Vacca Family Law Group is a New York City mediation practice. The family law office handles all aspects of divorce and uses court as a last resort with a focus on mediation and collaborative law. Clients appreciate the firm for its discretion, creative solutions, and emphasis on amicable proceedings as well as on the interests of children involved. The principal is certified in Positive Psychology and is a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Counsel of Greater New York.
Malecki Law brings 35 years of combined experience to mediation and arbitration clients in New York City. The securities and broker fraud office is an active advocate of investor rights and mediates and arbitrates in front of FINRA, the SEC, JAMS/Endispute, and the AAA. The AV Preeminent founder is a member of FINRA’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee, has been seen in multiple media outlets including The Economist and on Today, and was named one of “New York’s Women Leaders in the Law” in 2014.
Greenberg, Trager & Herbst, LLP has been serving the New York City area for almost 100 years and handles both mediation and arbitration. The construction law practice is dedicated to enabling client projects to progress on time and on budget and offers alternative dispute resolution services to achieve these ends. Lawyers act as mediator/arbitrator as well as provide counsel during proceedings, and the office has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Marquis Who's Who in America.
Donald R. Wall, Family Law Attorney provides mediation services in New York City backed by almost 35 years of legal practice. The firm can act as counsel during mediations as well as mediator and has a reputation for manageable fees, a thorough legal understanding of each case, and personalized service. The founding lawyer has been rated AV Preeminent, is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a recognized Super Lawyer.
Tara C. Fappiano is a mediator and arbitrator who offers her services to clients in New York City and nearby areas. With more than 20 years of experience as a trial attorney, she transitioned her practice to focus on special education, disability, and discriminatory conflicts. She is an advocate of people with disabilities and has been a supporter of children with autism and their families. She offers consulting services to non-profit organizations, employers, school districts, and boards.
Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP is a New York City mediation and arbitration practice backed by 30 years of experience. The office deals with securities disputes both domestically and internationally with both litigation as well as arbitration and mediation services. One of the partners wrote the Securities Arbitration Procedure Manual used by law schools, law firms and brokerage firms, is rated AV, and received the Achievement Award for Protection of Investor Rights as well as the Golden Bow Tie Award from the Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association.
The Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C., is a legal firm based in New York City representing clients primarily in business litigation, corporate and business law, employment, and labor law. Albert Rizzo is a business and employment lawyer, litigator, arbitrator, and mediator with 30 years of experience in commercial contract law, business disputes, negotiation and preparation of business agreements, and breach of contract claims. He serves on the alternative dispute resolution committees of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations.
Ivan Alter Mediation and Collaborative Law Services mediates for clients in New York City. The practice touts mediation and collaborative law as the fastest growing methods for resolving divorce issues and handles conflict resolution, parenting plans, and complex disputes as well as commercial mediation services. The founder is a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and was trained at the Center for Mediation in Law.
Francis Carling, The New York Peacemaker brings over 40 years of legal experience to New York City mediation and arbitration clients. The founding lawyer previously specialized in labor and employment litigation, has served as a neutral since 1992, mediates as well as arbitrates cases involving labor and employment, securities, and commercial disputes, and serves as settlement counsel. The attorney is a graduate of Yale Law School, has participated on panels for the ABA, FINRA, and Resolute Systems, LLC, and is a recognized Super Lawyer as well.
The Law Office of Melissa L. Steinberg, PLLC, is a New York City firm that offers mediation, arbitration, and negotiation services to locals. The firm has a dedicated Dispute Resolution Center that aims to help clients resolve every kind of interpersonal conflict, even those considered legal in nature, in a non-adversarial way. The firm also offers workplace mediation programs where simple communication techniques and strategies are applied to help train employees to resolve workplace conflicts together.
Schwartz & Perry LLP is a New York City mediation and arbitration practice with 110 years of combined legal experience. The firm represents victims of employment discrimination and other illegal workplace treatment and provides mediation and arbitration services as alternative dispute resolutions prior to trial. The office has been recognized as AV Preeminent, as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and by New York's Women Leaders in the Law.
H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. is an English and Spanish-speaking mediation firm in New York City. The attorney encourage clients going through a divorce to use mediation or collaborative law to resolve issues in the most favorable manner for all and received his JD from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The office also advises on criminal cases, is available 24/7, and offers free case reviews.
Lax & Neville LLP is a New York City arbitration firm with decades of experience in the field. The office handles investor protection and securities arbitrations in front of FINRA, ABA, JAMS, and NFA and has recovered substantial rewards for clients in hundreds of arbitrations, as well as litigations, involving the biggest financial institutions. Lax & Neville has been seen in The New York Times and multiple other media outlets, and both partners are listed as Super Lawyers.
Loree & Loree brings over 70 years of combined experience to New York City arbitration clients. The boutique firm is known for personalized service and reasonable fees and covers B2B litigation and arbitration, arbitration law, practice, and procedures, reinsurance, and insurance matters. The office has been quoted in Global Arbitration Review, has an extensive and distinguished background in maritime law including as industry adviser to United States State Department, has considerable experience with the Federal Arbitration Act, and has been involved with sizeable arbitration awards.
Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. has been mediating cases in New York City since 1992. The office has successfully mediated over 1,000 disputes involving everything from civil rights and property damage to intellectual property and partnerships. The founding attorney has 30 years of litigating experience, is a recognized Super Lawyer, is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and has been named in the International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation Lawyers.
Lois M. Brenner, Esq. brings over 35 years of legal experience to New York City mediation clients. The family law practice sees mediation as the most cost-effective and stress-free manner to deal with divorce, and clients have included high net worth individuals, executives, lawyers, doctors, and celebrities. The founding attorney is an Accredited Mediator, is a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council, and has contributed on The Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN as a family law expert.
Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C. is a New York City mediation law firm. The family law practice is known for helping couples reach agreements on a variety of divorce issues without hostility and with the clients in control of the process. Child inclusive mediation services are available as well, and the lawyer is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Council for Divorce Mediation, a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and a member of the IACP.
An arbitration agreement waives your right to seek legal remedies in court under certain circumstances, specifically, if you and the other party have unresolved disputes. You submit to binding arbitration over all matters, which can be somewhat risky as arbitration agreements are usually requested by companies that have arbitration processes set up, and those processes may not be impartial.
During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.
Mediation is a voluntary process, and both parties must put in the work for it to succeed. If either party stops working toward a compromise, the mediation can fail. And, it can also fail if the parties reach a point that they simply can't agree. In such cases, you might choose another course of action, such as arbitration or a court trial.