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AcumenADR

41 Madison Avenue 25th Floor, New York, NY 10010
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AcumenADR is a team composed of arbitrators and mediators that works with individuals and businesses in New York City and the surrounding locations. The team of Noah Hanft and Richard Ziegler are experienced in handling disputes regarding employment, intellectual property, and financial services. Noah served as the general counsel and corporate secretary for MasterCard Worldwide for over a decade, while Richard worked as the senior vice president and general counsel for 3M Company for almost five years.

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ADR Office of Philip Goldstein

241A Windsor Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Philip Goldstein's ADR Office provides legal services to clients in New York City and the surrounding communities. Philip Goldstein has over 30 years of mediation experience and has conducted arbitration and mediation in commercial, business, and tort disputes. Phil prepares ahead of time to increase the chances of reaching an agreement. He requests brief written mediation statements and follows up with counsel to clarify any remaining questions. Phil is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators.

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Deborah Hope Wayne, P.C.

New York City, NY 10169
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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.

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Diamond McCarthy LLP

295 Madison Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10017
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Diamond McCarthy LLP is a national trial and dispute resolution law firm that caters to clients in New York City and the surrounding areas. Its team comprises lawyers, counselors, and advisors with decades of experience in litigating business-related cases in trial and appellate courts. The firm also offers representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, including arbitration. In addition, it handles the process of mediation, performing tasks such as selecting mediators, customizing sessions, and negotiating to reach a compromise.

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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Donald R. Wall, Family Law Attorney

New York City, NY 10016
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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.

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Francis Carling, The New York Peacemaker

New York City, NY 10021
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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.

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Goetz Fitzpatrick

One Penn Plaza Suite 3100, New York, NY 10119
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Goetz Fitzpatrick has been serving the legal needs of New York City residents and business owners for more than five decades. It represents clients during pre-litigation, helping them resolve disputes through meditation and arbitration. The practice takes on matters related to corporate, real estate, bankruptcy, and construction law. Its team also caters to workers dealing with labor and employment issues. Founding partner Peter Goetz is a member of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

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Graff Dispute Resolution

161 West 61st Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10023
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Graff Dispute Resolution represents families, individuals, and employees in New York City. It offers solutions for employment discrimination and healthcare insurance issues through mediation and arbitration. The firm also represents plaintiffs suffering from serious injuries resulting from various accidents. In addition, it takes on matters related to probate and family law. Principal partner Michael Graff is affiliated with the American Arbitration Association – Hurricane Sandy Disputes. He is admitted to practice in the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, and Sixth Circuits.

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Gupta Dispute Resolutions LLC

New York, NY 10065
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Gupta Dispute Resolutions LLC serves public and private companies in the New York City area. The firm is led by Rachel Gupta, a mediator and arbitrator who helps clients resolve commercial and employment issues, including breach of contract, cryptocurrency, wage and hours, executive compensation, and fraud. Gupta, who is a former litigator, has taken extensive training in mediation and arbitration. She is an arbitrator for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, the American Arbitration Association, and FINRA, and a mediator for various New York state and federal courts.

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H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C.

New York City, NY 10006
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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.

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3.0 / 5 (2)

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Ira Cure

161 Remsen Street, Suite 4C, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Ira Cure provides mediation and arbitration services for individuals and companies in New York City and nearby areas. He helps clients resolve disputes arising from individual employment contracts and collective bargaining agreements without the need to go to trial. He also arbitrates disputes involving complex business matters and mediates civil claims. Cure, who was admitted to the bar in 1984, is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators. He is also part of the New Jersey State Board of Mediation's Grievance Panel.

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Ivan Alter Mediation and Collaborative Law Services

New York City, NY 10170
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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.

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Kaufmann Gildin & Robbins LLP

New York City, NY 10017
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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.

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Law Office of Melissa L. Steinberg, PLLC

276 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
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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.

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Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C.

601 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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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.

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Lax & Neville LLP

New York City, NY 10018
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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.

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Lois M. Brenner, Esq.

New York City, NY 10028
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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.

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Loree & Loree

New York City, NY 10022
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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.

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Malecki Law

New York City, NY 10004
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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.

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Marc J. Goldstein

One Rockefeller Plaza, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10020
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Since 2007, Marc J. Goldstein has been working with New York City clients. He helps individuals and enterprises resolve issues related to domestic and international business disputes through mediation and arbitration. These disputes involve companies from a wide variety of industries, from consumer electronics and pharmaceuticals to financial services and real estate. Goldstein is a member of multiple organizations, including the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the London International Arbitration Club. He has regularly written posts for Arbitration Commentaries, an industry-focused blog, since 2008.

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National Arbitration and Mediation

122 East 42nd Street, Suite 803, New York, NY 10168
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National Arbitration and Mediation has been offering services to clients in New York City for more than 30 years. It provides individuals and businesses access to a national panel of over 2,600 eminent former judges and active practitioners qualified to facilitate private arbitration and mediation. It handles a range of legal matters, from employment and construction disputes to corporate and maritime conflicts. The firm champions the alternative dispute resolution approach, providing continuing legal education programs to bar associations, government legal departments, and attorneys.

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Pettibone International ADR

1158 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
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Pettibone International ADR is a New York City-based firm that provides arbitration and mediation services to companies involved in commercial and corporate disputes. It is led by Peter Pettibone, a mediator and an arbitrator for more than a decade handling over 25 international cases in New York, Moscow, Kyiv, and Stockholm. He previously worked for international law firms for over 40 years, including as the managing partner of three legal offices in Moscow from 1991 to 2010. He is an accredited mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and is able to conduct hearings virtually and in-person.

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Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.

New York City, NY 10036
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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.

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Steven A. Certilman, PC Attorney at Law

401 E. 65th Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10065
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Steven A. Certilman, PC, Attorney at Law, is a boutique law firm serving New York City. Certilman focuses his practice on general corporate and commercial litigation, serving as an attorney, arbitrator, and mediator for domestic and international lawsuits. These cases include contracts, fiduciary claims, corporate governance, and acquisitions. He works with a diverse set of clients, ranging from family businesses to business process outsourcing firms. Certilman has been practicing law for over 35 years. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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Tara C Fappiano

395 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
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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.

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The New York Center for Divorce & Family Mediation

15 West 72nd Street, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10023
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The New York Center for Divorce & Family Mediation caters to New York City clients. It guides couples through the mediation process. The center sets up a memorandum of understanding, a document that contains agreements on areas like marital asset distribution. It collaborates with a range of experts, from psychologists to financial analysts, in the process. Kathleen Bar-Tur, its founder, is a New York State Council on Divorce Mediation member. She served as a psychoanalyst for the Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

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Timken Dispute Resolution, LLC

80-41 230th St,, Queens, NY 11427
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Timken ADR offers online and in-person mediation and arbitration services in New York City. It serves negligence victims and their families, helping them file claims against at-fault parties to recover monetary compensation for economic and non-economic damages. The firm also takes on employment, real estate, and business law matters. Its founder, Nelson Timken, has been settling and negotiating cases for over 25 years. He is a member of the Roster of Mediators of the American Arbitration Association.

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Vacca Family Law Group

New York City, NY 10022
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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.

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Venn Mediation LLC

369 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Venn Mediation LLC helps clients in New York City resolve conflicts outside of the courtroom. It applies mediation to commercial matters, such as partnership agreements, business dissolutions, and supplier contracts, resolving disputes in the workplace. Mediation services for married couples and those who are arranging prenuptial agreements are also available. Mediations are made online using a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing. The firm was founded by Ehsan Ali and Alnoor Maherali, who are dispute resolution experts and certified mediators.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when divorce mediation fails?

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.

How does divorce mediation work?

Divorce mediation enables two parties to work together to come to decisions about their divorce with the guidance of a third-party mediator. The mediator may help to work through child custody, child support, property division, and other divorce matters. You'll need to pay the mediator for their services, which may be a cost you split. Be prepared to make a civil and calm case for your side of issues, but know that mediation is about coming to a compromise that works for both parties.

What should I expect in child custody mediation?

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.

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