Rene Hollyer has his law degree from Columbia Law School, a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and his undergraduate degree from Williams College. He is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Hollyer has extensive experience in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, and business related law. Upon graduating from law school, he served as Law Secretary to a highly respected Judge in the New Jersey Superior Court, Essex County Chancery Division. Thereafter, Mr. Hollyer became associated with the litigation department of Olwine Connelly Chase O’Donnell & Wehyer a Manhattan law firm that practiced in the area of antitrust, securities and other high end commercial litigation. Later, Mr. Hollyer was appointed as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he did a wide range of litigation both on the trial and appellate levels. After approximately six years of practice, Mr. Hollyer established his own firm, and has continued to work in firms bearing his name for more than 35 years. During this period Mr. Hollyer has tried cases in both the State and Federal courts, and has engaged in a broad range of discovery and motion practice in those courts, as well as appeals. He has also participated in Alternative Dispute proceedings, both mediations and arbitrations, conducted through the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, and others.
Mr. Hollyer has had extensive mediation training in programs given in conjunction with the Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, the United States District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil, and the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations. He has been appointed to the Roster of Mediators for the Supreme Court, New York County, Commercial Division, the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Storm Sandy Mediation Panel for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Hollyer has served a 3 year term on the Mediation Advisory Committee to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and has now been appointed to another term on that Committee. He has received arbitration training from FINRA and has been appointed to the FINRA public arbitrator and Chair panels of approved arbitrators. Mr. Hollyer is a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, former Secretary of that Section and current Co-Chair of its Ethics Committee. He is now in his second three year term as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and is former Secretary and current Chair-Elect of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.
In addition to his service to his clients over the years, Mr. Hollyer has spent a substantial amount of his professional time serving on numerous bar association committees relating to attorney ethics including the following committees of the New York City Bar Association: Professional Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Professional Discipline. He has served as a mediator and later as Chair of the Complaint Mediation Panel for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. He has also served as the Chair for the Special Committee on Procedures for Judicial Discipline for the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Hollyer has served three four-year terms as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates as part of the New York City Bar Association’s Delegation to the House.
A. RENE HOLLYER, ESQ.
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Bloomfield, NJ 07003
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New York, NY 10166
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