April 7, 2017
New York Law Journal Publishes Special Report On Appellate Practice Authored By Hon. Peter B. Skelos
Despite the best intentions of all parties involved, conflicts often arise in business
transactions where there are divergent interests. When there are suppliers, vendors,
partners and customers there is always potential for disputes. Solving issues quickly,
efficiently and in a non-adversarial nature usually saves relationships, time and money.
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) administers disputes between commercial clients of
all sizes and complexities. Whether you have a relatively small claim with another entity
or a more complex case with multiple parties and significant money at risk, NAM's services can
prove invaluable in resolving such matters.
To properly address the unique and sensitive nature of each commercial case, the Commercial
Division's priority is to offer a flexible and customized approach. Procedures can be
tailored for handling discovery issues and the submission of legal briefs. Multi-day cases
can be scheduled on consecutive days.
Additionally, NAM has designated a select panel of Hearing Officers that includes former
commercial division judges and well-respected highly-qualified practicing attorneys with
subject matter expertise in a wide range of case types. NAM's Commercial Division is able
to resolve matters in such a manner that existing business relationships are often preserved.
The company offers significant experience administrating cases in the following areas:
NAM can provide a highly qualified panel of Neutrals within 50 miles of any location
in the United States.
NAM Neutrals are practicing specialists with a strong belief in the effectiveness and
efficiency of the arbitration and mediation process. As such, each case is taken very
seriously and the NAM Hearing Officers are very aware of the intricacies and deadlines
associated with specific types of cases.
All NAM Neutrals are independent contractors and not officers, employees or owners of
NAM. We believe this approach provides the most pristine forum by eliminating any
issues relating to how a decision will affect future case referrals from a client
that has the potential to refer more cases to the arbitration company. By design, we
avoid this potential conflict of interest.
For the cases in which there is no existing pre-dispute contractual arbitration provision,
but the parties have mutually agreed to use mediation or arbitration as a fair and
cost-effective forum to resolve their dispute.