Alternative Dispute Resolution

MARC offers mediation, arbitration and other methods that avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. They allow parties to resolve local, state, federal and international disputes while maintaining confidentiality, keeping information proprietary and preserving important business and personal relationships.

Our practice, led by Bruce I. Goldstein and Robert E. Bartkus, handles complex business disputes, civil fraud allegations, shareholder/partner disputes, contractual disputes, employment matters, insurance disputes, franchise matters and legal malpractice allegations.

When mediation is pursued before the initiation of a lawsuit, parties can often avoid the substantial costs associated with litigation. Once litigation has been initiated, strategic mediation can assist the parties in prioritizing discovery so they are empowered to fashion their own resolution without having one imposed by a third party.

In arbitration, a neutral third party hears the matter and issues a decision. In stark contrast with traditional litigation, arbitration can be conducted confidentially, and the discovery process can be streamlined to reduce the proceeding’s cost and duration.

Alternative dispute resolution can be used in many types of disputes, from straightforward to complex and from small to large.

Our practice includes:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Fee disputes
  • Discovery master services
  • Special master services

Please contact Bruce I. Goldstein or Robert E. Bartkus for additional information.

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Partner and Co-Founder

Andrew Anselmi, a co-founder and director of the firm, is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in complex civil and corporate litigation, international arbitration, environmental litigation and class actions. As many of his cases are high-stakes or “bet-the-company” matters, Andrew works intensively and collaboratively with clients on developing winning strategies, be it at trial or through business resolutions.

Bruce Goldstein, a partner, is recognized by his peers as one of New Jersey’s preeminent trial lawyers. He is a sophisticated and dynamic litigator with expansive experience in complex business disputes. His cases include those involving fraud, shareholder disputes, employment, breach of contract, business torts, insurance, franchise disputes and professional malpractice.

Samuel Santo, Jr., a partner, has more than 25 years of expertise in a wide variety of complex civil and commercial litigation matters, with trial experience in both state and federal courts. He specializes in litigating and arbitrating high-stakes business disputes covering a broad spectrum of matters, including breach of contract, product liability, New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and New Jersey Franchise Practices Act issues, health care and Third Party Logistics (3PLs), as well as employee piracy and other business torts.

Of Counsel

Bob Bartkus, of counsel, has more than 40 years of experience in multiparty business and international arbitration and litigation. He has handled matters at all levels of the state and federal judiciary, and has numerous reported cases.

Of Counsel

Rose DaSilva, of counsel, has extensive experience in a wide range of state and federal commercial litigation and transactional matters. She specializes in contract, employment and environmental law. In addition to her practice, Rose serves as a mediator for New Jersey's court system.

Associate

Louis Formisano, an associate, focuses on environmental and employment law. He advises clients on a broad spectrum of environmental matters, such as contaminated property cleanups, liability and cost allocation.

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