Andrew M. Thaler

ADR Training
Best Practices for Mediation and Settlement Conferences in an out of Courtroom (1/2016), 2 credits; Plan Mediation in Bankruptcy (6/2014); Storm Sandy Mediation Training (5/2014), 6 credits; The Art of Mediation: A Cost Effective Alternative to Judicial Determinations with Hofstra University School of Law (4/2014), 6 credits; Mediation Skills Workshop (10/2013), 2 credits; Alternatives in Art Law: The International Struggle for Antiquities, Eastern District of New York (7/2013), 1 credit; ADR Workshop, Using Neuroscience & Other Techniques (4/2013), 2.5 credits; Advanced Mediation Training for the Commercial Division with Nassau Academy of Law (5/2011), 22 credits; Mediation, Financing & Professional Compensation in Chapter 11 Matters with Nassau Academy of Law (4/2010), 2 credits; ADR Workshop, The Win-Win Solution: Guaranteeing Fair Shares to Everyone with the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (2/2007), 4 credits; ADR Workshop, Avoiding Litigation about Mediation, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (10/2006); Dean's Hour: XE Factor: What you Need to Resolve Dispute Fast with the Nassau County Bar Association (5/2006), 1 credit; Mediation for Dispute Resolution with Hofstra University School of Law (10/2005), 2 credits; National Association of Bankruptcy Trustee (NABT) Alternate Resolution Mediation (8/2005); Continuing Legal Education Program Mediation in Bankruptcy with New York County Lawyers' Association (11/2004), 3 credits; Nassau County Supreme Court, Commercial Division, Mediation Program (2/2003), 7 credits; Nassau County Commercial Division in Collaboration with the Nassau County Bar Association Mediation Training Program (12/2002), 15.5 credits. EDNY FLSA Mediation Training - 2016.

Professional Training
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 1983; State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979; Bar Admissions: New York Court Admissions: United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States Supreme Court

Professional Experience
Founding Member of Thaler Law Firm PLLC 2013-present. The firm concentrates in bankruptcy, mediation, commercial litigation, corporate law and real estate. Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee in the Eastern District of New York 1990-present; Founding Partner of Thaler Gertler LLP 1997-2013; Bankruptcy Department Managing Attorney at Goldman, Horowitz & Cherno 1985-1997

ADR Experience
I have mediated numerous matters to successful resolution over the past 10 years as a Court appointed mediator in bankruptcy cases and as a member of the Mediation Panel- Commercial Division of Nassau County Supreme Court. In 2014 I was appointed to the mediator panel in the Hurricane Sandy case, E.D.N.Y. In 2013 I was appointed to mediate over 100 cases in the Agape World, Inc. Ponzi scheme, E.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Case No. 09-70660.

Other Information
Mediation Presentations: All About Arbitration & Mediation (panelist); Family Law Mediation Program (speaker) at Nassau County Family Court (3/2014); Mediation Program (panelist) entitled Alternative Dispute Resolution: Resolving an Estate-Related Commercial Dispute with the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court (3/2014); Mock Commercial Program (panelist) entitled The Art of Mediation: A Cost Effective Alternative to Judicial Determinations with Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court (3/2014); Mock Mediation Program (panelist) addressing guardianship issues with Alternative Dispute Resolution and Elder Law Committees (2/2014); Mock Mediation Program (panelist) entitled Keeping Family Feuds (and other Fights) Out of Court with Alternative Dispute Resolution, Community Relations and Public Education Committees (10/2013); Mediation Program (panelist) entitled Using Neuroscience & Other Techniques To Overcome Impasse in Mediation with Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (4/2013); Mediation Training for the Commercial Division (speaker) with Nassau Academy of Law (4/2011); The Art & Future of Mediation: a Cost Efficient Judicial Alternative (speaker) with Hofstra University School of Law (12/2008).