Professional Details

Bonnie Blume Goldsamt
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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1 University Plaza, Suite 14
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-1622


Description of Practice

Accredited Professional Mediator & Arbitrator; Mediation Trainer. Advanced Practitioner, Assn. for Conflict Resolution; former Chair NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section.

Practice Areas: Family (divorce, pre/postnuptial, support, custody, time sharing, parent/child, adoption); Business (dissolution, shareholder disputes, collection, contracts, formation); Construction; Estates & Probate; Civil; Employment.

Professional Background

Practiced law since 1979. Former litigator.ADR practitioner since 1989. Recipient "Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year" Award; Recognized by NJ State Bar as a "LEGEND" of ADR" 2007; Former law professor; Faculty member, NJICLE Divorce/Civil Mediation Trainings. Advanced Practitioner, ACR, Accredited Professional Mediator; former Officer & Director, NJAPM; former Chair, NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section, Master, Garibaldi ADR Inn; Federal District Court, Bankruptcy Court and Superior Court Mediator; Arbitrator, AAA and for NJ SUPERIOR COURT. Trustee, NJSBA. Trained collaborative law practitioner.Named "A Legend of ADR... as a pathfinder in the field of conflict resolution"(2007).Listed as one of "New Jersey's Top" ten mediators(NJBIZ, May 2008).


Extensive divorce/family mediation and civil experience, including court appointed and multi-party since 1990; experience in business, commercial, contract disputes; employment; wills, trusts and estates; guardianships; partnership/shareholder disputes; real estate & construction matters. Founding member of the faculty, ICLE Divorce & Civil Mediation Trainings, writer and lecturer on ADR topics.


Mediation is a sane and rationale approach to problem solving. The Mediator, working as an impartial facilitator, assists the parties to define issues, gather facts and develop options to create a settlement that is satisfactory and works for them. While mainly facilitative, the Mediator’s approach is flexible and may use other mediation processes to help the parties to reach a solution.


Initial calls with the parties and/or attorneys to clarify the mediation process are at no charge. Hourly rates and retainer to be discussed and agreed upon.

Other Information

Co-mediation with Accountant and/or therapeutic Mediator available. Offices conveniently located In Hackensack (Bergen County) and Verona (Essex County) serving Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Morris, Sussex, Union, Hudson and Middlesex Counties.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Insurance
  • Partnership
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer