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Where

Hal Gessner

Gessner Mediation

Hal Gessner

Hal Gessner is a certified mediator and conflict coach. Hal’s areas of expertise encompasses commercial matters including Media and Entertainment, as well as interpersonal disputes such as Family, Eldercare, Marital Mediation, Wills and Estates,  and Guardianship.

Hal is also an arbitrator for the Brooklyn Bar Association in attorney / client fee disputes. In 2019, Hal was named to the board of the New York Peace Institute where he mediates community, housing, surrogate, co-parenting, civil and criminal court cases. In addition, he coaches NYPD officers in conflict de-escalation techniques and mentors apprentices in the New York Peace Institute’s advanced training programs.

Before becoming a certified mediator, Hal worked for 35 years in the network news and entertainment business as producer and executive producer for CBS and ABC. He is the recipient of four national Emmys, a Peabody Award, an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, and an Edward R. Murrow Award.

As a Conflict Coach, Hal’s clients range from university professors, business owners, managers, and employees to neighbors, family members and those in challenging relationships.

Education

  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Creative Writing
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bachelor’s degree

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Conflict Coaching
  • Eldercare
  • Family Mediation
  • Marital Mediation
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Wills and Estates

Professional Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • The Center for Family Reconciliation
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • National Association For Community Mediators (NAFCM)
  • New York Peace Institute
  • Directors Guild of America

Mediation Certifications and Training

  • Cornell University ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
  • The Center for Mediation and Training
  • Conflict Coaching Matters, Tricia Jones
  • Elder Decisions, Adult Family Mediation
  • Neumann Mediation Services
  • NY State Bar Association Commercial Mediation
  • Youth Involved Mediation