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Marvin L. Schuldiner, MBA, APM

  • Mediation Experience
    • Divorce mediator since 2005, commercial mediator since 2004
    • Accredited Professional Mediator (APM) in commercial mediation by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
    • Member of three rosters of mediators for the Superior Court of New Jersey
      • Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases
      • Civil, General Equity and Probate Cases
      • Foreclosure Mediation Program
    • Member of non-court mediation rosters:
      • American Arbitration Association Storm Sandy Insurance Mediation Roster
      • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
      • NJAPM Public Employee Grievance Mediation program
      • New Jersey Early Intervention System
    • Former mediator for or at:
      • New York Unified Court System
      • Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Metropolitan New York
      • Community Associations Institute (CAI), New Jersey Chapter
  • Arbitration Experience
    • Arbitrator since 2006
    • Member of roster of arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and former arbitrator for the New York Unified Court System Part 137 program
  • Education and Training
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from Michigan State University
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering from Rutgers University
    • Mediation Training:
      • Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution from New York University
      • Divorce mediation training from the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
      • Divorce and transformative mediation training from co-founder Robert Baruch Bush at the Institute for the Study Conflict Transformation (Hofstra Law School)
      • Elder mediation training from Montgomery County (PA) Mediation Center
  • Prior Professional Experience
    • Toyota Logistics Services, Inc. — 7 years
      • Logistics Planning Manager (for finished vehicle network)
      • Kaizen and Planning Administrator (for manufacturing parts)
      • Finance Administrator (for manufacturing parts)
      • Transport Analyst (for in-house trucking company)
    • Tibbett & Britten Group Americas — 5 years
      • Business Development Manager (for a global “third party” supply chain company)
        • Clients were largely global Fortune 500 type companies
        • Included consulting projects for the largest consumer goods company in Mexico and a regional snack food manufacturer in the U.S.
  • Affiliations and Professional Memberships
    • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators
      • Immediate Past President
      • Civil Mediation Training Director
      • Chair, Mediator Quality Committee
    • Beta Gamma Sigma business honors society
    • Law School Mediation Competition Judge
      • International Chamber of Commerce (Paris, France)
      • ABA Representation in Mediation Competition (Seton Hall Law School)
  • Training, Lectures, Presentations, and Publications
    • Basic Civil Mediation Training
    • Civil Mediation Apprenticeship
    • Mentor family mediation students for the NJ Superior Court and Rutgers-Newark Law School students
    • Case Management Training for Presumptive Roster Mediators
    • Co-editor and co-moderator of the NJ Superior Court published Mediator’s Tool Box: An FAQ Case Management Guide for Presumptive Roster Mediators
    • Marketing Your Mediation Practice (at NJ ADR Day and NYSDRA Annual Conference)
  • Personal
    • Former President of the Board of Trustees, Franklin Township Public Library Board
    • Trustee for Homeowner’s Association
    • Former Volunteer reader and session director for the Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now Learning Ally)
    • Former manager of partnerships for harness horse racing and breeding

Statement:

We’ve all been there.  Stuck and can’t move on due to conflict.  I decided to become a mediator because I genuinely want to help people move on with their lives.  Too many people get so caught up in their disputes and conflicts that it ends up consuming them.  Think back to a dispute or crisis you had 1, 5 or 10 years ago and how all-consuming it was at the time, yet seems relatively inconsequential now.  I also never liked the impersonal service that large firms give clients, which is why I structured my practice to be personalized and convenient to my clients.  You deal directly with me, not with clerks, secretaries, and paralegals.  Furthering client convenience, I have satellite offices around the state as well as night and weekend hours since many of my clients work during the day.

I am a strong believer in the parties controlling their own destinies and to that end use a primarily facilitative mediation style.  The parties control the outcome while the mediator controls the process.  I also tend to keep the mediation process informal which keeps the parties relaxed, resulting in a more successful outcome.

Want to learn more?  Please contact me.