Duringa career of over 30 years, Diane Rubin has tried cases to verdict, and arbitrated and mediated more than a hundred construction, condominium and real estate disputes. Her clients include general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals, as well as awarding authorities and property owners, most notably condominium associations, colleges and universities. Previously, she served as Associate General Counsel for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority with oversight of all litigation.
For the past ten years, Diane has integrated dispute resolution into her practice, serving as neutral on more than three-dozen cases. Representative matters range from small condominium disputes to complex, multi-party construction disputes. Condominium disputes include those involving parking easements, turnover from developer control and management, improvement versus repair and governance issues. Construction and commercial disputes include issues such as HVAC, aging infrastructure, façade and window systems, telecommunication systems, mold and environmental claims, fire suppression and prevention systems, acoustics, bridge, paving and drainage projects, athletic fields and lost productivity and delay claims, as well as lease, purchase and sale agreements and escrow disputes.
Diane believes that each dispute is unique and works with the parties to fashion the optimal dispute resolution process. She confers with counsel in advance of mediation sessions to ensure an efficient and effective session. She is committed to proper preparation ahead of time to gain a thorough understanding of both background and legal issues involved. If a matter does not settle at the initial session, Diane is committed to working diligently with all parties to continue to dialogue, explore open issues and opportunities and work with the parties to find a path forward.