The first is to anticipate future problems in business relationships and work to avoid them. This involves relationships with customers, suppliers, distributors, employees and partners.
When problems do arise there are often many choices for how to resolve the dispute. Making the right choice will have an important effect on the outcome. The choices may include arbitration, mediation, litigation, negotiation, and other new dispute resolution techniques.
The right choice of professional advisor will be one with experience in all the dispute resolution techniques - as arbitrator, mediator, litigator and counselor-at-law - so the client can fully consider all the options. Advice about a complex problem is rarely a simple answer.
The right advisor can help evaluate the choices facing business people in day to day business relationships, in anticipating and avoiding disputes, in planning dispute resolution options, and in dealing with disputes after they arise.
This website explains how this law firm helps clients make the right choices in a wide variety of areas.
The firm's practice focuses on all the various ways to resolve - and to avoid - disputes, principally in corporate and commercial transactions. From a background in litigating complex commercial cases, to counseling clients on ways to avoid disputes, to developing an alternative dispute resolution practice in arbitration and mediation, the firm's experience spans all the choices facing a business person in deciding how to deal with a dispute.
John R. Holsinger was graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1974 and practiced with Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn in New York City before opening his own office in Hackensack, New Jersey.
His complex commercial litigation practice both in New York and later in New Jersey involved handling and trying a large of number of major court cases. The practice also included serving as local counsel in New Jersey federal and state courts for large New York City and other out-of-state law firms. The cases involved antitrust, environmental, federal taxation, unfair competition, employment, and partnership and shareholder disputes.
The practice also developed of counseling corporate clients in those areas of the law. In addition small businesses, individuals and families consulted about business issues, personal financial matters, estate planning and administration, employment and other personal matters.
John R. Holsinger has been a member of the American Arbitration Association national roster of neutrals for commercial cases since 1977. He has trained extensively as an arbitrator and has handled over 100 complex commercial matters, both as an arbitrator and as an advocate for clients in arbitrations.
As mediation developed as another alternative to litigation, John served as special fiscal agent/mediator by appointment by New Jersey Superior Court judges in cases involving corporate and partnership disputes. He is a mediator in the New Jersey state court mediation program and certified as a mediator by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
John served as chair of the Bergen County Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and is currently Vice Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section. He is also Secretary to the Justice Marie Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution, the only Inn of Court in the United States devoted to ADR. He is also a member of the American Bar Association's Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Sections.
With extensive experience in corporate and commercial litigation and an increasingly active arbitration and mediation practice, the firm is uniquely positioned to assist clients in making the right choices, particularly when a dispute has arisen and there are choices of various ways to resolve the dispute.
John R. Holsinger has litigated hundreds of complex commercial cases in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York. He has presented numerous cases to arbitrators. He has served as an arbitrator on over 100 matters. He has been appointed by the courts and by private parties as a mediator and has frequently assisted clients to prepare for and successfully mediate their disputes. Having served in all capacities - as an arbitrator, as an advocate in arbitration, as a mediator, as an advocate in mediation, as a litigator in court, and even as a juror - he is able to evaluate and recommend the right choices for dispute resolution.
He also represents corporate clients, some for decades, counseling on a variety of legal issues, including corporate structure and governance, customer and supplier contracts, franchising and distribution issues, antitrust compliance issues, labor and employment issues, leasing, and environmental matters.
The firm also offers advice to small businesses, individuals and families about corporate and commercial matters, employment matters, property ownership, personal financial matters, estate planning and administration, and other personal matters.
The firm also maintains close relationships with respected accounting, engineering and other professionals, including other attorneys with backgrounds in elder care, taxation, bankruptcy, personal injury and divorce. When appropriate the firm advises clients on the choice of other professionals to assist in handling the matter.
Specific Areas of Practice for our Hackensack office: