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Steven Certilman, Mediator & Arbitrator, New York, New York.

Steven Certilman

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Steven A. Certilman, P.C.
401 East 65th Street
14th Floor
New York, NY 10065
Tel: 877-977-7800
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Additional office: Stamford, CT
Recognized to New York Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Connecticut

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1988
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)100
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)350
Current Practice
Online / In-Person



Domestic and international commercial, technology, corporate, construction and real estate arbitrator and mediator in more than 350 cases since 1988, serving as sole arbitrator, panelist and panel chair in large and complex disputes under various administrative rules.  Member of numerous arbitration panels worldwide including AAA, ICDR, SVAMC Tech List, CPR and others. 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. Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney with more than forty years of experience as a commercial litigator, corporate, commercial, transactional IT, IP, real estate and trusts and estates attorney. Published author, speaker and educator in the field of ADR. Please see firm website for additional information



Case Experience

  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital


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

Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.  Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, England (2017).  Certificate, Columbia Law School - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Joint Program on International Commercial Arbitration (May, 2015).  Certificate, American College of e-Neutrals (October, 2016).  Certificate, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Negotiation and Leadership (April, 2018). Former Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law (International Arbitration 2011-2017). 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, Construction and Mediation Panels; Member, "Tech List", Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center; Mediator and Member, Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Technology and Franchise Panels; Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA); Member, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Panel of Arbitrators; Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre; Member, Panel of Neutrals, FINRA; 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; Special Master, United States DIstrict Court, District of Connecticut; Trial Referee, Superior Court of the State of Connecticut; Member, American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association, (Former Chair, Technology Law Section), Fairfield County Bar Association, (Former Chair, ADR Section); New York State Bar Association; New York City Bar.


Rates Information

$725 per hour however will consider reduction on smaller cases. 

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