MEDIATION & ARBITRATION

As a highly successful mediator and arbitrator, Michael has been engaged to resolve disputes in a wide range of substantive areas such as will probate, guardianships, insurance, real estate, employment, construction,  and general commercial or business matters. 

 

Relying on his extensive and varied legal experiences, Michael has successfully facilitated settlement between disputing parties by providing direction and encouragement, working collaboratively to find creative ways to reach a mutually satisfying solution. As a result of Michael's superior negotiation, problem-solving, analytical, and conflict resolution skills, people have saved unnecessary attorneys’ fees and court costs as well as avoided the uncertainty of litigation.  

COURT MEDIATION PANEL MEMBERSHIP

In addition to over 100 hours of mediator training, several federal and state courts invited Michael to join mediation panels to utilize his expertise as a mediator and arbitrator: 

  • Mediator, United States Southern District of New York Mediation Program

  • Special Master, Second Department Appellate Division Mandatory Civil Appeals Mediation Program 

  • Mediator, Commercial Division, New York County Supreme Court

  • Mediator, Commercial Division, Westchester County Supreme Court 

  • Mediator, General Civil Litigation, Westchester County Supreme Court 

  • Mediator, Surrogate’s Court, Westchester County

  • Mediator, Surrogate’s Court, Bronx County

  • Arbitrator, Part 137, Joint Committee on Fee Disputes and Conciliation Arbitration Panel    

  • Small Claims Court Arbitrator for New York and Bronx Counties

Recently Michael authored Mediation Confidentiality – Practical Considerations which was published by the Westchester County Bar Association in the November and December 2018 issues of The Westchester Lawyer. Michael authored several legal articles published in the Westchester County Bar Journal on a variety of legal issues.