David J. AbeshouseLaw Office of David J. Abeshouse626 RXR PlazaUniondale, New York 11556, U.S.A.
Alternative Dispute Resolution -- Commercial (Business)
BioBio: Business-to-business Alternative Dispute Resolution: B-2-B Dispute Resolution Lawyer representing parties in Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Mediation matters; neutral business Arbitrator and business Mediator on the Commercial Panels of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Resolute Systems, and others; also conduct private ADR proceedings (non-forum-based); business ADR consultant. For the past decade and a half, David Abeshouse has been a solo practitioner concentrating principally in Business Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR; arbitration and mediation), creatively resolving the business disputes of clients -- entrepreneurs, professionals, and small businesses – through arbitration or mediation. Currently, his practice is limited to B-2-B ADR. Before that, he was a commercial litigation and ADR partner in a medium-sized L.I. law firm. For nearly three decades, his law practice has focused on resolving B-2-B disputes. David serves as an impartial neutral Arbitrator on the Commercial Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association and other major ADR forums. In this capacity, he acts essentially as a private judge, hearing evidence and rendering final, binding, enforceable awards. He also is a forum-based and private Mediator, a neutral impartial facilitator of settlement negotiations leading to agreements resolving business disputes. Mediation is an extraordinarily successful means of avoiding excessive court litigation (and the attendant expense, disruption, delay, and risks inherent in court proceedings) and achieving creative, mutually beneficial results for all parties involved as well as for the professionals who advise them. See his profile at: http://www.mediate.com/mediator/details.cfm?id=25572&ac=516 David also serves as a “deal mediator,” and acts as an ADR consultant to other lawyers. David was selected for charter membership in The New York Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators (NYAMA), A Chapter of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). The NADN is an association of attorney-neutrals distinguished by their hands-on experience in conflict resolution and commitment to the practice of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Membership is by invitation only, and limited to neutrals with proven experience in resolution of commercial disputes, recognized through a peer-nomination and client review process. Fifty six top-tier ADR practitioners were confirmed to the NYAMA, with only 5 on L.I. http://www.nadn.org/david-abeshouse David also has been selected for membership as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA). CCA membership is by invitation only. There are fewer than sixty CCA Fellows in New York State, and fewer than five on Long Island. According to its website (http://www.thecca.net): The College of Commercial Arbitrators is a national organization of commercial arbitrators… [that] promotes the highest standards of conduct, professionalism and ethical practice, develops “best practices,” and provides peer training and professional development. The College provides interaction and communication in the profession, and offers an easy means to identify those individuals whose professional training and experience qualify them to undertake the most complex and difficult arbitration assignments. Past Adjunct Law Professor, St. John's University School of Law, teaching ADR Law. David is the co-founder (in 2000) and Webmaster of the Attorney Round Table (http://www.AttorneyRT.com), a unique networking group of about 30 niche practice lawyers who meet monthly, support each other’s practices, and refer business among members. He also has been an avid user of LinkedIn since 2004, to market his practice. He has served for many years on the Boards of Directors, or as President, or as pro bono General Counsel, of several not-for-profit corporations; helps to run business networking groups (including the Attorney Round Table); and for nearly twenty years served as President of the U.S. (Manhattan and Chicago) real estate business of an Australian client. For fifteen years, he was a member of the University of Pennsylvania Secondary Schools Committee, and served as an alumnus interviewer for undergraduate admissions. David also is a past Chairperson of the Nassau County Bar Association ADR Law Committee. David frequently presents at public speaking engagements on ADR and other legal topics, and publishes articles online and in print (periodicals and books) nationwide and regionally. Education: • J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (English; Bio-psychology) • Completed special transformative mediation further certification training 35-hour course through the Hofstra University School of Law Mediation Clinic and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, January 2009 • Completed Advanced Mediation 2-day further certification training, NY State Courts System, May 2011 Bar Admissions and Jurisdictions: • New York • USDC, SDNY and EDNY (NY Federal trial and appellate courts) • United States Supreme Court Languages: • English Memberships: • New York Metro Area SuperLawyers 2007, 2012, 2013, and 2014 for ADR category • Martindale-Hubbell "A‐V Preeminent: 5.0/5.0" rating) continuously since 1998 • Avvo.com “Superb 10/10” rating continuously since 2008 • The Attorney Round Table (Co‐founder and Member of Executive Committee) • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals - NY Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators (NADN-NYAMA, Member of NY Executive Committee) • College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA): Fellow • Health and Business Alliance, Inc.: New York‐based not‐for‐profit; Founding Member, Board of Directors • The New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony d/b/a Music Associates of New York, Inc.: New York‐based not‐for‐profit professional orchestra; variously, past Member of Board of Directors, President, and pro bono General Counsel, over 19-year period • Long Island Entrepreneurs Group, Inc.: New York‐based not‐for‐profit; variously, past Founding Member, Board of Directors, and pro bono General Counsel • International Legal Malpractice Advisors, LLC (Washington, D.C.): past Senior Advisor • American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section) • New York State Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section) • Nassau County Bar Association (Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Past Chair; Federal and Commercial Litigation Committee; GP-Solo Committee) • New York State Dispute Resolution Association: Member • Association of the Bar of the City of New York a/k/a New York CityBar: past Member for 27 years • New York County Lawyers Association (ADR Committee and Appellate Practice Committee): past Member for 27 years Publications on ADR; Author: • “Business Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provides Fast, Fair, Flexible, Expert, Economical, Private, Customized Justice,” New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, INSIDE, Fall 2014 • "Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Law -- Why Tech Lawyers Should Care, and What They Should Do About It," New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, INSIDE, Fall 2013 (Vol. 31, No. 2) • "Business Dispute Resolution for Tough Times," NEW YORK ENTERPRISE REPORT, March 2009 • "FAQ re: ADR (Frequently Asked Questions About Alternative Dispute Resolution: Commercial Arbitration and Mediation)," American Bar Association's LAW TRENDS & NEWS, vol. 4, issue 2, Winter 2008 • "Civility and Negotiations," GP/SOLO MAGAZINE, vol. 22, issue 7, American Bar Association, October/November 2005. ADR speaking engagements (representative sampling): • Trainer, New York State Bar Association/Fordham Law School, NY State Court-certified 24-hour Commercial Mediation Training Course for lawyers to become mediators, 2014 • Panelist, The 136th Annual Meeting of the NY State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Hilton New York, New York City, topic (CLE): "The Role of Dispute Resolution Within the New Economic Reality of Law Practice: No Longer Business As Usual," 2013 • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN, topic: "Career Options: A Conversation With Business Litigator, Mediator and Arbitrator David Abeshouse," 2012 • Panelist, "Understanding the Legal Implications of Social Media," NY XPO for Business; Javits Center, 2011 • Guest Instructor, "Business Intensive" Entrepreneurship course, Business Dispute Resolution component, New York University (NYU) School of Continuing and Professional Education, New York, NY, 2011, 2010, 2009 • Panelist, "Conflict Management," Organizational Development Network of Long Island (ODNLI), 2010 • "Business ADR for Lawyers ‐ What Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Mean For Your Practice," CLE Abstract/Melville Marriott, CLE course, 2010 • "The Inside Scoop on Business Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): The Neutral Arbitrator's and Mediator's Perspectives," Gotham Networking (NYC and L.I.), 2009 • "Don't Litigate ‐ Mediate or Arbitrate," Suffolk County Bar Association Corporate and Commercial Law Committee, Hauppauge, NY, 2009 • "How Mediation Can Benefit Accountants, Attorneys, and Their Clients," Nassau County Bar Association, Mineola, NY, 2008 • "Representing Clients in Arbitration," Continuing Legal Education course, American Arbitration Association/Nassau County Bar Association, September 2007 • "Advocate Perspectives ‐ Selecting a Mediator," Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York Annual Conference, Cardozo Law School, Manhattan, June 2007 • "ADR for Lawyers," Continuing Legal Education course, CLE Abstract, Amityville, New York, March 2007 • "Managing Your Commercial Arbitration," Continuing Legal Education course, American Arbitration Association/Symbol Technologies, Inc., December 2005 • "7th Annual Securities Arbitration Update," Continuing Legal Education course, Nassau County Bar Association/Nassau Academy of Law, October 2005 • "Recent Trends in Commercial Mediation and Arbitration," Continuing Legal Education course, American Arbitration Association/Nassau County Bar Association, January 2004 • "Arbitration Advocacy for Attorneys," Continuing Legal Education course, American Arbitration Association, Garden City, NY, December 2003 • "Commercial ADR," Continuing Legal Education course, Women's Bar Association of New York, Queens, NY, November 2002