“Often I find clients are working against their own best interests because they are thinking emotionally. If I can get them to see this, things change quickly for the better.” — Arnie Herz
A trusted attorney and business advisor with a national reputation, Arnie Herz serves as outside general counsel to dozens of small- to mid-sized companies and personal counsel to dozens of individuals.
Clients have problems that need solutions, opportunities that need to be realized, and day-to-day legal work that need to get done. Arnie is the go-to lawyer for a wide range of sophisticated clients who want a no-nonsense, cost-effective approach. Arnie navigates the complexity, minimizes the disruption, and helps capture the full opportunities for his clients. He gets his clients to focus on what is essential before they put forth their precious time and money.
Over the past 30+ years, Arnie has worked as board counsel for colleges and institutions in crisis; formed hundreds of businesses; filed nearly 1000 trademarks; helped clients buy and sell dozens of businesses; negotiated, drafted, or revised countless agreements; and resolved many disputes. Through his years of experience, clients have come to Arnie for his legal skill, as well as for his advice and wisdom. Arnie’s adage is “Winning a battle is a victory only if it was a battle worth fighting.”
Is It a Problem or an Opportunity?
Arnie helps clients with everything from the simplest agreements to complex conflict resolution. He is super-efficient, which speeds up resolutions and saves clients’ money. Here are a few of the key services:
- Contract drafting and review
- Problem solving
- Conflict resolution
- Deal making
- Trademark counseling and filings
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Employment and personnel issues
- Mediation services
Case Study: What Clients Want
There was, by all accounts, an extraordinary amount of bad blood between the parties, who had come to discuss their “cyber-squatting” case.
“This was not a case that was going to settle,” Kushnick says. “It was way more than against the odds.”
But settle it did, and in a way that, to use the vernacular, blew away both Kushnick and Celeste Butera, the defendant’s lawyer.
“Arnie is one of New York’s most highly skilled and gifted mediators.”
— Carl Horn, III, United States District Judge
Arnie Herz provides mediation services to help battling parties avoid the uncertainty of outcome, runaway costs, wasted time, and emotional toll of litigation.
Judges, law firms, and clients turn to Arnie Herz to efficiently resolve even the most protracted of disputes. Arnie has the legal knowledge to grasp the complexity of a dispute, as well as the emotional intelligence skills needed to move parties out of reactive and protracted positions. His unique and successful approach to mediation was featured in the American Bar Association Journal following his successful mediation of a highly protracted trademark dispute.
Appointed by a U.S. magistrate judge in New York to serve as special mediator for a multimillion-dollar and multi-party dispute involving the cleanup of the World Trade Center disaster site, Arnie was faced with a challenging situation. All parties were convinced that resolution was impossible. Arnie was able to mediate a successful agreement in one day.
Arnie has successfully mediated a wide range of business-related disputes involving intellectual property rights, breach of contract claims, partnership disagreements, and employment discrimination claims.
Case Study: Harnessing the Power of Mediation to Resolve Your Business Disputes
Let’s face it. Conflict happens. It’s pretty much rampant in day-to-day business life. But with revised deal points, replaced products or assuaged feelings, things usually get back on track in short order. There are times, however, when a business dispute resists home remedy. The situation escalates as negotiations falter and accusations of damage turn into a threatened or actual lawsuit…