James A. Rosenstein

James Rosenstein serves in an Of Counsel role at the firm after a long career as a transactional lawyer at Wolf Block where he focused on complex real estate projects, including the development of planned communities, multi-use properties and affordable housing.

He now combines his real estate practice with advising clients regarding their participation in mediations of complex multi-party commercial disputes (often involving governmental bodies, non-profits and for-profits) or other forms of collaborative problem-solving, as well as serving as the mediator or facilitator in these types of matters.  He has written and spoken extensively on various legal, negotiation and mediation topics.

Rosenstein is currently Immediate Past-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.

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1968
  • A.B., Harvard College, 1961

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Chair of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, 1995 and 1996
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
    Co-chair ADR Committee, 2003 and 2004
  • Association for Conflict Resolution
    President, 2008 and 2009
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
    Board Member, 2006 –present
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
    Fellow, 1983-present
  • PA Joint State Government Commission Advisory Committee for S.R. 160
    Chair of Government & Public Policy Subcommittee (2007 – present)

Honors/Awards

  • Association for Conflict Resolution’s Presidential Award (2007)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award (1993)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Sir Francis Bacon Alternative Dispute Resolution Award (2010)
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators’ Most Valuable Peacemaker Award (2007)
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2004-2009 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® lists
  • Selected to “Best Lawyers in America,” 1990-present
  • Selected to “Who’s Who in America,”, 1986-present
  • Selected to “Who’s Who in American Law,” 1990-present
  • Given an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating provided by the national legal directory.

Selected Publications

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