Law Firm

Litigation May Not Be

The Answer

Our job as attorneys is to work to ensure the best possible resolution for you. While many lawyers default to litigation, sometimes litigation is not the answer. 

As specially-trained negotiators and mediators, we partner with clients, other lawyers, and outside parties to help resolve an issue to a mutually beneficial outcome for all parties. 


Whether we act as Settlement Counsel for our clients or a neutral Mediator, we work hard to negotiate a fair and reasonable resolution to avoid sometimes unnecessary, but always time-consuming, litigation.  


Michael J. DeRienzo Esq.

Settlement Counsel & Mediator

Mike is an alternative dispute resolution attorney focusing on resolving problems for clients without the need for litigation. 


With a B.S. from Bentley University and a J.D. from Villanova Law School, Mike has been practicing law in New York City since 2014.  


After focusing the beginning of his career on complex litigation in a variety of civil and criminal matters, Mike decided to shift his practice to alternative dispute resolution. He witnessed significant need in the community for faster, more cost-effective ways to resolve legal conflicts, which inspired him to obtain hundreds of hours of specialized training in Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution. 

In addition to his Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice, Mike also provides pro bono asylum services to immigrants facing deportation. 

Mike is admitted to practice in the States of New York and New Jersey, and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Outside of practicing law, Mike also enjoys his work as an entrepreneur, small business and non-profit consultant, and as a youth ice hockey coach.

98% of cases will likely never go to trial.


That's why we offer efficient, cost-effective alternatives to resolve your problem.

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535 5th Ave

4th Floor

New York, NY 10017

(212) 209-0653