Gillian Overland, the founder of Overland Law &

Mediation Firm, has extensive experience as a

civil litigator in both state and federal court.

Formerly with the well-regarded firm,

Kane Kessler, P.C., she has the knowledge, skills

and track record necessary to reliably achieve

positive results for her clients.

Representing a broad range of clients, including

small to large corporations, family businesses,

and individuals, Ms. Overland has extensive

experience handling all phases of complex

commercial litigation matters, from inception,

through discovery, trial, post-judgment

proceedings and appeals. 

Ms. Overland handles a multitude of legal

matters involving complex commercial and contract issues, intellectual property,

securities, shareholders disputes, business torts, closely held corporation disputes,

employment disputes, real estate matters, entertainment law, privacy and publicity

rights, defamation, creditor rights, divorce, custody, child support and alimony,

personal injury and products liability. 

In addition to litigation services, she negotiates and drafts agreements for her clients

and acts as a neutral mediator to help facilitate resolutions between parties involved

in both civil and matrimonial disputes.

Throughout the course of her litigation practice, Ms. Overland has utilized the

process of mediation to resolve disputes by bringing a creative and facilitative

approach to the settlement of cases.  She has received alternative dispute resolution

training from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has successfully

completed the requirements of its Mediator Certification Course.  Ms. Overland has

also received advanced mediation training from the New York State Supreme Court. 

She is a member of the mediation committee for the alternative dispute resolution

section of the New York State Bar Association and she serves as a Court approved

mediator for civil cases in the State of New Jersey. 

The legal profession’s most prestigious legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell, has

awarded Ms. Overland its “AV” rating, the highest rating available to any individual

attorney.  This rating reflects the respect she has received from the bench,

colleagues and adversaries in the field of civil litigation.  Ms. Overland also has been

recognized as a “Rising Star” in the legal directory published annually by Super

Lawyers, which is a listing of top rated attorneys in America.

A graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1998)

and Boston College Law School with a Juris Doctorate (2001), Ms. Overland is a

native of Montreal, Canada who is proficient in French and Hebrew.

Ms. Overland is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, California, New

Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as in the United States District Courts for the

Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York.  She is a member of the New

York State Bar Association, the California State Bar Association and the American

Bar Association.

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