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Richard Allen Zeif, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1952. Decorated Meritorious Service medal; recipient 1st Human Rights award, New York State Division Human Rights, 1971, award, Academico Honoris Causa Mexico Academy International Law, 1971.


Zeif, Richard Allen was born on July 7, 1929 in New Haven. Son of Samuel Morris and Shirley F. (Fodor) Zeif.


Graduate, New York University, 1950. Postgraduate, New York University, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Brooklyn Law School, 1952.


Partner Nierenberg, Zeif & Weinstein, New York City, 1952—1994. Secretary Negotiation Institute, 1966—1994. Member faculty New School, 1974—1983, since 1995.

Executive director The Negotiation & Mediation Learning and Resource Center, since 1995. Past adjunct professor New England School Law. Consultant, lecturer in field.

With United States Army, 1952-1955.


Founder Democratic Reform Movement, New York City, 1958. Seminar advisor United Nations Global Technology Group, since 1996. Director World Center Peace Building.

Board directors, chairman executive committee International Industrial Development Foundation, United Nations Development Organization. Fellow: American Academy Political & Social Scientists. Member: Knights of Pythias, American Bar Association (chairman African law committee 1975-1980), International Federation Training and Development Organizations (chairman advisory forum since 1994, chairman 1990-1992, United Nations representative since 1996), International Negotiating Associates (director Paris), Explorers Club (chairman foreign relations committee 1974).


Married Gloria A. Feldman, August 19, 1956. Children: Sasha, Andrew, Juliet.