University of Minnesota, JD 1972; University of Rochester, AB philosophy 1969
More than 40 years experience as a civil litigator and trial attorney in a diverse and sophisticated practice. Substantial time now devoted to service as a neutral.
Panels: USDC/EDNY Storm Sandy Mediation; USBC/SDNY Product Liability Claims against Motors Liquidation Corporation (formerly General Motors) Mediation; Forum Business-to-Business Neutrals Panel (arbitrator and mediator); Supreme Court/Suffolk County Commercial Division Mediation; AAA Commercial and Construction Arbitration; AAA Commercial Mediation; AAA-NYS Department of Financial Services Storm Sandy Mediation; 10th Judicial District Attorney-Client Grievance Mediation (until Judicial Appointment by Appellate Division to Grievance Committee); Suffolk County Bar Association Fee Dispute Resolution Arbitrator; Small Claims Court Mediator; Community Mediator. Arbitration: Served as neutral in scores of cases including a very large claims between a health insurer and an institutional health care provider; between a manufacturer and distributor; between buyer and seller of a tanker cargo of aviation fuel; between competing providers of "discount drug cards"; between high rise condominium developer and real estate broker; and between law partners. Also arbitrated hundreds of commercial and other disputes embracing such issues as commercial credit claims, consumer credit claims, breach of contract and claims for attorneys' fees. Mediation: Brought to resolution scores of claims between homeowners and insurers (and between business owners and insurers) arising out of Storm Sandy losses; claims between franchisor and franchisee; claims among business partners or shareholders or members of a professional practice; disputes between accountants and clients; disputes between architects and clients; disputes between adjoining landowners; disputes between employers and employees; equine disputes; and grievances between attorneys and clients. Also successfully mediated a wrongful death claim involving allegations of a defective automobile. Community Service Neutral: member of Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District (by judicial appointment of Appellate Division); former Mediator for Attorney-Client Grievance me