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NYSBA 3-Day Commercial Mediation Training Spring 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 8:30am — Thursday, March 11, 2021 5:00pm

Dispute Resolution Section Members and Fordham Alumni: $745; NYSBA Members: $795; Non-Members: $895

Program Presenters:

Simeon H. Baum, Esq.

Mr. Baum is a 30+ year litigator and President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. (; serving as mediator, arbitrator and neutral evaluator in nearly 2,000 disputes since 1992. His mediations include the highly publicized Studio Daniel Libeskind-Silverstein Properties dispute over architectural fees for redevelopment of the World Trade Center site and Trump’s $ 1 billion suit over the West Side Hudson River development. He served as founding Chair of NYSBA’s Dispute Resolution Section. He was Chair of the Federal Bar Association's ADR Section, past President of the FBA's SDNY Chapter, and on the FBA's national Board of Directors. He has served on ADR Advisory Groups to the New York Court system and trained their Commercial Division mediators for the last 20 years. In 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2020, Best Lawyers selected Mr. Baum as New York’s ADR “Lawyer of the Year.” He teaches on the ADR faculty at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a frequent speaker and trainer on ADR.

Stephen A. Hochman, Esq.

Mr. Hochman, a founding partner in the firm now known as Kramer, Levin, Naftalis & Frankel, practiced law for over 40 years, specializing in corporate, commercial and securities law. He has successfully mediated over 450 commercial and other types of disputes, including class actions and financial, employment, insurance, real estate, partnership, and bankruptcy disputes, approximately 98% of which have settled. Mr. Hochman now practices exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator and writes, consults, and lectures frequently on ADR subjects. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Hochman, together with Mr. Baum, has trained the mediators in New York County and various other downstate counties. He also served on the boards and investment committees of various non-profit corporations, including several hospitals and a captive insurance company.

Co-sponsored by the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, Fordham University School of Law, and the Fordham University ADR & Conflict Resolution Program. 


Topics & Skills Presented by: Simeon H. Baum, Esq., litigator, mediator & President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. ( and Stephen A. Hochman, Esq., mediator & arbitrator
• Cultivating ideal Mediator orientation, attitude & awareness
• Effective Preparation
• Effective Communication
• Deep Listening Skills
• Effective Openings
• Maximizing Opportunities in Joint Session
• Wise Caucusing
• Power Risk Analysis – art, timing & tact in engaging in evaluative processes
• Impasse Breaking
• Coming to Closure
• Theoretical tools to Grasp the underlying Negotiation
• Mediation Ethics 


Please Register here.