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A Real Estate Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 16, 2016


In the April 11, 2016 edition of the Wall Street Journal, Peter Grant wrote about the split of the Durst Fetner Residential organization wherein a residential development business was re-configured. Members of the Durst and Fetner families participated in a amicable split of the business into two new legal entities. As Jody Durst explained it;”Everyone […]

The Halachic Pre-Nup

April 10, 2016


The Wall Street Journal recently wrote a positive article on the halachic pre-nup. An Agunah activist, Professor Susan Aranoff, wrote a letter in response pointing out the weaknesses of this pre-nup and the fact that the Beth Din of America will rarely enforce the support clause of such an agreement, once the husband agrees to […]

Fairness V. Strength/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 9, 2016


A columnist recently opined that in his search for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump will need to decide what he wishes to accomplish. Will he pursue the right to be the nominee on the basis of his political “strength” or on the basis of the doctrine of “fairness”. When I read the article, I […]

Free Mediation?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 3, 2016


I read a small article that described a new mediation program in Encinitas, CA. A new mediation program had been created to resolve neighbor disputes such as overhanging trees, fences, and blocked views. The pilot program offered free mediation. Why would mediators offer their services free of charge? Obviously, it is good advertising for the […]