NEWS - Press Release

November 16, 2015


NAM is pleased to announce the addition of Kenneth J. Balkan, Esq. to its New York Metro panel of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Mr. Balkan is an ardent advocate for ADR and has mediated issues in a wide variety of subject areas including insurance coverage and disputes, complex business partnerships, multi-party tort litigation, legal fee disputes and professional liability lawsuits. He serves on the Mediation Panel in the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and also is regularly appointed as a sole or lead arbitrator on arbitration panels for the 10th Judicial District of Nassau County. He is known to be thorough, well-prepared, extremely fair and unbiased, and masterful at bringing parties together with a view towards resolution.

As a commercial litigator, Mr. Balkan has handled complex claims and lawsuits throughout the United States, which gives him an added dimension of depth in his role as an arbitrator and mediator. His litigation experience includes commercial disputes, partnership disputes, construction accidents, corporate management agreements, disability and life insurance claims, franchise acquisition, legal fee disputes, licensing issues, professional liability and disciplinary proceedings, property damage, real estate and foreclosure issues, receivership claims, subrogation, surety bond indemnification and wrongful termination of employment.

Roy Israel, NAM President and CEO, stated, “Kenneth Balkan has significant firsthand experience as a commercial litigator, as well as years of commercial ADR experience, all of which make him a valuable addition to the roster. He has the ability to fairly assess a case from varying viewpoints and he is highly regarded by both plaintiff and defense bars alike. I am very pleased to include him as a member of NAM’s nationally recognized panel of neutrals.”

Click here to view the resume of Kenneth J. Balkan, Esq.


For 5 consecutive years, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been ranked as the top ADR firm by the New York Law Journal Annual Reader Rankings Survey. The company was also selected as one of the top 2 ADR firms in the United States in the National Law Journal’s Annual Survey for the second year in a row.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. Founded in 1992, NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of nearly 2,500 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company maintains rosters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and in major cities around the world, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Construction, Employment, Entertainment, Financial Services, International, Insurance, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability and Real Estate dispute resolution.

NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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