NYS Academy of Trial Lawyers Live Webinar: NAM Neutrals To Present — Fast-Tracking Matrimonial and Family Law Disputes Using ADR

CLE Events | Webinar Date: July 10, 2020 at 1 p.m. ET

New York, NY (July 1, 2020) – NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation) is pleased to announce that Hon. Peter B. Skelos, J.S.C. (Ret.) and Gary H. Tabat, Esq. have been invited by the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers to present a live streaming continuing legal education (CLE) seminar entitled Fast-Tracking Matrimonial and Family Law Disputes Using ADR. This 1-hour free program is open to the public and will be held on Friday, July 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET. Joining Judge Skelos and Mr. Tabat on the panel will be Samuel J. Ferrara, Esq. and Andrea M. Brodie, Esq. of Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, World & Corone LLP.

This expert panel will address why attorneys and litigants must come to understand that courthouse life in the post-pandemic world will only serve to exacerbate the problems of our historically overburdened matrimonial parts. Presenters will provide a better understanding why practitioners should strongly consider arbitration and mediation in their cases.

Topics will include:

  • drafting ADR agreements;
  • work-arounds to limitations on authority;
  • creating binding finality of arbitration awards;
  • and other strategies for matrimonial ADR.


About NAM's Neutrals

Hon. Peter B. Skelos, J.S.C. is a retired Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the State of New York, Second Judicial Department.  He is a member of NAM's (National Arbitration and Mediation) Hearing Officer panel and is available for mediations and arbitrations nationwide. For the fourth year in a row, Judge Skelos was voted a Top Ten Neutral in the New York Law Journal Best Of Survey.  Further, in 2018, for the second year in a row, he was named a National Law Journal Alternative Dispute Resolution Champion, as part of a select group of only 46 nationwide.  Judge Skelos is Of Counsel at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP, Garden City, NY.

Gary H. Tabat, Esq. is a member of NAM's Hearing Officer panel and is available to arbitrate or mediate matrimonial and family law matters via video conference. During his remarkable career, he has handled hundreds of significant, complex equitable distribution cases and is acutely aware of, and sensitive to, the emotional factors that often impair a party from making decisions that are legally and financially in their best interests. As an attorney, seasoned negotiator and mediator, Mr. Tabat is meticulous, organized and laser focused on the delicate issues at hand when it comes to divorce proceedings and will work with the parties in choosing a resolution that is in their best interest.