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Localities Served: New York, Tri-State Area, Virtual Consultations and Mediation Sessions Anywhere. 


Adam J. Halper is a mediator and an attorney. He works with individuals, attorneys, and businesses to help them resolve disputes. He has represented clients in a variety of litigation and transactional areas and brings strong business, legal and interpersonal acumen to client issues and conflicts. Currently, in addition to his private practice, he is on the roster of neutrals for the American Arbitration Association and for several State and Federal Courts. 

Mr. Halper began his career representing domestic violence survivors at Legal Services-NYC, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. Prior to opening a private practice, he was the Director of the Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center, a unique multidisciplinary organization that serves individuals and families affected by severe illness. There, he led a team of attorneys paralegals, law students and pro bono volunteers in the representation of thousands of New Yorkers. He has written extensively about his work with vulnerable populations, access to justice and mediation.


  • Civil Rights, 1983, 1984 Actions

  • Contract, Commercial and Business Disputes

  • Defamation

  • Divorce (Matrimonial)/Family;

    • Prenuptial; and,

    • Postnuptial Agreements;

    • Separation/Divorce Agreements;

    • Maintenance;

    • Child Support;

    • Equitable Distribution;

    • Parenting Agreements. 

  • Elder Law/Surrogate’s Court

    • Trust and Estates;

    • Contested Administration, 

    • Probate, Accounting; 

    • Contested Guardianship;

    • Will Contest.
  • Employment

    • Gender/Age Discrimination;

    • Sexual Harassment;

    • Retaliation;

    • Wage/Hour (FLSA/NYLL).

  • Family Business

    • Business Divorce;

    • Partnerships.

  • Tort/Personal Injury



August, 2021

February 6th, 2017

Co-Author, See You in H*ll: Preparing for Mediation

Co-Author, See You in H*ll: Preparing for Mediation, Mediate.com, with Lauren Groetch, February 6th, 2017.

October, 2017

Co-Author, How Mediation Changed Me as a Lawyer, New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Lawyer, with Caroline Oppenheim, October, 2017.

December, 2017

Co-Author, Side-Bar Learning

Co-Author, Side-Bar Learning: Lawyering Teaches You How to Live Well, ABA Before the Bar, with Caroline Oppenheim, December, 2017.

February 1st, 2018

Speaker, The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York

Speaker, The Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, February 1st 2018.

March 5th, 2018

Speaker, The SDNY Mediation Program

Speaker, The SDNY Mediation Program, Quinn Emmanuel, LLP, March 5, 2018.

April 10th, 2018

Speaker, How Mediation Skills Enhance Litigation Skills

Speaker, How Mediation Skills Enhance Litigation Skills, Judicial Institute, OATH, April 10th, 2018.

May 9th, 2018

Moderator / Speaker, The Litigative DNA

Moderator/Speaker, The Litigative DNA, Fordham Law School, May 9th, 2018.

June 2018

Speaker, Advantages of Mediation in Resolving Wills, Trusts

Speaker, Advantages of Mediation in Resolving Wills, Trusts, Estates and Adult Guardianship Matters, Westchester County Bar Association, June, 2018.

Fall 2018

Co-Author, The Crucial Prologue: Telling Your Story in the Pre-Mediation Statement, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2018, with Bart Eagle.

October 29th, 2018

Speaker, New York Law School

Speaker, Mediation Choices for Effective Representation and Advocacy, New York Law School, October 29th 2018.

November 15th, 2018

Speaker, Mediating Cases Under FLSA/NYLL

Speaker, Mediating Cases Under FLSA/NYLL, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, November 15th, 2018.

August 19th, 2019

Speaker, SDNY Mediation Program

Speaker, SDNY Mediation Program, Edson Queiroz Foundation Mediation Program - A unique joint program between Columbia Law School and Brazil’s Universidade de Fortaleza, August 19, 2019.

Sept. 26th -27th 2019

Coach for Mediation/Trainees

Coach for mediator/trainees, Westchester County Surrogate’s Court, Mediation Training, September 26th and 27th, 2019.

August 11th, 2020

How Do you Start When They Are Too Far Apart

Facilitator, How Do You Start When They Are Too Far Apart, SDNY Mediation Training, August 11th, 2020.

Summer 2020

Co-Author, When the Numbers Are Not So High; Justice Nigh -- Seeking Justice from an Imperfect Justice System, NYSBA Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Summer, 2020, with Bart Eagle.

Winter 2020

Make Online Mediation Work for You and Your Clients

Make Online Mediation Work for You and Your Clients, WCBA Bar Journal, with Donna Erez Navot, Winter, 2020.

March 2021

Coach for Mediators / Trainees

Coach for mediators/trainees, New York State Bar Association, Commercial Mediation Training, March, 2021.

The Hard Question: When to Bring Evaluation

into the Mediation

The Hard Question: When to Bring Evaluation into the Mediation, ABA, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, with Bart Eagle, August, 2021.

The Hard Question: When to Bring Evaluation into the Mediation

The Hard Peace: Mediation

in New York's Med

-NJ Program




New York State Bar


United States District Court for the Southern of New York


United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York


United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


United States Supreme Court


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD (1997)


New York University, BA (1994)

American Arbitration Association

Westchester County Bar Association, Co-Chair ADR Committee

New York State Bar Association, Mediation Committee

Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York

New York State Council on Divorce Mediation

Federal Bar Council

Louis D. Brandeis Law Society

New York City Bar Association, ADR Committee (Past)

Mediation Advisory Committee, SDNY (Past)

Schedule Appointment

By appointment only

Adam J. Halper, Esq.

Donna Erez-Navot, Esq.

Our Location

445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1102

White Plains, New York 10601


Localities Served

New York 

Tri-State Area

Mediation Services Anywhere

NEW - Virtual Consultations 


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