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William J. Decaire

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
5th Floor
Albany, New York 12211
518-649-1999

wdecaire@capitaldistrictadr.com
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William J. Decaire’s mediation and arbitration practice is akin to the years of legal services he has provided to his private clients, including individuals, manufacturers, contractors, municipalities, publicly and privately-held corporations, small and large businesses, and not-for-profit agencies. He is widely known and respected as a reasonable, practical, and competent attorney, attributes which he conveys at the mediation and arbitration table.

He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator, providing his impartial services to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and the Albany City Civil Court ADR panels.

Mr. Decaire’s mediation and arbitration practice is focused on his areas of substantive expertise: civil litigation, construction law, business and commercial law, labor and employment law, health care law, professional and product liability, and trucking and transportation law.

William J. Decaire’s mediation and arbitration practice is akin to the years of legal services he has provided to his private clients, including individuals, manufacturers, contractors, municipalities, publicly and privately-held corporations, small and large businesses, and not-for-profit agencies. He is widely known and respected as a reasonable, practical, and competent attorney, attributes which he conveys at the mediation and arbitration table.

He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator, providing his impartial services to the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and the Albany City Civil Court ADR panels.

Mr. Decaire’s mediation and arbitration practice is focused on his areas of substantive expertise: civil litigation, construction law, business and commercial law, labor and employment law, health care law, professional and product liability, and trucking and transportation law.

AREAS OF EXPERIENCE

Mr. Decaire has substantive case experience in the following practice areas for which he provides professional mediation and arbitration services:

  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions and Mass Torts
  • Commercial and Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • General Negligence
  • Government Contracts
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Labor and Employment
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking and Transportation Contracts, Transactions & Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2002 - Present Attorney/Shareholder, Carter Conboy, Albany, NY
2001 Manager of Governmental Relations, Personal Watercraft Industry Association, Washington, DC

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

ALFA International
Albany County Bar Association
Federal Court Bar Association, Northern District of New York
New York State Bar Association
New York State Health Facilities Association
New York State Motor Truck Association
Saratoga County Bar Association
Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga Economic Development Corporation

APPOINTMENTS & HONORS

Mediator and Arbitrator United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Mediation and Arbitration Panel
Mediator and Arbitrator Albany City Civil Court, Arbitration Program
Steering Committee ALFA International Transportation Practice Group
Associate Board of Directors St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation
BV® Rated Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Ranking of attorney professional excellence, skills and integrity

APPEARANCES & PUBLICATIONS

Speaker: “Dealing with the DHR and EEOC”, Saratoga County Chamber and Saratoga Economic Development Counsel, July, 2012.
Author: “Balancing Fleet Safety & Employee Rights”; Upstate New York RIMS Newsletter, Vol. 2, Issue 4, July 2010.
Author: “A Sporting Chance in New York - Analyzing New York’s Primary Assumption of Risk Doctrine”; Sports Law Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1, December 2009.
Speaker: “Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Medicare Recipient Settlements”; Upstate RIMS Membership Meeting, November 2009. 
Speaker: “Identifying and Limiting Sports Liability Exposures - Strategies for Athletic Directors, Coaches and P.E. Instructors”; NYSIR Subscriber Seminars, Saratoga Springs & Canton, NY, November 2009.
Author: “Potential Pitfalls of Relying on Another for Insurance Coverage - Analyzing the Court of Appeals Decision in Kassis v. Ohio Casualty”; Upstate New York RIMS Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 9, August 2009.
Speaker: “Construction Contracts, Third-Party Practice and Grave Injury - Addressing Insurance, Indemnity and Ethical Issues”; New York State Bar Association CLE, September 2007.

EDUCATION

2000 Albany Law School of Union University,  J.D.
1995

State University of New York at Oswego, B.A.