John Holsinger

Arbitrator at John R. Holsinger LLC


39 years as litigator in cases involving complex commercial transactions in a variety of industries and on a broad range of legal issues Arbitrator on the national roster of neutrals of the American Arbitration Association since 1977 Mediator on the commercial panel of mediators of the American Arbitration Association Mediator in New Jersey State Court mediation program since 2000 Arbitrator in New Jersey mandatory non-binding arbitration program

Work History

John R. Holsinger, LLC, Hackensack, NJ -- 2006 to present Beattie Padovano, Montvale, NJ -- 1996 to 2006 Litwin & Holsinger, Hackensack, NJ -- 1988 to 1995 Ellenport & Holsinger, Roseland, NJ -- 1982 to 1988 Goldberg & Stark, West Orange, NJ -- 1980 to 1982 Sole practice, Hackensack and Newark, NJ -- 1977 to 1979 Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, New York, NY -- 1974 to1977


Since 1977, arbitrated hundreds of disputes, principally as sole arbitrator or as chair of the panel in proceedings involving: employment issues including statutory discrimination claims; executive employment contract issues; covenants not to compete; environmental clean ups; responsibility for the costs of environmental remediations; corporate dissolutions; shareholder and partnership disputes; breach of contract matters; disputes involving accounting among investor/employees in investment limited partnership; disputes involving misrepresentation in and termination of franchises; disputes involving breaches of agreement to develop high technology products for both consumers and industrial applications; disputes involving law firms, accounting firms and medical practices; computer software and servicing agreement disputes; FIFRA disputes; health care provider and payor disputes; disputes in winding up the affairs of a medical supply business and a consumer service business; disputes involving food service contracts and food product distribution agreements; disputes involving brokerage commissions, commercial leasing matters, and disputes about payments of rents and license fees. Expertise at managing multi-party and complex matters and focusing the issues to streamline the matter. Arbitrated and mediated as party representative in disputes involving computer consulting services, securities, oppressed minority shareholder claims, environmental contamination, grocery retailing, and employment matters. Mediator in over 100 civil cases involving employment matters, estate disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, foreclosures, and corporate dissolutions. Special fiscal agent/mediator in numerous matters involving shareholder and partnership disputes in industries including: glove manufacturing; international trade; machinery manufacturing; entertainment; real estate ownership, management, and development; construction; and printing.


AAA/ICDR/ Panel Conference, 2016; Faculty, AAA Effective Advocacy and Management in Arbitration 2015; AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2014; Faculty, AAA Winning at Arbitration: More than 30 Specific Tips Advocates Can Use to Improve Arbitration Outcomes, 2014; Faculty, AAA Managing a Successful Arbitration, 2013; AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference, 2012, 2010, 2009; AAA Webinar, What’s a Respondent Like You Doing in a Place Like This? Confronting Arbitrability and Jurisdiction Issues in Arbitration, 2011; College of Commercial Arbitrators Annual Meeting, 2011; AAA, Advanced Mediator Training, 2010; AAA Webinar, Electronic Discovery in Arbitration: What You Need to Know, 2010; AAA Webinar, Current Issues in Employment Arbitration: The Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009 Legislation and Recent Court Decisions, 2009; AAA Neutrals Conference, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003; AAA Practical Tips for Dealing with Delay Tactics of Parties and Advocates (ACE004), 2005; AAA Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics (ACE005), 2005; Arbitrator Update 2004, 2003, 2001; AAA Arbitrator Ethics and Disclosure (ACE003), 2004; AAA Commercial Arbitrator II Training: Advanced Case Management Issues, 2001; EEOC, Employment Mediation Training, 2001; New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Advanced Mediator Training, 2001; New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Basic Mediator Training, 2000; AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, 1999; AAA Arbitrator I Training: Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process.


New Jersey New York United States Supreme Court United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits United States District Courts for New Jersey and for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York United States Tax Court United States Court of Federal Claims


2013 recipient of New Jersey’s James B. Boskey ADR Distinguished Practitioner of the Year Award.


Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (2011 to date); Co-Chair of Education Committee (2014 to 2016); Member of Board of Directors (2014 to date); Member of the Executive Committee (2016 to date) Member, National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (2013 to 2016) Member, American Bar Association (Member of Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Antitrust Sections); Member, New Jersey State Bar Association (Past Chair of Dispute Resolution Section, Member of Antitrust Law Committee); Member, Bergen County Bar Association (Former Chair of ADR Committee, Member of General Equity Committee); Member, Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court For Alternative Dispute Resolution (Former Officer and Board Member); Adjunct Professor of Law, Seton Hall University Law School (Dispute Resolution Processes) (2007 – 2009) Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution (2008 – date) Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Arbitration Advisory Committee (2008 – date) Member, New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Arbitration of Family Law Disputes (2013 - 2015)


Frequent lecturer and numerous College of Commercial Arbitrators educational programs throughout the country including at ABA Dispute Resolution Section annual meetings Frequent lecturer at New Jersey State Bar Association annual meetings and at ADR Day and at county bar meetings on topics of arbitration practice, mediation, and arbitrator and mediator ethics issues Member, Bergen County Civil Mediator’s Group

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