RMF Attorney Ross J. Kartez To Serve on New York State Dispute Resolution Association Advisory Board

Uniondale, NY – September 13, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that Partner, Ross J. Kartez  will serve on the New York State Dispute Resolution Association Advisory Board.

“The New York State Dispute Resolution Association is an impactful organization and, with Ross’ work ethic, drive and dedication, we know that he will bring devotion and commitment to this new position”, said Adam Silvers, Managing Partner of Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.

The New York State Dispute Resolution Association Advisory Board consists of five appointed members skilled in various cross-sections of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The board is comprised of esteemed leaders and highly accomplished individuals who bring a wealth of expertise from diverse sectors. In addition to Mr. Kartez, the Advisory Board’s members include T. Andrew Brown, past president of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and former Vice-Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, Courtney Bryan, Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Justice Innovation, Dr. Maria Volpe, professor of sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Director of the Dispute Resolution Center at the City University of New York (CUNY), and will be chaired by the Honorable Lawrence Marks, former Chief Administrative Judge of New York State.

Mr. Kartez is Chair of the Firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Vice Chair of the Firm’s Insurance & Insurance Litigation Practice Group. He is also litigator, arbitrator, mediator, and the past Chair of the New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section.

In addition to his work as in advocate on behalf of clients involved in complex disputes, Mr. Kartez is an independent mediator and commercial arbitrator. He was elected to serve as the Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association from 2021 to 2022. With over 1,500 members, the Dispute Resolution Section is the most active bar organization in the country devoted to the study, promotion, and development of mechanisms for resolving complex disputes. In 2022, Mr. Kartez was appointed to serve as Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association’s ADR Committee.

Mr. Kartez handles a wide-range of disputes, from matters involving small dollar amounts to claims involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Such matters primarily involve breach of contract claims, insurance coverage issues, real estate disputes, lender recourse, secured claims, enforcing guarantees, securities matters, shareholder and partnership claims, business torts, employment disputes, alternative dispute resolution and other business-related matters. Mr. Kartez also acts as outside general counsel for a handful of companies and commonly recommends including dispute resolution practitioners in the day-to-day operations of businesses.

A large portion of Mr. Kartez’s practice involves claims related to professional liability, and errors and omissions. This includes defending and pursuing claims against attorneys, stockbrokers, broker-dealers, investment advisors, accountants, architects, engineers, directors, officers, insurance agents/brokers, and members of the real estate industry. Mr. Kartez regularly advises insurers, insureds, policyholders, and other parties related to claims and defenses in complex insurance coverage and other insurance-related matters. Mr. Kartez’s success and leadership in the dispute resolution field resulted in his invitation to join the American Arbitration Association’s prestigious Panel of Commercial Arbitrators. Mr. Kartez joined the AAA’s highly regarded Panel as one of the youngest arbitrators in the country.

NYSDRA is one of New York’s leading organizations in advocating for ADR. It is also the professional association of individual ADR practitioners and a statewide network of 20 Community Dispute Resolution Centers (CDRCs) located throughout New York State, providing low-to-no cost services in all 62 counties. In lieu of costly and often protracted litigation, NYSDRA’s programs offer opportunity for conflict resolution in a wide range of subject areas faced by many New Yorkers, particularly lower-income New Yorkers, including family, youth, disability services, property, and community disputes. NYSDRA’s programs and CDRC-based conflict resolution services are available and accessible throughout New York State in rural, suburban, and urban areas – and, in most cases, lead to improved relationships, communication, and expanded access to resources.

For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.


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