Practice Areas

The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC is a civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution firm that handles a wide variety of matters.

Civil Litigation

All litigation at The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC is managed by Elan E. Weinreb, Esq., the firm's Managing Member, a litigator with over twelve (12) years' worth of experience in state and federal courts.  Prior to starting The Weinreb Law Firm, PLLC, Mr. Weinreb spent close to seven (7) years as a litigation associate with Kaye Scholer LLP, a prestigious law firm located in Manhattan.  He then spent over four (4) years working with a smaller, full-service midtown Manhattan firm, Katlowitz & Associates, as its Head of Litigation.  Drawing from his many years of experience as a litigator, Mr. Weinreb is able to handle a variety of civil litigation matters, including but not limited to partnership and/or corporate disputes, real estate disputes, commercial disputes, business tort matters such as breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference with contract, and product liability matters.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Weinreb has successfully completed comprehensive training in commercial arbitration offered through the New York State Bar Association, general mediation training offered through the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, advanced commercial mediation training offered through the New York State Bar Association, and additional advanced mediation training offered through the Nassau County Bar Association, thereby supplementing his prior experience in the alternative dispute resolution (a/k/a ADR) disciplines of arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. 

 

Potential clients of TWLF who are considering retaining the firm for litigation services should strongly consider ADR options in light of the numerous advantages--particularly cost and efficiency--that such options have over litigation.  

 

Mediation is highly successful, with more than 85% of mediated business cases resulting in settlement agreements. . . . .

                                                                

One of the principal advantages of ADR is the speed (and accompanying cost savings) of its streamlined processes. A recent statistical review of 100 business cases filed with the American Arbitration Association with claims seeking more than $500,000 shows the median completion time as just 13 months.  [AAA Commercial Bulletin, Issue 6, Dec. 2010].

Those same cases if filed in court likely would have averaged between 3 and 4 years to complete.  Longer duration almost always equals more attorney hours expended, which translates to significantly greater expense, even after adding arbitrator compensation.

 

Source: David J. Abeshouse, Esq., Business ADR (Arbitration and Mediation) vs. Court Litigation for Commercial Cases (June 18, 2013) (last accessed July 21, 2015).