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Details/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 19, 2021

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Ashley Parker, of the Washington Post, was interviewed by Brian Williams on Monday night. She reported that the one task President Trump truly enjoys is exercising his pardon power. She stated that POTUS is “pouring” over details of people’s lives who are being considered for a pardon. To him, the pardon power is a power […]

Six Hours/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

January 12, 2021

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WashPo printed a chilling article about “Six Hours of Paralysis: Inside Trump’s Failure…” (January 11,2021). The authors, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey and Philip Rucker, describe the hours of indecision in the White House after the security debacle at the Capitol. Amidst the reporting, is a word of caution, as I see it, for those who […]

She Worked for Trump Org./Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 10, 2021

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On January 10, 2020, Barbara Res, a former Exec. V.P. of the Trump organization, wrote a column for the NY Daily News, entitled “Never Sorry, Never Wrong, Never Weak”. This article should be a must-read for all those who reject the idea of seeking compromise or avoiding confrontation in disputed matters. This relevant snippet says […]

Confusion/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

January 3, 2021

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Alan Cohen is a co-founder of an entity named Liazon. He is known as an innovator in the business world. A quote of Mr. Cohen’s has gone viral: “Confusion is the last stop on the way to clarity.” Sometimes, in our lives we see the truth of the statement that “The night is darkest just […]

A Quote For a Year That Has Passed/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

January 3, 2021

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This past year of 2020 was one filled with divisions, fighting words, and verbal assaults. It is helpful to consider a quote that talks of peace and a pursuit of peace. This quote is by Peter Drucker: “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” Sometimes what is not said […]

Attorney For a Mediation?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 20, 2020

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I am often asked if an attorney is needed/required for mediation sessions. My answer is nuanced; an attorney is helpful to review a mediation agreement. However, having an attorney for a mediation is purely discretionary. Many clients can do well without an attorney in the mediation process. That is the nature of mediation give-and-take. If […]

The Steak Dinner Clause/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

December 19, 2020

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I just read about a most unique solution to a potential deal-breaker. Hootsuite is an on-line educational service which reaches clients via a Vendor. The deal was described by CEO Ryan Holmes in a July 26, 2016 blog post. The deal hit a roadblock when Vendor and Hootsuite could not agree as to whose responsibility […]

Peaceful Coping /Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 28, 2020

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In the November 25, 2020 WSJ, Elizabeth Bernstein provided, in her article about politics and polarization, communication tips from William Doherty. How does one talk to someone whose views differ from their own? This article preceded Thanksgiving, and clearly there was an assumption that Holidays bring people together (at least on Zoom), this leads to […]

Prudence/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 14, 2020

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I just read a vignette about President Dwight Eisenhower. Someone handed him a sealed envelope and told the President its contents was for his review. President Eisenhower refused to open the envelope as it was his policy to only review documents that had first been reviewed by an aide. He wanted to ensure that at […]

Compromise/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 6, 2020

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This one from Pakistani stateman Imran Khan: “Compromise for you dream but do not compromise on your dream.” Compromise is a necessary means of getting to Win-Win. Or, to quote comedian Steven Wright: “You can’t have it all. Where would you put it?”. Give and take leads to Win-Win. Being stuck in your position? Well […]