Helping Clients Get Results in Different Contexts

A great many contracts — particularly construction, real estate and business contracts — have clauses requiring that disputes that cannot be settled between the parties be resolved through binding arbitration or another method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

At the Manhattan law firm of Wasserman Grubin & Rogers, L.L.P., we are experienced at representing clients in the unique context of ADR in construction, real estate, business partnerships and other commercial areas. If you are involved in a dispute that may go into arbitration or mediation, we encourage you to contact us to discuss our services.

Understanding Arbitration From Multiple Perspectives

Our attorneys have participated in a substantial number of formal arbitration proceedings, usually as lawyers for one of the parties but in some cases as arbitrators. One of our partners has long been a member of the construction/real estate panel of the American Arbitration Association.

Because we have arbitration experience from the perspective of both arbitrator and lawyer, we are able to effectively counsel clients on strategies for pursuing positive outcomes in arbitration proceedings.

We represent clients before AAA arbitration panels as well as private arbitration panels, depending on the governing provisions of the applicable contract, commercial lease, or other agreement. We are also attuned to the impact of the underlying agreement on issues of jurisdiction.

Familiar With All Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution

In addition to arbitration, we represent clients in other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation. Unlike arbitration, mediation is usually not binding and therefore requires a different strategic approach.

Some construction, real estate and other commercial contracts require that the parties go into mediation or another form of ADR before advancing to the arbitration stage or litigation in a court.

We handle arbitrations, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution throughout the New York City region and beyond. We have been involved in arbitrations or other ADR concerning, among other examples, such diverse subjects as the termination of a contract for the construction of a high-rise condominium, the determination of the fair market rent for the extension of a commercial lease, the electrification of a railroad corridor, the determination of utility overcharges under a lease, the fiduciary responsibilities of the general partner of a limited real estate partnership, the right of a party to brokerage fees, and the responsibility for construction delay. Contact us to learn more about our firm's approach to pursuing successful outcomes outside of the litigation context.