Phone: (516) 746-9307
300 Garden City Plaza 5th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530-3324
Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact Finder, Hearing Officer, Attorney
Areas of Expertise:
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Employment ✔ Executive Compensation
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Labor/Unions
✔ Real Estate
Arbitration Experience and Types of Issues - Arbitrability, contract interpretation and application, accounting, dissolution, options, insurance, securities, specific performance, damages, punitive damages, restrictive covenant, liquidated damages, commissions, bonuses, pension benefits, lease renewal rents, appraisal and evaluation, just cause, discharge, suspension, warning and other discipline, jurisdiction, manning, management rights, past practice, leaves of absence, scheduling, layoff, bumping, recall, overtime, time and attendance, back pay, job evaluation, bid/posting, transfers, tenure, vacations, holiday pay, demotion, promotion, seniority, retaliatory discharge, reductions in force, statutory violations including race, age, national origin, sexual harassment, disability and family leave.
Full time neutral (impartial). Prior Practice Advocacy Included: Labor law representing management and labor; Commercial & Construction law representing corporations, partnerships, other business and professional entities including owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers, landlords and tenants.
Auto, construction, health care, franchise, heating and ventilating, machinery, manufacturing, newspaper, paint and varnish, communication, coal mining, insurance, food, beverage, furniture, plumbing, towing, postal service, printing and publishing (including newspapers), retail, securities, service, textile, transportation and trucking, public sector education, teacher discipline, fire and municipal, condominium and cooperative ownership.
American Arbitration Association U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (N.Y.D.O.) NCBA Employment Dispute Resolution NCBA - Cornell Program (1999) for EDR Mediation Panel Arbitration Training: Managing Process, Maximizing Efficiency, Trimming Fat, Ethics, Chairing, Dealing with Delay, Pro Se, Awards, Advanced (AAA 1996-2011). Statutory Employment Dispute Training Alliance (Cornell) Program (2004) for Arbitration NCBA-EDR Panel Program (2000) NAA - Cornell - AAA Program (1998) EEOC - Cornell Program (1999) for Mediation ABA-NCBA Program (1997) for EDR Panel
Presidental Award, Nassau County Bar Association, 2004. Robert W. MacGregor Labor Relations and Community Service Award, 2013, from LI Chapter of LERA
American Arbitration Association-Commercial Panel since 1964 FMCS Eastern District (U.S.) Court & Bankruptcy Court PERB-NYS, Counties & Towns NYS Supreme Court, Commercial Divisions, Nassau & Suffolk Counties NYS District Court NCBA Tribunal Panels (Arbitration & Medition) NJ Statewide Roster
Professional Associations American Bar Association: Labor & Employment Law Section: Committee on ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee (formerly Labor Arbitration & Collective Bargaining Committee), Member (1977-), Historian (1994-2010), Co Chairman Subcommittee on Professional Responsibility in Labor Arbitration (1977 83), Co Chairman Subcommittee on Publications of Labor Arbitration Awards (1984 86), Dispute Resolution Section: Arbitration Committee Member (1993-), Mediation Committee Member (1993-). New York State Bar Association: Labor and Employment Law Section: Co-Chair, ADR Committee (2001-2004) Member, (1996-). Executive Committee Member, (1995-2004). District Representative (1995-2001). Long Range Planning and Future Directions Committee Member, (1992-95). Committee on Labor Arbitration & Collective Bargaining Member, (1977-). Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member, (1993-). Dispute Resolution Section: Liaison to Labor and Employment Section (2008-2010). Mediation Committee Member (2008-). New York Bar Foundation, Fellow (2000-). Nassau County Bar Association: Chairman Labor and Employment Law Committee, (1993-95), member (1973-). Chairman Arbitration Law Committee, (1985- 87), member (1973-) [Now Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee]. Member Construction Law Committee, (1991-2000). Member Real Property Committee, (1991-). Director (1997-2000). Chair of Retention Sub-Committee of the Membership Committee (2003-2010). NYC Bar Association, Arbitration Committee (2002-2007) & ADR Committee (2007-2010). LERA, LI Chapter, Member (1979-)Treasurer (1998-).
New York University Law School, J.D. 1954 City College of City of New York, BBA 1951
CCA Guide to Best Practices in Commercial Arbitration, Contributor, 2006. Binding Mediation An Oxymoron? Yes, But Do-able, 2006, Nassau Lawyer, Reprinted NY Dispute Resolution Lawyer, NYSBA, DRS. Fall 2009. Post-Arbitration Motions, 2006. NYSBA Labor & Employment Newsletter.
Academic: Adjunct Professor, Touro Law Center- Settling Legal Disputes (mediation advocacy) 2009.