Professional Details

Howard Reiss
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Reiss Sheppe LLP

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425 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Fax: 212-753-3829


Description of Practice

I mediate for the United States District Court of the SDNY and the NYS Supreme Court, as well as privately, and have over 25 years experience as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association. I am also a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, an arbitrator for the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I am also a member of the mediation panels selected by Kenneth Feinberg and the American Arbitration Association to deal with Superstorm Sandy claims. You can view more information about me at

Professional Background

Former clerk to Judge Charles Metzner, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Associate, Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, Partner, Solin & Briendel, Managing Partner, Reiss, Eisenpress & Sheppe, LLP


Over 20 years experience mediating for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the New York State Supreme Court, the American Arbitration Association and privately.


A.B. Dartmouth College, 1973 (summa cum laude), J.D. Columbia University Law School (Stone Scholar, member, Columbia Law Review), 1976


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1994    USDC/SDNY - Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict    Effective Mediation - 2 days
1996    USDC/SDNY - Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict    Effective Mediation - 1 day
1999    American Arbitration Association    Dispute Resolution - 1 day
2000-to date    AAA and numerous other programs    pertaining to arbitration and mediation


Flexible and creative in my approach.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Art
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.