David Abeshouse


Business Arbitrator, Mediator, Litigator; Adjunct Professor of Law

Current Employer

Law Office of David Abeshouse -- Uniondale, L.I., NY

Area of Expertise


I have arbitrated and mediated diverse business cases derived through multiple sources, including satisfied past clients, many business and legal colleagues, ADR forums, my published writing as well as public speaking engagements, and the internet. I have taught CLE courses in ADR to lawyers and neutrals; have represented clients in varied business arbitrations and mediations over the past two and a half decades; and have served as neutral Arbitrator or Mediator in diverse business cases during the past decade -- matters often have involved numerous closely-held and family businesses with all of the attendant issues that arise when the business owners are related or otherwise involved beyond the business or professional practice, as well as businesses and professional practices ranging from solopreneurs to substantial medium-sized businesses. My experience as neutral Arbitrator in particular is broad and deep, in the business arena. I have served as Arbitrator in hundreds of business dispute cases, both through forums as well as privately.

Work History

Principal: Law Office of David Abeshouse, 2000 - present.
Partner/Associate: Ackerman, Levine, Cullen & Brickman, LLP, 1986 - 2000.
Associate Litigation Attorney: Golenbock and Barell, 1984 - 1986.
Associate Litigation Attorney: Colleran, O'Hara, Kennedy & Mills, P.C., 1982 - 1984.
Federal Judicial Law Clerk: U.S. Magistrate-Judge, USDC, SDNY, 1980.


Civil (general),
Health Care,
Labor - Management,
Legal Malpractice,
Professional Fees,
Real Estate,
Technology, and
Workplace, among others.


Extensive training in arbitration (and mediation), totaling hundreds of hours since 1990, including Arbitrator I and II training at the American Arbitration Association; numerous training courses at several AAA and similar annual retreats over the past decade; dozens of CLE and other training courses through national, state, and local bar associations and law schools; numerous online webinars; and more. Also teach neutrals and lawyers about arbitration (and mediation), on behalf of various providers such as the AAA, national/regional/local bar associations, and others.


Admitted to the Bar: New York, 1983; U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1983; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1993; U.S. Supreme Court, 2004.


2012: Selected as Charter Member of NYAMA and member of its parent organization, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN). Please click to view my member profiles:
http://www.nadn.org/david-abeshouse http://www.nymediators.org/david-abeshouse .
Selected to L.I. Pulse magazine's 2010, 2011, and 2012 Top Long Island Legal Eagles: The Top-Rated Attorneys (category: Alternative Dispute Resolution/Arbitration). Selection criteria include independent lawyer peer review ratings from the Martindale legal directory (A-V Preeminent/5.0 out of 5.0 ranking).
Avvo.com Lawyer Rating: 10.0/10.0 Superb -- Continuously from 2009 through present.""


American Arbitration Association Commercial Panel of Neutrals; International Centre for Dispute Resolution Commercial Panel; others.


College of Commercial Arbitrators (Fellow); Member of ADR sections/committees of various national, state, and local bar associations (1983 - present); Co-Founder of the Attorney Round Table (2000 - present); Founding Board Member of the Health & Business Alliance, Inc. (2003 - present); Founding Board Member and past General Counsel of Long Island Entrepreneurs Group, Inc. (2000 - present); Member, New York State Dispute Resolution Association (2008 - present).


University of Pennsylvania (BA - 1978)(English major, BioPsychology minor, concentrations in Chemistry, Economics, and Music); Vanderbilt University School of Law (JD - 1982).


-- David Abeshouse wrote an article that was published in the April 2015 issue of the Nassau Lawyer, the monthly publication of the Nassau County Bar Association. The article is entitled, "Civility in Negotiations: A Tactical Advantage" and the issue was distributed to 10,000 lawyers in the region.
-- David Abeshouse has written an article that was published by the NY State Bar Association’s “Corporate Counsel Section,” about Alternative Dispute Resolution – it’s entitled:Business Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Provides Fast, Fair, Flexible, Expert, Economical, Private, Customized Justice. It was published in the Fall 2014 issue of the NY State Bar Association’s publication “INSIDE” which is targeted at corporate in-house General Counsel. This is the second article David has written for this publication.
-- David Abeshouse has written an article that has been published by the NY State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section, about Alternative Dispute Resolution in technology cases – it’s entitled: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Law – Why Tech Lawyers Should Care, and What They Should Do About It. It appeared in the Fall 2013 issue (Vol. 31, No. 2) of the NY State Bar Association’s publication “INSIDE” which is targeted at corporate in-house General Counsel.
-- David Abeshouse wrote an article for the Winter 2008 issue (Vol. 4, Issue 2) of Law Trends & News, an online publication of the American Bar Association's General Practice/Small Firm Section, entitled, FAQ re: ADR (Frequently Asked Questions About Alternative Dispute Resolution: Commercial Arbitration and Mediation). The article addresses threshold questions about Alternative Dispute Resolution -- arbitration and mediation -- within the context of business dispute resolution.