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Michael Graff

Mediator-arbitrator-settlement counsel

Graff Dispute Resolution


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Mediator-arbitrator-settlement counsel
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Dispute Resolution Experience

Resolved, by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation, over 2000 cases, in varied industries, particularly in contract, consulting, construction, employment discrimination, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, printing and packaging, real estate (including coops and condominiums, commercial leasing), textiles and utilities. In the labor relations and employment law field, on behalf of management, including an association of private hospitals, voluntary hospitals and other industries on all aspects of labor-management relations; and on behalf of employees, trying to verdict or award or mediating employment discrimination and civil rights cases. Tried to verdict as lead counsel complex contract issues, employment discrimination, personal injury and property damage contested probate and family law cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Prepared and/or argued appeals in state and federal courts including SCOTUS. Working knowledge of creditors’ rights, based upon experience in asset-based financing transactions and negotiation on behalf of both lenders and borrowers; and enforcement of secured transactions.

Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York
Certified by Commerical Division of the Supreme Court, New York County.
Certified by Safe Horizon Mediation Program (Court and Community Mediation)
Mediated over 50 cases including for U. S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York, Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court, New York and Queens; Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Disputes (NY County Lawyers) and Civil Court, New York and Kings Counties

Arbitrated over 60 cases, including as a panelist on Commercial Tribunal of AAA, New York City; New York City Contract Dispute Resolution Board; Civil Court, New York County; Attorney-Client Fee Disputes (NY County Lawyers)

N.Y. City Bar – 2009 present ADR Committee; 2006-2009 Litigation Committee, Subc. on ADR in Surrogate’s Court and presenter on two City Bar CLE programs on The Art of Pleading;
Queens County Bar Ass’n – Formerly Co-Chair of Labor Law Committee
National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Chapter
New York State Dispute Resolution Association
The New York and Florida Bars


Association for Conflict Resolution - Greater New York Chapter


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