We are pleased to announce that Steven Nudelman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and chair of the Construction Contracting & Risk Management Practice Group, has been appointed to the national roster of arbitrators on the Consumer Panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
In this role, Mr. Nudelman will hear and decide disputes between individual consumers and businesses whose contracts are subject to the AAA’s consumer arbitration rules. These rules are applied to arbitration clauses in agreements between individual consumers and businesses where the business has a standardized, systematic application of arbitration clauses with customers, and where the terms and conditions of the purchase of goods or services for personal or household use are non-negotiable or primarily non-negotiable in most or all of its terms, conditions, features, or choices. Agreements typically subject to these rules include credit card agreements, telecommunications agreements, real estate and auto leases, home inspection contracts, manufactured home purchase contracts, and home, auto and product warranties.
The AAA is a neutral, independent, and private not-for-profit organization. It offers a broad range of conflict management services to businesses, organizations, and individuals. It also provides education, training, and publications focused on methods for settling disputes out of court.
For over 25 years, Mr. Nudelman has represented members of the construction industry across a broad spectrum of matters. On the transactional side, he works with owners and developers, construction managers, general contractors, subcontractors and design professionals to prepare and negotiate contract documents for construction in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. His construction contracting work helps clients manage the risk inherent in construction projects, however when claims and disputes are unavoidable, Mr. Nudelman represents clients in construction litigation in state and federal courts throughout the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area, as well as in local and international mediations and arbitrations.