COMMERCIAL

Despite the best intentions of all parties involved, conflicts often arise in business transactions where there are divergent interests. When there are suppliers, vendors, partners and customers there is always potential for disputes. Solving issues quickly, efficiently and in a non-adversarial nature usually saves relationships, time and money. NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) administers disputes between commercial clients of all sizes and complexities. Whether you have a relatively small claim with another entity or a more complex case with multiple parties and significant money at risk, NAM's services can prove invaluable in resolving such matters.

To properly address the unique and sensitive nature of each commercial case, the Commercial Division's priority is to offer a flexible and customized approach. Procedures can be tailored for handling discovery issues and the submission of legal briefs. Multi-day cases can be scheduled on consecutive days.

Additionally, NAM has designated a select panel of Hearing Officers that includes former commercial division judges and well-respected highly-qualified practicing attorneys with subject matter expertise in a wide range of case types. NAM's Commercial Division is able to resolve matters in such a manner that existing business relationships are often preserved.

The company offers significant experience administrating cases in the following areas:

  • General and Complex Commercial
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Intellectual Property
  • E-Commerce
  • Sports Contracts
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates

An exceptional national panel.

NAM can provide a highly qualified panel of Neutrals within 50 miles of any location in the United States.

NAM Neutrals are practicing specialists with a strong belief in the effectiveness and efficiency of the arbitration and mediation process. As such, each case is taken very seriously and the NAM Hearing Officers are very aware of the intricacies and deadlines associated with specific types of cases.

All NAM Neutrals are independent contractors and not officers, employees or owners of NAM. We believe this approach provides the most pristine forum by eliminating any issues relating to how a decision will affect future case referrals from a client that has the potential to refer more cases to the arbitration company. By design, we avoid this potential conflict of interest.

Simple, low-cost fee structure.

The NAM fee structure is simple and direct. We do not have "nuisance" charges that, in the aggregate, can be substantial. In other words, there are no hidden costs.

Unlike other arbitration institutions, NAM does not require a significant upfront retainer to commence a dispute resolution proceeding. Additionally, our fees are much more affordable as well.

Rules, Forms and Fees

For cases referred to NAM as a result of an existing contractual provision indicating that the parties have agreed to use mediation or arbitration as the ispute resolution forum.

Provided below are the following links:

NAM's Comprehensive Rules and Procedures Download PDF View Online
NAM's Comprehensive Fees and Costs Download PDF View Online
NAM's Demand for Mediation or Arbitration Forms
      Demand for Arbitration Download PDF
      Request for Mediation Download PDF


For the cases in which there is no existing pre-dispute contractual arbitration provision, but the parties have mutually agreed to use mediation or arbitration as a fair and cost-effective forum to resolve their dispute.

Provided below are the following links:

NAM's Standard Rules and Procedures Download PDF View Online
Standard Fees and Costs Download PDF View Online
Standard Fees and Costs for Special Services Download PDF View Online
Sample ADR Contract Clauses

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