Leona Beane

ADR Training
Over 300 hours of Mediation training, including: New York County Lawyers Association, Mediation Training Workshop for commercial Division - ADR Neutral; 6/14-6/16/99, 24 hours. Assosiation of the Bar of the City of New York, Mediation Training, Conflict Resolution, Theory & Techniques, 2/26-2/27/01; 3/5-3/6/01, 27 hours. U.S.Equal Emloyment Opportunity Commission, Mediation Training at the EEOC, January 20-21, 2005, 16 hours. Abrams Mediation & Negotiation (Co-Sponsored by NASD & Bankruptcy Courts), Advanced Negotiation & Mediation Skills Training, March 7-9, 2005, 24 hours. N.Y.S.Office of Court Administration, Advanced Mediation Training, 5/22/06, 4 hours. N.Y.S.Judicial Institute - OCA Advanced Mediation Training for Commercial Division, 4/15/08, 8 hours. Center for Social Gerontology Ann Arbor, Michigan, Adult Guardian - Mediation Training, 6/2-6/5/02, 20 hours. Columbia University School of Law Mediation Clinic for Safe Horizon Mediation Training Community Dispute Program, 9/13-9/14/02, 9/20-9/21/02, 30 hours; plus additional ongoing training; Certified by Safe Horizon. The Center for Mediation in Law and CUNY Dispute Resolution consortium, Advanced Mediation Training, 2/24-2/25/03, 14 hours. Ackerman Institute for the Family, Family & Divorce Mediation, 1/17-1/18-1/19/04, 1/31-2/1/04, 40 hours. Center for Mediation in Law, Intensive Mediation Training, 4/28-5/2-04, 36 hours. New Jersey Superior Court, Advanced Mediation Training, 8/12/04, 4 hours; Mediation Inc. - Mediation training for Court Ordered Mediated Conferences in N.C., 1/25-1/29/06, 40 hours; plus 6/10/06, 10 hours. dispute Resolution Institute - Decision Tree Analysis for Mediators, 6/27-6/28/08, 13 hours. Attended many CLE Programs relating to Dispute Resolution, Arbitration and Mediation.

Professional Training
Degrees: B.B.A., M.B.A., M.S., J.D. Areas of concentration: Commercial Law, Contract Interpretation, Corporations & Partnerships, Employment Law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates, Personal Injury, Torts, Medical Malpractice

Professional Experience
1978-1999, Professor of Law -- Baruch College (C.U.N.Y.). General Practice; Probate, Wills Trusts & Estates; Guardianship; Partnerships & corporations and the closely held business; seves frequently as Arbitrator and Mediator.

ADR Experience
Arbitrator, Small Claims Court for the past 20 years; Special Master, Supreme Court N.Y. County for the past 20 years. Mediator, Supreme Court, Commercial Division, N.Y. County, 1996 to Present - all types of commercial disputes (corporation, partnerships, closely held business, contracts, insurance, and all other types of commercial disputes) in the Supreme Court; Mediator, New jersey Suprerior court - all types of cases in litigation including Business, contracts, employment, personal injury, amlpractice, insurance, real estate, etc. Mediator, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Sourhern Distrct and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District. Mediator, U.S.E.E.O.C. Mediator and Arbitrator - Attorney Fee Disputes at N.Y. County Lawyers Ass'n, 1998 to Present. Mediated cases involving: Commercial Law, Contract Interpretation, Corporations & Partnerships, Employment Law, Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates, Personal Injury, Torts, Medical Malpractice. Have completed 200 Mediations.

Other Information
Author: Two chapters in "Corporate Practice Handbook," (N.Y.S. Bar Ass'n); Author: The Essentials of Partnership Law, (Kendall Hunt, Pub.Co.,) The Essentials of Corporation Law, (Kendall Hunt, Pub. Co., 2nd ed. 1989) Author: One chapter in "New York Lawyer's Deskbook," (N.Y.S. Bar Ass'n. 1989); Author: Book, "The Essentials of Partnership Law" (Kendall-Hunt Pub. Co. 1982). Have written articles on Mediation including: "What is Mediation and How Does it Work?", N.Y.L.J., Octber 29, 2007; "Should Mediation Be Available as an option to Reduce Litigation In contested Guardianship Cases?", NYS Bar Journal, June 2002; "Confidentiality in Mediation", 2008; "Utilizing Mediation in Estate Litigation" 2008. EDNY ARBITRATOR ASSIGNMENTS: CV: 10-3731, 8-3743