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SSAM ADR Welcomes New Neutral, Elizabeth M. Hecht, Esq.

November 25, 2019 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning dispute resolution firm, welcomes Elizabeth M. Hecht to our panel of mediators and arbitrators.

For over 30 years, Elizabeth Hecht has been trying personal injury cases of virtually all varieties primarily in the Ninth Judicial District and Bronx County. While the focus of her practice has been defense-oriented, she has always maintained a small but active plaintiffs’ practice and for the past five years her plaintiffs’ work has predominated. She has regularly litigated appeals in the First and Second Departments since 1984. Mrs. Hecht is a frequent presenter for the NYSBA and a past Chair of the Trial Lawyers Executive Committee. She considers her four years as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law (N.Y. Practice) a professional highlight. She is an avid traveler and on a recent trip to Africa with her husband, became very involved with the fund-raising endeavors of Huru International, an amazing New York based charity committed to improving educational opportunities for young African women.

For more information on Elizabeth M. Hecht or SSAM ADR please email hello@SSAMadr.com or call 516-741-0100. 

About SSAM
SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a 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 voted Top 3 ADR Company in 2019

SSAM is proud and honored to have been voted Top 3 in the New York Law Journal’s Best of Reader Rankings for 2019 Top 3 in the following categories:

 

We’d also like to congratulate SSAM neutral Hon. Thomas Atkinson
on being named Top 5 Individual Arbitrator and Top 7 Individual Mediator

We’d like to thank those who voted for us and support our pursuit to redefine the art and science of ADR.

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20- Aug2019
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Announcing SSAM ADR new Neutral, John R. Camillo

August 20, 2019 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning dispute resolution firm, welcomes John R. Camillo to our panel of mediators and arbitrators.

John Camillo, Esq. brings a unique perspective as a mediator/arbitrator having had the benefit of working in both a corporate and legal role for major insurance and international companies. Mr. Camillo brings 46 years of professional experience as an attorney, executive and strategic advisor in the domestic and global insurance and regulatory sectors. Immediately prior to becoming a full-time mediator and arbitrator with SSAM, Mr. Camillo was a well-known Senior Vice President of Government Relations for a leading insurance company.

Mr. Camillo was raised and educated in the Bronx and Manhattan. He graduated # 1 in his class at Fordham University College of Business Administration and served as a Law Review Editor at Fordham Law School. Mr. Camillo began his legal career as a litigator for the prestigious Wall Street law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed and then went to work for several other prominent New York law firms. In these various roles, Mr. Camillo developed expertise resolving personal injury, premises, products, motor vehicle, construction, commercial, and insurance coverage disputes. As a litigator, Mr. Camillo recognized the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution as an indispensable method of quickly and cost effectively moving cases to resolution for clients.

Mr. Camillo also worked for J.C. Penney Company, Inc. as Managing Attorney and head of its Litigation Department where he was publicly recognized for bringing all of JC Penney’s litigation work in-house. Mr. Camillo garnered a reputation for being fair, reasonable, and approachable, and was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Counsel of JC Penney’s Insurance Division.

Mr. Camillo is “hands on”, “hard working, “even handed” and draws upon his many years of experience when mediating and arbitrating in the private ADR Forum. His goal is to find the best compromise that empowers each of the parties to resolve their differences in order to achieve a mutually beneficial solution.

For more information on John. R. Camillo or SSAM ADR please email hello@SSAMadr.com or call 516-741-0100. 

About SSAM
SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a 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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20- Jun2019
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SSAM ADR Lights up Times Square!

SSAM was welcomed with lights as we head into our 4th month operating in New York City.

Thanks to the Durst Organization, SSAM has become a part of an elite community of companies. We’d like to thank the Durst Organization for welcoming us with a Billboard in Times Square during the week of June 9th .

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21- May2019
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Richard J. Fodera, Esq. joining SSAM as a mediator and arbitrator

May 20th, 2019 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning dispute resolution firm,
with offices in New York City and Westbury, Long Island, is thrilled to announce that
Richard J. Fodera, Esq. will be joining the panel as a mediator and arbitrator.
Former chief trial counsel for Liberty Mutual for 30+ years, Richard J. Fodera is the
consummate professional and well respected on both sides of the bar. Rich has
extensive experience as both a managing attorney and trial attorney handling cases
from inception through verdict or settlement. Rich is dedicated, self-motivated, and an
experienced problem solver. He is guided by a philosophy that competency, honesty,
integrity, courtesy and compassion are all essential character traits.
You can find a full biography of Richard J. Fodera, Esq. on SSAMadr.com under the
Neutrals section of the SSAM website or by clicking here.
For more information on Richard J. Fodera, Esq or SSAM ADR please email
hello@SSAMadr.com or call 516-741-0100.

About SSAM

SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a 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 offices in New York City and Westbury, Long Island, SSAM was voted
the #1 dispute resolution firm on Long Island and Top 3 in Online ADR Company in the
New York Law Journal in 2018.

21- Mar2019
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Dan Cassidy joins SSAM panel of Neutrals.

March 19, 2019 — New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning dispute resolution firm is excited to announce the addition of Dan Cassidy, Esq. to our panel of neutrals.

Dan has been trying personal injury cases in the courts of the State of New York for almost 30 years.  Now primarily acting as trial counsel to both numerous plaintiff’s personal injury firms, as well as for several defense firms, and carriers, Dan has more than 100 jury verdicts.   The immediate past president of the Bronx County Bar association, Dan was instrumental in raising badly needed funds for those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Maria and was recognized for his efforts by the NYS Assembly, the Borough President and a number of municipalities and organizations in Puerto Rico.  He also is active as an Agent for professional football players in the NFL, CFL, and AAF.  He has been active as an arbitrator and mediator.  Both counsel for plaintiffs and defendants recognize that as one who has “been in the trenches” for both sides, Dan has a unique perspective of the challenges of litigation, and as such, has been successful in bringing parties together to resolve a high percentage of the cases brought before him. 

For more information on Dan Cassidy, Esq. or SSAM ADR please email hello@SSAMadr.com or call 516-741-0100. 

About SSAM
SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a 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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20- Feb2019
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SSAM Welcomes Mary Mihalakos Martuscello, Esq to panel of Mediators and Arbitrators

February 15, 2019 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning boutique dispute resolution firm, welcomes Mary Mihalakos Martuscello, ESQ.to the panel of mediators and arbitrators.

Mary Mihalakos Martuscello is a seasoned litigator with 35 years of experience, appearing extensively in all the New York Metro Courts, as well as the surrounding suburban counties. In her diverse professional career, Mary has demonstrated an acumen in a variety of legal specialties, including both plaintiff and defense practice in the negligence/personal injury arena.  

Ms. Martuscello has a reputation for zealous but ethical representation of her clients and her collegial manner in an adversarial context has earned her the respect of the legal community.  Her experience in all aspects of civil litigation gives her the ability to recognize the various considerations involved in the mediation process. She brings an energetic and balanced approach to ensure that each litigant’s position is fully heard and that compromises are fair.

For more information on Mary Mihalakos Martuscello, ESQ. 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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20- Feb2019
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Hon. Sid Strauss joins panel of Mediators and Arbitrators at SSAM

February 20, 2019 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning boutique dispute resolution firm, welcomes the Honorable Sidney F. Strauss to our panel of mediators and arbitrators.

Hon. Sidney F. Strauss was in the private practice of law for 38 years before becoming a Supreme Court Judge in Queens County. He has spent his entire adult life devoted to helping others, whether it be professionally or in community activities. For half of his tenure on the Bench, Judge Strauss ran a dedicated matrimonial part, helping people to get their lives together during a most difficult period. “There is nothing better than the Bench, where you can combine your legal experience with public service”… Arbitration and Mediation is simply a continuance of his life’s good works.

For more information on Hon. Sidney F. Strauss 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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20- Feb2019
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Judge Gerard Rosenberg Joins SSAM panel of Neutrals

February 20, 2019 – New York, NY – SSAM ADR, an award-winning dispute resolution firm, welcomes Judge Gerard Rosenberg to the panel of mediators and arbitrators.

While on the bench, Judge Rosenberg developed a reputation as a highly effective settlement conscientious mediator. He was known for his intellect, thorough preparation and command of the issues. He brings these qualities to his ADR practice, where he will concentrate on all types of civil tort matters, with an emphasis on medical malpractice, labor law, personal injury, and complex commercial cases. Judge Rosenberg presided over the Medical Malpractice Trial Readiness Conference Part for nearly eight years. He has facilitated thousands of settlements during his 27 years on the bench and looks forward to helping lawyers resolve cases through mediation.

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

About SSAM
SSAM Alternative Dispute Resolution is a 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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27- Jan2019
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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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