HON. MELVIN L. SCHWEITZER AUTHORS “CREATIVE MEDIATION: ALLEVIATING COMMERCIAL DIVISION CONGESTION” PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL ADR SPECIAL REPORT
Posted on Apr 01, 2019 |News
“ADR has joined the Commercial Division with its own surge in popularity. It has enjoyed enormous growth in recent years as parties come to recognize its own benefits in addressing certain disputes. There is no reason why these two disciplines – litigation and mediation – cannot work in tandem to address the needs of our business community.”
Honorable Melvin L. Schweitzer (Ret.)
New York, NY (April 1, 2019) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation), one of the nation's leading providers of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), is pleased to announce that NAM neutral, Hon. Melvin L. Schweitzer's article, Creative Mediation: Alleviating Commercial Division Congestion,, was recently published in The New York Law Journal as part its Alternative Dispute Resolution Special Report.
Justice Schweitzer's distinguished legal career includes a decade of service on the New York State bench with six of those years as Acting New York State Supreme Court Justice, First Department, Commercial Division. In private practice, Justice Schweitzer practiced law for more than 30 years, primarily as a Senior Partner for a prominent New York law firm, focusing on corporate and securities law, public finance and insurer insolvency.
In the article, Judge Schweitzer draws upon his wealth of experience as jurist and a litigator. He explores how “creative mediation” can facilitate the movement of cases within New York's congested Commercial Division docket to resolve business disputes in a creative and proactive manner. Judge Schweitzer states, “The key to opening serious mediation talks of such disputes is to watch for a business-related opening from one or both parties…one must be able to see the opening for what it really is – a business overture, not a legal one.”
The Honorable Melvin Schweitzer is a longtime advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and has an impeccable reputation for his depth and breadth of knowledge in different areas of the law and superb settlement skills. He is highly-regarded NAM neutral and is available to arbitrate and mediate commercial cases throughout the United States.
To read Judge Schweitzer's article, Creative Mediation: Alleviating Commercial Division Congestion, please click here.
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