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Dispute Resolution Experience:

Served as an arbitrator (chair, panelist and sole arbitrator) in over 200 complex multi-million dollar arbitrations and as mediator in over 200 complex mediations. Handled arbitrations under various institutional rules and in ad hoc proceedings. Serves as a court certified mediator. Matters handled include:

Commercial contracts: numerous disputes arising out of a broad range of commercial contracts, including failure to pay for goods or services, defective goods, deficient services, commercial code issues, breaches of warranty, failure to deliver, misrepresentations and fraud, wrongful termination of agreement, secured transactions

Energy: electricity production, supply, pricing and distribution, payment, solar/photovoltaic, wind, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), renewable energy credits, oil warrants, energy inventions, oil spills, energy service company (ESCOs), defective product, remediation, PMPA

Corporate mergers, acquisitions, dissolutions and valuations: breaches of representations and warranties, post-closing adjustments, earn-outs, non-competes, asset valuations, fraud, entitlement to corporate information, business valuations

Franchises and distributorships: dealer/distributor terminations, claims against franchisor for failure to provide contracted support, failure to pay royalties, breach of non-compete

Financial matters: bank/customer, tax issues, payment defaults, guarantees, securities delivery, forgeries, hedge fund, private equity, private placements, currency/option trading

Intellectual property: royalties, R&D, license termination, ownership/use of IP, failure to provide contracted IP, copyright, domain name, trade name, trademark

Environmental: environmental assessments, allocation of remediation responsibility, environmental attribute credits, superfund, stormwater management, infrastructure disputes

Securities: broker/customer claims, fraud, 10b-5, private placements, collateralized debt obligations/mortgage backed securities/REMICs, failure to deliver, redemptions

Partnership and Joint Venture: disputes as to entitlement to payments, removal of general partner, breach of fiduciary duties, misappropriation, mismanagement, accounting

Insurance: Bermuda form, credit risk, property and casualty, builders risk, malpractice, transit, mold, stop loss, health, fidelity, property, workman’s comp and employment

Professionals: accountant’s liability, tax advice, audit, attorney malpractice, fee collections, law partnership dissolution

Pharmaceuticals and Health Care: pharmaceutical products, medical devices, product development, licensing, royalties, supply, distribution and marketing, therapeutic services

Aviation-defective parts and delay claims, breach of sales contracts, ownership disputes in aviation R&D, real estate lease by major airline, finder’s fee for sale of aircraft

Hospitality: partnership disputes, motel and food franchisee disputes

Construction and Real Estate: construction disputes, major resort property development collapse, delay damages, sub-prime mortgages, developer/landlord and tenant/condo/coop owners disputes

Employment – Executive compensation disputes

Trust agreements – ownership of real estate and art objects