Areas of Practice

  • Adoptive Families
  • Blended Families
  • Child/Adolescent
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Gay/Lesbian Families
  • LGBTQ
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Mediation
  • Parenting
  • Post-Divorce Disputes
  • Pre/postnuptial Agreements
  • Separation
  • Profession

    Legal Professional

    Academic and Professional Credentials

    I have over 30 years of experience in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including custody, child support, maintenance, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, orders of protection, abuse/neglect and paternity proceedings. I am a certified mediator, collaborative law attorney and a parent coordinator.  I began my career at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society where I represented children in abuse/neglect proceedings, custody, juvenile delinquency and PINS proceedings.  I was an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge in both the Brooklyn and Manhattan offices.  Since entering private practice in 1997, I have been certified by both the First and Second Departments as an attorney qualified to represent children in custody and visitation disputes and have represented many children, as well as parents and caregivers, in high conflict matrimonial and custody cases in Supreme Court and Family Court.  I also have extensive experience helping our clients resolve their financial disputes.  As a certified mediator and a collaborative lawyer, I often use my skills to assist families in resolving parenting and financial disputes outside of Court.  I am a member of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and past co-chair of the Attorney for Child committee, NYCLA, NYCBA, the New York Women’s Bar Association and the AFCC.  She have been selected as a New York Super Lawyer.  I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984.


    College Attended:
    Denison University


    States admitted to practice:
    New York


    Languages:
    English

    About my Practice

    I have over 30 years of experience in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including custody, child support, maintenance, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, orders of protection, abuse/neglect and paternity proceedings. I am a certified mediator, collaborative law attorney and a parent coordinator. I began my career at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society where I represented children in abuse/neglect proceedings, custody, juvenile delinquency and PINS proceedings. I was an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge in both the Brooklyn and Manhattan offices. Since entering private practice in 1997, I have been certified by both the First and Second Departments as an attorney qualified to represent children in custody and visitation disputes and have represented many children, as well as parents and caregivers, in high conflict matrimonial and custody cases in Supreme Court and Family Court. I also have extensive experience helping my clients resolve their financial disputes. As a certified mediator and a collaborative lawyer, I often use my skills to assist families in resolving parenting and financial disputes outside of Court. I have been selected as a New York Super Lawyer.

    Professional Organizations

    I am a member of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and past co-chair of the Attorney for Child committee, NYCLA, NYCBA, the New York Women’s Bar Association and the AFCC.

    Professional Trainings

    I completed the Intensive Mediation Training with The Center for Understanding in Conflict in 2013. I completed the Collaborative Training with The New York Association of Collaborative Professionals in 2017. I also regularly attend continuing education programs with the New York State Bar Association, New York County Bar Association, New York City Bar Associaiton, the New York Women's Bar Association and have participated as a panelist as well.

    Professional Licenses

    I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984 and was admitted to practice law in New York in 1985.

    Office Locations

    Location 1 ) 150 East 58th Street