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AAA Standard, Commercial, and Consumer Arbitrator and Mediator Resumes of TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb in One PDF Portfolio - November 2021
The American Arbitration Association has five separate neutral resumes for TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, each one being relevant to his service as an arbitrator or mediator in civil, commercial, or consumer cases. This PDF portfolio consolidates all of them into one electronic file for ease of reference.
2021-11-01 - PORTFOLIO - AAA Standard Co[...]
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The Basics of Part 146 Court-Annexed ADR - April 2021
Presentation on the basics of Part 146 court-annexed mediation given at the New York County Lawyers Association's 44th annual Civil Trial Practice Institute as part of a panel covering the topic of "Skills & Ethics - Preparing for Trial, Conference, Settlement, and Mediation."
2021-04-22 - The Basics of Part 146 Cour[...]
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Of Pandemic and Perseverance: NYCLA’s ADR Committee Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons in 2020 - February 2021
In this inspiring article published on mediate.com (https://www.mediate.com/articles/timken-lemonade.cfm#) on February 19, 2021, 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.
2021-02-19 - Weinreb Fladgate Timken - O[...]
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Perpetual Motions - A Mediation Master Class and Group Roleplay Training Exercise - December 2020
Roleplay exercise authored and arranged solely by TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb used by over eighty online participants as part of the afternoon sessions of the second day (December 15, 2020) of an inaugural Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program ("FDRP") combined arbitration and mediation program run by the New York County Lawyers Association.
2020-12-15 - Perpetual Motions Version 3[...]
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The Basics of Post-Pandemic Part 137 Mediation - December 2020
Comprehensive post-COVID-19 update to "The Basics of Commercial Mediation" given to over eighty online participants as part of the morning session of the second day (December 15, 2020) of an inaugural Part 137 Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program ("FDRP") combined arbitration and mediation program run by the New York County Lawyers Association discussing best online ADR practices and mediation techniques for use in attorney-client fee disputes.
2020-12-15 - The Basics of Post-Pandemic[...]
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Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Dispute Resolution in the New York Metropolitan Area CLE Materials - February 2020
Course materials from a lively and most likely unprecedented February 4, 2020 New York County Lawyers Association ("NYCLA") CLE program entitled "Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Dispute Resolution in the New York Metropolitan Area," for which TWLF Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. served as a moderator in his capacity as Co-Chair of NYCLA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
2020-02-04 - Faith-Based Dispute Resolut[...]
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The Basics of Commercial Mediation - September 2017
Presentation given to The West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce on September 12, 2017 by Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq., in which the fundamentals of the commercial mediation process and its advantages over traditional litigation are explored.
2017-09-12 - The Basics of Commercial Me[...]
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TWLF News and Views - Summer 2016
Summer 2016 edition of TWLF's official newsletter in which Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. discusses "chameleon mediation"--a style of mediation that blends together elements of other mediation styles.
2016-09-20 - TWLF News and Views - Summe[...]
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TWLF News and Views - Spring 2016
Spring 2016 edition of TWLF's official newsletter in which Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. discusses three key differences between arbitration and mediation and how one can save time and money in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
2016-06-14 - TWLF News and Views - Sprin[...]
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"One Size Does Not Fit All - Ten Reasons Why Commercial Litigators Should Consider Commercial Mediation" in Nassau Lawyer - March 2016
In this condensed version of the Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 editions of TWLF News & Views published in the March 2016 edition of Nassau Lawyer, the Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association, Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. discusses ten reasons why commercial litigators should at least consider commercial mediation as an alternative to litigation.
2016-03-03 - Nassau Lawyer - March 2016 [...]
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TWLF News and Views - Winter 2016
Winter 2016 edition of TWLF's official newsletter in which Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. discusses why commercial litigators should consider commercial mediation as a first option in dispute resolution. (Part 2 of 2).
2016-02-16 - TWLF News and Views - Winte[...]
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TWLF News and Views - Fall 2015
Fall 2015 edition of TWLF's official newsletter in which Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. discusses why commercial litigators should consider commercial mediation as a first option in dispute resolution. (Part 1 of 2).
2015-11-25 - TWLF News and Views - Fall [...]
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TWLF News and Views - Summer 2015
Summer 2015 edition of TWLF's official newsletter in which Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. goes behind the scenes in discussing the creation of his online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentation, "The Telemachian Law Practice."
2015-07-05 - TWLF News and Views - Summe[...]
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TWLF News and Views - Spring 2015
Spring 2015 edition of TWLF's official newsletter in which Managing Member Elan E. Weinreb, Esq. discusses three practical lessons learned during TWLF's inaugural year.
2015-04-15 - TWLF News and Views - Sprin[...]
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Wormser v. Frumkin, No. 160569/2013, Order on Motion to Dismiss (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County Feb. 26, 2015)
Order in multi-million dollar civil dispute partially denying Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant's motion to dismiss asserted counterclaims.
2015-03-03 - Order of Justice Wright Dat[...]
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TWLF News and Views - Winter 2015
Winter 2015 edition of TWLF's official newsletter discussing the use of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) as an effective tool in facilitating motion drafting and preparation.
2015-01-09 - TWLF News and Views - Winte[...]
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"The Powerful PDF" in New York County Lawyer - December 2014
The New York County Lawyers' Association's publication of the Winter 2015 edition of TWLF's official newsletter (slated for TWLF website posting in newsletter form in January 2015) discussing the use of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) as an effective tool in facilitating motion drafting and preparation.
2014-12-29 - NYCLA - NY County Lawyer - [...]
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TWLF News and Views - Fall 2014
Fall 2014 edition of TWLF's official newsletter discussing deposition preparation from both offensive and defensive perspectives.
2014-10-23 - TWLF News and Views - Fall [...]
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"The 'Telemachus Principle'" in New York County Lawyer - September 2014
The New York County Lawyers' Association's publication of the Summer 2014 edition of TWLF's official newsletter.
2014-09-29 - NYCLA - NY County Lawyer - [...]
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TWLF News and Views - Summer 2014
Summer 2014 edition of TWLF's official newsletter discussing how solo and small firm practitioners can use technology to compete with large firms.
2014-07-08 - TWLF News and Views - Summe[...]
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TWLF News and Views - Spring 2014
Inaugural issue of TWLF's official newsletter discussing small business approaches to litigation.
2014-04-04 - TWLF News and Views - Sprin[...]
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In re Heino, No. 1999-4868 (Sur. Ct. Kings County July 3, 2013)
Decision in favor of executor of multi-million dollar estate after trial described by Court as being "robust and contentious."
Decision of Surrogate Court - 07-03-2013[...]
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In re Weiselberg, No. 896-B-2003 (Sur. Ct. Kings County June 27, 2013)
Decision in favor of non-profit institution denying objectants' motion for summary judgment that sought to dismiss institution's Amended Petition for Probate.
Decision and Order of Johnson Denying Su[...]
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Spodek v. Neiss, 2013 N.Y. Slip Op. 77178 (N.Y.A.D. 2d Dep't June 19, 2013)
Denial of Plaintiff-Appellants' motion to reargue appeal or, in the alternative, for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeals in multi-million dollar corporate ownership dispute.
Order of Appellate Division Second Depar[...]
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Spodek v. Neiss, 104 A.D.3d 758, 2013 WL 951027 (N.Y.A.D. 2d Dep't Mar. 13, 2013)
Affirming April 2011 decision in multi-million dollar corporate ownership dispute denying Plaintiffs' motion for leave to amend First Amended Complaint.
Decision and Order of Second Department [...]
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Spodek v. Neiss, No. 32644/1996, Mem. Decision (Sup. Ct. Nassau County Apr. 18, 2011)
Decision in multi-million dollar corporate ownership dispute denying Plaintiffs' motion for the appointment of a receiver and for leave to amend their First Amended Complaint.
Memorandum Decision of Hon. U.W. Lally D[...]
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Spodek v. Neiss, 2011 N.Y. Slip Op. 30958 (Sup. Ct. Nassau County Mar. 31, 2011)
Decision in multi-million dollar corporate ownership dispute in favor of clients dismissing cross-claims asserted against them.
Order of Judge Lally Granting Motion to [...]
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Courtroom Cartoons Help Win Legal Fights
Elan Weinreb is quoted in this article, published in Fortune Small Business in September 2008, discussing the use of computer-generated animations in litigation.
Courtroom Cartoons Help Win Legal Fights[...]
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Less is More in the World of Trial Animations
Elan Weinreb discusses the use of computer-generated trial animations in this article, published in the November 2007 American Bar Association publication, The Young Lawyer.
110007 - Less is More in the World of Tr[...]
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"Counselor, Proceed with Caution": The Use of Integrated Evidence Presentation Systems and Computer-Generated Evidence in the Courtroom
Elan Weinreb's note (rough equivalent of a thesis), published in November 2001 in the Cardozo Law Review (23 Cardozo L. Rev. 393), discussing the use of integrated evidence presentation systems.
Weinreb-Counselor Proceed With Caution-C[...]
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