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Mike is now devoting his practice exclusively and independently to mediating, arbitrating and serving as a special master. Mike chaired Cole Schotz’s Litigation Department and its ADR practice and has over 40 years of litigation experience.

His reputation as a problem-solver earned him a national reputation as a “Bet-the-Company” trial lawyer and as a most effective mediator and arbitrator.  Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business praises Mike for his “brilliant courtroom advocacy.”

Mike is known for being versatile, creative, practical and persistent.  In addition to serving as a neutral in dozens of cases under federal and state mediation programs, Mike regularly serves as a private mediator and arbitrator – with an enviable record of success. 

His noteworthy cases include serving as lead litigator and special advisor to the New Jersey Insurance Commissioner and Attorney General in the $12 billion Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company reorganization.  His ADR practice encompasses virtually every field of commercial disputes.

Mike’s more than 15 years of alternative dispute resolution experience as a neutral includes:

  • Bankruptcy disputes and workouts
  • Construction disputes
  • Trade secret and unfair competition
  • Termination of distributorships
  • Estate administration and accountings
  • Franchises
  • Valuation of business enterprises
  • Will contests
  • Vendor/retailer disputes
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Private capital/joint venture/securities fraud
  • Gasoline distributorship/supply contracts
  • National distributorships
  • Performance and payment bond claims
  • Real estate financing
  • Products liability/specialty manufacture
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Petroleum terminal contract dispute
  • Business interruption and property damage
  • SPA escrow and reserves
  • Debt restructuring
  • Employment claims and equity buy-out
  • Sale and exchange of development property
  • Property damage, rents and lost profits
  • Medical and errors and omissions insurance Fire insurance/subrogation
  • Internet advertising
  • Royalty rights for medical devices/products

Mike’s direct number is 201.314.0841 His email address is:

DISCLAIMER:  Mike Meisel’s mediation and arbitration practice is entirely independent from Cole Schotz, beginning as of January 1, 2015.  As of that date, Mike is no longer a member of Cole Schotz and the Firm is no longer responsible for his work and service. nor is the inclusion of his biography an endorsement of his services.  Consistent with our practices, Cole Schotz only accepts responsibility for client legal matters pursuant to written and signed engagement letters.  Mike welcomes referrals of mediations and arbitrations.


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