Benjamin G. Kelsen Esq.

Law and Mediation Offices

Resolving Disputes Effectively
Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024


Child Custody, Commercial, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Elder, Employment, Family, Partnership Disputes, Shareholder Disputes, Workplace

Mediator in New Jersey/ New York


Bergen County


New Jersey Attorney-Mediator


Attorney-Mediator in Hackensack and Northern New Jersey, Benjamin G. Kelsen, defines his practice by focusing on how he can best help his clients achieve a satisfactory resolution of their difficult conflicts above all else.


Mr. Kelsen is a dedicated advocate with a long-standing interest in offering true guidance.


In addition to his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees, the Bergen County mediator lawyer received a Master degree in Theology and speaks fluent Hebrew and English.


Contact the law firm in New Jersey of Benjamin G. Kelsen for mediation and other law services.


A Progressive and Determined Bergen County and New Jersey Mediator and Lawyer


Mr. Kelsen attended one of the nation’s premiere law schools, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University.


His legal education is just recent enough to reflect progressive and effective methods of theory and practice, while his experience balances meaningful results in a wide range of courts.


Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey      2000
  • U.S.      District Court of New Jersey 2000
  • U.S. Court      of Appeals Third Circuit 2005
  • U.S.      Supreme Court 2005



  • Bachelor      of Arts—History, Yeshiva University, New York 1996
  • Juris      Doctor, Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York      2000


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Mr. Kelsen genuinely cares about all his clients and helping them reach satisfactory resolutions to their conflicts.

Mediation Services

Mediation, which is succinctly defined  as facilitated negotiation, is a nonbinding process.  The parties mutually select from our roster of distinguished neutrals a  professional mediator to facilitate the resolution  process. Prior to the mediation, the neutral reviews memoranda provided  by the parties, along with pertinent documents, such as medical reports,  expert reports and deposition transcripts. Unlike submissions to the  court, which are too often not properly reviewed, our  distinguished neutrals are committed to the simple axiom, "If it  was important enough for you to prepare, it will be carefully read and  considered... no exceptions"! During the mediation session  counsel and the parties present an abbreviated version of their case and  a discussion ensues in open session with all parties and their counsel  present.


Photo by Michael L. GalbraithFollowing the joint  session, the mediator caucuses separately with each side to discuss the  strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions. These private  meetings with each party, or with one set of similarly  interested parties in multi-party actions, may be numerous and are  similar to "shuttle diplomacy." The mediator will  generally go back and forth from one party's caucus to another party's  caucus in order to build a consensus for settlement. The mediator,  unlike a judge at a settlement conference, strives to have  the parties suggest and agree upon an acceptable resolution  rather than imposing one upon them. It is generally helpful to  the resolution process if the parties themselves, or in cases involving  insurance, a representative from the carrier, attend the mediation  session and participate in the mediation.

179 Cedar Lane

Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: 201-692-0073
Fax:     201-692-0151