Alternative Dispute Resolution

The breadth of Riker Danzig's practice allows us to offer unique services to those seeking alternative methods of resolving disputes. In many instances, clients prefer to settle disagreements outside of a courtroom.  In providing those services, our attorneys bring broad experience in matters pertaining to employment, intellectual property, construction, health care, trusts and estates, insurance, real estate, personal injuries, family and environmental law.

Our clients benefit from the considerable experience in the private and public sectors that our attorneys bring to the resolution of disputes.  The head of our practice is Stewart Pollock, a former Supreme Court Justice for the State of New Jersey, a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Arbitrators and an active arbitrator and mediator in complex commercial matters for the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.  Also in the group is former Appellate Court Judge Victor Ashrafi, who served for 20 years as a Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey and was also an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 12 years.  Other members include former assignment judge Travis Francis and former judge James Rothschild, who was elected by the Supreme Court to be the complex civil litigation judge in the state's busiest county.  Another attorney in the group is Samuel Moulthrop, a former Chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney's office.

The attorneys in our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) group regularly serve as arbitrators, legal mediators and negotiators. They also provide services in managing complex cases, including serving as special masters and discovery masters. We conduct internal corporate investigations and engage in preventative lawyering, which is aimed at the early evaluation and termination of disputes.

Riker Danzig provides the complete range of legal services in matters pertaining to litigation, corporate law, financial institutions, tax, trusts and estates, environmental law, public utilities, labor and employment, insurancehealth care, bankruptcy and reorganization, real estate, family law, intellectual property and governmental affairs.

Our ADR services include:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Complex Case Management
  • Special Master
  • Negotiation
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Preventative Lawyering