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  • Landau & Trokie Speak on Impending Legalization of Cannabis

    Douglas S. Trokie, White Plains Business LawyerJames K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerJune 18, 2019

    James K. Landau and Douglas S. Trokie, both members of our Cannabis Law group, will speak at a CLE program entitled, “Impending Legalization of Cannabis 2019: The Buzzz for Businesses.” This program is co-sponsored by the FPA Greater Hudson Valley Chapter, the Westchester County Bar Association and the Westchester Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs.

  • Rosmarin Speaks in Portugal on Collaborative Divorce

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorJune 06, 2019

    Abby Rosmarin, a lawyer in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, will speak in Lisbon, Portugal, at the 2019 35th International Annual Conference for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) on the following topic: “Family Transitions: The Mental Health Professional’s Role in Collaborative Divorce."

  • Landau to Attend Symposium Hosted by Justices of Appellate Division, Second Department

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerJune 03, 2019

    James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis LawBusiness Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, and Co-Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association, will be attending a symposium for bar leaders hosted by Justices Connolly, Cohen and Duffy of the Appellate Division, Second Department.

  • Landau & Trokie Speak on Legalization Status of Cannabis & Hemp in New York & Connecticut

    Douglas S. Trokie, White Plains Business LawyerJames K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMay 23, 2019

    James K. Landau and Douglas S. Trokie, both members of our Cannabis Law group, will speak on “Legalization Status of Cannabis and Hemp in New York & Connecticut.” This program is co-sponsored by BOHCA (Business Owners Hemp Cannabis Association).

  • Gebhardt Elected to Board of Directors of Alumni Association for Cornell University’s ILR School

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerMay 14, 2019

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate PracticeCollaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association for Cornell University’s ILR School. Her three-year term begins in June 2019. The ILR School of Cornell University is the leading college of the applied social sciences focusing on work, employment, and labor policy issues and practices of national and international significance. ILR's mission is to prepare leaders, inform national and international employment and labor policy, and improve working lives. As the world of work evolves, the school’s focus broadens to keep pace with that change.

  • Landau Speaks on Cannabis Law

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMay 08, 2019

    James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis LawBusiness Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, gave an overview on recent decisions in cannabis law in a CLE program entitled, “Impending Legalization – Hot Topics in Cannabis Law.” The program was sponsored by Celesq and hosted by the West LegalEdcenter.

  • Landau Authors Article on Appellate Division Judges

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMay 01, 2019

    James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis LawBusiness Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, authored an article in in the May, 2019 issue of Westchester Lawyer, published by the Westchester County Bar Association, entitled, “Meet the Presiding Justices of the Appellate Division.”

  • Gebhardt Elected Vice President of Westchester County Bar Association

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerMay 01, 2019

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate PracticeCollaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was elected as a Vice President of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) at its Annual Meeting on March 7, 2019; she was sworn in on May 1, 2019. WCBA, established on February 11, 1896, is a not-for-profit corporation with a voluntary membership of more than 2,000 lawyers. WCBA's purpose is to promote the ends of justice, cultivate jurisprudence, afford access to the courts to all who seek redress, facilitate the administration of justice, elevate the standards of integrity, honor, competence and courtesy in the legal profession, and participate with all members of society in seeking and perfecting the common good. Dolores has been active in the WCBA for many years and served as Secretary from 2017-2019.

  • Donelli & Pennessi Win Appeal in Constructive Emancipation Case

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerKristen Mackay Pennessi, White Plains Divorce Lawyer & MediatorApril 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.

  • Landau Lectures for WCBA on Cannabis Law

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerApril 11, 2019

    James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis LawBusiness Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, gave an overview on recent decisions in cannabis law in a CLE program entitled, “Impending Legalization – Hot Topics in Cannabis Law.” The program was sponsored by the Cannibas Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association.