Pamela R. Esterman specializes in environmental law and alternative dispute resolution. She is a partner at the law firm of Sive, Paget & Riesel, P.C. in New York City. Her experience at the firm includes advising clients on the environmental aspects of business and real estate transactions, litigating complex multi-party hazardous waste cases, and assisting clients with securing permits and approvals for large-scale development projects. Additionally, she regularly counsels on issues pertaining to attorney ethics and professional responsibility.
Ms. Esterman has served for more than 25 years as an active mediator on various federal and state court mediation panels and for dispute resolution providers. She has successfully mediated hundreds of disputes including business/commercial, construction, environmental, land use, employment discrimination, FLSA, toxic tort, personal injury, insurance coverage, and civil rights matters. She is also a trained arbitrator and has designed dispute resolution procedures in numerous cases. She regularly provides training on effective dispute resolution skills at various forums including the New York City and State Bar Associations and the American Bar Association.
Ms. Esterman has served for over 25 years as the co-planning chair of the annual ALI CLE Environmental Law Conference in Washington, D.C. She previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Pace University School of Law where she taught Environmental Dispute Resolution. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she teaches Environmental Law. Ms. Esterman lectures frequently and has developed numerous seminars on topics relating to environmental law, ethics, and alternative dispute resolution. She has published more than 40 commentary articles and book chapters on these topics as well. She is a Council Member of ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources and a Member of the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution.