Kenneth Feinberg,Esq./Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 30, 2017

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The amazing work of attorney/mediator , Kenneth Feinberg, was recently highlighted in INC. magazine. Mr. Feinberg has settled claims in such tragedies as the 9/11 lawsuits, Agent Orange litigation, and Boston Marathon bombings. As a mediator, Mr. Feinberg has developed strategies to close out litigious matters through wise use of mediation theory. What can Mr. Feinberg […]

The President as Negotiator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 29, 2017

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One of the talents of President Trump was billed as his talent as a negotiator. Unfortunately, real estate and world politics share far less in common than we had imagined. Some of the failings of the new President center about the following character traits: You cannot promise to do something and then not do it. […]

What You Don’t Do/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 12, 2017

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Richard Haass is President of the Council on Foreign Relations. He often appears as a very insightful and well-informed “talking head” on the Morning Joe program. He was recently asked what the recent gassing on Syrian innocents can teach us about President Assad and past US policy. His statement can be paraphrased as follows: “We […]

How You Sound to Others/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 9, 2017

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A software startup, Civil, forces people who wish to comment on a discussion online, to first evaluate three other comments for their civil quality. The third comment subject to this evaluation is that of the reviewer herself. The reviewer is asked if they wish to modify their comment, which they often do. In this way, […]

A Mediation Query/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 8, 2017

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I saw this quote by  author Jane Green: I am divorced, and one of the things I am tremendously grateful for is that my ex-husband and I made a decision to go through mediation. I knew a trial would drag on for years, would cost me everything, but worse, would be devastating for our four […]

How Not to Negotiate/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 25, 2017

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Joe Cunningham, of Redstate.Com wrote of the efforts of Steve Bannon to get the Republicans to vote for the American Health Care Act. Mr. Bannon reportedly walked into a room with the Freedom Caucus members present and announced: “This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.” The response […]

Apologies/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 22, 2017

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Marjorie Ingall has an article on apologies at realsimple.com/imsorry. She presents her point of view very briefly in the following manner: “A good apology means laying yourself bare. It means putting yourself in the other person’s position, giving her what she wants and needs. In short, it’s not about you.” We are all familiar with […]