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SSAM ADR is honored to welcome Justice Martin M. Solomon to their panel of Mediators and Arbitrators

January 27, 2018 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning boutique dispute resolution firm, headquartered in Westbury, NY, is honored to welcome Justice Martin M. Solomon to their panel of Mediators and Arbitrators. Justice Solomon has been a staple of the New York judicial system for over 20 years and personifies the ideal judicial temperament exhibiting characteristics like patience, open mindedness, courage, courtesy, firmness, understanding, compassion and humility.

For over two decades, since his election to the Civil Court in 1995, Justice Solomon has served as a Judge. Elected to the Supreme Court in 2003, he was appointed to the Appellate Term for the 2nd, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts in 2012.

During his tenure, Justice Solomon has earned a reputation for productivity, and for instituting the first calendar calls in his assigned part in Richmond County in 2004. With his trial part assignment, he was one of the most effective judges in settling hundreds of cases and as an Associate Justice of Appellate Term, he helped dispose of a backlog of hundreds of no-fault cases.

Justice Solomon is active in the City and the State Association of Supreme Court justices, focusing on Court Unification, and the pension death gamble for judges.

Justice Solomon has had a long career as a public servant. Working for State Senator Albert B. Lewis and succeeding him in the New York State Senate in 1978. During his tenure in the Senate, Solomon was the ranking member of the Insurance Committee, and at various times served on the Judiciary, Banks, Rules, and Health Committees. He also acted as Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration and especially active in healthcare and insurance. This was in addition to chairing the Senate Democratic Task Forces on Health Insurance and Medical Malpractice. He also served as a member of the executive Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and chaired task forces on Integrated Financial services and Insurer Investments.

While in the Senate, Justice Solomon also maintained his private practice, with an emphasis on co-op conversions and real estate transactions from 1976-1995. He holds  a B.A. from SUNY Albany and a J.D. from New York Law School.

 

About SSAM
SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a boutique dispute resolution firm devoted to resolving cases of all types and complexities, with the highest-level preparation, skill, service, and care. From Neutral Selection, Training, Settlement Techniques and Programs to the Physical and Cognitive Resolution Environment, our quest and commitment is to explore, reimagine and improve upon every variable that may affect the outcome and experience. With headquarters in Westbury, NY, SSAM was voted the #1 dispute resolution firm on Long Island in 2018 and is currently building brand new state of the art facilities in Midtown Manhattan, scheduled to open in early 2019.

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SSAM Neutral, Judge Thomas Atkinson recognized as a Top 5 Mediator and Arbitrator in 2018’s New York Law Journal Best of Reader Rankings.

December 20, 2018 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning boutique dispute resolution firm, headquartered in Westbury, NY, is thrilled to announce that SSAM Neutral, Judge Thomas Atkinson, has been recognized as a Top 5 Mediator and Arbitrator in 2018’s New York Law Journal Best of Reader Rankings.

The New York Law Journal (NYLJ), widely known as the ‘bible for New York Attorneys’, recognizes the vendors the New York Lawyers and firm administrators turn to first to keep their lives and businesses on track. Says the NYLJ, “New York Law Journal’s Best of showcases the businesses that stand out among their competitors in providing you with the essentials you require to compete in today’s legal market.”

In 2018, the law community of New York selected the Honorable Thomas Atkinson as one of their Top 5 Mediator and Arbitrators. Atkinson is a New York State Magistrate, Lynbrook Village Justice presiding in the 8th busiest village court in New York State. He also practices personal injury law, representing both plaintiffs and insurance companies and has had vast experience in commercial litigation, corporate finance, securities litigation, and various areas in business law.

Practicing law for decades, Judge Atkinson has served in the capacity as Justice, Mediator and Arbitrator and has developed a reputation for understanding and meticulously tending to the needs of his clients. With his dispute resolution experience, he has instituted many new programs in the courts to help a wide range of underrepresented individuals. He is passionate about his work as a mediator and arbitrator and believes that building trust is the cornerstone to successful mediation.

You can find a video biography of Judge Thomas Atkinson on SSAMadr.com under the Neutrals section of the SSAM website or by clicking here.

For more information on Judge Atkinson or SSAM ADR please email hello@SSAMadr.com or call 516-741-0100. 

About SSAM
SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a boutique dispute resolution firm devoted to resolving cases of all types and complexities, with the highest-level preparation, skill, service, and care. From Neutral Selection, Training, Settlement Techniques and Programs to the Physical and Cognitive Resolution Environment, our quest and commitment is to explore, reimagine and improve upon every variable that may affect the outcome and experience. With headquarters in Westbury, NY, SSAM was voted the #1 dispute resolution firm on Long Island in 2018 and is currently building brand new state of the art facilities in Midtown Manhattan, scheduled to open in early 2019.

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SSAM ADR Fuels NYC Expansion with New Strategic and Investment Partners, eLAW and PM Legal

September 27, 2018 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning boutique dispute resolution firm, headquartered in Westbury, NY, is proud to announce a strategic growth capital investment from eLAW and sister company PM Legal. The new strategic partners’ capital investment will help fund SSAM’s expansion into New York City to service its growing client base.

The investment underscores SSAM’s, eLAW’s and PM Legal’s ongoing commitment to fostering and providing attorneys with access to innovative solutions that meet their evolving needs.

Widely known and well-respected as the source of critical knowledge and services for busy legal professionals, eLAW and PM Legal, the recognized leaders in each of case tracking, per diem services, process service, investigations, and court services, and SSAM, finalized their partnership in early August 2018. The joint venture will now offer mediation and arbitration solutions to all eLAW subscribers and PM Legal clients.

SSAM and eLAW will work together to create ready access for eLaw subscribers to SSAM’s creative and customized ADR services. Shortly, SSAM in conjunction with eLAW will roll out a new eADR Digital Case Submission Program. This program will enable eLAW clients to effortlessly submit a case for ADR by simply clicking a Digital Case Submission button on the eLaw site that will immediately submit their case to SSAM. Various other joint programs are currently in development designed to help lawyers and carriers to better manage and resolve their caseloads.

As investment, operational and branding partners in this three part alliance, eLAW’ s President Dominick Esposito and PM Legal’ s President, Ross Mallory worked diligently with Bill Groner, Founder/CEO for SSAM to build the framework for a strategic partnership that truly works together to leverage the experience and assets that each company brings to the table.

Says Esposito, “For eLAW, our platform has always been about helping attorneys manage their case volume, including case tracking, docket management and per diem coverage. Adding mediation and arbitration services is a natural fit for us as attorneys continue their migration away from costly and uncertain litigation into ADR.”

PM Legal’s Mallor also shares his thoughts on the alliance stating, “Our mission is to make it easier for attorneys to move their cases along. SSAM does so by bringing all parties together with outstanding neutrals in a uniquely collaborative environment.”

Adds Groner, “The term strategic partner can be so cliché, but our relationship truly is one based on a clear and strategic vision to provide the absolute highest level of ADR services and solutions to the legal community.” He adds, “Our association and partnership with eLAW and PM Legal, is a win-win for our respective companies and for every client our joint businesses touch.”

Mallor, joining the team to share his knowledge and leverage his relationships on behalf of new partner SSAM, states, “It is one thing to be associated with a strategic partner, it is another to be deeply involved in the brand experience and the products that are being delivered. I look forward to sharing my expertise and to building a new legacy for the way our clients look at and access mediation and arbitration services.”

The trio are planning a plethora of team events to further build synergy between the three companies. More information on SSAM’s new eADR program will be available on the eLAW, PM Legal and SSAM websites. Questions regarding the strategic partnership or this press release can be directed to Jodi Jacobs, Crystal Vision Marketing at jodi@crystalvisionmktg.com.

 

About SSAM

SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a boutique dispute resolution firm devoted to resolving cases of all types and complexities, with the highest-level preparation, skill, service, and care. From Neutral Selection, Training, Settlement Techniques and Programs to the Physical and Cognitive Resolution Environment, our quest and commitment is to explore, reimagine and improve upon every variable that may affect the outcome and experience. With headquarters in Westbury, NY, SSAM was voted the #1 dispute resolution firm on Long Island in 2018 and is currently in construction for  brand new state of the art facilities in Midtown Manhattan, scheduled to open in early 2019.

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SSAM on New York Law Journal’s Best of Reader Rankings

SSAM arbitration and Mediation is honored to be on this year’s ballot for the

New York Law Journal’s Best of Reader Rankings

Best ADR Provider Best Online ADR Resource

In the last year, SSAM Arbitration and Mediation has experienced explosive growth. SSAM CEO, Bill Groner, has set out to alter the landscape of the ADR community. Our philosophy?  Respect and care for our clients, your time, the costs & every single aspect of the ADR process.

Through the impeccable neutrals we hand select, the cognitive and physical environment we have created & the innovative programs we offer, we are working to redefine the art and science of dispute resolution. Together these facets move more cases to closure and settlement in a genuinely pleasant setting.

If you like what we are doing and would like to see SSAM Arbitration and Mediation become the new norm in this industry, please vote for SSAM as your preferred ADR provider.

To vote for SSAM as your #1 ADR provider:

  1. Click here for the NYLJ Reader Rankings
  2. Enter your information
  3. Find SSAM Arbitration and Mediation in section 6
  4. Vote for SSAM in questions #1 and #5
  5. Continue to the end and click DONE to complete survey!

As we grow we are determined to make ‘The SSAM Experience’ a rewarding one.

Thank you for your support.

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SSAM Acquires Top Long Island Firm Island Arbitration and Mediation

November 30, 2017 – Westbury, NY – SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration and Mediation) is pleased to announce the expansion of their operations through the acquisition of Island Arbitration and Mediation. Robert Dipippo, founder and CEO of Island Arbitration and Mediation, will come on board as SSAM’s Manager of Client Services.

With over 12 years of experience in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution Services, Island Arbitration and Mediation has been a leader in the New York Metro area ADR field and has handled cases with claim values in excess of 100 million dollars. Dipippo commented on the acquisition of his company saying, “The CEO of SSAM, Bill Groner, presented me with an extraordinary opportunity to integrate my life’s work into the most exciting and innovative ADR environment I have ever come across. In addition, SSAM’s foundational tenets of professionalism, empathy and humanity align with my core values and mission perfectly.”

SSAM, located in Westbury, Long Island, is a rapidly expanding boutique dispute resolution firm devoted to resolving cases of all types and complexities, with the highest-level of preparation, skill, service, and care. In 2017, SSAM achieved a 90% resolution rate. From Neutral Training and Selection, cutting edge ADR Programs to the Physical and Cognitive Resolution Environment, SSAM’s commitment is to explore, reimagine and improve upon every variable that may affect the outcome and experience.

Additionally, the SSAM office space offers a serene, relaxed, professional environment which in addition to the ADR services provides a concierge services for counsel (defense and plaintiffs), claims examiners, paralegals, retired judges and other industry professionals.

For information on SSAM please visit SSAMadr.com or call 516-741-0100.

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Emmy Award Winning Journalist Kirstin Cole Teams Up with SSAM to Present CLE on 
“The Art of Telling Your Client’s Story”

April 4, 2017 – Westbury, NY – SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation), specialists in dispute resolution in the tristate area, is proud to announce that Emmy Award Winning WPIX Anchor/Reporter, Kirstin Cole, will be the featured speaker at an upcoming CLE course at its newly opened headquarters in Westbury, New York.

The event will focus on “The Art of Telling Your Client’s Story” from a mediation, arbitration and trial perspective. Moderated by William H. Groner, Esq, Trial Attorney and CEO for SSAM, the class will be co-presented by SSAM and the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers and will be offered on May 2nd from 6 – 7PM. Prior to the event, SSAM will host an open house to welcome members of the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as other industry and legal professionals.

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SSAM to Host Pre-CLE Event for the 
NYS Academy of Trial Attorneys’
Latest Course on Hot Topics In Ethics

Westbury, NY – SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation), specialists in dispute resolution in the tristate area, is proud to announce they will be hosting a pre-CLE reception and open house for the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers and other industry and legal professionals, on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The session for the CLE will be Hot Topics in Ethics.

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NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers Kicks off CLE Course with Reception at New SSAM Headquarters

February 20, 2017 – Westbury, NY – SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation), specialists in dispute resolution in the tristate area, is excited to host a networking reception for the NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers on Monday, February 27, 2017 at their newly opened headquarters in Westbury, New York.

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Grand Opening for SSAM’s New Office

February 7, 2017 – Westbury, NY – SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation), specialists in arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution in the tristate area, announces the grand opening of their impressive boutique office suites and elite concierge services for counsel (defense and plaintiffs), claims examiners, paralegals, retired judges and other industry professionals in Westbury, Long Island, New York.

The design for the offices, located at 865 Merrick Avenue in Westbury, was artfully crafted by a top Westchester designer with creative input and project supervision handled by SSAM, CEO and visionary, William H. Groner, Esq.

Creating a new bar for collaborative mediation and arbitration space, Groner was passionate about the innovative space plan, lighting, furnishings, design details and amenities. He comments, “Our firm fundamentally is about redefining the art of dispute resolution. Providing an environment that sets the right mood and offers all parties a comfortable space in which to discuss cases, creates the best potential for positive interaction and facilitative communication.”

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SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation) Steps Out With New Corporate Identity & Hip Office Suites

January 24, 2017- Westbury, NY – SSAM (Settlement Services Arbitration & Mediation) specialists in arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution in the tristate area, is proud to unveil its new corporate identity and the new, high-end design of its experiential office suites in Westbury, New York.

Founded by Jim Marthen in 1993, Settlement Systems has a long history of facilitating successful outcomes. Passionately working in the field of mediation and arbitration, the company has settled over 40,000 cases and saved countless hours of unnecessary and time-consuming litigation.

The company’s CEO, William H. Groner, and the team at SSAM have expanded the arbitration and mediation services to include additional elite and concierge services for retired judges, attorneys, paralegals, claims examiners and other industry professionals at its new Westbury offices.

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