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, result in 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 2021: Book a virtual and safe appointment!

Firm Announcements

February 19, 2021 - "Of Pandemic and Perseverance: NYCLA’s ADR Committee Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons in 2020" -
In an inspiring article published on mediate.com (printer-friendly version available here), the New York County Lawyers Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee's Co-Chair, TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq., Co-Chair, Christopher Fladgate, Esq., and Vice-Chair, Nelson E. Timken, Esq., recount the Committee's many activities, events, and programs run throughout 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

January 4, 2021 - 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 be safe! 

December 15, 2020 - Exciting news!  Capping off a blockbuster set of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") events for November and the first-half of December 2020 for TWLF, Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, along with many other renowned ADR practitioners, the New York County Lawyer Association's ("NYCLA") ADR Committee, and NYCLA's incredible CLE staff, organizes and conducts a 15-CLE-credit inaugural combined arbitration and mediation training for NYCLA's Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program ("FDRP").  Please see the recently-updated Resources and Articles page for Mr. Weinreb's comprehensive PowerPoint presentation, "The Basics of Post-Pandemic Part 137 Mediation", and "Perpetual Motions", an innovative combined master class and group roleplay exercise, which are both available for download there.  Mr. Weinreb and his NYCLA ADR Committee colleagues, Christopher Fladgate, Esq. and Nelson Timken, Esq., very much look forward to working with NYCLA's General Counsel, Anthe Maria Bova, Esq., and the rest of the NYCLA Part 137 FDRP staff in continuing to revitalize and revamp NYCLA's FDRP to adapt to the "new normal" of post-pandemic Part 137 ADR/ODR (Online Dispute Resolution).

December 7, 2020 -  Expert panelists Joseph Bambara, Esq., Jess Bunshaft, Esq., Theo Cheng, Esq., Greg Cooke, the Hon. Marilyn K. Genoa, Esq., Jennifer Lupo, Esq., Charles M. Newman, Esq., and Michael Starr, Esq., conclude "Starting and Maintaining a Successful ADR Practice in the Age of COVID-19 . . . and Beyond", a phenomenal two-part CLE series sponsored by NYCLA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.  Part 1 of this series, which "aired" on October 28, 2020, and which can be purchased here, focused on starting a post-pandemic ADR practice and covered, among other topics, qualifications/certification programs, incorporation, networking, mentoring, shadowing, accounting, and gaining experience.  Part 2 of the series, which "aired" on December 7, 2020, and which will be available for purchase from NYCLA in 2021, focused on maintaining an ADR practice and covered, among other topics, how COVID has changed ADR practice, confidentiality, cybersecurity, data security, insurance, and risk management.  The CLE materials for Parts 1 and 2 of this program can be downloaded here and here, respectively.

November 23, 2020 - In conjunction with other counsel, TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb settles a long-running civil litigation on behalf of a happy client involving parties physically located throughout the world and reaches for the first time in his life the Adobe Sign "ten signature" limit in preparing the various settlement documents.

November 12, 2020 - At an online/virtual meeting of NYCLA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee led by Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, the Committee members and invited guests—approximately 40 people—had the honor of hearing three prestigious speakers from NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)—Jacqueline Silvey, Esq., General Counsel, the Hon. John P. DiBlasi, J.S.C. (Ret.), Justice of the Supreme Court, Presiding Justice of the Commercial Division, and Richard P. Byrne, Esq., Commercial Law Specialist—discuss NAM's New York and national operations in the age of COVID and more generally, ADR in the age of COVID-19, including a trip inside "the mind of the mediator."  The speakers' presentations were not only informative but entertaining, timely, and well-received by all.  Click here to view a videorecording of the meeting.

November 10, 2020 - NYCLA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committeeled by Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, puts on yet another groundbreaking CLE event: "Entrenchment Mediation Training: For Mediators in Court-Annexed Mediation Programs."   Introduced by Carol Swidler, Esq., Assistant Deputy Chief Appellate Court Attorney for the Appellate Division, Second Department, and Director of its Mandatory Mediation Program, an expert panel of six Appellate Division Special Masters--Mitchell Baker, Esq., Pierre F. de Ravel d'Esclapon, Esq., David A. Gallo, Esq., Philip Goldstein, Esq.Barbara M. Lerman, Esq., and Robyn D. Weisman, Esq.--discussed tips and techniques for handling entrenchment of parties and counsel in court-annexed mediation programs such as the Second Department's Mandatory Mediation Program, getting parties to invest in mediation from the beginning of the process and stay at the table, breaking the "90 minute barrier" to compensation established by some court-annexed programs, and getting past impasse to reach settlement.  The CLE materials for this program can be downloaded here.

October 15, 2020 - At an online/virtual meeting of NYCLA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee led by Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, the Committee members and invited guests—over 100 people—had the honor of hearing Jeffrey T. Zaino, Esq., Vice President of the Commercial Division of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") discuss AAA operations in the age of COVID, arbitration and mediation opportunities in the New York metropolitan area, and what the AAA is looking for in prospective arbitrators and mediators seeking admission to its panels/rosters of neutrals.  His presentation was not only informative but entertaining and well-received.  Click here to view a videorecording of the meeting.

September 17, 2020 - Congratulations to Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb on having completed his first hybrid, online/virtual-in-person mediation out of upstate Goshen, New York.  Here's what one of the attorneys for the twelve parties involved in this complicated matter had to say about his experience:

It was a pleasure working with you in making this mediation happen.  We all realize it was a very difficult set of circumstances with the pandemic and the number of participants, as well as the necessity to resort to a virtual mediation environment.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated, and we thank you for your time and assistance.  I look forward to working with you in the future on other potential mediation matters.

August 14, 2020 - In his capacity as Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, along with other renowned dispute resolution professionals, bar association dispute resolution leaders, and NYCLA's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Department finishes the last part of a triple-feature CLE summer consisting of these programs, all of which were well-attended and received. 

 

  • June 25, 2020 - "Anatomy of a Virtual Mediation" (Faculty) - Organized by the Nassau County Bar Association, this program spotlighted Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for mediators and litigators.  Discussed topics included the benefits of mediation and best practices in the use of online mediation for attorneys, their clients, and mediators, with Mr. Weinreb playing the role of an embattled CEO in a demonstrative roleplay.  A videorecording of the presentation can be found here.
     
  • July 10 and 12, 2020 - "Part 146-Approved Advanced Divorce Mediation Training" (Organizer and Participant) - Mr. Weinreb assisted in organizing this all-day Friday and Sunday advanced online divorce mediation training course designed for attorneys previously trained as mediators wishing to expand their practice into the field of divorce mediation.  Led by Prof. Robert Kirkman Collins of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, the course covered the basics of New York divorce law and explored a systematic approach to applying forty specific mediation techniques to overcome challenges presented by divorcing couples.  In addition, the program covered how to aid these couples in reaching detailed consensus on issues regarding the parenting of their children, equitable distribution of property and liabilities, division of retirement assets, responsibilities for basic and extraordinary child expenses, spousal assistance, health insurance coverage, tax questions, the strategic timing of divorce, drafting settlement agreements, and how to obtain an uncontested divorce decree.  Please click here to view Mr. Weinreb's Certificate of Completion.
     
  • August 11, 12, and 14, 2020 - "Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation Training Program" (Organizer and Faculty) - This three half-day comprehensive CLE program, which is now available for purchase and on-demand viewing, involving over thirty-five separate speakers associated with renowned law firms and long-established ADR providers such as the American Arbitration Association and JAMS, provided attendees with substantive information and techniques needed to manage and resolve employment-related disputes.  In addition to providing significant assistance organizing the All-Star faculty, Mr. Weinreb joined this prestigious group on August 12, 2020, when he and three other panelists presented a program segment entitled "Virtual Mediation: Key Issues and Considerations."  Please click here to view this segment.

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