load_img

Favorite Quote:

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

– Einstein

Rate:

$100/hour

Langauges:

English (Native)

Personal Interest/ Hobbies:

Volunteering, playing piano, exploring musems, spending time in Central Park

Professional Experience:

I have devoted a 30-year career to listening carefully to people, first as a financial reporter at Fortune and CNN, then as an investment analyst at Merrill Lynch and elsewhere, and now as a mediator at the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution and in New York State’s Small Claims Court.

Joshua Mendes

Practice Areas:

 

General Commercial Disputes

 

 

Labor and Employment Disputes

 

Other:

Education/Degrees:

Dartmouth College
B.A, 1984

Harvard Kennedy School of Government
M.P.A, 1995

Certifications:

Basic Mediation, Columbia University, Dec 2007
Commercial Arbitration Training, June 2011
Advanced Commercial Mediation, NY City Bar Association, July 2011
Basic Conflict Coaching, NY State Unified Court System, January 2016

load_img

Joshua Mendes

Practice Areas:

Education/Degrees:

Dartmouth College
B.A, 1984

Harvard Kennedy School of Government
M.P.A, 1995

Favorite Quote:

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

– Einstein

Certifications:

NY State Bar Admission March, 2014
NJ Limited In-House License May, 2020

Professional Affiliation:

United Federation of Teachers Grievance Advocate
Queens College Secondary Education Department – Adjunct Faculty member
Knights of Pythias member of Genesis and KNickerbocker Lodges

Rate:

$100/hour

Langauges:

English (Native)

Personal Interest/ Hobbies:

Running, music, travel and spending time with my family, friends and dog.

Professional Experience:

Spectacular Solar
January 2020-Present
General Counsel responsible for the oversight of the legal department, contract process, employment matters and dispute resolution.

Recovery of Judgment
June 2018 ΠJanuary 2020
Held the position of General Counsel where I was responsible for overseeing the entire legal department and handling all judgment enforcement matters on behalf of clients.

Empire Recovery
December 2016 ŒJune 2018
In-house counsel handing all internal contracts, processes and procedures as well as all debt collection matters.

Law Office of Tara N. Pomparelli
March 2014 ŒDecember 2016
Acted as “Outsourced General Counsel” for private lender clients by handling a wide variety of legal matters including business formation, litigation, debt collection/ bankruptcy and commercial transactions

About Myself:

I began my career in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in law school. In my second year, I was one of ten students selected to participate in Mediation Clinic, where I was trained in dispute resolution. Eventually, I was able to volunteer with the local courts as a small claims mediator. While there, I had the opportunity to assist parties in small claims lawsuits to enter into settlements without the need for further litigation.

After law school, I moved to New York and started working in debt collection and as an outside general counsel for businesses. While doing that, I was exposed to many disputes and emotions. I was tasked with settling those disputes or litigating. My goal was to come to the quickest and most cost-effective resolution for my clients. I have carried that sentiment with me throughout my career as an in-house attorney where I have mediated a wide range of disputes from commercial contracts, construction disputes and employment matters.