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Daniel E. (Dan) Gulden, Mediator & Arbitrator, Atlanta, Georgia.

Daniel E. (Dan) Gulden

Diplomate member
Gulden Dispute Resolution
P.O. Box 421053
Atlanta, GA 30342
Tel: (404) 303-8250
Fax: (470) 357-6524
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Recognized to Georgia Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1989
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/6/24)2500
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/6/24)150
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Dan Gulden has mediated well over 2,500 cases since 1990 for private parties, the American Arbitration Assn. (AAA), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Ga. court systems, federal government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and national provider organizations and currently serves as a full-time neutral. 

85% of practice involves Mediation in business, commercial, employment, divorce, estate, small construction, personal injury, and securities; 15% of practice involves Arbitration in business, commercial, small construction and securities; 5% of practice involves training and mentoring of neutrals. Over thirty years as an attorney handling business, employment, tax, regulatory compliance, and estate issues, including in-house counsel and chief administrative officer for a manufacturing company.
His background includes in-house counsel & chief admin. officer of a manufacturing company, attorney with the Chief Counsel's Office for IRS and solo legal practice.
Dan has mediated dozens of business/contract disputes involving the purchase and sale of goods and services between businesses and involving issues such as interpretation of and conformance to contract requirements and measurement of damages. He has mediated many residential or small commercial construction cases between owners and contractors or subcontractors, as well as dozens of employment cases involving gender, race and age discrimination, as well as defamation, concerning termination, promotion and reassignment.  Dan has also mediated many Estate/Probate and Divorce cases involving all types of issues.

He has spoken to Dispute Resolution classes at area law schools, serves on panels at CLE programs, is a role play coach in mediation trainings and a judge in mock mediation competitions for mediators and advocates.

Dan's comments concerning Mediation were noted in the book titled "Expert Mediators", by Poitras and Raines (2013, Jason Aronson Pub).


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Software
  • Taxation
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates


  • Dartmouth College (AB-1966)
  • Emory University (JD-1969)
  • Georgetown University (LL.M-1973)

ADR Training:

  • Yearly CLE involving Dispute Resolution per requirememts of the Ga. Commission on Dispute Resolution & the Ga. Bar
  • Ongoing training with American Arbitration Assn. (AAA), including the following:
  • AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2006;
  • The Justice Center of Atlanta, Probate Mediation, 2005, 1992;
  • Attended AAA Neutrals Conference, 2004;
  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2004;
  • AAA Arbitrator Update, 2002;
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001;
  • Attended AAA Mediator Conference Workshop, 2000;
  • AAA/USATF Doping Grievance Arbitrator Training, 2000;
  • AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999;
  • Third Judicial Administrative District in Georgia, The Mediation of Business Disputes, 1997;
  • FINRA Role of the Chairperson Managing Large and Complex Cases;
  • AAA Arbitration of a Complex Commercial Case;
  • Justice Center of Atlanta, General Civil Mediation, 1990.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • State Bar of Georgia ( Dispute Resolution & Family Law Sections )
  • Atlanta Bar Association - Dispute Resolution Section (Board & Past Chair), Labor and Employment, Family Law, Litigation, and Estate & Probate Sections.
  • Sandy Springs Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section, judge in law school mock mediation competition);
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (Advanced Practitioner Member), Commercial, Workplace,  Family Sections.
  • Association of Professional Family Mediators.

Rates Information

$225 per hour per party in a 2-party case (total $450/hr.  $195 per hour per party in a 3-party case.


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