Henry Abelman

Independent Dispute Resolutions, Inc
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328


Areas Of Practice

Computer and Software
Electronically Stored Information
Intellectual Property
Internet Law
Real Estate
Trade Secrets


Henry Abelman, Esq.


Independent Dispute Resolution, Inc. - President and General Counsel; Independent Property Managers, Inc. - President and General Counsel; Independent Financial Investors, LLC - President


Profession Attorney - Computer Law, Business Law, Corporate Purchasing, Real Estate, Sales, Trading, Investing


Work History


President, Independent Dispute Resolution, Inc., 2001-present; President, Independent Property Managers, Inc. 2001-present, President, Independent Financial Investors, LLC., 2004-present, General Counsel/Associate General Counsel (Health Services Group)/Sr. Vice President (Corporate Purchasing), First Data Corporation, 1991-2008; Attorney, American Express Information Services Co., 1989-91; Associate, Brown, Raysman & Millstein, 1985-89; Vice President, Marketing, OR/MS Dialogue, Inc., 1982-85; Branch Manager, Tymshare, Inc., 1976-82.




Engaged in computer, business law, corporate purchasing, real estate and purchasing/selling matters. Knowledgeable of computer software, hardware, and networks. Represent buyers and sellers of technology, telecommunications and computer systems. Extensive operations, management, marketing, legal, system development/modification, technical and user experience dealing with micro, PC, mini and mainframe computer hardware and scientific/commercial applications, telecommunications and systems software. Negotiated and drafted computer related contracts including copyright, trade secret, product warranty and licensing agreements. Also experienced in system performance, maintenance, support, documentation and training. Managed patent litigations.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience


Served as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association for over 25 years in New York, North Carolina, and Georgia. Served as an Arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau for over 10 years. Served as a mediator for Cobb Magistrate and Superior Court for over 10 years. Served in the following types of cases computer law, software licensing, computer hardware sales, telecommunications, intellectual property infringement, mobile phone, health care, construction, real estate, securities, general business, lemon law, divorce, support, custody and employment among others.


Alternative Dispute Resolution Training


Cobb County Superior Court, CYA! Professionalism: The Ultimate Protection, 2011; Cobb County Superior Court, Ethics and Mediator Liability, 2010; The Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for Cobb County Government, Breaking Barriers in Communication, 2009; AAA Webinar, Arbitrator Boundaries: What are the Limits of Arbitrator Authority?, 2009; Cobb County Superior Court ADR Office, The Recession and New Economic Challenge Encountered In Domestic Mediation, 2009; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2008; AAA Dealing With Delay Tactics in Arbitration (ACE004), 2008; AAA Arbitrator Ethics & Disclosure (ACE003), 2006; AAA Pro Se: Managing Cases Involving Self-Represented Parties (ACE002), 2006; AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards (ACE001), 2004; AAA Arbitrator Update 2001; Mediation Training, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training, 2001; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999.

Accomplished business executive and lawyer with extensive experience, including 10 years as general counsel and member of leadership group for technology businesses.  Experienced negotiator skilled at identifying issues, developing solutions, and persuading agreements.  Spearheaded business projects and managed operational departments.   Leader and motivator with excellent communication, interpersonal and technical skills.  Intellectual property and technology law expert and litigator.



• Purchasing & Procurement • Corporate Law • Negotiating • Computer & Technology Law • Telecommunications & Internet • Litigation • Arbitration & Mediation • Contract Drafting • Financial Services • Trademarks & Trade Secrets • Strategic Planning • Real Estate • Patents & Copyrights • Payment Processing • Sales & Marketing • Privacy Regulations • Mergers & Acquisitions • Credit & Collections




JD - Fordham University, School of Law

C.D.P. - Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals

MBA / Business Policy -J.L.KelloggGraduateSchool of Management

B.S., Economics -College ofArts & Sciences, Northwestern University

3700 Mansell Road                          


Suite 220                                              


Alpharetta, Georgia 30022




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