Steven Certilman

Attorney, Chartered Arbitrator, CEDR Accredited Mediator at Certilman ADR


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Work History

More than thirty-five years of experience as a general corporate and commercial attorney, engaging in matters across a wide range of areas including: corporate governance, investor agreements and disputes, acquisitions and divestitures, both asset and equity, lender financing transactions and collateralization; private investment capital raises; transaction due diligence; drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements such as marketing and distribution agreements, trademark and copyright licenses, technology license and service agreements, computer services agreements, software development; preparation and negotiation of commercial leases and real property development agreements such as architect, project manager and contractor agreements; business operating agreements and joint venture agreements with both domestic and international application. Experience is particularly extensive in the technology law and business process outsourcing fields. Significant projects have included: Representation of vendors and clients in more than 200 computer services and business process outsourcing transactions. Transactions have included engagements for IT department outsourcing from 10 to 19,000 seats, desktop and network migrations, technology refresh of both hardware and operating systems, general acquisition and asset management services, desktop and network maintenance services, help desk and call center services, enterprise software licensing, and professional consulting services Drafting and negotiation of agreements including e-commerce, online marketing, software, content and technology development agreements, licenses, maintenance agreements and distribution agreements, website development and hosting agreements, online publishing agreements and consulting agreements Legal review and assistance preparing and responding to IT services RFP’s Domain name disputes Trademark prosecutions including TTAB appeals


For the most current representative case information, please see my website Heard more than thirty cases as a Trial Referee for the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, which he also served as a Magistrate of the Superior Court for fourteen years.


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Licensed to practice law in NY, CT, DC and MA (USA)


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Panel member ICDR, AAA (large, complex case, M&A, technology, employment and mediation panels), SVAMC, CAfA, CPR and other domestic and international panels.


CCA (Fellow), CIArb (Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator), NADN.


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