Ms. Spiegel is a Court approved R. 1:40 Arbitrator and Mediator in civil, foreclosure and family matters. She has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association for over 30 years in construction and commercial matters and is also a Mediator for the American Arbitration Association on the Association’s commercial and construction panels. In her private practice, Ms. Spiegel is available to mediate and arbitrate all types of civil and family matters. She is also available to mediate elder care issues. She has presented on mediation and arbitration to the Bergen County Bar Association many times.
As an Arbitrator for the New Jersey Courts, Ms. Spiegel hears contract related disputes and makes a decision which is final unless a party files a demand for a trial de novo or the parties submit a consent order detailing settlement terms ( R. 4:21A-6). As an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association Ms. Spiegel hears and decides cases in various areas including but not limited to construction, commercial, consumer, and Educational Testing Service disputes. She is also available as an Arbitrator privately with the written consent of all parties. Ms. Spiegel is also a FINRA arbitrator. Ms. Spiegel has been the co-chair of the Bergen County Bar Associations’ Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for many years.
As a Mediator for the New Jersey Courts, the American Arbitration Association and privately, Ms. Spiegel works with parties, and counsel, if any, to resolve disputes. She facilitates the discussion among the parties to effectuate settlement. Areas open to mediation include but are not limited to business disputes among partners, shareholders, and parties to contracts, construction disputes among owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, elder care issues among family members, estate issues among siblings and heirs, family law mediation including divorce and post divorce mediation.