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New York Mediation

Mediation is a non-binding settlement facilitated by a neutral and impartial mediator. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) technique that lets the parties discuss the dispute in a contained environment in order to reach a mutually agreed upon resolution; or failing resolution, providing clarity with respect to the areas of disagreement. The mediator does not render a decision or force the parties to accept a settlement.

Stephen S. Strick has over thirty years of experience with Alternative Dispute Resolutions. He’s been a part of over two hundred and fifty arbitrations, and sits on several panels involved in ADR. With the extensive knowledge gained dealing with many different industries, Mr. Strick will bring a specialist’s mind to your mediation hearing.

Why mediations in New York work:


  • The mediator facilitates meaningful negotiations between the disputing parties and keeps the conversations on track. With an experienced mediator controlling the communications, a productive environment is created for the negotiations.

  • The mediator acts as a neutral buffer between the disputing parties to keep the negotiations focused, which reduces or eliminates hard bargaining tactics and posturing.

  • Mediation allows all parties to meet at the bargaining table to discuss the settlement.

  • Mediation allows each party the opportunity to educate and influence their opponents.

  • Mediation allows the parties to see the case in a realistic light and have an idea of what would happen in a court trial

  • Choosing mediation in New York instead of a traditional court trial has benefits for both parties involved.

  • Some of the major benefits of using mediation over court trial include:

  • Lower cost when compared to court trials.

  • Privacy – Most mediations are confidential

  • Time Savings – Mediation agreements are usually obtained faster than a court ruling.

  • Informality – Without the rigid structure and rules of the courtroom, mediation allows parties to be more informal during discussions and more comfortable.

  • Satisfaction – Since the disputing parties are working together to find a suitable resolution, they generally feel more satisfied after the mediation is complete.

  • Save relationships between the disputing parties. Without a winner and loser, feelings and relationships are more likely to stay intact.

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