I have an active mediator practice, having successfully mediated over 115 commercial disputes.

Mediation offers parties an opportunity to develop creative solutions to complex disputes in ways they may find more effective and efficient, and less polarizing and expensive, than traditional litigation.

The mediator must have the ability to establish good rapport and trust; demonstrate creativity, especially the ability to generate settlement options, patience, possess a positive and optimistic attitude, have tenacity and, sometimes, subject-matter knowledge.

Representative Mediation Experience

Dispute over amount owed estate of deceased executive by former employer

Claims for deferred compensation by equities derivatives trader and his former trading firm employer

Claims for indemnity under s stock purchase agreement involving the sale of a subsidiary by a U.S. privately-held company to a foreign public company

Claim by law firm for fee

Observer: Mediator Assessment Program for the U.S. District Court for the SDNY

Mediated claims for indemnification by purchaser alleging breach of representations and warranties in a stock purchase agreement.

AAA mediation involving claims of breach of representation in a stock purchase agreement incident to the sale by a U.S. privately-held company of a subsidiary to a foreign public company.

AAA mediation involving a dispute related to the sale of a business, and valuation issues.

ICDR mediation involving a dispute alleging breach of a membership interest purchase agreement a service agreement, and other claims.
Commercial mediation of a dispute over a finder’s fee.

A personal favorite -- a Hatfield-and-McCoy-type dispute between two wealthy homeowners who lived adjacent to each other in a beach resort community – where we succeeded in fostering a settlement in large part because we held the mediation on site – caucuses were held in driveways, on decks, by the side of a swimming pool, and even in the street. It took an entire day, but we signed the handwritten settlement agreement on a yellow pad at the end of an exhausting day.

Mediation Memberships

AAA Panel of Mediators

ICDR Panel of Mediators

FedArb Panel of Participating Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators

FINRA Panel of Mediators

Roster of Mediators for the U.S. District Court for the EDNY

Mediator  Panel for the U.S. District Court for the SDNY

Roster of Mediators for Civil, General Equity and Probate cases of the New Jersey courts.

Roster of Neutrals for the Commercial Division ADR Program of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County

Observer: Mediator Assessment Program for the U.S. District Court for the SDNY (2014).

Recent Mediation Presentations & Training

Presentation: Ninth Annual Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, June 12-13, 2014; “The Current Status and the Future of International Mediation”

Continuing Advanced Mediation Training, June 11, 2014, Office of the Office of Dispute Settlement, State of New Jersey

Facilitator: March 19, 2014 NYSBA 3 Day Commercial Mediation Training, Fordham University School of  Law, New York, NY

Insights and Strategies on the Effective Mediation of Employment Disputes, NYLJ/JAMS, March12, 2014, New York, NY

Moderator, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting Program; How the Understanding of Cross-Cultural Issues can create  Opportunities for Success in International Arbitration, New York, NY, January 30, 2014

Facilitator: June 12-13, 2013 CPR-NYSBA Advanced Commercial Mediation Training, Fordham Law School, New York, NY

Civil Mediation Case Management: NJ Court Mediation Program, March 28, 2012 (AJAPM)

Facilitator: March 13-15, 2012 NYSBA Commercial Mediation Training, Fordham Law School, New York, NY

Mediation in the mainstream training, U.S. District Court for the EDNY, October 18, 2011

Negotiation training, American Arbitration Association, September 28, 2011
Cross Cultural Mediation, U. S. District Court, EDNY ADR Department, July 12, 2010

Conflict Resolution: ADR in the Private & Public Sectors, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, November 5, 2009

Panelist, Critical Junctures in Mediation and How Best to Handle Them, New York Marriott Marquis, January 29, 2009

Bridging Differences: ACRGNY Sixth Annual Conference, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, June 26-27, 2008

CPR Mediation Training for Court Mediations, United States District Court, SDNY, June 28-29, 2007

Securities Arbitration & Mediation Hot Topics 2007, NYCBA, June 5, 2007

CDRCP NYC Advanced Mediation Training, New York, NY, January 5, 2007