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, shareholders’ disputes, business torts, closely held corporation disputes, employment disputes, real estate matters, entertainment law, defamation, divorce, custody, child support and alimony, adoption, second parent adoption and sperm/ova donor agreements.
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 commercial, employment and family law disputes. When acting as a mediator, Ms. Overland resolves disputes by bringing a creative, compassionate 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 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 has also has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2013 and a “Super Lawyer” in 2015, 2016 and 2017 by 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.