Our Practice

SAMS provides the highest standard of service in the ADR industry, handling employment disputes, labor and management conflicts in unionized environments and commercial disputes.

Arbitration and Mediation

Our core competencies are Mediation and Arbitration. 

SAMS provides the highest standard of service in the ADR industry, handling employment disputes, labor and management conflicts in unionized environments and commercial disputes.  Areas we have presided over in the last three years include banking and financial services, valuation and sale of businesses, entertainment and arts, broadcasting and publishing, healthcare, construction, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, brewery, trucking, restaurant, retail, airlines, insurance, utilities, real estate, partnership, not-for-profit entities, education, police, fire, transit and other governmental services.

Fact-Finding and Investigation

Carefully executed independent investigations by respected, neutral experts.

SAMS conducts independent, neutral fact-finding and workplace investigations on behalf of employer and employee organizations.  SAMS has extensive experience conducting investigations of allegations of racial, sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, including child and educator abuse. The practice includes investigation of claims of workplace harassment based upon religion and national origin, as well as other workplace misconduct.

Arden Claims Service

Independent claims administration by professionals who understand class and collective actions.

Having mediated hundreds of class and collective actions, Scheinman has been urged by plaintiff-side and defendant-side attorneys to create a dependable, full-service independent claims administration business.

For years, Marty envisioned the right team and infrastructure to deliver the type of service plaintiffs, defendants, class members, and their attorneys and accountants deserve.

With that leadership and personnel now in place, Marty and his colleagues have launched Arden Claims Service (“ACS”), a Scheinman enterprise, to provide dependable, competent, neutral claims administration services.

The essence of ACS offers the same determination, professionalism, and dedication SAMS brings to its neutral practice. The assembled team is ready to accomplish this purpose.

Learn more here. https://www.ardenclaims.com

Hotline Services

Staffed by trained, independent and respected professionals.

Responding to the terms of settlements in the areas of sexual harassment or other discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and ethnicity and to address employers desire for a safe confidential environment where employees feel free to come forward and make such complaints, SAMS has created a hotline service staffed by trained individuals to intake complaints in an environment where alleged victims and witnesses are assured independence, professionalism, confidentiality, and freedom from retaliation. SAMS serves as a neutral place for individuals may make complaints and voice concerns without fear of retribution or retaliation.

Our neutrals preside over and decide cases involving:

Alleged discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and ethnicity

 

Individual, class and collective actions regarding statutory wage and hour claims

 

Pending pension and welfare fund litigation

 

The right of funds to litigate against service providers

 

Business disputes between agents and clients

 

Celebrity spokespeople and corporate sponsors

 

Misappropriation of name or likeness

 

Eligibility for benefits under insurance and disability plans

 

Disputes involving the seating of trustees

 

Fund counsel and plan administrators conflict

 

Disputes involving the seating of trustees

 

Auction disputes between consignor and bidder

 

Business partner conflicts

 

Corporate dissolution

 

Discipline and discharge

 

Seniority

 

Job classifications

 

Incentive rates

 

Promotions

 

Overtime

 

Subcontracting

 

Jurisdictional disputes

 

ERISA

 

Seniority

 

Breaches of fiduciary duties

 

Withdrawal liability

 

Trustee Deadlocks

 

Severance

 

Individual employment contracts

 

Whistleblower claims

 

Fringe benefits

 

Commercial transactions