Environmental Mediation & Commercial Mediation Services

Bowitch and Coffey, LLC is committed to facilitating alternatives to litigation whenever possible. To that end, Bowitch & Coffey attorneys provide environmental mediation, commercial mediation and related dispute resolution services.

Environmental Mediation:

Gary S. Bowitch is an experienced Environmental Mediator who has successfully mediated complex, multi-party environmental litigation matters. Utilizing his 30+ years of experience as an environmental attorney, Mr. Bowitch has been successful in helping parties settle technically and legally complex cases, environmental cases requiring a specific focus on allocation of liability  among multiple responsible parties. Mr. Bowitch also brings his extensive knowledge on a range of scientific and technical aspects of environmental disputes involving oil spills, hazardous and solid waste sites and contamination of drinking water supplies by PFAS and other emerging contaminants. Mr. Bowitch can also mediate land use and property disputes between private  parties and/or municipal entities. Mr. Bowitch’s experience as an environmental attorney includes environmental legal matters arising under New York’s Environmental Conservation Law and  Navigation Law and federal law such as CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Commercial Mediation:

Bowitch and Coffey provides commercial mediation services for many types of commercial disputes, including those involving contract disputes, construction, business, products liability, insurance coverage, subrogation, estate and consumer claims. Daniel W. Coffey brings his extensive experience as a trial attorney litigating insurance first- and third-party disputes, products liability, subrogation, contract and other similar claims into mediating disputes in these areas of the law. Gary S. Bowitch uses his litigation and environmental mediation experience into mediating commercial disputes. 

Mr. Bowitch and Mr. Coffey have both been approved by the US District Court, Northern District of New York to serve as mediators in the NDNY mandatory ADR program.


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