Antonio Piazza

is recognized as one of the leading mediators in the world.

Mr. Piazza is a 1974 graduate of the New York University School of Law. He pioneered the development of mediated negotiations as the preferred alternative to protracted conflict in complex civil disputes, having successfully mediated the resolution of more than four thousand cases since 1980.

These have included some of the most complex, high stakes and high profile disputes in the commercial sphere. They have involved the world’s preeminent companies, business leaders, and law firms, and have routinely reached resolution in a single day of mediated negotiations.

Individual settlements have exceeded one billion dollars.

Mr. Piazza serves as an Advisor to corporate boards and government bodies on managing issues to mitigate waste and risk in litigation

Antonio Piazza on Mediation

“Piazza is said to a have a photographic memory and a knack for bringing parties together in deals where the situation seems intractable.”

The Intel-AMD Settlement:

A Play by Play

by BusinessWeek

How Mediators Operate:

A Mediator’s View

published in “How ADR Works”

Stephanie Chow

mediates a wide range of civil disputes.

Her legal background includes intellectual property work with Amazon and an externship with Judge Kozinski in the Ninth Circuit. She is a member of the California, New York, and Washington State Bar.

Together with Antonio Piazza, Stephanie has resolved some of the largest, and most complex legal disputes domestic and international.

She is the founder of the firm’s Founder Advisory Program where she provides founders with strategies and advice on how to navigate direct negotiations. Managing negotiations starts with understanding the forces that perpetuate and exacerbate conflicts. She offers guidance on how to manage issues before they deteriorate into expensive distractions or become missed opportunities.

Stephanie is an adjunct professor at Columbia University where she teaches negotiation, mediation, and conflict analysis.

She was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and has been recognized as a Rising Star in Alternative Dispute Resolution by Super Lawyers since 2017.

Martyna Goralska

directs the firm’s Public Interest Mediation program.

Each year a few disputes are selected, domestically and abroad, that are causing or threatening to cause significant societal disruption. 

Drawing upon the firm’s experience mediating complex civil disputes, a process is custom tailored to manage each of these less structured, and often more volatile conflicts.

Martyna also organizes Training Seminars which the firm presents in Europe, South America, Asia and throughout the United States. 

These focused seminars distill the practical, real world experience of four decades and more than four thousand settlements to demonstrate how mediated negotiation can  be structured so as to enable the resolution of  complex, high stakes disputes in a single day.

Social Impact Coordinator

Sherrie Racines

draws upon 25 years of experience as a paralegal in civil litigation to ensure efficient and responsive service to parties seeking mediation.

Sherrie takes pride in her role as a bridge between clients and the mediation process. Both in evaluating whether, when and where mediation would be optimally effective, and navigating any challenges in bringing parties to the table.