Dispute Resolution Experience
Resolved, by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, over 2000 cases, in varied industries, particularly in contract, consulting, construction, employment discrimination, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, printing and packaging, real estate (including coops and condominiums), commercial leasing), textiles and utilities. In the labor relations and employment law field, on behalf of management, including an association of private hospitals, voluntary hospitals and other industries on all aspects of labor-management relations; and on behalf of employees, trying to verdict or award or mediating employment discrimination and civil rights cases. Tried to verdict as lead counsel complex contract issues, employment discrimination, personal injury and property damage contested probate and family law cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Prepared and/or argued appeals in state and federal courts including SCOTUS. Working knowledge of creditors' rights, based upon experience in asset-based financing transactions and negotiation on behalf of both lenders and borrowers; and enforcement of secured transactions.
Association for Conflict Resolution Greater New York;
Certified by Commerical Division of the Supreme Court, New York and Queens Counties.
Certified by N.Y. Peace Institute Mediation Program (Court and Community Mediation)
Mediated over 50 cases including for the following:
Mediation Panel, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York;
Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court, New York County;
Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court, Queens County:
Unified Court System Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Disputes (NY County Lawyers);
Panelist - City Bar Mediation & Arbitration of Disputes Among Lawyers;
Panelist - City Bar Program on Mediation of Coop and Condominium Disputes;
Civil Court of the City of New York, New York and Kings Counties;
New York Peace Institute, community mediation program;
Soliya Program condicting live connection programs between students of Western Universities and Universities from Predominantly Muslim Countries.
Arbitrated over 60 cases, including as a panelist on Commercial Tribunal of AAA, New York City;
New York City Contract Dispute Resolution Board;
Civil Court, New York County;
Attorney-Client Fee Disputes (NY County Lawyers)
State Bars of New York and Florida
Supreme Court of the United State
U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third and Sixth Circuits
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
Southern (Trial Bar), Middle and Northern Districts of Florida
Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
Eastern District of Wisconsin
N.Y. City Bar 2009 - present Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee; 2006-2009 Litigation Committee, Subc. on ADR in Surrogate's Court and presenter on two City Bar CLE programs on The Art of Pleading;
Queens County Bar Ass'n , Formerly Co-Chair of Labor Law Committee
National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Chapter
New York State Dispute Resolution Association
The New York and Florida Bars
Education and Training in Alternate Dispute Resolution:
Over 260 hours of Office of Court Administration approved mediation training including by Carol Liebman, Dina Jansenson and Michael Young; Margaret Shaw; Simeon Baum, Stephen J. Hochman, Adam J. Berner and Robert Collins; Continuing Legal Education training sponsored by U.S. District Courts, AAA, City Bar, ABA, New York Peace Institute, FINRA, EEOC and others on Mediation in commercial, Employment Discrimination, Construction Law Mediation and Ethics, Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation,probate disputes.
Trainer and Panelist, presenting "Tips on Effectivly representing clients in Mediation".