Welcome to The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC

Welcome! The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC, located in Garden City, NY, is at your service, offering sound advice and representation in a variety of legal matters.



Years of experience, in-depth knowledge, and the ability to think "outside the box" lead to tailor-made, targeted solutions to legal problems, obstacles, and challenges.  These creative solutions, in turn, lead to positive reviews from many happy clients


You are most cordially invited to learn more about the firm, enjoy a video overview of it, and explore its practice areas.

Firm Announcements

June 2, 2024 - Along with his nephew, Mendy Weinreb (who took the adjacent photo), Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb marches in the Israel Day on 5th Tribute (f/k/a "Israel Day Parade" and "Salute to Israel Parade") in support  of American Friends of Magen David Adom ("AFMDA").  MDA is an organization of over 33,000 volunteer EMTs and paramedics dedicated to providing disaster relief, ambulance, and blood services throughout  Israel.  The support of American and other donors empowers it to build or renovate medical stations, develop innovative medical technologies, and train paramedics in the latest and greatest rescue techniques, thereby saving lives in Israel every day.

CONTINUING INTO 2024: The AAA resumes for TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb described below include brief arbitrator and mediator video presentations (both hosted off AAA's website). 

UPDATE - April 2, 2024 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb has updated all of his AAA arbitrator and mediator resumes to reflect his recent service as an arbitrator or mediator in resolving commercial and consumer disputes, all of which can be downloaded as one combined PDF by clicking here or by visiting the Resources & Articles page.


UPDATE - May 1, 2023 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, acting as an AAA arbitrator in a seven-figure (i.e., over $1,000,000) combined consumer and personal injury arbitration involving a large international company, has issued a comprehensive final reasoned award resolving the parties' dispute.


UPDATE - April 8, 2021 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb is confirmed as an active arbitrator on AAA's Consumer Panel.


UPDATE - February 18, 2021 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb is now confirmed as holding "active" status on AAA's Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators (General Commercial Panel). 


December 8, 2020 - The American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), one of the foremost Alternative Dispute Resolution providers in the world, welcomes Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb to its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators (General Commercial Panel).  Mr. Weinreb is thrilled to be part of this wonderful organization!

UPDATE - March 13, 2024 - Finally!  After approximately two years since they were first proposed, New York now has enabling rules in effect, namely Part 160 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Trial Courts, that provide courts with the ability to set neutral compensation!


What a long road to have traveled . . . but the journey is by no means over.  With the enabling rules now officially "on the books", it is time to start thinking about setting a reasonable compensation “floor” for neutrals (or to at least have the New York State Office of Court Administration's ("OCA") new Alternative Dispute Resolution Division issue official guidance on this topic and allow courts to set neutral compensation on a case-by-case basis).


UPDATE - September 20, 2023 - TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. and current New York County Lawyers Association ("NYCLA") ADR Committee Vice-Chair Dorothy C. Kaldi, Esq. publish on national legal news website Law360® "New York Must Guarantee Court Neutrals Fair Compensation", an expert analysis opinion article.  An unofficial version of the article is available for download here.


UPDATE - March 28, 2022 - After a March 23rd "open to the public" meeting of NYCLA's ADR Committee featuring five staunch supporters of the proposed statewide ADR rulesSteven M. Bierman, Esq., Ross Kartez, Esq., John S. Kiernan, Esq.Daniel F. Kolb, Esq., and Evan J. Spelfogel, Esq.as guest speakers (now available for viewing by clicking here), via an online vote, the ADR Committee's members unanimously support sending OCA an official letter supporting the rules' promulgation and paving the proverbial road for establishing fair and reasonable compensation policies for New York neutrals.  That letter was drafted and subsequently sent to OCA on April 4, 2022.


UPDATE - February 8, 2022 - Yesterday, Ross Kartez, Chair of the New York State Bar Association's ("NYSBA") Dispute Resolution Section, announced that OCA has released proposed STATEWIDE ADR RULES, a major development in the NY ADR world and something which many ADR practitioners, including yours truly, have sought to see developed.  The proposed statewide rules address not only neutral compensation but other topics as well.   Comments on same to OCA are open until April 4, 2022 (although Ross apparently is only accepting comments until February 18, 2022). 




UPDATE - November 1, 2021 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, and two NYCLA colleagues, Dorothy Kaldi, Esq. and Avvocato Federica Romanellicomplete the Table of State Neutral Compensation Rules and Statutes described below.  


UPDATE - May 4, 2021 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb hosts an informative and productive online meeting lasting approimately two hours with bar association leaders from the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, New York City Bar Association, and other bar associations or ADR organizations throughout the United States on the issues raised by the petition, leading Mr. Weinreb to create an online Table of State Neutral Compensation Rules and Statutes.  When complete, the latter will be a most useful resource for effectuating change.  




April 19, 2021 - Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb starts an online petition on change.org, entitled "Fairly Compensate New York Court Mediators, Neutral Evaluators, and Arbitrators" to remedy the inequity, injustice, and unfairness of mediators, neutral evaluators, arbitrators, and other alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") professionals who work in New York court-annexed ADR programs receiving nothing or, at best, meager compensation for the many hours they spend preparing for mediation and other ADR sessions as well as for conducting portions of those sessions.  Click here to sign the petition, and please promote it!  


January 8, 2024 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Best wishes for a blessed, happy, healthy, productive, prosperous, successful, and wonderful 2024 to all!  As a Jewish New Year greeting goes, "May last year and its curses end as the new year and its blessings begin!" 

Stay strong, safe, and warm!

September 6, 2023 - Congratulations to TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. for negotiating an amicable, efficient, and expeditious resolution to a six-year dispute concerning the return of a five-figure down payment between TWLF's client, a Kings County real estate purchaser, and the sellers' attorney, all while preventing unnecessary litigation in the process.  With G-d's help as well as the good faith and honor of the parties, Mr. Weinreb was able to resolve this matter within fifty days of TWLF's retention in July 2023. 

June 20, 2023 - TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb is now a certified BlueNotary electronic notary capable of notarizing documents through Remote Online Notarization ("RON") from any Internet-accessible location.  Click the image to the left or here to experience the amazing convenience and low cost of RON (especially relative to rates generally charged by mobile/travel notaries who perform in-person notarizations).

Important: Document principals/signatories must have: (i) Internet access; (ii) online videoconferencing capabilities (most smartphones will work); and (iii) photographic proof of identity such as a driver's license or passport to use this service.

May 16, 2023 - TWLF is pleased to present Venmo® as a new electronic payment option!  Affiliated with PayPal®, a well-known electronic payment service, Venmo® is a secure, convenient electronic payment platform.  Click the image to the left or here to experience the amazing convenience!

December 15, 2022 - TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. is featured on "A Touch of Judaism", a local Internet broadcast/podcast where guests who are experts in their fields of Judaic studies dive deep into inspiring and thought-provoking topics.  Mr. Weinreb, who has taught many students Torah reading skills over approximately thirty years, spoke on the topic of "Preparing for One's Bar Mitzvah Parasha [Torah Portion]".  Click here to access the podcast, and click here to access a podcast recorded the next day on the topic of "Ashkenazic vs Sephardic Modes of Expressionfrom Rabbi Joseph Azose, ritual and spiritual leader of the Sephardic Minyan [Jewish prayer assembly] at Congregation Anshei Shalom

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