James A. Rosenstein, Esquire is the founder and principal of Rosenstein Associates, Negotiation Facilitators. This Philadelphia- based firm “creates opportunities for organizations of all types to negotiate better results through use of its dispute mediation, conflict assessment, facilitated collaborative problem solving, organizational conflict management and system design, and negotiation effectiveness training services”. In 1997, after twenty-nine years with the firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, Jim retired from the practice of real estate law (with a emphasis on planned communities of all types, mixed-used properties and affordable housing) to start his mediation and negotiation facilitation firm.
Upon the dissolution of Wolf Block in early 2009, Mr. Rosenstein resumed the practice of law, in addition to his mediation and negotiation facilitation practice, in an Of Counsel capacity with Fineman, Krekstein & Harris, P.C.
He has written and lectured extensively on various topics of law and conflict resolution. In addition to his many real estate articles, he authored a monthly column on negotiation subjects for the Tri-State and Corridor editions of the Real Estate Journal; an article titled Ten Obstacles to a Negotiated Agreement and How to Overcome Them, which appeared in the October 1998 issue of The Practical Lawyer and was reprinted in M. Nelkin, Understanding Negotiation, Anderson Pub. Co., Cinn. (2001); an article titled Using Mediation Techniques to Rescue Endangered Negotiations, which appeared in the September 2000 issue of The Practical Lawyer and was reprinted in the ALI-ABA’s Practice Checklist Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution, ALI-ABA, Phila. (2002); and an article titled Bringing Mediation into the Negotiation of Transactional Agreements, which appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of ACResolution magazine.
Mr. Rosenstein recently completed a one-year term as President of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). In Pennsylvania, he chairs the Government and Public Policy Subcommittee of the S.R. 160 Advisory Committee to the Joint State Government Commission and is a Board member of the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators (PCM). Among his prior conflict resolution leadership positions, he was the first President of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter of ACR, co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and co-chair of the Commercial Sector of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. He has chaired the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) and has chaired or served on the committees of the PBA responsible for drafting the Pa.