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Pete Collisson is currently in private practice in Laguna Beach. During his legal career he has been in law firms of all sizes, including his present solo practice, as a business litigation attorney. He has worked in the field of arbitration as both an attorney representing parties and as an arbitrator for 40 years, and has experience in commercial, construction, and other forms of arbitration.
He has been an arbitrator in hundreds of cases, and has served both as an individual arbitrator and on three-arbitrator panels. He has had extensive service as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association and has represented it and some of its arbitrators in state and federal court proceedings arising out of arbitrations. He has taught arbitration-related courses for the AAA, the Rutter Group, and the California Continuing Education of the Bar, as well as teaching an arbitration course at a local law school.
Collisson also served as the Chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Federal Courts and has been active in his community as volunteer for many years in the Laguna Beach Pageant of the Masters and a legal advisor to a nonprofit group devoted to replenishing the planting of native species of plants. He was a director for 20 years of the public agency in charge of utilities and other aspects of public services for his residential community, and served as president of that community’s homeowners’ association.
“Economics of Legal History.” In The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Vol. 3: Public Law and Legal Institutions, edited by Francesco Parisi. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.
“Taxing Wealth Seriously.” Tax Law Review 70 (2017): 305.
“Reinventing Business Taxation: The Dual Business Enterprise Income Tax,” posted to SSRN.