Denise Shaw

The Shaw Group


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The Shaw Group

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Denise Shaw is a certified mediator, arbitrator and attorney. Actively involved with The Peace Institute (formerly Safe Horizon), one of the largest and most respected mediation providers in New York City, she has significant conflict resolution experience in varied contexts.

Serving on the organization’s Mediation Advisory Board, she is also a mentor in its Apprenticeship program and has developed a specialty in the mediation of family issues and conflicts – youth, special education including Divorce, Custody and Visitation, JD, PINS.

In the course of her practice she handles a range of commercial as well as family disputes, with the complexity of the matters including multiple parties, gender, cultural, racial issues and language barriers. Denise mediates facilitatively, supporting and guiding the conversation with a view to maximize the self-determination of the parties, manages the mediation process effectively and creatively with sensitive control over emotional participants and knows how to get the parties beyond impasse.

She has received substantial alternative dispute resolution trainings under the aegis of the New York State Unified Court System, the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. She is also an Arbitrator for the NY State, Part 137, Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Program and recently completed the NYState Bar Association Commercial Mediation training.

Ms. Shaw is a board member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York Chapter, and also serves on its Diversity and Youth Committee. She is also a member of the board of St. Christopher’s Inc., a special education residential treatment facility for children with learning and emotional disabilities.

Denise is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and also a member of the New York and Pennsylvania bars. She is President of the Shaw Group, which provides conflict resolution services for individuals, families and businesses. As a lawyer and entrepreneur she heads New York Residential Real Estate a boutique real estate brokerage firm specializing in Harlem townhouses.

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