• Admiralty and Maritime
  • Adoption
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Civil
  • Civil Rights
  • Co-Parenting
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Commercial
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Community
  • Complex Commercial
  • Condominium / HOA
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Contract
  • Copyright
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Financial Planning
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education
  • Elder Care
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Financial Divorce
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • Guardianship
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Investment
  • Labor
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Oil and Gas
  • Parenting Plans
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet
  • Post-Nuptial
  • Pre Nuptials
  • Premise Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Tax
  • Trade Regulation
  • Trade Secret
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust & Estates
  • Visitation
  • Wage & Hour
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination

Dr. Gizem Alper

Dr. Gizem Alper, Esq.

Dr. Gizem Alper

Dr. Alper is an attorney in New York and Istanbul, as well as an academic with more than 20 years of experience in cross- border transactions and dispute resolution settlement. Having studied and worked across three different continents, her distinguishing feature is to facilitate dialogue and bridge the cultural gap. 

Dr. Alper holds a master’s degree in European Business Law from Leiden University and in U.S. Legal Practice from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Her PhD degree in law is from Istanbul University, where she wrote about the ultra vires doctrine as a tool for ensuring justice, fairness and equity, principles of which are crucial to all aspects of dispute management. 

As a listed arbitrator and mediator with international tribunals, including WIPO, she has specific expertise in U.S., European and Turkish law, with a focus particularly on the CISG, UNIDROIT principles and international commercial laws. 

Dr. Alper serves as the Secretary for the Commercial Law and Uniform State Laws Committee at the Association of the City Bar of New York, and is also a member of the USCIB/ ICC Arbitration Committee, ODR Committee and the North America Group of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), LCIA European Users’ Council, Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, and Istanbul Bar Association. 

On occasion, she lectures, speaks, and writes about mediation, arbitration, and the CISG. 

Areas of Focus

  • Mediation 
  • Arbitration 
  • ADR Consultant 
  • Startup Tech Consultant 
  • CISG and International Commercial Contracts & Corporate Partnerships 


  • Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Master of Laws – LLM, US Legal Practice 
  • Istanbul University, PhD, Private Law, 2013 
  • Université Côte d’Azur, Erasmus Exchange as Researcher, PhD, 2010 
  • Leiden University, LL.M in European Business Law, 2001 
  • Ankara University, Bachelor’s Degree, Law, 1999 

Bar Admissions 

  • New York State 
  • Turkey 

Certifications & Training 

  • Corporate Compliance and Ethics (New York University/ 2015) 
  • MediateArt (Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts NY/ 2021) 
  • Mediation (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators- CIArb/ 2021) 
  • Mediation (Part 146 New York Unified Court System)