Mr. Cahn’s practice is concentrated in the areas of family and commercial “divorce” and estate litigation, arbitration, lawyer-assisted mediation and Collaborative Law.
As to family law matters, the practice includes divorces, themselves, as well as custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and post-divorce matters, and domestic violence and family offense proceedings, in both the Supreme and Family Courts.
Family matters also include the negotiating, drafting and review of prenuptial, postnuptial and separation agreements and divorce settlement stipulations, and disputes involving the validity, or interpretation and application of those agreements.
Commercial “divorce” includes dispute resolution among partners, shareholders and other co-owners, corporate and partnership dissolution and other termination or modification proceedings, employer/employee matters, and other contract disputes.
Commercial matters also include the negotiating, drafting and review of shareholder, partnership and other co-owner agreements and employment contracts, and disputes involving the validity, or interpretation and application of those agreements.
Estate matters include contested probate proceedings, accountings, and other trust and estate disputes.
Although certified as a mediator, Mr. Cahn does not, himself, mediate disputes. Rather, he is mediation-friendly and will participate at lawyer-assisted mediation sessions and counsel participants outside sessions at which only the participants and mediator are present. Services include the review of agreements resulting from such mediation.
Being trained in Collaborative Law, and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, and Collaborative Dispute Resolutions, Mr. Cahn also urges parties to consider the advantages of the Collaborative Process.
Finally, Mr. Cahn provides “second opinions,” providing an opportunity for litigants or other dispute participants to confirm existing strategies; to get, perhaps, a different perspective; and to ask questions.
All matters are confidential.
The charge for an initial consultation of approximately one hour is $350.00, refunded upon retainer.