims against fiduciary; will contests, oral contract to make a will, and undue influence.
Governmental Agency Enforcements: multiple Department of Justice cases to enforce Fair Housing Act provisions for handicapped access involving joint and several liability of design professionals, owners, builders and other construction-related parties. Multiple FDIC cases vs. escrow agents, real estate brokers, real estate appraisers, purchasers, sellers and other parties involved in lending practices leading to financial crisis of 2007 and later.
Healthcare: hundreds of payor-provider disputes between (and among) hospitals, physicians, physicians groups and insurers, HMO’s, Medicare, and Medicaid. Issues include usual/customary charges, billed charges, out-of-network rates, contract rates, reimbursement of overpaid rates, Stark Regulations, case rates, per diem rates, reorganization of physician-owned hospitals.
Insurance Coverage, Bad Faith, and Other Claims: hundreds of disability claims based on ERISA and non-ERISA plans and numerous other bad faith and coverage claims resulting from physical injuries, disabilities, diseases, and psychological illness
Personal Injury: more than 1,000 soft tissue injury cases; mass tort settlement divisions involving hundreds of parties; numerous claims ranging from slip-and-fall to catastrophic injuries; vehicular injuries involving autos, motorcycles, trucks, boats, commuter and freight trains; injuries on school property; construction site accidents; mold infestations; sexual assaults; and others
Products Liability: rollovers of SUVs and autos; gas storage tank explosion resulting from pressure relief valve malfunction; injuries caused by alleged defective design of construction equipment, nail gun, asphalt spreader, tank liners, boat transmission, yard tractor, auto gas tank, seat belt, playpen, hip replacement hardware; injuries caused by inadequate warning or failure to warn in air bag malfunction, exploding lubricant, exploding boiler, skip loader, and wheel chair
Professional Liability: hundreds of medical malpractice claims, numerous legal malpractice claims, and claims involving pharmacists, accountants, insurance brokers, architects, and design professionals
Real Estate: two-party and multi-party landlord/tenant disputes; failure to disclose; property line; mold damage and injuries; re-opened earthquake claims; breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duty; claims for damage caused by water intrusion, leaking bathtub caulking; view obstructions; disputes between brokers, buyers, sellers, and investors; landslide; and tenant claims of reduction in housing services under rent stabilization ordinance involving 111 parties
Wrongful Death: cases involving drowning, vehicles, medical malpractice, carbon monoxide poisoning, failure to provide adequate security, negligent care, elder abuse, shootings, students, commercial airline cras
Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities
Recognized as one of the top 50 mediators in the state of California, Daily Journal, 2004
Diplomat Member, California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Member, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Lawyers-Pilots Bar
Instrument rated licensed private pilot
A native of Denmark and fluent in both Danish and English, Mr. Boserup has taught mediation to hundreds of lawyers, judges, students, teachers, and mental health professionals in both the United States and Europe. Authored articles in both domestic and international publications on the benefits of mediation for attorneys and clients alike
Background and Education
Full-Time, Mediator in Private Practice, 1992-present
Private Law Practice, 1970-1992
J.D., Hastings College of the Law, 1969
B.S., Princeton University, 1966