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Mark J. Bunim, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Mark J. Bunim

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250 Park Avenue
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New York, NY 10177
Tel: 212-683-0083
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Regularly travels out of state to: Connecticut, New Jersey

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1998
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)75
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mark J. Bunim is an advanced trained mediator (by the CPR Center for Dispute Resolution and the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division) and Arbitrator and an attorney licensed to practice in the Courts of New York and the United States Courts since 1976. He has conducted numerous mediations and arbitrations concerning insurance coverage issues, complex business and partnership disputes and multi-party tort litigations. He has mediated and arbitrated attorney and accountant professional liability disputes, life insurance and disability disputes, real estate related disputes, World Trade Center property-loss and business interruption recovery disputes.

He has been selected as “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law” by the American Lawyer/ New York Law Journal. He has also been selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and as a Charter Member of the New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators.

Mr. Bunim is a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. He is a member of the arbitration and mediation panels of many national and international bodies. Those include: the American Arbitration Association (AAA) (including the Large Complex Case Panel, Commercial Panel and Mediation Panel); the panel of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators of FedArb; the mediation panel of the New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators; the panel of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. Also, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Assn. and a member of its mediation and arbitration committees and the arbitration committee of the New York City Bar Assn.

Mr. Bunim is Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Assn. Insurance Dispute ADR Committee (of the Dispute Resolution Section).

From 1996 to 2005 he had been a partner in Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman, which became Bryan Cave, LLP (in 2002) focusing on commercial litigation, insurance related and coverage cases, and alternative dispute resolution. He was co-leader of the insurance recovery and risk management litigation group. Before that, from 1983-1996, he was managing partner at Ohrenstein and Brown, a New York City law firm specializing in insurance, complex tort and commercial related disputes. He has spoken at meetings, conventions, and seminars around the country on ADR and insurance issues, i.e. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, November 2016 and December 2016; The Execu Summit The Claims and Litigation Management Annual Convention in New Orleans, La., March 2011; The New York State Bar Assn. Elder Law meeting, White Plains, N.Y., November 2010; The New York State Bar Assn. Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting, January 2009; the American Bar Assn. Insurance Coverage Section meeting in Tucson, AZ. 2007; and has appeared on radio, television and in the press, talking about risk management and insurance coverage and recovery and Structured Settlements. He has appeared on Ringler Radio on multiple occasions. He has authored articles on Insurance and Business Mediation in many publications, including the New York Law Journal and Litigation Management Magazine.


Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts


Mr. Bunim graduated from New York University, summa cum laude, in 1971 and Rutgers University School of Law (1975).

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Bunim is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and is on the Panel of Large and Complex Case Arbitrators at the American Arbitration Association; the Panel of Insurance Mediators of the American Arbitration Association;  the Panel of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators of FedArb.; the panel of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals; and is Chairman of Case Closure Arbitrators and Mediators.  He is on the Executive Board of the New York State Bar Assn. Dispute Resolution Section and is Co-Chairman of the Insurance Dispute Committee and is also on the Arbitration and the Mediation Committees. He is also a member of the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association

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