Cortney E. Young is a Mediator whose approach to dispute resolution is pragmatic and unrelenting. After spending years in litigation, she began seeing trends in how litigated cases were being resolved out of court and in 2014 she became a neutral. Since then has resolved disputes ranging from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars and has guided parties through the mediation process successfully to help them arrive at a resolution. Clients hire Cortney to mediate a variety of cases including, but not limited to, asset valuation, eminent domain, securities, probate and trust disputes, breach of contract, homeowner association disputes, foreclosure and super-priority mediation, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant, complex civil litigation, and family law matters. Cortney is available for mediations throughout the United States.
Advise, assist, and represent clients in alternate dispute resolution processes, including arbitration, mediation, and pre-litigation negotiation.
Representative Third Party Neutral ADR Experience
Commercial Tenancy Dispute
Dispute Concerning CC&Rs and Interpretation
Quiet Title- breach of contract
Breach of Contract involving property damage
Breach of Contract involving alleged property damage
Breach of Contract Mediation with Counterclaims
Homeowner Association Construction Defect
Business litigation involving alleged property damage
Breach of Contract Mediation
Residential Construction Defect
Dispute concerning complex purchase option in public/private lease agreement involving complex high worth valuation issues of over $200 million.
Direct condemnation action for land with companion inverse condemnation action for water rights that condemning agency had failed to acknowledge, resulting in judgment for $20 million.
Resolved complex title dispute involving Small Tract Act parcels and easements.
Annually resolves millions of dollars in disputes arising from both panel and private mediations.
Author: “Mitigation through Mediation,” Northern Nevada Business View
Co-Author: “Alternate Dispute Resolution in Condemnation Cases: An Eminently Agreeable Solution” ALI CLE’s The Practical Real Estate Lawyer
Speaker: Mediation in Condemnation Cases, Panel at ALI-CLE 35th Annual Eminent Domain and Land Value Litigation Conference, Charlottesville, S.C.
2017 Twenty Under 40 Award Recipient, Reno/Tahoe Young Professionals Network
2018 Sierra Nevada’s 20 Most Powerful Women Nominee, Northern Nevada Business View
Prior to joining Blanchard, Krasner & French, Cortney spent over a decade with the Litigation and Trial team at Chapman Law firm, which resolved millions of dollars annually in eminent domain and other real property claims. Additionally, Cortney was a key player in the firm’s ADR Litigation practice, helping clients in mediations concerning complex civil litigation.
Cortney enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is a mean pinochle player.