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.

 

CONTINUING INTO 2022: Book a virtual and safe appointment!

Firm Announcements

UPDATE - April 1, 2022 - 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 - 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 and looks forward to receiving "active" status on the roster after attending AAA's official training for new neutrals, currently scheduled for February 2021.

UPDATE - March 28, 2022 - After a March 23rd "open to the public" meeting of the New York County Lawyers Association's ("NYCLA") 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 the New York State Office of Court Administation ("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). 

 

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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.  

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MEETING IN ITS ENTIRETY

 

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!  

UPDATE - March 22, 2022 - The program described below is now available for purchase from NYCLA.  Please click here for further information.

 

January 6, 2022 - The New York County Lawyers Association's ("NYCLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Committee, of which TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb is Co-Chair, holds an educational and entertaining Continuing Legal Education Program, entitled "Breaking the Impasse in Private & Court Mediations."

 

In addition to Mr. Weinreb, the program's faculty included Simeon BaumAlida CampPierre F. de Ravel d’EsclaponChristopher FladgateDorothy C. KaldiStephen A. HochmanCharles M. NewmanFederica Romanelli, and Nelson E. Timken.  The full program should be available for on-demand purchase from NYCLA in several weeks after editing of video footage has been completed.  For now, please click here to download the five roleplay scenarios that Mr. Weinreb authored for use at the program and here for Simeon Baum's closing remarks on TWLF's YouTube channel.

February 23, 2022 - The New York County Lawyers Association's ("NYCLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Committee, of which TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb is Co-Chair, sponsors an all-day, STATEWIDE virtual arbitration training focusing upon attorney-client fee dispute arbitration attended by more than seventy-five (75) prospective attorney and non-attorney arbitrators.  See the program homepage at "Joint Committee On Fee Disputes & Conciliation Part 137 Program: Fee Dispute Arbitration Training - Focus On Part 137 Arbitrations" for a complete listing of all of the judicial districts and counties throughout New York State encompassed by this groundbreaking program.

 

In addition to Mr. Weinreb, the program's faculty included Simeon Baum, Anthe Maria Bova, Theodore Cheng, Bobby Codjoe, Lynn ColeChristopher Fladgate, Martha E. Gifford, Mansi Karol, Amy M. Pontillo, Harold Rubin, Lewis Tesser, Randall TesserNelson E. Timken, and Jeffrey T. Zaino.  

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

January 26, 2022 - TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, in his capacity as Co-Chair of The New York County Lawyers Association's ("NYCLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Committee, presents "Finding Peace of Mind: Settlement Conference Guidance for Special Masters."  This continuing legal education presentation for NYCLA's Special Masters (a/k/a volunteer judicial assistants) focused on the differences between settlement conferences and mediation and the use of neutral evaluation combined with mediation as a means for conducting judicially-supervised settlement conferences in New York courts.  Click here to download the presentation.

January 16, 2022 - In conjunction with Barry Rosenstock, a friend and congregant of Congregation Anshei Shalom, TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb runs an online trivia tournament fundraiser to benefit the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to Karl Riesterer and the rest of the gang at Riesterer's Bakery and Cake Gallery (image below) on winning the first place prize of a $150 Amazon Gift Certificate and free membership in the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce for 2022!

January 2, 2022 - Best wishes for a blessed, happy, healthy, productive, prosperous, successful, and wonderful 2021 to all (and let's all hope and pray that the new year will certainly be better than 2020).  As a Jewish New Year greeting goes, "May last year and its curses end as the new year and its blessings begin!"  Stay strong and safe!

December 9, 2021 - TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb co-hosts a meeting of The New York County Lawyers Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") Committee featuring special guest speaker Mirna Martinez Santiago, Esq., an attorney with more than twenty-five years of legal experience who focuses on diversity, inclusion, and the elimination of bias ("DIEB").  Ms. Santiago gave an extremely comprehensive and informative presentation to the Committee's members and invited guests on DIEB issues in the judicial system and legal/ADR environments.  After speaking for approximately eighty minutes, she graciously stayed on to answer audience questions.  Ms. Santiago's presentation, which can be viewed if you are a member of the ADR Committee or are an otherwise authorized viewer by clicking here or on the image above, was very well-received, and the ADR Committee looks forward to inviting her to speak again soon.

Upon the conclusion of Ms. Santiago's Q/A session, Committee Co-Chair and TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. spoke for approximately twenty minutes on the relationship between fair compensation for New York neutrals participating in court-annexed ADR programs and DIEB.

The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC Legal Assistance Fund

The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC maintains a Legal Assistance Fund that assists needy clients in satisfying their legal obligations.  Donations of any amount--even one dollar--are greatly appreciated.  Click here or on the purple button below for more information on the fund.  Make someone's day by donating today!

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