Laverne Berry is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney. She was... more
Laverne Berry is an entertainment and media business affairs attorney. She was admitted to the bar in 1996 after having worked as a television producer and media business executive for 18 years. As an attorney, she represents on-air talent, independent producers, television and film production companies and cable networks. Her clients have earned numerous awards, including prestigious film fest... view profile
I am a litigator with a focus on securities industry issues, including regulatory... more
I am a litigator with a focus on securities industry issues, including regulatory defense, broker dealer arbitration and a variety of related matters. Details are on my website at www.GelberLaw.net. I am also the author of the GelberLaw Glossary, an encyclopedic dictionary of the securities industry, available at http://www.gelberlaw.net/Glossary.html
When you want to settle a dispute without going to court, you may benefit from the services of an arbitration lawyer. In an arbitration setting, you and the other involved party select a neutral third person to serve as an arbitrator. Acting in the role of an informal judge, the arbitration lawyer listens to both sides of your dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration involves no formal procedural rules and gives you a chance to tell your story in your own words. After hearing the arguments, the arbitrator makes a final binding decision. The decision is legally enforceable if someone later tries to renege. The arbitration process is very similar to court litigation but is more casual, flexible, and private—and less expensive and time-consuming.