Businesses and individuals spend more time and money on litigation that could be resolved by more effective negotiations. Many lawyers do their best to resolve disputes before filing a lawsuit and even after litigation costs build. But it takes both sides to have a serious commitment to settlement.

Mediation – a negotiation conducted by a third party neutral who helps disputants evaluate risks and rewards of settlement – is recognized as a more productive and more certain way to end expensive and emotionally draining disputes.

We are experienced lawyers and mediators committed to convening, scheduling and conducting effective and efficient mediations: we know the difficulty, expense, and frustrating delay associated with litigation and are passionate about settling disputes to enable our clients to return to their business or place of employment with the dispute behind them.

For mediations of business-to-business, partnership, real estate, commercial and employment-related disputes, contact

Leonard A. Benowich or Ruth D. Raisfeld
1025 Westchester Avenue Suite 106
White Plains, New York 10604

WESTCHESTER MEDIATION ASSOCIATES is available for consultation on:

  • Customizing an appropriate mediation process;
  • Reasonable and predictable rate structure;
  • Discretion and confidentiality; and
  • Patience, persistence, and perseverance to work through legal problems and help resolve them.


If we can’t help you mediate a dispute, we will refer you to someone who can. Contact us at or 914.946.2400.