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  • Donelli & Pennessi Win Appeal in Constructive Emancipation Case

    April 17, 2019

    Kristen Pennessi & Kathleen Donelli won an appeal in the Appellate Division, Second Department (Mitarotonda v. Mitarotonda, ___ A.D.3d ___ (2d Dep’t 2019) in which the lower court denied a post-divorce judgment motion, brought by the noncustodial parent (the “father”), to stop paying the custodial parent (our client, the “mother”) child support based on constructive emancipation. Under the doctrine of constructive emancipation, New York courts have held that child support payments may be suspended where the “custodial parent unjustifiably frustrates the noncustodial parent’s right of reasonable access.” Kristen and Kathleen successfully argued that our client, the custodial parent, did not deliberately frustrate or actively interfere with the father’s relationship with his children. Therefore, the court ordered that the father continue to pay child support even though his children refused to have meaningful contact with him.

  • McCarthy Fingar's "Super Lawyers"

    October 01, 2018

    Seven of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the field of Family Law. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the field of Family Law. James K. Landau has again been selected in the fields of Business Litigation and Appellate. Kristen Mackay Pennessi has been selected as a Rising Star in the field of Family Law; Frank W. Streng has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Douglas S. Trokie has again been selected in the fields of Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • McCarthy Fingar's "Super Lawyers"

    October 01, 2017

    Nine of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Dina M. Aversano has been selected in the areas of Estate & Trust Litigation, Business Litigation and Appellate. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. James K. Landau has again been selected in the fields of Business Litigation and Appellate. Frank W. Streng has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Douglas S. Trokie has again been selected in the fields of Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Donelli Appointed to Judicial Screening Committee for City of White Plains

    November 21, 2016

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, has been appointed by Thomas R. Roach, the Mayor of White Plains, to serve as a member of the Judicial Screening Committee to interview candidates for two open positions of White Plains City Court Judge and review and report on their qualifications to the White Plains Common Council.

  • "Super Lawyers" at McCarthy Fingar

    October 01, 2016

    Eight of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Dina M. Aversano has again been selected in the areas of Estate & Trust Litigation, Business Litigation and Appellate. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Frank W. Streng has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Douglas S. Trokie has again been selected in the fields of Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Donelli Co-Presents at 2016 New Judges’ School at the NY State Judicial Institute

    January 08, 2016

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, presented at the 2016 New Judges’ School at the New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains. Kathleen, and her co-presenters, the Hon. Janet Malone, the Hon. Linda Christopher and her law clerk, Phyllis Goldberg, Esq., spoke on “Post Judgment Relief and Uncontested Divorces.” 

  • Donelli Appointed to Judicial Screening Committee for City of White Plains

    November 01, 2015

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, has been appointed by Thomas R. Roach, the Mayor of White Plains, to serve as a member of the Judicial Screening Committee to interview candidates for the position of White Plains City Court Judge and review and report on their qualifications to the White Plains Common Council.

  • Rosmarin & Donelli Co-Present on Money & Divorce Conference

    October 01, 2015

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, and Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, co-presented at the 2015 Catalyst Conference Money Talks - The Psychology of Money and Divorce Finances (10/1-10/5). In keeping with the conference’s mission - to provide a forum to foster an interdisciplinary approach to help separating or divorcing couples in mediation - the program included a divorce financial planner.

  • Aversano, Boggio, Bramson, Brophy, Demouchet, Donelli, Gebhardt, Streng & Trokie Selected as Super Lawyers

    October 01, 2015

    Nine of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Frank W. Streng has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Douglas S. Trokie has been selected in the fields of Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Real Estate, Business and Civil Litigation. Preston C. Demouchet and Dina M. Aversano have been selected as Rising Stars: Preston, in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate; and Dina, in the areas of Estate & Trust Litigation, Business Litigation and Appellate.  Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Donelli Presents to NYS Judicial Institute on "Hot Topics" in Equitable Distribution

    March 25, 2015

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, presented a legal education program on March 25, 2015 at the New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains, entitled, “Hot Topics in Equitable Distribution.”

  • Donelli Presents CLE Program to New Matrimonial Judges

    January 07, 2015

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, presented a legal education program for new matrimonial judges throughout New York State entitled, “Applications for Temporary and Final Relief in Matrimonial Actions: Maintenance, Equitable Distribution, Child Support and Counsel Fees”. The program took place on January 7, 2015 at the New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains.

  • Donelli Lectures on Disciplinary Issues for NYSBA

    December 05, 2014

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of the Grievance Committee of the Ninth Judicial District, and a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, lectured on “Anatomy of a Disciplinary Hearing” at the Elmwood Country Club in Greenburgh, New York for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Boggio, Bramson, Brophy, Donelli, Gebhardt, Miller & Streng Selected as Super Lawyers

    October 01, 2014

    Seven of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Gail M. Boggio has again been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Judge Sondra Miller has again been selected in the fields of Appellate/Family Law. Frank W. Streng has been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation and Estate Planning & Probate. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Donelli Receives Prestigious Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award

    January 31, 2014

    We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, has received the Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award. The award is given annually by the New York State Bar Association's (NYSBA) Committee on Women in the Law (Committee). The Ruth G. Schapiro Memorial Award is named to honor a nationally regarded tax lawyer who was the first female partner at Proskauer. Active in NYSBA, Schapiro was the first chair of the Committee, the chair of NYSBA's Tax Section and one of the first women to serve on NYSBA's Executive Committee. Under Schapiro's guidance, the Committee’s first report in 1987 spawned increasingly meaningful actions that contributed to the progress of women in the law who were dealing with women’s issues. Under Schapiro’s leadership, the Committee established educational programs and publications for the public and the profession. This award honors a female or male member of NYSBA who has made a noteworthy contribution to addressing the concerns of women in the profession and in public life. Click on video below to see Kathleen's acceptance of the award.

     

  • Rosmarin & Donelli do CLE on the Psychology of Money and the Practice of Law

    January 08, 2014

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, and Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, jointly lectured for the Westchester Women's Bar Association on a program entitled, "Money Matters: How the Psychology of Money Impacts our Practice of Law."

  • Boggio, Bramson, Brophy, Donelli, Gebhardt & Miller Selected as Super Lawyers

    October 01, 2013

    Six of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Gail M. Boggio has been selected in the fields of Estate & Trust Litigation/Estate Planning & Probate/Elder Law. Howell Bramson has again been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Judge Sondra Miller has again been selected in the fields of Appellate/Family Law. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Donelli Co-Chairs YWCA's Annual Luncheon

    May 10, 2013

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, co-chaired the Fifth Annual Luncheon (May 10, 2013) of the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester, entitled, "In the Company of Women".

  • Donelli Lectures on Discovery & Motion Practice in Divorce Cases

    April 08, 2013

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, lectured on April 8, 2013 in White Plains, New York at Pace University School of Law on "Motion Practice in Matrimonial Actions".

  • Donelli, Miller & Rosmarin Participate in Collaborative Law Workshop

    April 06, 2013

    On April 6, 2013, Kathleen Donelli (who heads up our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups) and Deborah Wayne, Adjunct Professors at Pace Law School, presented a 6 hour Intensive Collaborative Law workshop for their students. The students found the workshop to be an exceptional learning experience. One of the students, Jonah Freedman, wrote: "I have participated in numerous simulations throughout my law school career and last Saturday’s collaborative law simulation was by far superior. What made this experience so rewarding was having the opportunity to role play and gain insights alongside all the Collaborative Law essential ‘players’ such as attorneys (including a Judge), mental health professionals and CPAs.” Judge Sondra Miller and Abby Rosmarin, lawyers in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, also participated in the workshop.

  • Donelli Lectures on Professional Ethics

    March 16, 2013

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was part of a panel discussion on March 16, 2013 entitled "Ethics and Professionalism" in White Plains, New York at Pace University School of Law.

  • Donelli Speaks to Judges & Court Personnel on No Fault Divorce & Maintenance Issues

    March 13, 2013

    athleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was part of a live broadcast on March 13, 2013 to satellite viewing sites for judges and court attorneys throughout New York State on "No Fault Divorce and Maintenance Issues." with the Hon. Richard Dollinger, ASCJ. This lunch and learn program will be kept on the NYS Court Intranet website that hosts the New York State Judicial Institute’s continuing legal education programs for judges and court attorneys throughout New York State.

     

     

  • Rosmarin Speaks on "Do's & Don't for Mediators & Collaborative Lawyers; Donelli Moderates Program

    February 26, 2013

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, was part of a panel discussion on February 26, 2013 on "The Do's and Don't of Client Intake for Matrimonial & Civil Mediators & Collaborative Attorneys" at the White Plains Library in a program sponsored by the Collaborative Practice & Mediation Committees of the Westchester Women's Bar AssociationKathleen Donelli, who is a member of our Collaborative Law & Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was the moderator of the program.

  • Donelli Speaks at Webinar for NYS Judicial Institute

    November 08, 2012

    Kathleen Donelli presented at a live broadcast (from 1 to 2 p.m.) to satellite viewing sites for judges and court attorneys throughout New York State on "Maintenance and No Fault Issues In Matrimonial Actions" with the Hon. Richard Dollinger, ASCJ. This lunch and learn program will be kept on the NYS Court Intranet website that hosts the New York State Judicial Institute’s continuing legal education programs for judges and court attorneys throughout New York State. However, Storm Sandy resulted in the temporary loss of technological resources for the courts, and the need to reschedule the program. Stay tuned to our web site for the new date for the program.

  • Bramson, Brophy, Donelli, Gebhardt & Miller Selected as Super Lawyers

    October 01, 2012

    Five of our lawyers have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Howell Bramson has been selected in the fields of Estate Planning/Tax and Corporate Business. Joseph Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Dolores Gebhardt has been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Judge Sondra Miller has been selected in the fields of Appellate/Family Law. Joe Brophy has also been selected as one of Westchester's top 25 lawyers. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Donelli Lectures on Ethical Issues for Lawyers

    February 05, 2012

    Kathleen Donelli, who is a Collaborative lawyer and heads up our Matrimonial & Family Law group, was part of a panel discussion on February 5, 2012 entitled "Ethics and Professionalism Update 2012" in White Plains, New York at Pace University School of Law. The panel reviewed the Rules of Professional Conduct. After an overview and update, the panel used a hypothetical to examine issues including advertising, solicitation, client relations, conflicts of interest, dealing with represented and unrepresented parties, specialization, competence, prosecutorial abuse and civility.

  • Donelli Moderates Program on Impact of Economy on Matrimonial Cases

    January 10, 2012

    Kathleen Donelli, who chairs our Matrimonial & Family Law group, was the moderator of a program on January 10, 2012 sponsored by the Matrimonial Committee of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, entitled, "Impact of the Current Economy on Matrimonial Cases: House Sales, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies."

  • Donelli Lectures for NYSBA on "Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas in Day-to-Day Practice"

    November 30, 2011

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on "Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas in Day-to-Day Practice" at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on November 30, 2011 for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Judge Miller & Donelli Speak to Law Revision Commission

    October 25, 2011

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller and Kathleen Donelli, members of our Matrimonial & Family Law and Collaborative Law groups, were invited and met with the New York State Law Revision Commission (“LRC”) at a Roundtable Meeting on Maintenance Awards in Divorce Proceedings on October 25, 2011 at Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Both Judge Miller and Kathleen had the opportunity to discuss the legislation that the New York State Legislature has directed the LRC to propose by December 31, 2011 on maintenance awards.

  • Brophy & Donelli Selected as Super Lawyers

    October 04, 2011

    Two of our partners have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Kathleen Donelli has again been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Joe Brophy has again been selected in the fields of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice, and, this year, in the field of General, Estate & Trust Litigation. Joe has also been selected as one of Westchester's top 25 lawyers. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • Boggio, Donelli & Gebhardt Elected Directors of Women's Bar Association of State of New York

    June 15, 2011

    Gail M. Boggio, Kathleen Donelli and Dolores Gebhardt were elected and then sworn in as directors of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.

  • Gebhardt and Donelli Lecture on New Matrimonial Laws

    May 21, 2011

    Dolores Gebhardt and Kathleen Donelli lectured on May 21, 2011 in Manchester, Vermont for the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York on the "New Matrimonial Laws: No Fault Divorce, Temporary and Post Divorce Maintenance Guidelines, Counsel & Expert Fees, Modification of Child Support And Orders of Protection." See Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Speaks to NYS Supreme Court Justices on New Matrimonial Legislation

    March 23, 2011

    Kathleen Donelli spoke on March 23, 2011 in White Plains, New York to New York State Supreme Court Justices on the "New Matrimonial Legislation" at the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace. Click at Outline to see seminar materials.

  • Donelli Lectures on Ethics Issues for Lawyers

    February 05, 2011

    Kathleen Donelli was part of a panel discussion on "Ethics and Professionalism Update 2011" in White Plains, New York on February 5, 2011 at Pace University School of Law. The panel reviewed the Rules of Professional Conduct. After an overview and update, the panel used a hypothetical to examine issues including advertising, solicitation, client relations, conflicts of interest, dealing with represented and unrepresented parties, specialization, competence, prosecutorial abuse and civility.

  • Brophy & Donelli Selected as Super Lawyers

    October 27, 2010

    This year for the first time, two of our partners have been selected Super Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area. Kathleen Donelli has been selected in the fields of Family Law/Collaborative Law/Appellate. Joe Brophy has been selected for the fourth straight year in the field of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have been recognized by their colleagues as having the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers has a rigorous selection process; only five percent of all lawyers in each state are eligible for consideration, and far fewer are selected.

  • Gebhardt, Donelli and Judge Miller Lecture on New "No Fault" Divorce Law

    October 14, 2010

    Kathleen DonelliDolores Gebhardt and Hon. Sonda M. Miller were part of a panel discussion on October 14, 2010 in White Plains, New York on "New Divorce Legislation:  No Fault Divorce, Maintenance Guidelines, Counsel & Expert Fees, Modification of Child Support and Orders of Protection” for the Westchester Women's Bar Association.   Click at Seminar Outline for materials.

  • Donelli Receives the "Above the Bar" Award and Selected as "Leading Matrimonial Attorney"

    April 29, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli was selected as the "Leading Matrimonial Attorney" and received the "Above the Bar" award on April 29, 2010 in White Plains, New York.

  • April 12, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on April 12, 2010 on "Matrimonial Law" in White Plains, New York for the New Directions Program at Pace University School of Law.

  • Donelli Inteviewed on Collaborate Law Issues

    March 31, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli was interviewed on March 31, 2010 by the web-based organization, Suite 101.Com, about Collaborative Law issues. Kathleen, a founding member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester, explained in the the interview that the goal of Collaborative Law is to satisfy the interests of both spouses in the divorce process and "work together to focus on interests as opposed to positions." Kathleen explained further that, through the collaborative process, attorneys and their clients agree to reveal all information while dealing with each other "with respect, integrity and courtesy." Click at Article for the full Article.

  • Donelli Lectures on Matrimonial Litigation for OCA

    March 25, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on March 25, 2010 in White Plains, New York to New York State Supreme Court Justices for the Office of Court Administration on a "Roadmap to Matrimonial Litigation" at the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace.

  • Donelli Does Collaborative Law "Webinar"

    March 16, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli participated in a webinar in Manhattan on "Collaborative Law" on March 16, 2010 for the Office of Court Administration.

  • Donelli Lectures on Ethics Issues for Lawyers

    February 06, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on "Ethics and Professionalism Update 2010" in White Plains, New York on February 6, 2010 at Pace University School of Law.

  • Donelli Lectures on Matrimonial Law Update

    January 12, 2010

    Kathleen Donelli presented a "Matrimonial Law Update" on January 12, 2010 and January 15, 2010 in White Plains, New York at the New York State Judicial Institute at Pace.

  • Donelli Appointed to Grievance Committee for Ninth Judicial District

    March 09, 2009

    Kathleen Donelli has been appointed by the Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, the Hon. A. Gail Prudente, to serve on the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District.

  • Donelli Lectures on Attorney Ethics for NYSBA

    December 05, 2008

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on Ethics & Professionalism at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on December 5, 2008 for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Donelli Lectures for UJA on Protecting Assets Before a Divorce

    January 03, 2008

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on January 3, 2008 in New York, New York on "Protecting Assets Before a Divorce” for the Planned Giving and Endowments Department of UJA Federation of NY. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Appointed to Serve on White Plains Judicial Review Committee

    June 01, 2007

    Kathleen Donelli has been appointed by Mayor Delfino to serve as a member of the City of White Plains Judicial Review Committee.

  • Donelli Lectures for NYSBA on How to Handle a Custody Case

    April 17, 2007

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on "How to Handle a Custody Case" on April 17, 2007 at the Holiday Inn in Mount Kisco, New York for the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Donelli Interviewed on the Role of Law Guardians in Matrimonial Cases

    April 01, 2007

    In the aftermath of the recent bribery conviction of former state Supreme Court Justice Gerald P. Garson, there has been substantial media coverage of the manner in which matrimonial and family law cases are litigated in the court system, including the role of law guardians, who act as attorneys for the children. Kathleen Donelli was interviewed by The Institute for Judicial Studies for Judicial Reports (http://www.judicialreports.com) on this issue. “I’ve found them to be very instrumental for settling cases in matrimonial court,” said Kathleen. She also said that, “[s]ince the Miller Commission there has been an emphasis on the law guardian’s duty to interview the child and communicate the child’s situation to the court." Click at Report (PDF) to see the recommendations of the Matrimonial Commission, which was led by Judge Miller, who serves as the firm's Chief Counsel.

  • Donelli Lectures on Attorney Ethics at Pace

    February 03, 2007

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 3, 2007 in White Plains, New York at Pace University School of Law on "Ethics and Professionalism".

  • Donelli Joins Board of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

    February 02, 2007

    Kathleen Donelli has joined the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.

  • Donelli Elected Chair of the Board of Visitors of Pace University School of Law

    February 01, 2007

    Kathleen Donelli was elected Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors of Pace University School of Law.

  • Donelli Lectures for NYSBA on Ethical Issues for Lawyers

    November 17, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on Ethics & Professionalism at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on November 17, 2006 for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Donelli Lectures on Collaborative Law

    October 21, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on October 21, 2006 on "Collaborative Law" at the Annual Law Guardian Training Program in White Plains, New York at Pace University School of Law. For lecture materials and/or Power Point presentation, click on Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Equitable Distribution on Matrimonial Actions

    October 03, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on October 3, 2006 on "Equitable Distribution in Matrimonial Actions" at the law firm of Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP in Armonk, New York at a program sponsored by the Northern Westchester Shelter and Westchester Women's Bar Association. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on the Art of Negotiation

    September 27, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on September 27, 2006 on "Women & the Art of Negotiation: Practice Points for Success" at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York, sponsored by Westchester Women's Bar Association and Pace.

  • Bramson and Donelli Lecture on Tax Issues Related to Divorce

    May 09, 2006

    Howell Bramson and Kathleen Donelli lectured on "Tax Issues Related to Divorce" on May 9, 2006 at The Bank of New York in White Plains. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures for NYSBA on Ethical Issues in Matrimonial Cases

    April 28, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on Ethical Issues in Matrimonial Cases at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on April 28, 2006 for the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Donelli Lectures at St. John's University on Collaborative Law

    March 06, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on March 6, 2006 at St. John’s University School of Law on "Introduction and Overview to Collaborative Law".

  • Donelli Lectures at Pace on Dealing with New Matrimonial Clients

    February 08, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 8, 2006 at Pace University School of Law on "Initial Contact with Matrimonial Clients". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Ethical Issues for Lawyers

    February 04, 2006

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 4, 2006 at Pace University School of Law on "Ethics and Professionalism". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures for NYSBA on Professional Ethics for Lawyers

    December 09, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on Professional Ethics at the Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York on December 9, 2005 for the Committee on Attorney Professionalism of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Donelli Received Alumni Leadership Award from Pace Law School

    November 03, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli was an honoree at Pace University School of Law's Alumni Leadership Awards Dinner on November 3, 2005. Click at photograph for a photo from the event.

  • Donelli Eelected to Board of Directors of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York

    May 14, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli was elected to the Board of Directors of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.

  • The Firm is a Co-Sponsor of "Take Our Children to Work Day"

    April 28, 2005

    The Firm co-sponsored the Fourth Annual "Take our Children to Work Day" on April 28, 2005, a program hosted in White Plains, New York by the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. One of our partners, Kathleen Donelli, President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, spoke to approximately 60 children attending the program about the importance of our jury system.

  • Donelli Lectures on Professional Ethics

    February 05, 2005

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 5, 2005 at Pace University School of Law on "Ethics and Professionalism". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Honored by YWCA As One of Westchester County's Outstanding Women

    November 13, 2004

    As part of the 75th Anniversary celebration of the YWCA of White Plains and Central WestchesterKathleen Donelli was selected and honored as one of Westchester County's outstanding women. The YWCA gives this honor to women who, by their achievements, commitment and leadership, have inspired others while making the community a better place to live and whose actions exemplify the YWCA's mission: to empower women and eliminate racism. To celebrate the YWCA's 75th Anniversary and the award recipients' leadership, a gala was held on November 13, 2004 at the Surf Club in New Rochelle. Gloria Steinem was the guest speaker. The Westchester District Attorney, Jeanine Pirro, was the honorary Chairperson. As a special honorary, Kathleen was inducted into the YWCA Academy.

  • Donelli Lectures on Divorce Law in New York State

    July 27, 2004

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on July 27, 2004 in White Plains, New York for Pace University School of Law's Women’s Justice Center on “Divorce Law in New York State". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • McCarthy Fingar Co-Sponsors "Take our Children to Work Day"

    April 22, 2004

    The Firm co-sponsored "Take our Children to Work Day" on April 22, 2004, a program hosted in White Plains, New York by the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. One of the Firm's partners, Kathleen Donelli, spoke at the event in her capacity as President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association.

  • Donelli Co-Chairs Girl Scouts of Westchester/Putnam's 25th Anniversary Luncheon

    March 10, 2004

    Kathleen Donelli co-chaired a luncheon of the Girl Scouts of Westchester*Putnam on March 10, 2004, held at Abigail Kirsch-Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, New York, celebrating that organization's 25th anniversary.

  • Donelli Lectures on Equitable Distribution

    March 09, 2004

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on March 9, 2004 and March 18, 2004 in Elmsford, New York on “Equitable Distribution" as part of a program offered by the Westchester Women's Bar Association, in partnership with the Northern Westchester Shelter and Victims Assistance Services. For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline1 and Seminar Outline2.

  • Donelli Lectures on Ethics and Professionalism

    February 07, 2004

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 7, 2004 at Pace University School of Law on "Ethics and Professionalism". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Speaks at Induction Ceremony for New Judges

    January 22, 2004

    Kathleen Donelli, as President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, was a speaker on January 22, 2004 at the Richard J. Daronco County Courthouse in White Plains, New York at the induction ceremony of newly elected judges.

  • Donelli Lectures on Pendente Lite Motions: Temporary Support and Relief in a Divorce Case

    June 12, 2003

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on June 12, 2003 in White Plains, New York for Pace University School of Law's Women’s Justice Center on “Pendente Lite Motions: Temporary Support and Relief Pending a Divorce Judgment." For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Elected President of Westchester Women's Bar Association

    June 04, 2003

    Kathleen Donelli was elected President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association.

  • Donelli Elected to the Board of Directors of The Westchester County Association, Inc.

    June 04, 2003

    Kathleen Donelli was elected to the Board of Directors of The Westchester County Association, Inc.

  • Donelli Lectures on Lawyer Ethics and Professionalism

    February 01, 2003

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on February 1, 2003 at Pace University School of Law's on "Ethics and Professionalism". For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Letters of Engagement

    November 19, 2002

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on November 19, 2002 in White Plains, New York for the White Plains Bar Association on “Letters of Engagement.” For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Letters of Engagement & Fee Dispute Arbitration

    November 13, 2002

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on November 13, 2002 in White Plains, New York for the Westchester Women's Bar Association on "Letters of Engagement and Fee Dispute Arbitration." For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Children’s Records Law in New York: Access to Mental Health Records

    June 05, 2002

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on June 5, 2002 in White Plains, New York for Lorman Education Services on “Children’s Records Law in New York: Access to Mental Health Records.” For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Child Support & Maintenance

    May 28, 2002

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on May 28, 2002 in White Plains, New York for Pace University School of Law's Justice Center on “Child Support and Maintenance." For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures for WWBA on Taking & Defending Depositions

    April 24, 2002

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on April 24, 2002 in White Plains, New York for the Westchester Women's Bar Association on "Taking and Defending Depositions." For lecture materials, click on Seminar Outline.

  • Donelli Lectures on Ethics & Professionalism

    February 02, 2002

    Kathleen Donelli lectured in White Plains, New York on February 2, 2002 as part of a panel discussion on "Ethics and Professionalism" for Pace University School of Law's Continuing Legal Education program.

  • Donelli Elected a Fellow of The American Bar Foundation.

    November 01, 2001

    Kathleen Donelli was elected a fellow of The American Bar Foundation.

  • Donelli Appointed to Board of Visitors of Pace University School of Law

    November 01, 2001

    Kathleen Donelli is a member of the Board of Visitors of Pace University School of Law.

  • Donelli Lectures on Access to Children’s Medical Records

    June 19, 2001

    Kathleen Donelli lectured on June 19, 2001 for Lorman Education on Access to Children’s Medical Records.

  • Donelli Elected Vice-President of Westchester Women's Bar Association

    February 01, 2001

    Kathleen Donelli was elected Vice-President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association.

  • Donelli Interviewed by New York Times on Child Relocation Issues

    March 28, 1996

    Kathleen Donelli, who won a landmark New York State Court of Appeals custody decision in Tropea v. Tropea, 87 N.Y.2d 727, 665 N.E.2d 145, 642 N.Y.S.2d 575 (1996) and frequently lectures on child relocation issues, was interviewed by the New York Times (3/28/1996) on child relocation cases.  In the interview, Kathleen, who represented the mother in Tropea, said that Tropea should not be read as endorsing the traditional view of custody disputes that a mother should always triumph.  She then had this to say:

     

    "'More and more fathers are gaining custody of their children,' Ms. Donelli said, pointing to a 1993 Court of Appeals decision that blocked a father with custody from moving to New Jersey with his new wife to ease their commute to their jobs. 'Now there is less of a burden for a custodial parent to gain permission to relocate,' she added."