The Connection Bernards-Ridge Edition Feb/Mar 2019

PAGE 64 CHRISTINE M. DALENA, ESQ , has been a family law attorney and mediator for over 29 years and is the managing partner of Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Bradley, LLC, in Morristown, New Jersey. She has extensive experience in handling complex, high net worth and high conflict mediation, collaborative and family law matters. Although Ms. Dalena’s specialty is in handling fam- ily law related matters she has extensive experience in other areas – real estate transactions & general litigation – which allows her to handle a broader spectrum of issues that customarily arise in matri- monial cases. She is a passionate advocate and sensitive to the personal conflicts and emotions that arise in matrimonial matters. Ms. Dalena has been selected for inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list* since 2009 and in the top 50 women attorneys for 2010, 2011 & 2012. She is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bar. She is a member of the American Bar Association, NJ State Bar Association, Morris County Early Settlement Panel Program, Morris County Bar Association, NJ Collaborative Law Group, NJ Association of Professional Mediators and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She served as a law clerk to the Hon. George P. Helfrich, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Div., Morris County. She received an undergraduate degree in Busi- ness Administration from the University of Delaware and her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall School of Law. COMPASSION - INTEGRITY KNOWLEDGE - EXPERIENCE MATRIMONIAL & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY/MEDIATOR Christine M. Dalena, Esq. LAUFER, DALENA, CADICINA, JENSEN & BRADLEY, LLC 23 Cattano Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960 973-285-1444 • In the Spring of 2017, my business partner arranged for us to meet Adam Alter, a marketing professor at NYU. Adam had written a book, Irresistible, that addressed some issues that my new business, FokisOn, is working on. While we had hoped that Adam would do some work for us, he did not have enough capacity at the time. However, he graciously left the door open to stay in touch. A couple months later, I saw anoth- er professor at NYU, Scott Galloway, on a television broadcast speaking about branding and loyalty. Thinking that Scott could help us, I asked Adam if he could introduce us. Adam responded that Scott was extremely busy with his consulting business and a new book he had written, The Four, in addition to his responsibilities at NYU. Adam suggested I email Scott, referenc- ing our relationship. I did. As expected, I did not hear back from Scott. I saw Scott a couple more times on business shows, started following him on Twitter, and attended a webinar where he was the featured speaker. During the webinar, questions were taken from hundreds of people and the few that were posed to Scott, were rewarded with his book. My question was taken, and a few weeks later I received an autographed copy of Scott’s book. Back to Adam Alter. I have interact- ed with Adam on email but had only met with him twice over the next year and a half. In concluding our meeting in October 2018, the dialogue went something like this. “Adam, my next meeting is at The World Trade Center. Left to my own devices I would walk west several blocks on 4th Street and take the E subway line. What do you think?” “I would do the same thing,” he continued. “However, let me check an app. It says walk east a block and take the R or W. That would be much closer.” I said, “Thanks I will give it a shot.” I hopped on the R train downtown for four stops to Cortlandt Street. The train was practically empty and moving quickly. At the 2nd stop, Canal Street, a man, dressed totally in black with a black knitted cap on, boarded and sat down next to me. He looked like a Ninja warrior except he was carrying a plain black satchel. I stared at him for a second and said, “You look like Scott Galloway.” He said, “I am.” I replied that I had just come from a meeting with his colleague, Adam. For the remaining 3 minutes of my ride, Scott and I had a nice chat about work and our improbable meeting. If you are interested in device addic- tion and the impact that Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon are hav- ing on us and our culture, I recom- mend both Adam’s book, Irresistible and Scott’s book, The Four. MEETING UNDER CANAL STREET IN NEW YORK CITY By: Dan Rosenberg Giorgios Pappas Furrier 914 Mt. Kemble Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960 973-425-1111 Monday-Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm • Private Parking Cold Storage Cleaning & Glazing Custom Designs Re-Styling Re-Sizing Re-Lining Repairs END OF YEAR SPECIAL SALE what’s NEW! Deal $ $ tea l $ & Visit TODAY! Online Coupons! Shop Morristown