An international high technology company mistakenly overpaid rent on its large Silicon Valley office and research center to a national property owner. After vacating the property, the client discovered the overpayment that had occurred for several years. The property owner asserted that the rent was properly paid, under a disputed interpretation of the lease. McManis Faulkner filed suit on behalf of the client but moved the matter quickly into mediation to obtain a favorable result with minimal cost to the client. The case was effectively and efficiently resolved at mediation to the client’s satisfaction, with payment by the adverse party of $1.5 million in refunded rent.