NEWS - Press Release

December 19, 2013

CASE CLOSURE, LLC JOINS NAM; MARK J. BUNIM, ESQ. IS NOW A MEMBER OF NAM’S NEW YORK METRO PANEL OF NEUTRALS

NAM is proud to announce that Case Closure, LLC has become a part of the company and that its CEO and Founder, Mark J. Bunim, Esq. is offering his services exclusively through NAM. Case Closure’s body of work closely aligns with NAM’s fastest growing segment of business, the commercial sector.

Case Closure, founded by Bunim, has provided arbitration and mediation services in the greater New York and New Jersey areas as well as nationally since 2005. With its own panel of distinguished neutrals, Case Closure has been at the forefront of insurance and commercial dispute resolution. Case Closure has handled a wide array of disputes, including insurance coverage, disability insurance, life insurance, ERISA, contracts and commercial disputes, partnership disputes, estates and real estate.

Mark J. Bunim, Esq. is an advanced trained mediator (by the CPR Center for Dispute Resolution and the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division) an experienced Arbitrator and an attorney licensed to practice in the Courts of New York and the United States Courts since 1976. Mr. Bunim has conducted numerous mediations and arbitrations centering on insurance coverage issues, complex business and partnership disputes and multi-party tort litigations. He has mediated attorney and accountant professional liability disputes, partnership disputes, life insurance, ERISA and disability disputes, employment disputes involving sexual harassment, real estate related disputes, and World Trade Center property-loss and business interruption recovery disputes. In addition, Mr. Bunim mediates and arbitrates commercial, contractual and business/ partnership matters and has an expertise in family business and estate conflicts.

Mr. Bunim also serves clients as Settlement Counsel in commercial, insurance and family business related matters. In this capacity, he uses mediation and negotiation skills and tactics to help clients bring matters to resolution. He is a member of the nationwide Settlement Perspectives panel, a select group of attorneys dedicated to acting as settlement counsel.

Mr. Bunim has been selected as “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law” by the American Lawyer/ New York Law Journal. Mr. Bunim has also been selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) and as a Charter Member of the New York Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators.

Mr. Bunim is on the Panel of Mediators of the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York; the Panel for the Superior Courts of New Jersey; the Panel of Commercial Arbitrators and Mediators of FedArb.; the New York and the New Jersey Storm Sandy Mediation Panels; and serves on the ADR Committee for the Claims Litigation Management Alliance where he is a sub-committee chairman. He is active in the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and its Mediation and its Arbitration Committees. He is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated: “I am so excited to welcome Case Closure to NAM because we have been seeing a significant increase in our commercial dispute resolution part. The addition of the talent available through Case Closure comes at a very important time for NAM and creates huge opportunities on a going-forward basis. The timing is perfect synergy as NAM can now offer expanded services to meet and exceed the present demand."

Mark J. Bunim is available to hear cases in any of NAM's offices throughout the New York Metropolitan area.

Click here to view Mr. Bunim's Resume.

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NAM offers litigants a nationwide panel of approximately 2,000 top-tier former judges and practicing specialists uniquely qualified to facilitate the resolution of disputes in a private forum. The company maintains rosters in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico, with specific expertise in the areas of Complex Commercial, Personal Injury (including 3rd party and 1st party actions), Professional Liability, Construction, Insurance, Employment, Real Estate and Financial Services dispute resolution.

Founded in 1992, NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) has been recognized as ADR Provider of the Year and is well known for its superb customer service and for delivering exceptional results. Consistent with being the nation's premier ADR provider, the New York Law Journal Rankings Survey selected NAM as the #1 ADR provider for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

NAM actively works with more than 8,000 commercial entities, including more than 50% of the Fortune 100 companies. NAM is often an indispensable resource for parties seeking cost-effective alternatives to expensive and often time-consuming litigation.

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