Laurence M. Kahn

Executive Director
lmkahn[at]helpnowadvocacy.org

Laurence M. Kahn relocated to the Rogue Valley in 2001. Larry is a consummate negotiator and problem-solver with over 30 years’ experience in management and law.

In establishing the non-profit Help Now! Advocacy Center for the residents of the Rogue Valley, Larry brings a history of similar work over the past fourteen years as president of Negotiated Solutions, a for-profit negotiations and advocacy service he began in the Washington, D.C. area in 1991. Larry has received both local and national press recognition for successful, high-profile negotiations he has conducted and for his work with Negotiated Solutions. His work has been recognized in the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Consumer Research, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Washington Lawyer, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, as well as in other business and legal publications. He has taught university courses on negotiation technique and has given speeches on the subject to various corporate, civic, and church groups—most recently in the Rogue Valley for the SOU extension service.

Previously a litigation attorney, first with the federal government and then as a partner at one of Washington, D.C.'s premier law firms, Larry developed a reputation as being a creative negotiator who obtained extraordinary results for his clients through negotiations. Among the matters he has successfully negotiated over the years are one involving a domestic "Big Three" automobile manufacturer and one involving an "Original Seven" astronaut.

Throughout his professional career, Larry has devoted significant efforts towards assisting the disadvantaged in our society. He has worked to help solve various legal problems facing the indigent, the disabled, and the elderly. He has taught in special schools for "at risk" youth in the Philadelphia area and has volunteered in the District of Columbia public school system's Mentors Program for high school students. Larry also served as a director on the board of the San Diego Urban League. He currently sits on the Jackson County Mental Health Advisory Board addressing issues pertaining to the treatment of mentally ill members of the community.

Larry is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. As an undergraduate, Larry majored in honors economics at the University of Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School graduating with high honors from that institution. He also holds a Master's degree in education through a program, also at the University of Pennsylvania, that focused on disadvantaged urban youth and included training in group dynamics and social psychology. He graduated first in his class in that program.