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  1. Business: 30%
    29 years
  2. Arbitration: 25%
    28 years
  3. M & A: 15%
    29 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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350 Bedford St
Suite 403
Stamford, CT, 06901-1741


NYCurrently registered 198207/10/2016
DCInactive 198407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Commercial Litigation and Information TechnologyBest Lawyers in America2011
2010 Lawyers of the YearBest Lawyers in America2010
Top Attorneys - NY, NJ & CTNew York Magazine2010
Annual Guide to Commercial LitigationBest Lawyers2009
Top Lawyers - LitigationAmerican Lawyer & Corporate Counsel2009
Connecticut SuperLawyer, General LitigationSuperLawyer2006
Chartered ArbitratorChartered Institute of Arbitrators2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorFordham University School Of Law2011 - Present
PrincipalSteven A. Certilman, PC1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of Commercial ArbitratorsFellow2010 - Present
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsFellow2002 - Present
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsChairman, Board of Trustees2009 - 2010
Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsTrustee2005 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Arbitration of IP Disputes, Juris PublishingArbitrability of IP Disputes2012
Alternatives to the High Cost of LitigationComparison of Selected International Arbitration Rules, 2012 Edition2012
New York Dispute Resolution LawyerA Brief History of Arbitration in the United States2010
Alternatives to the High Cost of LitigationComparison of Selected International Arbitration Rules2008
Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute ManagementJudges as Mediators: Retaining Neutrality and Avoiding the Trap of Social Engineering2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Connecticut CollegePsychology, Government and Sociology-Based Human RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Commercial Arbitrator Training ProgramCommercial Arbitrator Training2015
International Commercial Arbitration Training ProgramInternational Commercial Arbitration2010
CPR Advanced Arbitrator TrainingApplicable Law and Other Threshold Issues2010
Advanced Arbitrator Training IArbitration Award Writing2009
The Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsADR Applications and Methodologies: International Perspectives, East Asia Branch2007
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch International ConferenceThe North American Perspective2007
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual MeetingUsing Process Differences and Techniques from Other Legal Systems to Make the Most of Your International Arbitration Cases2007
The Chartered Institute of ArbitratorsADR Applications and Methodologies — International Perspectives, East Asia2006
Connecticut Bar Association Annual MeetingArbitration Clauses in IP and IT Contracts2006