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Ownership Over a Dispute/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 19, 2017

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The Belfast Agreement of Northern Island was mediated by the former Senator George Mitchell in 1998. The peace that has reigned in that part of the world for nearly 20 years, was a tribute to the skill and negotiation acumen shown by Mr. Mitchell in his mediator role. One conversation, as narrated by Mr. Mitchell, […]

Conflict/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 18, 2017

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Carl Jung, a psychologist and author of note, once said this about conflict: “The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.” This comment is similar to a statement found in the Talmud, 2000 years previously, to the same effect: “There is no joy akin […]

Boilerplate Divorce Agreements/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 29, 2017

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Boilerplate agreements are comprised of typical clauses that simply require an occasional fill-in or brief reference. A mediation client recently showed me such an agreement that a family lawyer had prepared for her. Once she agreed to its content, it would be shared with opposing counsel. Once signed by both parties, the divorce matter would […]

Civility/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 20, 2017

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The CEO of Southwest Airlines., Gary Kelly, was recently quoted by bizjournal.com as saying the following abour airlines and recent customer contoversies: “I am worried our broader society has become less and less civilized, so what we want to try to do at Southwest is stand for civility, stand for hospitality and make that a […]

Would You Believe?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2017

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This appeared on twitter as tweeted by John Logan: CEO of the 1st company in the world to offer Marriage Insurance.Contact me if you’re interested in investing. http://www.divorceprobability.com.  Life is sufficiently complex that it is difficult to envision that a test can show the likelihood of marital viability. However, there are definite means of determining […]

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 […]