Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) often offers clients a more attractive mechanism to resolve disputes before resorting to litigation. With the ever-growing number of cases backlogged in state and federal courts, arbitration or mediation typically provides a quicker means to resolve particular disputes. Parties to mediation and arbitration often can better control the costs of dispute resolution by agreeing to curtail prehearing proceedings (motions, depositions, document productions, written discovery), which tend to drive up the cost of traditional lawsuits. ADR proceedings also may appeal to those who prefer to confidentially resolve particularly sensitive business disputes, without the public scrutiny afforded by the court system and the media.
Pashman Stein Walder Hayden attorneys serve as advocates for clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitrations and mediations, and serve as arbitrators, mediators and special masters in other matters.
Many of our attorneys have undergone specialized training to become court- certified mediators. The firm’s Dispute Resolution practice also benefits from the insight and experience of the firm’s Special Counsel, Honorable Gary S. Stein, who served for more than 17 years as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Justice Stein, along with Co-founders Louis Pashman and Michael Stein, are regularly called upon to mediate and arbitrate disputes.