J.D. Harvard Law School; M.B.A. Wharton Graduate School; B.A., Cornell University; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Magna Cum Laude. Admitted to Practice in New York State, 1985 and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY.
Practicing Attorney: Cynthia Boyce is a practicing attorney who has represented clients in a variety of matters, including, but not limited to: discrimination, contract negotiations and disputes, business formation and disputes, nonprofit formation and management, real estate, guardianship, construction, trusts and estates, securities, copyright, tax, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and Family New York Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Commissioner: Cynthia served as a New York City Tax Commissioner for 8 years. Manager: Cynthia has been a project manager in nonprofit, for profit and public sectors. Recently, she was the Executive Director of a nonprofit in distress where she turned the organization around by securing close to 7 million dollars in grants and bringing professional management, data collection and evaluation, efficient and effective technology, vision and mission, and professional development to the organization, to name a few of her accomplishments that saved this valuable community treasure. As Executive Director, Cynthia represented management in labor disputes with union employees (negations and mediations). Cynthia has served as both an advocate and mediator in residential foreclosure matters. She has also served as a state court-appointed referee and receiver in various foreclosure matters.
Cynthia has mediated a large variety of cases and has participated on the following mediation panels: United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; United States Postal Service; National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA); American Arbitration Association New York Supreme Court; New York County (Commercial Division); Private practice (family and business disputes) Arbitration Cynthia was an active arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers (now FINRA), and American Stock Exchange. She was often a sole arbitrator or chair of a three person panel and sat on the NASD's large and complex hearings panel. Appeals Committee Reviewer (neutral) for major insurance company.
ADR Coach, Professor, and Lecturer Not only has Cynthia received significant, ongoing mediation professional development, Cynthia as coached, taught and lectured on ADR: Bar Association of the City of New York (Mediation Coach 2015); USPS and NASD/Bankruptcy (Mediation Coach); Women in ADR Conference (Mediation); Practicing Law Institute (Arbitration Lecturer); American Bar Association (Arbitration Lecturer); Adjunct Professor for New York University and NYUOnline (Mediation and Arbitration)