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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, spoke at a CLE program entitled, “Impending Legalization of Cannabis 2019: The Buzzz for Businesses.” This program was 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.

  • Landau Attends 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, attending a symposium for bar leaders hosted by Justices Connolly, Cohen and Duffy of the Appellate Division, Second Department.

  • Judge Borelli Speaks to Judges and Judge Candidates on Campaign Ethics

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerMay 29, 2019

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, chairs the Judicial Campaign Ethics Subcommittee of the NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics. In that capacity, Judge Borrelli served on a panel at the NYS Judicial Institute in the taping of the "2019 Judicial Campaign Ethics Online Training Video.” All candidates for election to Judicial Office this year, including incumbent judges running for re-election (except Town and Village Justices), are required to timely complete this program during his/her candidacy.

  • 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, spoke on “Legalization Status of Cannabis and Hemp in New York & Connecticut.” This program was 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.

  • Borrelli Speaks at Dinner of Association of Supreme Court Justices

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerMarch 26, 2019

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was a speaker in Staten Island at a dinner of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the City of New York.

  • Landau Speaks on Ethics in Social Media

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMarch 15, 2019

    James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis LawBusiness Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, was part of a panel discussion in Manhattan on a program entitled "Ethics in Social Media 2019" sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute.

  • Landau Co-Authors Article on Cannibis Law

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerFebruary 01, 2019

    With the expected legalization of marijuana in New York, McCarthy Fingar’s corporate and litigation lawyers are gearing up to represent clients as to the legal issues presented by such legalization. One of our lawyers, James K. Landau, a member of our Cannabis LawBusiness Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, co-authored an article in in the February, 2019 issue of Westchester Lawyer, published by the Westchester County Bar Association, entitled, “The Expected Legalization of Cannabis for Adult Use in New York Will Bring New Challenges for Attorneys.”

  • Gebhardt Featured in Q & A in Westchester Lawyer

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerFebruary 01, 2019

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate PracticeCollaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was featured in the February, 2019 issue of Westchester Lawyer, published by the Westchester County Bar Association. Dolores "tells all" in the article, including how, when she is not in court for her clients, she teaches a "spinning class" at New York Sports Club! She says: “Join me Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Sundays at 8:15 and 9:15 a.m. for the ride of your life! You’ll sweat, you’ll suffer, you’ll thank me later.”

  • Judge Borrelli Speaks to Newly-Elected Judges

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerJanuary 08, 2019

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured at the New York State Judicial Institute, as part of the Newly-Elected Judges’ Program.

  • Judge Borrelli Speaks to Judges on Judicial Ethics

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerApril 13, 2018

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, lectured on “Judicial Ethics” at a program of the New York State Unified Court System entitled “Taking the Bench – Spring, 2018” for newly-elected and recently appointed Town and Village Justices from around the state. The program was held in Albany, New York.

  • Gebhardt Re-Elected Secretary of Westchester County Bar Association

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerMarch 28, 2018

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate PracticeCollaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was re-elected as Secretary of the Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA). 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 in 2017-2018.

  • Landau Elected to WCBA Board

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMarch 28, 2018

    James K. Landau, a member of our Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Westchester County Bar Association.

  • Landau Speaks on Debt Collection Issues for NYSBA

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMarch 20, 2018

    James K. Landau, a member of our Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, lectured in Mt. Kisco, New York on CPLR Article 52 Enforcement Devices as part of an all-day program entitled “Debt Collections and the Enforcement of Money Judgments” for a program sponsored by the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

  • Landau on Panel Discussing Ethics for Attorneys in Social Media

    James K. Landau, Business Litigation LawyerMarch 16, 2018

    James K. Landau, a member of our Business Litigation and Appellate Practice groups, was part of a panel discussion in Manhattan on a program entitled "Ethics for Attorneys in Social Media" sponsored by the Practicing Law Institute.

  • Nimetz Joins Firm as Associate Attorney

    Irma K. Nimetz, White Plains Litigation AttorneyMarch 12, 2018

    We are pleased to announce that Irma K. Nimetz has joined the firm as an associate attorney and is a member of our Appellate PracticeBusiness Litigation and Surrogate’s Court Litigation groups.  Prior to joining McCarthy Fingar, Irma was an attorney with the New York State Attorney General’s Office, where she received the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for outstanding performance by an Assistant Attorney General. Irma has experience handling governmental investigations against individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations, as well as defending actions and Article 78 proceedings brought against the State of New York and its agencies.

  • Judge Borrelli Presents for Unified Court System on Ethics Issues

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerFebruary 19, 2018

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, served on the faculty of the New York State Judicial Institute and New York State Unified Court System, Office of Justice Court Support sponsored Continuing Judicial Education Program at the NYS Association of Towns Annual Convention in New York City. Judge Borrelli presented on two topics: 1) 2018 Judicial Ethics Updates and 2) Ethics: Civic Participation Limitations 

  • Judge Borelli Joins Firm

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerJanuary 25, 2018

    We are please to announce that Judge Edward P. Borrelli has joined the firm as Counsel in our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups. Judge Borrelli joins the firm following an illustrious 40 year career in the New York State Unified Court System, where he has presided over a very wide variety of proceedings, including Civil and Criminal jury trials and non-jury trials, high exposure Supreme Court Civil litigation, matrimonial, parental and grandparental child custody, visitation, child relocation, child support, domestic violence, elder law, adult guardianship and guardianship compliance enforcement proceedings.

  • Judge Borrelli Part of Panel Discussion on Rules Governing Judicial Conduct

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, Civil Litigation LawyerJanuary 09, 2018

    Judge Edward P. Borrelli, a member of our Trusts & EstatesMatrimonial & Family LawAppellate Practice and Mediation & Arbitration Practice groups, was part of a panel presentation by the New York State Judicial Institute entitled, "Rules Governing Judicial Conduct", as part of a seminar for new judges.

  • Dolores Gebhardt Receives "Pace Setter" Award

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJune 02, 2016

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate PracticeCollaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was selected as the "Pace Setter" and received this award at the annual "Above the Bar" awards on June 2, 2016. This prestigious honor is the highest award granted in the Above the Bar Awards, which are co-sponsored by the Westchester Business Journal and Citrin Cooperman. The Pace Setter Award is awarded to an attorney who exemplifies overall excellence in professional and community work and prominence in the Westchester legal profession. 

  • Gebhardt Receives NYSBA's Kay Crawford Murray Award

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJanuary 25, 2016

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate PracticeCollaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, received the Kay Crawford Murray Award. The Kay Crawford Murray Award is given by the New York State Bar Association to honor women in the profession who recognize the value of diversity in the legal profession and have dedicated their time to advancing the professional development of women attorneys.

  • Gebhardt Lectures on Appellate Practice in Manhattan

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerNovember 06, 2014

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate Practice and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, lectured in Manhattan on November 6, 2014 on "Fundamental Appellate Practice" for the New York County Lawyers Association.

  • Pozin, Smith, Steinman & Georgiou Join Firm and Start up Municipal Law & Land Use Group

    Clinton B. Smith, White Plains & New York LawyerLester D. Steinman, White Plains & New York Municipal LawyerDaniel Pozin, White Plains LawyerNovember 01, 2014

    We are pleased to advise that Daniel PozinClinton B. Smith and Lester D. Steinman have joined the firm as partners and Anna L. Georgiou has joined the firm as counsel. They are all members of the firm’s newly created Municipal Law & Land Use group. See advertisement.

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

    Frank W. Streng, White Plains Estate Litigation LawyerGail M Boggio, White Plains Surrogate's Court & Trusts & Estates LawyerHowell Bramson, White Plains Business & Tax LawyerKathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerDolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerOctober 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.

  • Gebhardt Elected President of White Plains Bar Association

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJune 08, 2014

    Dolores Gebhardt was sworn in as President of the White Plains Bar Association (WPBA) on June 18, 2014. A member of the WPBA Board of Directors since 2003, Dolores previously served as Treasurer and Secretary. Dolores joins current and former McCarthy Fingar attorneys Joel M. Aurnou, Kathleen Donelli, Joseph P. Harrington, Martin Drazen and John G. McQuaid, all of whom served as WPBA President.

  • Miller Authors Article on Prenuptial Agreements for New York Law Journal

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerJune 04, 2014

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller, who has a national reputation on family law issues and leads our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group and Appellate Practice group, authored an article for the New York Law Journal on Prenuptial Agreements entitled, "Come Live With Me and Be my Love...But Sign This Prenup!"

  • Gebhardt Moderates NYSBA Program on Appellate Practice & Lectures on Motion Practice in Appeals

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerNovember 14, 2013

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate Practice and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was the moderator of the bi-annual program on New York Appellate Practice on November 14, 2013 in White Plains, sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction. Dolores also lectured at this program on Motion Practice in the Appellate Division.

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

    Gail M Boggio, White Plains Surrogate's Court & Trusts & Estates LawyerHowell Bramson, White Plains Business & Tax LawyerKathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerDolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerOctober 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.

  • Judge Miller Receives Kay Crawford Murray Award

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerJanuary 22, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that Judge Sondra M. Miller, who leads our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group and Appellate Practice group, received the Kay Crawford Murray Award on January 22, 2013. The award is given by the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Women in the Law to celebrate "an individual who, in the spirit of Ms. Murray, recognizes the value of diversity in the legal profession and has committed to advancing the professional development of women attorneys."

  • Donelli Speaks at Webinar for NYS Judicial Institute

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerNovember 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

    Howell Bramson, White Plains Business & Tax LawyerKathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerDolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerOctober 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.

  • Judge Miller Co-Chairs Judicial Seminar on Social Media & Criminal & Family Law Cases

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerAugust 08, 2012

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller, who leads our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group and Appellate Practice group, and Co-Chairs the New York State Family Violence Task Force, co-chaired a judicial seminar entitled: “’Friend’ or Foe: Social Media and the New Cyber-Landscape of Criminal and Family Law.” The seminar was part of a summer series of web casts offered by the New York State Judicial Institute for judges and non-judicial staff. The program was presented live at the Judicial Institute in White Plains, at group-viewing sites in each of the New York City counties, and on-line.

  • Gebhardt Elected Treasurer of White Plains Bar Association

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJune 20, 2012

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Collaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was elected Treasurer of the White Plains Bar Association.

  • Judge Miller is Recipient of 2011 Judge Learned Hand Award

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerDecember 01, 2011

    On December 1, 2011 Hon. Sondra M. Miller was the recipient of the 2011 Judge Learned Hand Award by the Westchester Region of the American Jewish Committee (AJC). This was the first time that the Judge Learned Hand Award was presented by AJC's Westchester Region. The award ceremony took place at Chappaqua Crossing (the former Reader’s Digest site), in Chappaqua, New York. AJC is the oldest and most respected human relations organization in the United States. AJC builds bridges, advances security, promotes human rights, supports Israel and strengthens Jewish life. For over fifty years, AJC has taken great pride in publicly acknowledging the accomplishments of outstanding members of the legal community who excel in their field and give generously of themselves to the larger community.

  • Gebhardt is Moderator of New York State Bar Association CLE program & Lectures on Matrimonial Appeals

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerNovember 18, 2011

    Dolores Gebhardt, who is a member of our Appellate Practice and Matrimonial & Family Law groups, was the moderator of the bi-annual Continuing Legal Education program on Appellate Practice sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's New York State Bar Association's Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction. Dolores also lectured at this program on "Special Considerations in Matrimonial Appeals". Click at Outline to see Dolores' written presentation for this program.

  • Gebhardt Elected Secretary of White Plains Bar Association

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJune 15, 2011

    Dolores Gebhardt was elected secretary of the White Plains Bar Association on June 15, 2011.

  • Gebhardt Discusses Her Term as President of Westchester Women's Bar Association

    June 15, 2011

    In finishing her one year term as President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association, Dolores Gebhardt spoke at the annual dinner on June 15, 2011 about WWBA's accomplishments during her term. She also had this to say about her original goal to increase the number of men in WWBA: "One of the goals of my presidency was to increase the involvement of men in the WWBA. Despite the difficult economic climate, our membership was similar to last year’s. In fact, as of this writing, we had over 600 members, and kept our ten delegates to WBASNY. Better yet, nearly 70 members are men . . . more than last year!"

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

    Gail M Boggio, White Plains Surrogate's Court & Trusts & Estates LawyerKathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerDolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJune 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.

  • Judge Miller Receives the "Above the Bar" Award & Selected as "Pace Setter"

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerApril 28, 2011

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller was selected as the "Pace Setter" and received the "Above the Bar" award on April 28, 2011 in White Plains, New York.

  • Judge Miller Speaks at Induction Ceremony of Justice Linda J. Christopher

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerJanuary 19, 2011

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller spoke at the Rockland County Courthouse in New City at the induction ceremony of newly elected Justice Linda J. Christopher.

  • Brophy & Donelli Selected as Super Lawyers

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerOctober 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.

  • Judge Miller Interviewed by New York Law Journal on "No Fault" Divorce

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerJune 17, 2008

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller was interviewed by the New York Law Journal as a spokesperson for various state and local bar groups who lobbied Albany legislators for an amendment of divorce law to permit "no fault" divorce. Judge Miller, who is also the Director of the Office of Family Services for the Office of Court Administration, organized the event in Albany, to remind legislators of the need to change the divorce laws and to highlight the near-unanimous support that the no-fault option has among bar groups. In her interview, Judge Miller also spoke of the difficulties the no-fault option faced in the current legislative session, since no-fault divorce is just one of a myriad of items vying for attention. In the interview, Judge Miller said: "They are not focused on this issue. And we, as a group, are at a disadvantage because we are not lobbyists."

  • Judge Miller Joins Board of Legal Services of Hudson Valley

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerApril 02, 2007

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller has joined the Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley.

  • Miller Interviewed on Recommendations of Matrimonial Commission

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerApril 01, 2007

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller  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. Judge Miller, who headed the Matrimonial Commission formed by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, was interviewed by The Institute for Judicial Studies for both her observations on the case and efforts to implement the recommendations of the Matrimonial Commission. For excerpts of that interview, click at Interview. Click at Report to see the recommendations of the Matrimonial Commission.

  • Judge Sondra Miller Joins Firm and Leads the Firm's Appellate and Mediation and Arbitration Practice Groups

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerJanuary 01, 2006

    We are pleased to announce that Judge Sondra M. Miller, retired from the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, as of January 1, 2006, has joined our Firm as Chief Counsel. Judge Miller is a member of the Firm's Business Litigation and Matrimonial & Family Law groups and will lead the Firm's appellate practice.