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Phone: (516) 229-2360

626 RXR Plaza

Uniondale, NY 11556

David Abeshouse


Business Arbitrator, Mediator, Dispute Resolution Lawyer, ADR Consultant

Current Employer:

Law Office of David J. Abeshouse

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Employment ✔ Entertainment
✔ Franchise ✔ Health Care
✔ Insurance ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Legal Malpractice
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Non-profit Organizations
✔ Partnerships ✔ Professional Fees
✔ Professional Liability ✔ Professional Malpractice
✔ Professional Negligence ✔ Real Estate
✔ Shareholder Disputes ✔ Sports
✔ Technology ✔ Torts
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes


I have arbitrated and mediated diverse business cases derived through multiple sources, including satisfied past clients, many business and legal colleagues, ADR forums, my published writing as well as public speaking engagements, and the internet. I have taught CLE courses in ADR to lawyers, judges, and neutrals; have represented clients in hundreds of varied business arbitrations and mediations over the past three decades; and have served as neutral Arbitrator or Mediator in hundreds of diverse business cases during the past two decades, both through forums as well as privately. I have helped train new and experienced arbitrators and mediators on behalf of the NY State Bar Association. Matters have involved numerous closely-held and family businesses with all of the attendant issues that arise when the business owners are related or otherwise involved beyond the business or professional practice, as well as businesses and professional practices ranging from solopreneurs to substantial medium-sized businesses to multinational corporations.

Work History:

Principal: Law Office of David Abeshouse, 2000 - present.
Partner/Associate: Ackerman, Levine, Cullen & Brickman, LLP, 1986 - 2000.
Associate Litigation Attorney: Golenbock and Barell, 1984 - 1986.
Associate Litigation Attorney: Colleran, O'Hara, Kennedy & Mills, P.C., 1982 - 1984.
Federal Judicial Law Clerk: U.S. Magistrate-Judge, USDC, SDNY, 1980.


Civil (general),
Health Care,
Joint Venture,
Labor - Management,
Legal Malpractice,
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Professional Fees,
Professional Liability,
Real Estate,
Shareholder Disputes,
Trade Secrets,
Workplace, among others.


Extensive training in arbitration and mediation, totaling many hundreds of hours since the late 1980s, including Arbitrator I and II training at the American Arbitration Association; numerous training courses at numerous AAA, CCA, NADN, and similar annual retreats over the past decade; dozens of CLE and other training courses through national, state, and local bar associations and law schools; numerous online webinars; and more. Also teach neutrals, retired judges, and lawyers about arbitration and mediation, on behalf of various providers such as the AAA, CCA, national/regional/local bar associations, webinar providers, and others.


Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1983; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1993; U.S. Supreme Court, 2004.


New York Metro SuperLawyers (ADR Law): 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Selected as Charter Member of NYAMA and member of its parent organization, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Please click to view my member profiles: (Member of Executive Committee) Lawyer Rating: 10.0/10.0 Superb -- Continuously from 2009 through present. Certified Mediator -- "Senior Mediator"


American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals; International Centre for Dispute Resolution Commercial Panel; Resolute Systems; several others.


College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow); Member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and Executive Committee of its New York Chapter, the NYAMA; ADR sections/committees of various national, state, and local bar associations (1983 - present); Co-Founder of the Attorney Round Table (2000 - present); Founding Board Member/Vice President of the Health & Business Alliance, Inc. (2003 - 2018); Founding Board Member and past General Counsel of Long Island Entrepreneurs Group, Inc. (2000 - 2013); Member, International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF); Member, New York State Dispute Resolution Association (2008 - present); Member, American Bar Foundation (2018 - present).


University of Pennsylvania (BA - 1978)(English major, BioPsychology minor, concentrations in Chemistry, Economics, and Music)
Vanderbilt University School of Law (JD - 1982) Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (Cambridge, MA, April 2018)


-- David Abeshouse wrote an article that was published in the November 2015 issue of the Nassau Lawyer, the monthly publication of the Nassau County Bar Association. The article describes a unique non-forum pro se international commercial arbitration proceeding (in which David served as Arbitrator), and is entitled: "Non-Forum Pro Se Arbitration of International Commercial Dispute: A Unique Case Study."
-- David Abeshouse wrote an article that was published in the April 2015 issue of the Nassau Lawyer, the monthly publication of the Nassau County Bar Association. The article is entitled, "Civility in Negotiations: A Tactical Advantage" and the issue was distributed to 10,000 lawyers in the region.
-- David Abeshouse has written an article that was published by the NY State Bar Association’s “Corporate Counsel Section,” about Alternative Dispute Resolution – it’s entitled:Business Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provides Fast, Fair, Flexible, Expert, Economical, Private, Customized Justice. It was published in the Fall 2014 issue of the NY State Bar Association’s publication “INSIDE” which is targeted at corporate in-house General Counsel. This is the second article David has written for this publication.
-- David Abeshouse has written an article that has been published by the NY State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section, about Alternative Dispute Resolution in technology cases – it’s entitled: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Law – Why Tech Lawyers Should Care, and What They Should Do About It. It appeared in the Fall 2013 issue (Vol. 31, No. 2) of the NY State Bar Association’s publication “INSIDE” which is targeted at corporate in-house General Counsel.
-- David Abeshouse wrote an article for the Winter 2008 issue (Vol. 4, Issue 2) of Law Trends & News, an online publication of the American Bar Association's General Practice/Small Firm Section, entitled, FAQ re: ADR (Frequently Asked Questions About Alternative Dispute Resolution: Commercial Arbitration and Mediation). The article addresses threshold questions about Alternative Dispute Resolution -- arbitration and mediation -- within the context of business dispute resolution.


Past Adjunct Professor of ADR Law, St. John's University School of Law, Queens, NY; former professional musician; wine appreciator.

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