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F. Peter Phillips, Mediator & Arbitrator, Montclair, New Jersey.

F. Peter Phillips

Business Conflict Management, LLC
26 Park Street Suite 2014
Montclair, NJ 07042
Tel: (973) 509-9667
Cell: (973) 868-3577
Fax: (973) 509-3023
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: New York

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Special Master
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced: 2009
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2021): 200
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Mr. Phillips, who was named 2018 AR Pactitioner of the Year by the New Jersey Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, is Director of the ADR Skills Program and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at New York Law School.  A well-known figure in dispute resolution both regionally and nationally, he served for nearly ten years as Senior Vice President of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute). During that time, he earned a reputation as an author, teacher, industry liaison, and systems designer for the avoidance, management and resolution of complex and sophisticated business conflicts.  He is the author or editor of four books, including "ADR Handbook for Business Lawyers (ABA 2016), and wrote and co-produced four films on the use of mediation in corporate/community conflicts that were awarded Best Publication by London's CeDR (available for streaming at  He is Chapter Author for three books, including "International Mediation" for Roth et al., Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Guide (West 2013).  He specializes in mediations and arbitrations involving franchise, insurance, employment, securities and general commercial matters.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Property Damage
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts


Mr. Phillips is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College and a magna cum laude graduate of New York Law School.  He is Director of the ADR Skills Program and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School and a frequent teacher, lecturer and presenter at law schools and professional associations in the United States and internationally.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals (Insurance, Franchise and Employment)
  • American Arbitration Association
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute
  • Mediator, Liberty Mutual Sandy ADR Program
  • FINRA Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators
  • Accredited Mediator, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
  • Panel of Mediators, New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Mediation Panel, U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and for New Jersey
  • Mediation Panel, E.D.N.Y.  and D.N.J. Bankruptcy Courts
  • Panel of Mediators, China Council for Promotion of International Trade
  • Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators, Beijing Arbitration Commission
  • International Mediator Panel, Milan Chamber of Commerce
  • ABA Business Law Section (past Chair, Dispute Resolution Committee)
  • Garibaldi ADR Inns of Court (member, Executive Committee)
  • World Mediation Forum, Union International des Avocats (member, Advisory Committee)
  • Panel of Mediators, Florence Mediation Centre

Rates Information

$450/hour for most commercial matters; $350/hour for most court-appointed matters; daily rates upon request

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