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I can help you move forward.

I am passionate about helping people resolve their differences in the conference room—or sometimes, the living room—rather than the courtroom. After practicing business law for over 35 years, I have devoted my career to helping others settle their disputes, more efficiently, less expensively, and in a more satisfying way.


As an unbiased mediator, I do not decide who is right or wrong. Rather, I help you focus on the creative ways a problem can be solved. Let me help you reach a win-win solution.


Family Business

When a family business conflict arises, I will help you keep your family intact, while preserving the business you’ve worked hard to create. Learn more about how I can help here.


Going through a divorce is never easy for any couple, or for any family. As an experienced mediator, I am in the position to help you navigate these difficult times.


Through a group facilitation, each involved party has the chance to air their perspective on an issue. I’ll help you promote understanding in a non-threatening environment.


When a dispute arises among business owners, it threatens the future of the whole business. My goal is to help you work through the dispute and continue to grow your business.


With estate mediation, you and your family members can resolve a family dispute privately and effectively. Let me help you keep your family intact during this difficult time.


Meet Richard Lutringer


  • I bring an experienced, unique approach to dispute resolution through mediation. Parties whose disputes I have successfully mediated have appreciated my ability to listen with understanding and my passion for facilitating resolutions. I have helped many parties reach amicable resolutions, even when they did not believe a settlement was possible prior to mediation.
  • Mediation of corporate, commercial financial and insurance disputes, including disputes related to buy-sell agreements, acquisitions, joint ventures, closely-held and family partnerships, corporations, LLC’s, “business divorces”, real estate, securities, probate and estate disputes, elder issues, and insurance coverage disputes (including mass disaster disputes).
    • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (
    • Admitted to New York State Bar
    • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • New York State Dispute Resolution Association
    • Association for Conflict Resolution
    • Member, Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, San Bernardino County, CA
    • Desert Bar Association (non-attorney member; admitted to the New York Bar only)
    • American Arbitration Assoc, Mediation Panel
    • CPR - Mediation Panels
    • Certificate in Family Business Advising (FFI)
    • International Mediation Institute (IMI)
    • International Association of Facilitators
    • Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law (Marquis)

    • •Over 100 mediations and 300 hours of specialized training in mediation, dispute resolution, and family/business dynamics at various institutions, including CEDR (London), ACR, Harvard University, ICC (Paris), AAA and CPR and the Family Firm Institute
    • •Mediator in private practice, New York City (2008- Current) & Southern California (2012-Current)
    • •Partner / Counsel, Schiff Hardin LLP, New York (2004-2008)
    • •Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, New York (1994-2004)
    • •Partner, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP / Whitman & Ransom LLP, New York (1980-1994)
    • •J.D., Cornell University
    • •B.A., College of William and Mary
    • •M.C.L., University of Chicago



Below, you’ll find articles I have had published about mediation and its benefits over litigation. Use these resources to learn more about business disputes and the history and purpose of mediation. Please contact me with any additional questions.

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Business Divorce Mediation

Beyond Battleaxes & Crossbows

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