Mediation, High Conflict Mediation, Collaborative Law & Arbitration: Family (divorce, pre/postnuptial, support, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, visitation, parenting arrangements, parent/child, post divorce, adoption);Business (dissolution, shareholder disputes, collection, contracts, formation); Probate; Employment (civil rights, discrimination, labor disputes)
Practiced law since 1981, including mediation, high conflict mediation,collaborative law, litigation and arbitration experience. Practitioner Mediatior (national accreditation with ACR),Accredited Professional Mediator (NJAPM), President (NJAPM), Court Appointed Mediator (Civil & Family), NJ Bar Dispute Resolution Section, Master(American Inns of Court,Central NJ Family Law and Aldona E. Appleton Family Law Inns of Court)
Extensive family and civil related mediation experience, including court appointed and multi-party (DYFS) since 1995; background and experience in civil, employment, elder, probate and business; estimate over 150 mediations; attorney since 1981
Believes mediation is the sane alternative to litigation. Facilitates the parties reaching agreement by assisting them to address each other’s concerns within the framework of the law. Creative as well as traditional solutions are reviewed. Court ready documents are prepared to expedite and economize the process. Either party can terminate the mediation process with no further obligation. It is recommended that each party get at least one attorney consultation at the end, though it is even better to have an attorney retained and available for consultation during the process. Most civil mediations include the attorneys. Also do collaborative law, which uses attorneys trained in the collaborative process and resolves disputes without litigation. Collaborative law is idea where there is an imbalance of power.
University of South Florida (B.A. with Honors 1976)
Rutgers University, School of Law, Camden, NJ (J.D. 1980)
Admitted: Pennsylvania Bar (1981)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pa. (1981)
New Jersey Bar (1989)
U.S. District Court, District of N.J. (1989)
Accredited Professional Mediator, NJAPM
Practitioner Member, Association of Conflict Resolution
Court Appointed Mediator, Dependency Pilot Program, Civil & Family Mediation
High Conflict Mediator accreditation
Initial call to clarify mediation process is no charge. Hourly rate of $385 per hour, with $25/hr surcharge for evening & weekend apts. Minimal deposit of $690, average 1 1/2 hr sessions, pay as you go. Flat fee ($790)for initial draft of memorandum of understanding. Deposit of $3500 for retention as a collaborative attorney.