Over the last 30 years, Joe has served as an arbitrator in numerous cases, both as the single arbitrator and as a member of a three-member tribunal. These have included a dispute under a restaurant supply agreement, claims against an insurance company seeking reimbursement for medical services, and lawyer-client fee disputes.

Most notably, he was a member of an arbitration tribunal in an international arbitration administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international branch of the American Arbitration Association. Together with a New York lawyer and a retired federal judge, he heard and decided a complex commercial dispute in which a licensee made 16 separate claims under state and federal law. Hearings were held in Boston over a three-week period during which 20 witnesses (including several experts) testified, and the parties submitted over 1200 exhibits and over 500 pages of briefs.

Examples of other recent cases in which Joe has served as an arbitrator include the following:

  • As the party-appointed arbitrator, he is currently (Spring 2020) serving as the sole arbitrator in a dispute arising out of the purchase and sale of a healthcare facility where the parties disagree about how the final purchase price is calculated under a post-closing accounts receivable reconciliation accounting.
  • Dispute regarding obligations of major Boston law firm to four of its partners departing to join another firm;
  • Breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims involving interpretation of agreement regarding ownership of company, division of profits, claim for commissions, fiduciary duty claims, allocation of expenses, and related issues;
  • Claim of commission in connection with $83 million corporate acquisition;
  • Contract claims between a municipality and a manufacturer involving water supply and waste treatment.

Joe is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Litigation and Consumer Litigation panels.

“When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?”

Benjamin Franklin