Mike is available to serve as an impartial arbitrator in a wide range of labor, employment, and commercial disputes and to issue final and binding awards. Mike is committed to making arbitration the cost effective alternative to litigation that it was originally intended to be. Efforts will be made to mediate and resolve the case at the outset. However, if evidentiary hearings are necessary they will be scheduled promptly, and hearing continuation dates will be rescheduled with minimum delay. Awards will be rendered as quickly as possible following the close of the case.
Labor: Disciplinary matters and contract interpretation of collective bargaining agreements.
Employment: FLSA; Title VII; ADEA; ADA; FMLA, ERISA, whistleblower actions; Section 1983 cases involving public employees (procedural and substantive due process, equal protection, and first amendment claims); duty of fair representation (public and private sector); management-labor grievances; disciplinary matters, contract negotiations impasse; related state employment and labor laws; employment agreements; restrictive covenants not to compete.
Commercial and Other Matters: Partnership dissolutions; close corporation dissolutions; partition actions; division of assets; zoning and land use disputes involving municipal governments including Section 1983 substantive due process claims; RLUIPA; SEQRA; municipal bids and contracts, commercial contracts; construction contracts; consumer contracts, collections; fraudulent conveyances; general contractor-sub-contractor disputes; residential and commercial real estate; defamation, libel and slander; first amendment; voting rights, and other constitutionally protected rights.