Alternative Dispute Resolution
Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is committed to the disposition of claims in a prompt, efficient and cost effective manner. Wherever possible, we consider the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Among our attorneys are court appointed and certified arbitrators and mediators who, even in traditional matters and transactions, utilize the key negotiation skills acquired through decades of arbitration and mediation experience. A hallmark of mediation is its capacity to go beyond traditional settlement discussions and explore creative outcomes responsive to the participants' needs and interests.
Firm President Ann E. Evanko, underwent an extensive Court-sponsored mediator training program through the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of New York’s approved mediation panel. Ms. Evanko is also a trained commercial mediator through the New York State Court. Firm coverage team leader, Dan D. Kohane, has extensive experience mediating complex casualty and insurance coverage disputes, serves on the American Arbitration Association Complex Coverage Neutral Evaluation Panel and has completed American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration training. In addition, litigation chair, Michael F. Perley, has been asked to serve as a neutral, both as mediator and arbitrator, in numerous cases and, recently, has been appointed and certified to the panel of Federal Mediators in the Western District of New York.