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Dina Jansenson

Dina R. Jansenson, Esq.

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Dina R. Jansenson, Esq. is a highly effective mediator and arbitrator with over twenty-five years of experience mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of business matters. She brings a broad base of substantive knowledge, as well as a deep understanding of the litigation challenges facing parties in the event of impasse, to help parties to best analyze their complex legal and business issues, engage in risk assessment, and develop creative business solutions. Ms. Jansenson is a recognized expert in the field: she is a frequent lecturer about mediation, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution for corporations, universities, and organizations in the United States and abroad. Ms. Jansenson speaks fluent Spanish and Hebrew and has conducted mediations in these languages on request.

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Representative Matters

  • Mediated high stakes commercial dispute between and among a lending institution and several corporations over trademark and lender liability matters
  • Mediated multi-party dispute between and among governmental agencies and various contractors involving debris removal efforts after a major hurricane
  • Mediated multi-party dispute between and among shareholders and management regarding management issues and shareholder rights in a large family-held business
  • Arbitrated multimillion dollar dispute arising out of oil contracts entered into in the former Soviet Union
  • Mediated complex matter involving an alleged breach of joint venture agreement entered into by an American company engaged in the business of providing television programming in Latin America and an Argentine TV producer
  • Mediated multiparty dispute resulting from the ouster of a founding member of a shipping company, involving claims of oppression of minority shareholders, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract
  • Mediated franchise disputes between automobile dealerships and car manufacturers relating to relocation issues, encroachment issues, and franchise fees
  • Mediated complex dispute involving allegations of breaches of contract among various entities in the financial industry
  • Arbitrated and mediated real estate breach of contact claims
  • Arbitrated and mediated various disputes involving non-compete (contract) agreements
  • Mediated breach of contract claims between and among media and entertainment companies
  • Mediated breach of contract and misappropriation claims involving nursing home facilities
  • Mediated dispute between author and media company giving rise to claims to breach of contract, promissory estoppel, fraudulent inducement and negligent misrepresentation
  • Arbitrated suit arising out of services performed by an architectural firm for a developer
  • Mediated claim for commissions payable under a consulting and services agreement between South American distributor and beverage company
  • Mediated breach of contract claims involving professional services agreements
  • Arbitrated numerous contract/construction-related matters involving allegations of work defects, design defects, unauthorized change orders, delays, and breach of contract
  • Mediated action for breach of a licensing agreement for the use of medical devices
  • Mediated action for breach of contract and negligence between an automobile lessor and public insurance adjuster
  • Mediated breach of contract claim between a commercial bakery and food broker relating to the distribution of certain food products and fees due
  • Arbitrated and mediated breaches of telecommunications agreements
  • Mediated complex claims relating to the dissolution of law partnership and issues arising as to the distribution of partnership assets and allocation of fees
  • Mediated dissolution of a partnership engaged in the business of providing accounting services
  • Arbitrated and mediated fee disputes between clients and law firms
  • Arbitrated and mediated various Consumer fraud matters
  • External, third party, ombudsperson for Bertelsmann and its subsidiaries and affiliates in North and South America
  • Co-Chair, Committee on International Arbitration and ADR, NYSBA International Section
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow (past), College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Lecturer about mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; United Nations, the United States Department of Justice and numerous corporation in the United States, and in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Chile
  • Member: Panel of Mediators for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Panel of Mediators for the United States District Court for the Southern District
  • Arbitration Appointments: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); American Arbitration Association (AAA); NYC Contract Dispute Resolution Board; The Private Adjudication Center, Inc. (affiliated with Duke University School of Law)
  • Teaching Appointments: Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia University Law School (Negotiation); Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (Negotiation); Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Visiting Instructor, University of Barcelona, Spain (Commercial Mediation); Visiting Instructor, Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia (Negotiation and Mediation)
  • Publications: “The Art of Negotiation,” Bridge-the-Gap Handbook, New York Practicing Law Institute, 2009; "How To Represent Your Clients Successfully in Mediation," 1 New York Litigator, Issue No. 2, November 1995; "Alternative Dispute Resolution: An Overview," Law Department Management Advisor, Business Laws, Inc., Issue No. 129, December 1, 1994; "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York”
  • Formerly Of Counsel, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP, a New York law firm
  • Boston University School of Law, 1984, G. Joseph Tauro Scholar & Howard Hennessy Scholar
  • Nationality: Argentina and Israel
  • Fluent in Spanish and Hebrew

Counsel Comments

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