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Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group

The lawyers in McCarthy Fingar's Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group use Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes (ADR), to help clients resolve their disputes without resorting to litigation. Settling a legal dispute through ADR avoids the expense, publicity, delay and uncertainty of a decision by a judge or a jury. These processes can also preserve business and family relationships.

Our Mediators & Arbitrators use a variety of ADR techniques to help the people resolve matters in a neutral, efficient and controlled manner. In mediation, the mediator, acting as a neutral, helps people who disagree try to reach a mutually acceptable resolution. The mediator does not decide the case but facilitates the discussions. In arbitration, the arbitrator renders a binding decision. Arbitration is a private and less costly alternative to the public and more formal nature of court proceedings. For some clients and circumstances, Med/Arb is also an option. In Med/Arb, the parties first work towards a mutually acceptable outcome. If they are not able to agree, then the neutral issues a final binding decision.

The McCarthy Fingar Team

The McCarthy Fingar Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group provides responsive, skilled, and compassionate services to our clients. Our well-rounded team, all of whom are attorneys, comprises seasoned professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience. We are committed to expeditious and amicable resolutions through an alternative dispute resolution process (mediation, arbitration, or Med/Arb). We can help resolve specific issues or an entire dispute.

Representative Matters

A sampling of the areas in which our team's mediation and arbitration practice can assist you includes:

  • Mediating family or matrimonial disputes leading to separation or divorce;
  • Mediating commercial disputes between business partners;
  • Mediating family disputes involving trust and estates issues;
  • Arbitrating commercial disputes.

McCarthy Fingar's Leadership in the Community

McCarthy Fingar's lawyers are often in the news and are frequent lecturers on many different topics. Click at news to see what our lawyers in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group are doing. Click at publications to see the different professional written materials of our lawyers.

Contact Us

If you think you may require the assistance of McCarthy Fingar in Mediation or Arbitration, please contact:

Hon. Sondra M. Miller by email (smiller@mccarthyfingar.com) or by phone (914-385-1015).

Abby P. Rosmarin by email (arosmarin@mccarthyfingar.com) or by phone (914-385-1028).

Kristen Mackay Pennessi by email (kpennessi@mccarthyfingar.com) or by phone (914-385-1033).