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Andrew Smith, Mediator, Somerville, New Jersey.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith, Connection Point LLC
19 Davenport Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
Tel: (908) 246-9766
Fax: (908) 806-7240
Website: www.connectionpointllc.com
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Recognized to New Jersey Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 2007
  • Total Mediations (as of Jul 2022): 1500
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Biographical

Andrew Smith is trained and skilled in Engineering, Business, Finance, and the Law. He blends a unique background and perspective on client matters that facilitate interactive resolution and innovative solutions.

He leads the Andrew Smith Law Group, LLC, focusing on Mediation and Arbitration in the areas of Commercial, Construction, Real Estate, Business, Employment, Licensing, Technology, Contracts, Employment Discrimination, and other civil matters. He is an Arbitrator serving on the AAA Consumer Arbitration Panel. Mr. Smith also works with clients in the areas of Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Trust Building, Compliance, and Leadership. His legal background includes Business, Commercial, and Technology Counsel with Axiom Global supporting numerous clients, including Unilever, Goldman Sachs, Clear Point Technologies, and Marriott Hotels.

Mr. Smith's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) leadership includes Past Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Dispute Resolution Section; Executive Board Member, Garibaldi Inn of Court; and Past President¸ New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), where he directed New Jersey’s largest organization dedicated to resolving disputes through mediation. NJAPM Membership included over 300 attorneys, psychologists, CPAs, engineers, and business leaders.  Mr. Smith is an instructor in New Jersey State Bar Association 40 Hour Dispute Resolution Course.  


Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Media & Communications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Property Damage
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

Mr. Smith received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law, Master of Finance from St. Louis University, MBA from Lindenwood University, and BS in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla). Mr. Smith has a Mini-MBA International Business from George Washington University and completed a Management Development Program at The University of Tennessee College of Business Administration.

Practicing Law Institute Training / Experience  

Employment

  • Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance
  • Employment Law Institute
  • Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation
  • Immigration Law

Corporate, Bankruptcy, and Compliance 

  • Drafting and Negotiating Corporate Agreement
  • Doing Deals: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice
  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics Institute
  • Advanced Compliance and Ethics Workshop
  • Internal Investigations
  • Basics of Accounting for Lawyers
  • Recent Developments in Distressed Debt, Restructurings, and Workouts
  • Audit Committee Workshop
  • Construction Law

Intellectual Property and Licensing 

  • Advanced Licensing Agreements
  • IP Issues in Business Transactions
  • Understanding the Intellectual Property License
  • Trade Secrets: What Every IP Attorney Should Know

Information, Technology, and Security

  • Information Technology Law Institute: Cybersecurity, Mobile Payments, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity: Managing the Risk
  • Outsourcing: Sourcing Critical Services
  • Sixteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Project Management for Lawyers
  • Twelfth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law

Publications / Associate Editor

  • Ten Principles to Mastering the 110% Mindset (Amazon)
  • Authored & published the organization’s customer data products manual.
  • Authored and published brochure increasing customer awareness of engineering services.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM - Accredited Professional Mediator 
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) / NJSBA Instructor - 40-Hour Program
  • Past Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association DIspute Resolution Section 
  • Past Executive Board Member, Garibaldi Inn of Court 

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