Key practice areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Trusts, Estates and Probate
Eli has advised clients, negotiated, mediated and litigated issues in such varied areas as family and matrimonial law, tax law, business and corporate transactions, and trust, estates and probate matters.
Eli’s current practice consists of alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration and collaborative law) and litigation; family and divorce law; general business disputes and litigation; corporate and securities; and appeals in multiple areas. He also handled and argued numerous appeals and conducted jury and non-jury trials in numerous cases in various courts in New York State, and pro hac vice in courts in New Jersey, California and Oregon. His clients are generally individuals and both large and small closely-held businesses.
In addition to his mediation and litigation practice (which includes family and divorce matters and general commercial matters), Eli has been selected by federal and state courts to mediate complex commercial disputes, as well as family, custody and divorce disputes. He has lectured and given trainings extensively, including presentations on various subjects in Continuing Education programs for the New York City Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the New York State Divorce Mediation Council and the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York; a joint conference co-sponsored by the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, entitled “ADR in Flux – Mediation and the Law – Defining the Boundaries”; as a panel member in the discussion of “Mediation of End-of-Life and Long-Term Care Issues” before a joint conference of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution, held at Columbia University Teachers College; interactive cooperation and teamwork training with the staff at the YWCA of White Plains and Greater Westchester; interactive cooperation and dispute resolution training with the staff of Goddard Riverside Community Center; lectures and presentation of “What Family and Divorce Mediators Should Know about Estate Planning and Trusts and Estate”, before an annual joint mini-conference of the New York State Divorce Mediation Council and the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York.
He has also written and published on various subjects, including “Exempting Income of New York Non-Residents”, published in the New York Law Journal; and “International Aircraft Financing under the Uniform Commercial Code”, published in the New York University Law School Journal of International Law and Politics. His publications also include articles on New York taxation of non-residents; and the application of the New York State and City Real Property Transfer Taxes.
Eli has also been on the Boards of Directors of the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and the New York State Divorce Mediation Council, as well as the Board of Directors of the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies; the Publisher of the Quarterly Newsletter of the Association of Conflict Resolution – Greater New York Chapter; and the Editor/Publisher of The Report (formerly the Monthly Mailer) of the New York State Divorce Mediation Council.
He was recently appointed to a third five-year term as a Mediator for the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, which covers several counties in New York City and Long Island; and serves on the Panels of Neutrals in Federal and State Courts in the greater New York City area. He has been a member of the Boards of Directors of both the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, a statewide professional association of divorce mediators, and The Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, a professional association which serves professional family and divorce mediators in the greater New York City area.
Presentations and Publications:
“Representing Clients in Divorce Mediation; Helping Clients Reach Maximum Results”.
New York City Bar Association, in connection with its Continuing Legal Education Program.
“Update on the Law”, Mediation Council News (a joint publication of the NYS Council on Divorce Mediation and the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, Fall 2006.
“Practice Point: Real Property Transfers Incident to Separation and Divorce”, Mediation News (New York State Council on Divorce Mediation), Spring 2003.
“Exempting Income of New York Non-Residents”, New York Law Journal, July 31, 2000.
“Expert Advice”, reader inquiry response, Divorce Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 4, page 46 (1999).
“Court of Appeals Rules Professional Licenses do not Merge - A Discussion of the McSparron Decision”, Council News (Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York), Spring 1996.
“Tropea Case and Relocation Issue”, Council News (Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York), Winter 1997.
“Estate Strategy During a Divorce Proceeding”, The Matrimonial Strategist (New York Law Publishing Company), November 1990.
“Guest Editorial, Suffolk Bar Discusses the Role of Attorney in Mediation”, Council News (Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York), Fall 1996.
“International Aircraft Financing under the Uniform Commercial Code”, New York University Law School Journal of International Law & Politics, Spring 1969.
Editor and Publisher, The Report, published by the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation (January 2005 to present).
Former Publisher, Association of Conflict Resolution – Greater New York Chapter, on-line Newsletter.