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My practice focuses on working relationships, and I have a specialty in clergy and faith-based employment. I address contract negotiations and workplace issues of various kinds. I aim to help my clients get the most out of their careers while enjoying workplace camaraderie. Here are some things my clients have said about me:
“Martha Hausman is incredible! As my negotiator, she was able to communicate my needs to the synagogue representatives in a fair and balanced way, yet always with my best interests at hand. She was also able to communicate with me in a way that brought calm, resolve, confidence and peace of heart. I highly recommend Martha as a negotiator for anyone seeking to create a lasting, successful and meaningful contract with a congregation. By being my voice, Martha allowed me to remain the rabbi and spiritual leader, setting some distance between me and the nitty-gritty details of the contract. I was able to maintain relationships with the negotiators and not have them associate me, their spiritual leader, with the on-going contract negotiations. Martha is direct, efficient, calm, yet assertive, and knows the rabbi and synagogue business from personal experience, giving her the needed authority to speak with clarity and conviction, but always with compassion and empathy. She broke down barriers and helped me to achieve a strong, solid and successful 5-year contract. She will certainly be my voice when we are ready to renegotiate.”
-Conservative Rabbi, California