Matrimonial Law Basics


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | Long Island 
Friday, October 25, 2019 | Albany (Live & Webcast)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Tarrytown
Friday, November 1, 2019 | NYC
Friday, November 1, 2019 | Syracuse
Thursday, November 7, 2019 | Buffalo 

NYSBA Members: $175 | Family Law Section Members: $150
Non Members: $275

7.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0  Areas of Professional Practice; 2.0 Skills; 1.0 Ethics 

Program Planning Chairs
Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq. I Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, PC, Garden City
Maureen Dunn, Esq. I Johnson & Cohen, LLP, Pearl River
Charles P. Inclima, Esq. I Inclima Law Firm, PLLC, Rochester
Peter R. Stambleck, Esq. I Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP, New York City
Bruce J. Wagner, Esq. I McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C., Albany
Brett S. Ward, Esq. I Blank Rome LLP, New York City

Family Law Section - Learn more about the Section HERE 
Committee on Continuing Legal Education

Family Law Section Chair
Eric A. Tepper, Esq. | Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Glenville

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Video Replay option is available.
If you cannot watch the program at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the video replay.


The New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education are pleased to present Matrimonial Law Basics. 

Program Description
This full-day practical skills program is designed for all attorneys, whether newly-admitted or experienced, seeking a fundamental but practical overview of handling all aspects of a matrimonial matter. The topics presented are the most frequently addressed issues in a matrimonial action and the program will include an overview of the recent major changes in law governing equitable distribution and spousal maintenance.

Program Agenda Topics 
Overview of Matrimonial Law Actions in General
Practice Management, Ethics and Professionalism
Motions and Pre-Trial Interventions
Introduction to Equitable Distribution and Maintenance
Matrimonial Agreements and Introduction to The Child Support Standards Act (CSSA)

Program Faculty
Program Chair: Michelle Haskin, Esq., McNamee Lockner, PC, Albany 
Jennifer Powers Rutkey, Esq., 
Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP, Glenville 
Lauren L. Hunt, Esq., Young/Sommer, LLC, Albany
Megan Van Aken, Esq. McNamee Lochner PC, Albany
Hon. Henry F. Zwack, Troy 
Lorraine R. Silverman, Esq., Copps DiPaola Silverman PLLC, Albany
Barbara J. King, Esq., Tully Rinckey PLLC, Albany 

Chair: Rosalia Baiamonte, Esq., Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C., Garden City
John Biondo, Esq., Law Office of Vincent F Stempel, PC, Garden City
Christopher J. Chimeri, Esq., Quatela Chimeri PLLC, Hauppauge
Michael C. Daab, Esq., Gassman Baiamonte Gruner, P.C., Garden City
Hon. Cheryl A. Joseph, Suffolk County Supreme Court, River Head
Michael E. Ratner, Esq., Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf LLP, New Hyde Park
Jennifer S. Rosenkrantz, Esq., Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos PLLC, Garden City

Program Chair: Vanessa C. Gabriele, Esq. I Tupchik Legal Group, Buffalo
Andrew F. Emborsky, Esq. I Cohen & Lombardo, P.C., Buffalo
Hon. Mary L. Slisz I Erie County Supreme Court, Buffalo
Hon. Dennis E. Ward I Erie County Supreme Court, Buffalo
Marissa Hill Washington, Esq. I Hill Law PLLC, Buffalo
Erica M. Zeis, Esq. I Vance & Zeis Attorneys At Law, Buffalo

Chair: Adam J. Turbowitz, Esq., Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, New York
Lydia H. Devine, Esq., New York Supreme Court, New York
Kenneth S. Glasser, Esq., Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP, New York
Kelly A. Frawley, Esq., Kasowitz Benson Torres, LLP, New York
Thomas M. Kretchmar, Chemtob Moss & Forman, LLP, New York
Magnolia D. Levy, Esq., LoPreto + Levy LLP, New York
Morgan Fraser Mouchette, Esq., Blank Rome LLP, New York
Alyssa A. Rower, Esq., Rower LLC, New York
Jessica C. Wagner, Esq., Civil Court of the City of New York, New York

Chair: Richard B. Alderman, Esq., Alderman & Alderman, Attorneys at Law, Syracuse
William R . Bartholomae, Esq., Marris & Bartholomae, PC, Syracuse
Amy B. Egitton, Esq., Scolaro Fetter Grizanti & McGough, P.C., Syracuse
Peter S. Grenis, Esq., The Grenis Law Firm, Syracuse
Hon. Martha Walsh Hood, A.J.S.C., Onondaga County Courthouse, Syracuse
Hon. Martha E. Mulroy, A.J.S.C., Onondaga County Courthouse, Syracuse
Steven A. Paquette, Esq., Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Syracuse
Kimberly A. Pedone, Esq., Onondaga County Courthouse, Syracuse
Howard J. Woronov, Esq., Melvin & Melvin, PLLC, Syracuse

Program Chair: Amy Eisenberg, Esq. I Johnson Cohen LLP, Pearl River
Gus Dimopolous, Esq. I Dimopolous Bruggemann P.C., Tuckahoe
Hon. Sherri Lee Eiesenpress I Rockland County Courthouse, New City
Jennifer M. Jackman, Esq. I Miller Zeiderman & Wiederkehr LLP, White Plains
Dina S. Kaplan, Esq. I The Kitson Law Firm, PLLC, White Plains
Lydia A. Milone, Esq. I Bodnar Milone LLP, White Plains
John A. Pappalardo, Esq. I Farber Pappalardo & Carbonari, White Plains
James J. Sexton, Esq. I Law Offices of James J. Sexton, P.C., New City

NYSBA Members: $175

Family Law Section Members: $150
Non-Members: $ 275

Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount.

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