Martin Oliner is an attorney
who has engaged in private practice since 1972. Mr. Oliner received
a J.D. in 1971and an L.L.M. in Taxation in 1977 from New York University
Law School. He is a member of Phi Betta Kappa and the Order of the
Coif, and has taught at both Touro Law School and New York Law School.
Mr. Oliner’s legal practice principally involved
international tax and workouts. He has extensive experience in
international finance, investment banking, real estate, corporate
organization and reorganization matters. His clients have included
HSBC and the Saudi British Bank. He has published numerous articles
and spoken to many professional groups.
Since September 1992, Mr. Oliner has served full
time as Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief
Executive Officer of First Lincoln Holdings, an insurance and real
estate holding company. He has also served as a Director of Regency
Equities, Asian Oceanic Capital Corporation, and New Navy LDA.
Mr. Oliner serves as one of six members of the
Executive Board of Touro College. He is a founder of the San Francisco
School of Osteopathic Medicine and has served as a director of the
New York School of Podiatry.
Locally, Mr. Oliner served as President of Congregation
Sharray Tefila for three years, co-chairman of the Village’s Board
of Design since its inception, and a member of the HAFTR Board for
many years. He has provided extensive pro bono assistance to many
local organizations and has regularly opened his home for fundraising
events. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Village of Lawrence
and as chairman of the Religious Zionists of America.
Martin Oliner is married to Reva. They have enjoyed
raising their family in Lawrence since 1983.
Rabbi Blau studied at Yeshiva College, and received
a BA 1959. He received his ordination in 1961 from R.I.E.T.S.
He is a graduate of the Belfer Graduate School of Science, having
received his Master’s degree in 1960.
He served as a Rebbe and Associate Principal of
Maimonides School from 1965-7. In addition he served as Rebbe and
Principal of Yeshiva High School of the Hebrew Theological College
from 1967-1970, Principal of the Jewish Educational Center (Elizabeth,
N.J.) from 1970-1977, and Mashgiach Ruchani of R.I.E.T.S. and Yeshiva
College since 1977.
Rabbi Blau has been National President of the Religious
Zionists of America since 2005. He was also associated with Hanhalat
Artzit Bnei Akiva from 1959-60, served as National President of
the Yavneh National Association of Religious Jewish Students from
1963-4, and National Vice President of the Torah U’Mesorah Association
of Hebrew Day Schools Principal Council from 1975-7.
Rabbi Blau has been a member of the Executive Orthodox
Caucus since 2002, and a member of the Orthodox Forum since 1989.
He is the author of many articles on Jewish thought
, and has edited “Lomdut: The Conceptual Approach to Jewish Learning”
Volume for Orthodox Forum series.