Resolving Disputes Through Arbitration

Many business contracts require that the parties use arbitration to resolve disputes. At Yankwitt LLP, our attorneys represent clients in arbitrations, seeking to protect their interests and secure favorable outcomes. With significant legal experience, our attorneys know very well the disruption and expense that can result from legal disputes. Arbitration is often a less costly and more efficient way to address issues between parties to a contract.

Arbitration is not litigation. Rather, both parties make their cases to an agreed-upon third party arbitrator who reviews all the evidence and arrives at a decision. The decision of the arbitrator is generally legally binding, with limited recourse to litigation after an unfavorable decision. This makes it important for parties to an arbitration to retain knowledgeable legal counsel; the stakes could be very high.

We also advise clients during mediations, another form of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation may be contractually required, or the parties may agree jointly to try to resolve their disputes through mediation. It allows both parties to be a part of a negotiated decision reached as part of the process. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement through mediation, they may move to arbitration, or take the matter to trial. The options available to the parties are often governed by contract.

Examples of Our Arbitration Cases

Our White Plains lawyers have represented a wide variety of clients in arbitrations, including

  • Restaurants and restaurant chains in matters such as contract disputes and employment agreements.
  • Bank employees.
  • Construction companies.
  • Hedge funds and hedge fund employees.
  • Venture capital firms.
  • Employment litigation.
  • Contract disputes.
  • Premise liability defense.

Our New York lawyers have considerable experience representing clients in arbitrations, especially in arbitrations sponsored by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), JAMS (formerly the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Contact a White Plains Arbitration Attorney

We invite you to call us at 914-686-1500. We will respond quickly to your inquiry about our Westchester County arbitration attorneys.