Abigail Pessen Dispute Resolution Services
Abigail Pessen started her dispute resolution firm in 2000, after more than twenty years as a litigator at a New York City law firm. She mediates complex business and employment disputes and is an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association's Large, Complex Case, Commercial, and Employment Panels and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. Abigail's firm is one of only seven firms in New York City awarded U.S. News and World Report's highest "First Tier" ranking for mediation, and one of only twelve New York City firms awarded the "First Tier" ranking for arbitration; her firm is one of only four New York City firms to have received "First Tier" rankings for both mediation and arbitration. Abigail is also consistently selected as a "Super Lawyer" in the field of Dispute Resolution.
Abigail's years as an advocate taught her what our legal system can accomplish. Her experience as an arbitrator of difficult business and employment disputes has convinced her that an efficient arbiitration process, guided by a fair and decisive arbitrator, is less expensive and faster than traditional litigation, while also providing privacy to the parties. She also believes strongly that the risks, unwelcome publicity and prohibitive cost of litigation - - in dollars, time, and energy - - often may be avoided by working with a skillful and patient mediator to resolve the underlying problem.