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Renee B. Gerstman

“The rising costs of litigation, combined with the unpredictability of the desired outcome, require business owners to approach disputes in a different way. Involving legal counsel in your business from the inception will help you avoid protracted and expensive litigation. Should litigation become necessary or unavoidable, we are there to assist you in evaluating the risks and rewards of litigation and finding a strategic solution.”

Professional Experience

Renee provides general representation to small- and medium-sized businesses and arbitration and mediation services to litigants. In her three decades of practice she has represented business owners and individuals in all types of commercial transactions and litigation, from the inception of the business, though the day-to-day operations, to the sale of the business. Within that broad practice, Renee has focused on matters involving real estate, construction, general business contracts, partnerships, LLCs and shareholder issues. 

Her extensive experience in real estate, business transactions and litigation makes her a sensible and effective mediator, arbitrator and evaluator of business disputes. In addition to serving as an arbitrator and mediator on the AAA roster of commercial neutrals, AAA construction, real estate and merger and acquisition panels, Renee provides mediation and arbitration services through FINRA and as a mediator for the Arizona Association of Realtors. She has mediated and arbitrated disputes in a broad range of subject areas including antitrust, business disputes and torts, contracts, consumer claims, construction, franchise and real estate.​

Renee is a frequent speaker and contributor on issues relating to arbitration, mediation, professionalism and fee disputes. She is past chair of the ADR section of the Arizona State Bar and the Arizona State Bar Fee Arbitration Program.

Professional Associations

  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Panel of Neutrals and Construction PANEL of Neutrals
  • American Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona


  • J.D. Northeastern University School of Law, 1985
  • B.A. Barnard College of Columbia University (Cum Laude) 1982

Professional Recognition

  • AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell
  • Litigation Counsel of America , Senior Fellow