Article Outlines What Counsel Should Consider Before Filing for Arbitration - ADR Systems

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ADR Systems has recently published an article in CLM Magazine that discusses important considerations for counsel before commencing the arbitration process. The article, entitled “The Art of Arbitration,” captures the insight of several knowledgeable attorneys and arbitrators.

The panel included: Anne Blume, co-managing partner, Cozen O’Connor; Kevin R. Sido, Esq., partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP and senior mediator and arbitrator, ADR Systems; Hon. Philip L. Bronstein, (Ret.) and Hon. Dennis J. Burke, (Ret.), both senior mediators and arbitrators, ADR Systems.

Many arbitrations arise out of a contractual obligation to arbitrate. This article not only reviews what critical decisions must be made prior to arbitration, but also provides the panel’s recommendations and insight. Panel members discuss the more intricate details regarding arbitrator selection, reviewing arbitration clauses, managing client expectations and controlling costs.

To read the entire article, published in the September 2017 issue of CLM Magazine, click here.

CLM Magazine is a national publication for content relating to the claims and litigation management industry.

Judge Bronstein served more than 19 years in the Chancery and Law Divisions of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Before his time on the bench, he briefed and argued numerous cases before the appellate court and the Illinois Supreme Court. Judge Bronstein’s success as a neutral is a reflection of his passion for dispute resolution.

To view Judge Bronstein’s bio, click here.

Judge Burke has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of commercial and personal injury disputes as a senior mediator and arbitrator. He served for 15 years on the Circuit Court of Cook County, where he conducted more than 1,500 settlement conferences and presided over 700 commercial cases and law jury trials.

To view Judge Burke’s bio, click here.

Mr. Sido is a senior mediator and arbitrator at ADR Systems, and partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP.  For more than 40 years, he has practiced in all areas of construction law, including construction defect, contractual issues, and construction accident matters.

To view Mr. Sido’s bio, click here.

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Louis C. Cairo, Esq.Senior Partner, Goldberg Weisman Cairo