Albert Rizzo
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
601 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Hourly Rate $500
Current Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C.
Practice 9
Cases Approximately 100
Languages Italian, English
Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C.
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
Law Offices of Albert Rizzo, P.C., (Principal, 1996-Present); Dispute Resolution and Mediation Services, (President, 2012 - Present); New York University School of Professional Studies (Adjunct Professor, 2011-Present), courses: Advanced Labor Relations and Employment Law, Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution; Jacobs Persinger & Parker (Associate, 1987-1996).
Practicing attorney with over 30 years of experience in the areas of business law, complex commercial litigation, employment law and litigation, and commercial real estate law and litigation.
Complex commercial disputes, employment law and commercial insurance liability claims and dispute over coverage and property damage valuations. Mediator for the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Divisions of New York, Queens and Westchester Counties, and for the American Arbitration Association.
Breach of commercial contracts, breach of employment agreements, business tort claims, employment law claims, and insurance coverage and property damage valuation.
Mediation experience as an advocate in the New York State and federal court systems involving breach of contract issues, business tort claims, construction claims, insurance coverage issues, real estate title claims, commercial contract claims, employment law discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and compensation claims.
Preparation is key. Successful mediations involve a significant time commitment on the part of the mediator to understand the factual and legal issues and the positions of the parties. Open-mindedness and an ability to listen to the parties is also basic to a successful mediation. Numerous techniques that mediators are trained to use to bring parties together toward resolution are essential, but the overriding philosophy is a belief in preparedness and the significance of listening.
Basic Mediation Training: Conflict Resolution Theory & Techniques, NYC Bar Association
Commercial Mediation Training, NYS Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, MediateArt Program
Admitted to the Bar: New York
Licensed Real Estate Broker
New York State Bar Association, Member of Dispute Resolution Committee on Mediation and Arbitration (2011 - Present)
New York City Bar Association, Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (2009 - Present)
New York State Bar Association, Member of Committee on the State Courts (2019 - Present)
Member of the New York City Bar Association's Business and Corporations Law, Employment Law and Real Estate Law Legal Referral Panels (2006 - Present)
Fordham University School of Law
Fordham University
Featured columnist of the Outside Counsel column of the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL; published articles: "Mooting Class Actions By an Offer of Judgment: Can it Really be Done?" New York Law Journal, August 8, 2016, p. 4; "Beware of Service Upon the Dead! A Trap for the Unwary," December 10, 2004; "Escrow Funds: Yours or Mine," November 27, 2000.

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$500 Per Hour
Italian, English
United States of America
New York, NY

The AAA provides mediators to parties on cases administered by the AAA under AAA mediation procedures. Mediations that proceed without AAA administration are not considered AAA mediations, even where parties select a mediator who is a member of an AAA mediation roster.