RMF Attorney, Ross Kartez Demonstrated Best Practices in Representing Clients in Mediation During NCBA’s Program, Anatomy of a Virtual Mediation, organized by the NCBA’s ADR Committee on June 25, 2020.
Ross Kartez, as one of the leading advocates in the alternative dispute resolution field, was invited to participate in the Nassau County Bar Association’s program, Anatomy of a Virtual Mediation, organized by its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee highlighting the best practices for advocates representing clients in mediation. During the program, the presenters enacted a mock mediation using Zoom (which many parties and mediators are currently using to resolve disputes). The program, organized through the Nassau County Bar Association, provided a view into the use of Online Dispute Resolution, and explored how to make the best use of mediation for attorneys and their clients. Administrative Judge Norman St. George and Nassau County Courts ADR Coordinator, Yvonne Marin, joined the program panel to discuss the status, and importance, of ADR in the Nassau County Courts as they reopen.
Parties currently engaged in litigation or pre-litigation disagreements should note that, even during the COVID-19 Pandemic, mediators are working (through video conference platforms) to settle contentious disputes. While there may have been initial skepticism about mediation through video conference, these mediations have been very successful.
Mr. Kartez’ practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation in matters involving breach of contract claims, professional liability, 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 issues.