Simeon Baum

Simeon Baum

President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.

Resolve Mediation Services, Inc.

Simeon Baum, President of Resolve Mediation Services, Inc., has successfully mediated over 2,000 disputes. He has been active since 1992 as a neutral in dispute resolution, assuming the roles of mediator, neutral evaluator, and arbitrator in a variety of cases, including the highly publicized mediation of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-Silverstein Properties dispute over architectural fees relating to the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, Trump’s $ 1 billion suit over the West Side Hudson River development, and Archie Comics’ shareholder/CEO dispute. Since 2005, he has consistently been listed in “Best Lawyers” and “New York Super Lawyers” for ADR, was the Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” for ADR in New York for 2011, 2014, 2018, and 2020; and in International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation Lawyers 2012-2023.

An attorney with over 30 years of experience as a litigator, Mr. Baum has served as a mediator or ADR neutral in a wide variety of matters involving claims concerning business disputes, financial services, securities industry disputes, reinsurance and insurance coverage, property damage, and personal injury, malpractice, employment, ERISA benefits, accounting, civil rights, partnership, family business, real property, construction, surety bond defaults, unfair competition, fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and commercial claims.

Mr. Baum has a longstanding involvement in Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR"). He has served as a neutral for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Mediation Panels; New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Part, Statewide; Commercial Division, New York State Supreme Court, New York & Westchester Counties; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern & Eastern Districts of New York; the New York Stock Exchange; National Association of Securities Dealers; the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, CPR, AAA, and National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), among others.

Mr. Baum’s peers have appointed him to many key posts: e.g., Member, ADR Advisory Group, Commercial Division, Supreme Court, New York County; ADR Advisory Group & Mediation Ethics Advisory Committee, NY State Unified Court System. Founding Chair of the NY State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, subcommittee chair of NYSBA's prior ADR Committee; member of NYSBA Executive Committee and Section Caucus Chair; Legislative Tracking Subcommittee Chair, ADR Committee, Litigation Section, American Bar Association; Charter Member, ABA Dispute Resolution Section Corporate Liaison Committee; President, Federal Bar Association’s SDNY Chapter, and Chair of the FBA’s national ADR Section. He is past Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) Committee on Arbitration and ADR. Besides serving on the NYCLA’s Committee on Committees, he is past Chair of the Joint Committee on Fee Dispute and Conciliation (of NYCLA, ABC NY, and Bronx County Bar Associations). He is on the Board of Governors, NYS Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program. He is Life Fellow: NYSBA, ABA & FBA Foundations. Director NY NADN panel.

Mr. Baum has shared his enthusiasm for ADR through teaching, training, extensive writing, and public speaking. He has taught ADR at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Development, and he teaches Negotiation and Processes of Dispute Resolution (focusing on Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration) at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He developed and conducts 3-day programs training mediators for the Commercial Division, Supreme Court, New York, Queens, and Westchester Counties. He has been a panelist, presenter, and facilitator for numerous programs on mediation, arbitration, and ADR for Judges, attorneys, and other professionals. Mr. Baum graduated from Colgate University and the Fordham University School of Law.