Cortney E. Young

Blanchard Krasner & French

New York, New York 10001


Civil, Complex Civil, Construction, Contract, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Eminent Domain, Legal Separation, Real Estate, Securities

Cortney Young is a Mediator at Blanchard, Krasner &French.   Her approach to dispute resolution combines years of litigation experience with a pragmatic problem-solving style. She has resolved disputes ranging from hundreds of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.   

Ms. Young spent over a decade with the Litigation and Trial team at Chapman Law firm, which has resolved millions of dollars annually in eminent domain and other real property claims.  Additionally, Ms. Young was a key player in the firm’s ADR Litigation practice, and she continues that work at Blanchard, Krasner & French.

Ms. Young’s mediation practice is focused on the resolution of litigated disputes, including, but not limited to, asset valuation, securities, probate and trust disputes, breach of contract, homeowner association disputes, foreclosure and super-priority mediation, boundary disputes, landlord-tenant, and complex civil litigation.  Ms. Young is available for mediations throughout the United States.


Representative Third Party Neutral ADR Experience


Residential Construction Defect                                                                           March               2014

Breach of Contract Mediation                                                                              July                   2014

Business litigation involving alleged property damage                                        October             2014

Homeowner Association Construction Defect                                                     December          2014

Breach of Contract Mediation with Counterclaims                                              January             2015

Breach of Contract involving alleged property damage                                       April                 2015

Securities Fraud                                                                                                  September         2015

Breach of Contract involving property damage                                                    March               2016

Quiet Title- breach of contract                                                                             July                  2016    

Dispute Concerning CC&Rs and Interpretation                                                   March               2017

Commercial Tenancy Dispute                                                                              June                  2017

Representative Party-Side ADR Experience

-          Dispute concerning complex purchase option in public/private lease agreement involving complex 
           high worth valuation issues of over $200,000,000.

-          Direct condemnation action for land with companion inverse condemnation action for water rights that 
           condemning agency had failed to acknowledge, resulting in judgment for $20,000,000.

-          Resolved complex title dispute involving Small Tract Act parcels and easements.

Mediation/Arbitration Affiliations

-          Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)(2017- Present)

-          Arbitrator, National Futures Association (2017-Present)

-          Mediator, Nevada Real Estate Division (2016-2017)

-          Mediator, Neighborhood Mediation Center, Mediator (2014-Present)

-          Mediator/ Arbitrator, State Bar of Nevada Fee Dispute Committee (2014-Present)

-          President, Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition,  (2017-Present) Member since 2014


-          Mediator, Pepperdine University, School of Law –Institute for Dispute Resolution (2015)

-          Mediator, University of Nevada Reno (2014)

-          Paralegal Studies, University of Nevada Reno (2005)

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Reno, NV 89511

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