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What a Poor Clause Can Cause: Drafting an Effective Arbitration Clause

ACC-Northeast and JAMS


Date: April 13, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: One Beacon St. Suite 2210 Boston, MA

Like a good umbrella that protects you in the rain, a good arbitration clause can protect you and prevent costly and time intensive litigation. Attendees will learn from experts from the bench and bar how to achieve more effective and efficient results with the right clause.

By looking in the rear view mirror,  the panel will examine how to avoid disputes by including the right language in arbitration provisions.

Topics include (but not limited to):

  • Pre-Arbitration Mechanisms
  • What to Specify in a Clause
  • Providing for Expedited Disputes
  • Being Overly Precise



Samuel M. Tony Starr is a Mintz litigator and construction lawyer who works with contractors, owners, developers, and public authorities. He represents clients in significant construction litigation, arbitrations, and mediations. Tony frequently speaks on construction law developments.

Hon. Margaret R. Hinkle


(Ret.), JAMS

Hon. Stephen E. Neel


(Ret.), JAMS

Melissa Shea


VP & Associate General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Jay Tangney


VP & General Counsel, Suffolk Construction