Leading Manhattan-based Attorney Elected to Board of Directors of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

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Charles M. Newman of the Law and Mediation Offices of Charles M. Newman, a commercial and divorce litigator and mediator based in Manhattan, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (NYSCDM). The vote was taken at the Council’s Annual Meeting and Annual Conference, which were held on May 3rd, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Charles M. Newman Mediator

Charles M. Newman

“I am very much looking forward to working closely with the skilled and dedicated staff and Board members of the Council, who live and work in all parts of New York State,

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the highest professional standards of divorce mediation, NYSDM works to increase public awareness of mediation as a preferred divorce process. Its Directors are chosen from among mediators and allied professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards of divorce mediation within their own practice. “I am very much looking forward to working closely with the skilled and dedicated staff and Board members of the Council, who live and work in all parts of New York State,” Newman said.

“I always seek to help clients find their true interests and expectations, especially in a divorce situation,” says Newman. “After realizing these, it’s easier for both sides to see the issues more clearly and reach a mediated settlement more quickly, thus avoiding the costlier, emotionally charged, and very public process of litigation.”

As a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow, Newman has demonstrated the core abilities of being an excellent litigator and mediator since opening his private practice in 1986. With concentrations in business law, family law, dispute resolution, and information technology law, Newman has seen firsthand the significant potential of mediation to help clients avoid costly, extended, and frequently acrimonious litigation. “Litigation is always there as a possibility,” he says. “But if parties can craft their own resolutions without litigating, mutual- and self-respect and dignity can be maintained without a winner/loser outcome.”

Also experienced in real estate and intellectual property matters, Newman’s core strengths are in interests assessment; issue analysis; formulating positions and arguments; consensus building; developing legal theories based on the particular facts of the case; and other strategic, tactical and planning abilities.

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