Hon. Stephen E. Neel (Ret.) has served as a full-time mediator and arbitrator since leaving the bench to join JAMS in 2011. Judge Neel brings nearly 40 years of experience to his JAMS practice. Appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court in 1992, Judge Neel presided in the Business Litigation Session for its 2008-2010 term.
While at JAMS, Judge Neel has mediated and arbitrated matters in a variety of complex business and commercial disputes, including: class actions, construction cases, contracts, employment, insurance, professional liability, securities, tort, and telecommunications.
Representative matters include:
Amicably resolved corporate freeze-out claim by member of LLC
Settled dispute regarding alleged overpayment of insurance charges by former manager of plaintiff’s facilities
Arbitrated to award dispute over interpretation of LLC operating agreement
Successfully mediated claim for release of escrow under corporate merger agreement
Brought resolution to manufacturer’s claim for royalties from buyer of medical device, and buyer’s counterclaim for breach of agreement to deliver the device at issue
Mediated and settled dispute alleging fraudulent conveyance
Successfully settled class action by borrowers against bank
Resolved claim for breach of stock purchase agreement for sale of manufacturing company
Successfully settled claim for breach of joint venture agreement, including alleged breach of confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements
Settled claim on note and mortgage, and counterclaim that foreclosure breached contract
Chaired tripartite arbitration panel in dispute over indenture provision regarding purchase price of hydroelectric facility by lessor of project site