SAMS provides the highest standard of service in the ADR field, handling employment disputes, labor and management conflicts in unionized environments and commercial disputes.
Mediated the largest commercial dispute in the history of the NYS Court System involving the owners of Arizona Iced Tea.
Interest Arbitrated collective bargaining disputes involving thousands of private and public sector employees in education, healthcare, entertainment, and transportation.
Arbitrated one of the largest ERISA cases in history involving Peabody Coal and the Miner’s Pension Fund.
Mediated to full resolution several disputes spanning more than seven years, involving over 250,000 unionized employees (police, fire, teachers, principals, and nurses) with the City of New York.
Mediated dozens of the highest profile cases involving allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion and national origin.
Mediated the citywide strike between the NYC Transit Authority and its employees that crippled New York City for days.
Prominent Cases In The Media
- Mediating Tax Dispute Between LIPA/National Grid and Town of Huntington Effecting all Long Island Residents:
- Patrick Dolan and Altice: Mediating Dispute Between Media Titans
- Decision Regarding Controversial Discharge Over Nazi Gesture.
- Mediating Resolution Between Motel 6 and MALDEF Regarding Disclosure to ICE:
- Mediating Resolution Between Large Hospital Systems and Nurses Involving Historic Staffing Commitments:
- Settlement That Averted Strike Approved by Transit Workers
- Peabody, United Mine Workers Reach Retiree Health Care Agreement
- Clare Rose, Striking Union to Meet with Mediator
- Clare Rose, Union Have Tentative Contract Deal After Weeks of Strike
- Graduate Student Strike Averted at N.Y.U. as New Deal with Union is Reached
- New York Times Turns to Mediation to Break Contract Deadlock
- Teacher Accord Gives City a Map for Other Deals
- Deal Struck for One Arizona Iced Tea Co-Founder to Buy Out the Other
- Feuding AriZona Iced Tea Founders Reach Settlement
- Tentative New York Times Contract Will Preserve Pension Plan, Health Care for Guild Members