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Nance L. Schick
The Law Studio of Nance L. Schick

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310 East 46th Street
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New York, NY 10017


Description of Practice

Nance L. Schick is a former Human Resources Supervisor/Employee Relations Representative and was trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). She currently serves on the FINRA arbitration panel.

Professional Background

CUNY QUEENS COLLEGE, Flushing, NY, Compliance & Diversity Training Specialist (Jan. 2020 to date).

THE LAW STUDIO OF NANCE L. SCHICK, New York, NY, Attorney/Mediator/Conflict Resolution Coach (Jun. 2003 to date).


  • Mediate employment and small business disputes in industries such as entertainment, film, music, and wellness.
  • Represent pro se plaintiffs in mediation of discrimination cases filed in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT - SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.
  • Coach new mediators for MediateArt program at VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS.
  • Judge ABA Mediation Advocacy and FINRA Dispute Resolution Triathlon Competitions.
  • Mediated hundreds of employment disputes for FORTUNE 500 corporation.
  • Negotiated numerous advertising, media, player, and staff contracts in minor league pro sport.


STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, Buffalo, NY, J.D./Certificates in Government Law (Education, Tax)(May 2001).

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, Louisville, KY, B.S., Education/Sport Administration (Dec. 1995).


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2005    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission    Mediation Training (40 hours)
2015    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority    Arbitration Training
2017    International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation    Mediation Training


My approach has been called transformative, narrative, and facilitative, if not a combination of them. My goal is to transform the relationships among the parties, where possible. I give them a space to be heard, and I facilitate discussions toward mutually-agreeable resolution. Although I have been a trial attorney, I do not evaluate the facts and give predictions about how cases might play out at trial. Instead, I help the parties determine what is most important to them and to reconcile any conflicts in those interests. This approach is especially beneficial in employment disputes and in industries where the parties are likely to see each other again, if not regularly.


My half-day rate is $750.00 for up to three hours. My full-day rate is $2,000.00 for up to eight hours. A $500.00 initial deposit is required.

No cancellation fee if notified at least five days prior to the scheduled mediation date. Charges for preparatory time are non-refundable. There is no charge for postponement.

Other Information

Licensed to practice law in State of New York (Feb. 2002). Also admitted to practice before SDNY (May 2017).

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Faith Based
  • General
  • Labor - Management
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Securities (1 arbitrated)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Sports
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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