Mediation & Arbitration

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The McCarthy Fingar Team

McCarthy Fingar has some of the best mediators and arbitrators in Westchester County and throughout the New York metro region. The lawyers in our 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

McCarthy Fingar’s Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group provides responsive, skilled, and compassionate services to our clients as to matters in Westchester County and throughout the New York region. 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 & 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.

Contact Us

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

Gail M. Boggio by email (gboggio@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone (914-385-1026).

07/13/2021

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics for New Judges

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, served on a panel that taped the 2021/2022 Judicial Campaign Ethics Seminar for the NYS Judicial Institute. Completion of the seminar is mandated for all candidates for state judicial office.

03/05/2021

Borrelli Lectures on Recusal and Disqualification Issues

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, presented on “Recusal and Disqualification Issues” at a Continuing Judicial Education Program sponsored by the New York City Civil Court Judges Association.

01/15/2021

Borrelli Presents a Judicial Ethics Update

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, presented a “Judicial Ethics Update” at a Continuing Judicial Education Program sponsored by New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support.

01/11/2021

Borrelli Speaks on Unique Ethical Issues at Local Courts

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured to Town and Village Justices on “Unique Ethics Issues Arising From Your Status as the Courts Closest to the People” at a Continuing Judicial Education Program sponsored by New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support.

01/06/2021

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  lectured for the NYS Judicial Institute on “Judicial Ethics”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-Elected/Newly Appointed Town and Village Justices.

12/19/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Taking the Bench”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-Elected/Newly Appointed Town and Village Justices.

11/30/2020

Borrelli Lectures to Judges on Winding Down Their Law Practice

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  lectured for the NYS Judicial Institute on “Winding Down Your Law Practice”, for Newly-Elected/Newly Appointed Town and Village Justices.

10/30/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Taking the Bench”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-Elected/Newly Appointed Town and Village Justices.

09/17/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship PracticeTrusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  lectured on “Judicial Ethics” for the Association of Judges of the NYC Civil Court.

02/25/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Ethics & Diversity Training

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Ethics” and “Diversity Training” at a program sponsored by the Yonkers Lawyers Association.

02/17/2020

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured in Manhattan on “Judicial Ethics Update – 2020”, at the Annual Convention for the New York State Association of Towns, as part of its Town and Village Justices Program.

01/07/2020

Borrelli Lectures to New Judges on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  lectured at the NYS Judicial Institute in White Plains, New York on “Judicial Ethics”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices.

12/06/2019

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics for New Judges

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured in Albany, New York on “Assuming the Bench – Judicial Ethics”, for the Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices.

11/26/2019

Borrelli Lectures to Law Students on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups,  was a guest lecturer in White Plains, New York at a Professional Responsibility class at Pace Law School (Elisabeth Haub School of Law), speaking on “How Judicial Ethics Issues impact your Law Practice”.

09/18/2019

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York on “Judicial Ethics”, at the Annual Meeting for the NYS Association of Supreme Court Justices.

09/17/2019

Borrelli Lectures on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured in Lake Placid, New York on “Judicial Ethics Update – 2019”, at the Annual Convention of the NYS Magistrates’ Association, as part of its Justices’ Advanced Certification Program.

09/11/2019

Borrelli is Dinner Speaker for Association of Supreme Court Justices

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Guardianship Practice, Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was a dinner speaker for the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York in Queens, New York.

05/29/2019

Judge Borelli Speaks to Judges and Judge Candidates on Campaign Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family Law, Appellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, chairs the Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee of the NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. In that capacity, Judge Borrelli served on a panel at the NYS Judicial Institute in the taping of the “2019 Judicial Campaign Ethics Online Training Video.” All candidates for election to Judicial Office this year, including incumbent judges running for re-election (except Town and Village Justices), are required to timely complete this program during his/her candidacy.

03/26/2019

Borrelli Speaks at Dinner of Association of Supreme Court Justices

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our  Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was a speaker in Staten Island at a dinner of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York.

04/13/2018

Judge Borrelli Speaks to Judges on Judicial Ethics

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Judicial Ethics” at a program of the New York State Unified Court System entitled “Taking the Bench – Spring, 2018” for newly-elected and recently appointed Town and Village Justices from around the state. The program was held in Albany, New York.

02/19/2018

Judge Borrelli Presents for Unified Court System on Ethics Issues

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, served on the faculty of the New York State Judicial Institute and New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support sponsored Continuing Judicial Education Program at the NYS Association of Towns Annual Convention in New York City. Judge Borrelli presented on two topics: 1) 2018 Judicial Ethics Updates and 2) Ethics: Civic Participation Limitations

01/25/2018

Judge Borelli Joins Firm

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

We are please to announce that Judge Edward P. Borrelli has joined the firm as Counsel in our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups. Judge Borrelli joins the firm following an illustrious 40 year career in the New York State Unified Court System, where he has presided over a very wide variety of proceedings, including Civil and Criminal jury trials and non-jury trials, high exposure Supreme Court Civil litigation, matrimonial, parental and grandparental child custody, visitation, child relocation, child support, domestic violence, elder law, adult guardianship and guardianship compliance enforcement proceedings.

01/09/2018

Judge Borrelli Part of Panel Discussion on Rules Governing Judicial Conduct

Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was part of a panel presentation by the New York State Judicial Institute entitled, “Rules Governing Judicial Conduct”, as part of a seminar for new judges.

10/01/2014

Boggio, Bramson, Brophy, Donelli, Gebhardt, Miller & Streng Selected as Super Lawyers

Frank W. Streng Gail M. Boggio Howell Bramson Hon. Sondra M. Miller

Seven of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Judge Sondra Miller has again been selected in the fields of Appellate/Family Law. Frank W. Streng has been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

10/01/2013

Boggio, Bramson, Brophy, Donelli, Gebhardt & Miller Selected as Super Lawyers

Gail M. Boggio Howell Bramson Hon. Sondra M. Miller

Six of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Gail M. Boggio has been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Judge Sondra Miller has again been selected in the fields of Appellate/Family Law. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

10/01/2012

Bramson, Brophy, Donelli, Gebhardt & Miller Selected as Super Lawyers

Howell Bramson Hon. Sondra M. Miller

Five of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Howell Bramson has been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Judge Sondra Miller has been selected in the fields of Appellate/Family Law. Joe Brophy has also been selected as one of Westchester’s top 25 lawyers. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Presenter Description Organization Date
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

2021/2022 Judicial Campaign Ethics Seminar

NYS Judicial Institute

07/13/2021
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Recusal and Disqualification Issues

New York City Civil Court Judges Association

03/05/2021
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics Update

New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support

01/15/2021
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Unique Ethics Issues Arising From Your Status as the Courts Closest to the People

New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support

01/11/2021
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Introduction to Judicial Ethics

NYS Judicial Institute;  Unified Court System

01/06/2021
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Taking the Bench

Unified Court System

12/19/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Winding Down Your Law Practice

NYS Judicial Institute

11/30/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Taking the Bench

 

Unified Court System

10/30/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

Association of Judges of the NYC Civil Court

09/17/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

“Ethics” and “Diversity Training”

Yonkers Lawyers Association

02/25/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics Update – 2020

New York State Association of Towns

02/17/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

NYS Judicial InstituteUnified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices.

01/07/2020
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Assuming the Bench – Judicial Ethics

Unified Court System Certification Program for Newly-elected Town and Village Justices

12/06/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

How Judicial Ethics Issues impact your Law Practice

Pace Law School (Elisabeth Haub School of Law)

11/26/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

NYS Association of Supreme Court Justices

09/18/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics Update – 2019

NYS Magistrates’ Association

09/17/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Dinner Speaker

Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York

09/11/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

2019 Judicial Campaign Ethics Online Training Video

NYS Judicial Institute

05/29/2019
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

Judicial Ethics

New York State Unified Court System

04/13/2018
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli
Hon. Edward P. Borrelli

“Judicial Ethics Updates” “Ethics: Civic Participation Limitations”

New York State Judicial Institute

02/19/2018