M. Salman Ravala, Esq.
Attorney | Arbitrator | Mediator
Attorney M. Salman Ravala, Esq. is a New York City litigator and Harvard Law School trained mediator. An Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School, he practices in the areas of domestic and international business law and commercial litigation; and represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in New York state, federal, and appellate courts, as well as, in mediation and arbitration forums across the United States and globally. Mr. Ravala also serves as a neutral on various ADR rosters including FINRA, NYS Part 137 Fee Dispute Panel, NYS Commercial Division, CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Previously, Mr. Ravala served in-house as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs to a global equipment distributor and served as Visiting Legal Scholar to the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (UNCITRAL), as well as, Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge William M. Hoeveler in Miami, Florida. Mr. Ravala frequently speaks and writes on the topics of ADR, Commercial Litigation, and International Law and serves in numerous leadership roles with various local and national bar associations and community organizations, including serving as Life Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation and member of the Board of Trustees of Scholarship America – the largest student support non-profit organization in the United States.
A 2016 American Arbitration Association Judge Higginbotham Fellow, M. Salman Ravala, Esq. is a recipient of the 2013-2019 NYSBA Empire State Counsel Award, the 2015-2020 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Award, and the 2015-2020 Martindale-Hubbell® “Preeminent” Client Achievement Award. Mr. Ravala is a graduate of Syracuse Law School and is admitted to practice with the Bar of New York and Court of International Trade.