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  • Description
    In comparison with litigating commercial cases in court, business arbitration and mediation hold a number of important benefits, but taking advantage of them requires familiarity with Alternative Dispute Resolution. This CLE course, presented by experienced business dispute resolution attorney, commercial arbitrator and mediator and trainer of new and experienced neutrals, will provide a thorough understanding of business-to-business ADR as well as provide insights and answer questions about the advantages, uses and process of Alternative Dispute Resolution for businesses.
  • Instructor Bio

    David Abeshouse

    David Abeshouse, formerly a partner in a medium-sized L.I. firm, has for nearly ten years been a solo practitioner concentrating in business litigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), creatively resolving the business disputes and conflicts of clients -- entrepreneurs, professionals, and small businesses -- through court litigation, arbitration, or mediation. His law practice centers around business-to-business dispute resolution.

    David serves as a professional neutral Arbitrator on the Commercial Panel of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association and several other forums. In this capacity, he acts essentially as a private judge, hearing evidence and rendering awards that are enforceable like court judgments.

    He also is a forum-based and private Mediator, operating as a neutral facilitator of settlement negotiations leading to agreement and resolution of business disputes. Mediation is an extraordinarily successful means of avoiding excessive court litigation (and the attendant expense, disruption, delay, and risks inherent in court proceedings) and achieving creative, mutually beneficial results for all parties involved as well as for the professionals who advise them. See his profile at: David also acts as an ADR consultant to other lawyers.

    David is the co-founder (in 2000) and Webmaster of the Attorney Round Table (, a unique networking group of approximately twenty-five niche practice lawyers who meet monthly, support each other in their practices, and refer business among members.

    He has served for many years on the Boards of Directors, or as President, or as pro bono General Counsel, of several not-for-profit corporations; helps to run business networking groups; and for nearly twenty years ran the U.S. (Manhattan and Chicago) real estate business of an Australian client. David also is a past Chairperson of the Nassau County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Committee.

    David frequently presents at public speaking engagements on a variety of law-related topics (particularly ADR), and regularly writes and publishes articles online and in magazines, books, and newspapers nationwide and regionally.

    For additional information, including testimonials, publications, speaking engagements, and a personal statement of practice philosophy, please visit his website: