Since 1992, Simeon Baum has been active as a neutral in dispute resolution, assuming the roles of mediator, neutral evaluator and arbitrator, having successfully mediated over 900 disputes in that time. Since 2005 he has been regularly selected for the New York Magazine “Best Lawyers” and “New York Super Lawyers” listings for ADR and Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year for ADR in New York for 2011. He was the founding chair of the New York State Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Section and is the past president of the Federal Bar Association's Southern District Chapter. Mr. Baum has also been named to the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and serves on its New York Chapter Executive Committee.
Mr. Baum brings to the table as a mediator over 25 years of litigation experience representing clients in business, tort, and reinsurance and insurance litigation. He has represented defendants in jury trials involving claims of personal injury and property damage, has been actively involved in numerous reinsurance/insurance coverage disputes and has handled a wide variety of business and commercial matters including real estate, coop/condo litigation, defamation, intellectual property, construction litigation, unfair competition, Uniform Commercial Code ("UCC"), creditors rights, bankruptcy, business fraud, employment discrimination, securities litigation and partnership dissolution.
He blends this litigation experience with mediation training and experience and exposure to issues relating to the sensitive handling of conflict and dialogue through undergraduate and graduate work in the Comparative Study of Religion.
Mr. Baum teaches Negotiation Theory and Skills in Cardozo's Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution.