Simone K. Lelchuk, Esq. joined Weinstein Melnick LLC as a full-time mediator in 2014. She had previously worked with Weinstein Melnick while pursuing her J.D. at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she participated in the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, consistently named one of the top programs for mediation and alternative dispute resolution in the country.
Through her work as a mediator and attorney, Simone has mediated and managed several multiparty and multifaceted cases with U.S. Fortune 500 companies, European multinationals, government agencies, and midsize U.S. and European-based companies. Her engagements span complex first-, third-party, and excess coverage disputes involving multiple carriers, multiple insurance towers, and reinsurance issues. As a trusted member of Weinstein Melnick, Simone is known for her ability to comprehend legal and factual issues quickly, proficiently, and objectively while building relationships through trust, respect, and productive interactions.
Simone’s background in the financial industry creates a dynamic synergy in her mediation and legal practice, particularly given the volume of cases that center on financial matters. A former associate at KPMG LLP as well as Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, Simone leverages the strong foundation she built in the early years of her career, drawing upon exposure to critical valuation issues as well as bankruptcy, real estate, litigation, and transactional matters.