Mediation - Arbitration

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 mediation and arbitration. 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.

Attorney Ann E. Evanko underwent extensive court-sponsored mediator training programs through the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and other certified training programs. Since its inception in 2006, she serves 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 Courts and has completed arbitration training.  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, has been appointed and certified to the panel of Federal Mediators in the Western District of New York, 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. Andrea Schillaci is also a trained mediator and serves on the commercial mediation panel for the 8th Judicial District. Amber Storr, Chair of the Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee for the Erie County Bar Association, is also a trained mediator, including extensive training in commercial and business disputes. Like Ms. Schillaci, Ms. Storr is a commercial and business litigator, who has successfully resolved a wide range of litigated matters through mediation for her clients.