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Member Profile: Steven A. Certilman

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Steven A. Certilman, P.C.
401 East 65th Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Email: Click for email

Tel: (212) 956-3425
Fax: 888-760-3179

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Additional Offices: Stamford, CT

Steven A. Certilman regularly travels out of state to Connecticut

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Steven A. Certilman has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Commercial and technology law arbitrator in more than 250 cases since 1988, serving as sole arbitrator, panelist and panel chair in domestic and international commercial, large and complex and technology cases under various administrative rules.  Disputes have included claims in excess of $50 million involving shareholder and other investment disputes, family business disputes, securities, IT and business process outsourcing, software and technology licensing, real estate, telecommunications, real estate valuation, insurance coverage, shareholder disputes and construction.  Published author, speaker and educator in the field of ADR, serves as a Trial Referee for the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut and served as a Superior Court Magistrate from 2004-2018. Please see firm website for additional information


Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, NY (J.D. 1981); Connecticut College, New London, CT (BA degrees in Psychology, Government and Sociology-Based Human Relations, 1978).

Memberships & Affiliations

CEDR Accredited Mediator; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England. Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law (International Arbitration). Member, International Arbitration Club of New York; Appointed, Roster of Neutrals, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and American Arbitration Association, Large, Complex Case, Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Technology, Employment and Mediation Panels; Mediator and Member, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Technology and Franchise Panels; Member, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Panel of Arbitrators; Member,International Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; Member, Panel of Neutrals, FINRA (formerly NASD); Member, Commercial Panel, American Dispute Resolution Center; Hearing Officer, National Arbitration and Mediation; Member, Commercial and Technology Panels and Tutor, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Mediator, United States District Court, Southern District of New York; Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York; Arbitrator, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; Trial Referee, Superior Court of the State of Connecticut; Member, American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association, (Chair, Technology Law Section), Fairfield County Bar Association, (Former Co-Chair, ADR Section); New York State Bar Association; New York City Bar.


$3000 per hearing day, $500 per hour for study time. No charge for travel time. Accommodation is made for small cases.


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Steven A. Certilman is a member of our NY chapter, The New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NYAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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