Mariam Zakhary

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Associate
Location:
Staten Island, New York
Phone:
718-442-4424
Fax:
718-273-4847
Email:
MARIAM ZAKHARY is both a licensed attorney and certified mediator who specializes in developing and tailoring legal strategies to each client’s specific objectives. She has successfully litigated complex matters in State and Federal Court on behalf of individuals and businesses. Mariam Zakhary has won cases others considered “unwinnable”. She has successfully and aggressively advanced the goals of clients, whether in a capacity of collecting funds owed or insulating them from exposure to litigation.

In addition to extensive litigation experience, Mariam Zakhary’s post graduate mediation certification equips her with the unique ability to thoroughly explore and evaluate advances and novel legal strategies to position clients to obtain effective, efficient, and expedited resolutions of legal disputes. This approach is particularly suited to health care disputes, patient rights’ violations, nursing home disputes, business disagreements, disputes about inherited property, disagreements among business partners, and contract disputes.

Ms. Zakhary has been recognized as a premier mediator and is well known for her legal, analytical, and conciliation skills. She was chosen to mediate cases in the Civil Court of Staten Island and has successfully mediated hundreds of cases. Her success ratio is 90%.

As an attorney, court appointed mediator, active community member and recognized patient advocate, she empowers her clients through the use of mediation, negotiation, arbitration and litigation. She lectures on Health Care Disputes within Nursing Homes and is an active member of the Coptic Egyptian Christian Church in Staten Island, New York and speaks Arabic fluently.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Property Damage
  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Patient Rights Violations
  • Nursing Home Disputes
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 70% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Court Mediator, Center for Mediation in Law, 2008
  • Post-Graduate Mediation Training at New York Center for Interpersonal Development
  • Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation
  • New York Matrimonial law and Mediation Training
  • New York State Unified Court System Office of Alternate Dispute Resolution, Quality Assurance and Mediation Training

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2011

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Queens, New York
    • J.D.
    • Major: Academic Scholarship
  • Seton Hall University , South Orange, New Jersey
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List

Classes/Seminars

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Mediating Health Care/Elder Care Disputes
  • Developed Pilot Program for Mediating Business Disputes

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney General’s Award for Courage & Community Concern

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section and Section of Dispute Resolution)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Richmond County Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Molod Spitz & DeSantis, Associate, 2009 - 2011
  • New York Center for Inter Personal Development, Mediator, 2008 - 2012

Languages

  • Arabic