About me

Marvin is an arbitrator and mediator specializing in commercial, employment, labor, construction, and family disputes from his practice in central New Jersey.  He is an Accredited Professional Mediator by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM), the largest mediation group in New Jersey.  

He is a Past President of NJAPM and has served as NJAPM’s Director of Civil Mediation Training since 2011, coordinating and teaching basic and advanced mediation courses as well as a mediation apprenticeship held in lower-level courts.  In addition to his accreditation, he is a Rule 1:40 qualified mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court, a mediator for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (private and federal sector cases in the Philadelphia region), a former mediator for the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Storm Sandy mediation program, the New Jersey Early Intervention System, the New York Unified Court System, and the Better Business Bureau for Metropolitan New York.

Marvin has been an arbitrator since 2005.  He serves on several rosters, including as a panel chair for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  He formerly served as an arbitrator for the Queens County (NY) Part 137 program (attorney-client fee disputes).

He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Rutgers University.   From his educational background, Marvin brings a problem-solving and risk management perspective to his dispute resolution practice.

Marvin earned a Certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution from New York University and received his arbitration training from the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Queens County Bar Association, and Construction Dispute Resolution Services.  He received additional mediation training from the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, NJAPM, and the Montgomery County (PA) Mediation Center.

Before entering the dispute resolution profession, Marvin spent 7 years working for Toyota helping to start a manufacturing parts logistics division that included importing parts from Canada and Mexico and exporting parts to Japan.  He also determined the mid- and long-term vehicle distribution plan for the United States given new model production, decreasing imports from Japan, and increased domestic and Canadian production. 

Marvin also worked for Tibbett & Britten Group Americas (now owned by DHL) for 5 years.  As a Business Development Manager, he secured new "third party" logistics business, consulted to improve existing and planned operations, and expanded operations for clients that were global Fortune 500 companies.  He also worked to expand the company’s footprint in the Americas beyond the continental United States and Canada into Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

Marvin participates as a judge in international mediation competitions, including ones sponsored by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and the Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition sponsored by the International Bar Association and Vienna International Arbitral Centre.

He was formerly a local elected official and deputy mayor, president of a municipal library board, officer in two homeowner associations, and president and committee chairs of multiple non-profit organizations.  He is currently a board member of the New Jersey chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association as well as a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association.