Alternative Dispute Resolution

The rising cost of litigation and increased pressure to control legal budgets has made alternative dispute resolution (ADR) a desirable way to resolve legal disputes. While clients often assume ADR is cheaper and more advisable, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution for the expense of litigation. At Yankwitt LLP, we listen carefully to our clients' needs and chart a unique litigation strategy for each matter that will yield optimal results in the most cost-effective way possible.

In the arbitration context, we may decide with our clients to commence a dispute in arbitration or may be directed on that path by an arbitration agreement or other contractual obligation. In other cases, we may dismiss ongoing litigation in favor of binding arbitration before trial costs become prohibitive. Once we are before the arbitral tribunal, Yankwitt LLP boasts one of the largest litigation teams in Westchester County, fueled by seasoned trial attorneys who honed their skills at the most prestigious New York City law firms and the US Attorneys' Office.

In all cases, we continually evaluate the prospects for successful mediation where our attorneys can utilize their aggressive negotiating skills and creative problem-solving to structure optimal settlements for our clients. Our reputation as exceptional trial attorneys often tips the balance in favor of mediated settlements: Our adversaries know that we are trial-ready and frequently settle cases to avoid the costly risk of trial.

Yankwitt LLP represents its corporate and individual clients in both arbitrations and mediations in matters of all kinds, including contract disputes, business divorces, shareholder rights litigation, premises liability suits, and employment matters. We regularly appear before the leading arbitration and mediation forums, including JAMS, NAMS, the American Arbitration Association, and FINRA. Our decades of prosecutorial and big-firm experience make us intimately familiar with a broad range of arbitrators and mediators, enabling us to choose the best arbitrator or mediator for each dispute.