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  • Rosmarin Speaks at International Association of Collaborative Professionals

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorOctober 25, 2014

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, participated at the 2014 Annual Conference of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals in Vancouver, B.C., on October 25, 2014. Abby's presentation was entitled “Narrative Understanding: Perspectives and Approaches to Improving Collaborative Skills.”

  • Rosmarin Speaks at Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorOctober 17, 2014

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, participated at the 6th Annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Her presentation was entitled, “A Facilitated Dialogue: Sharing our Difficult Cases or Moments.” 

  • Rosmarin Speaks at Academy of Professional Family Mediators

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorOctober 16, 2014

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, participated at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators in San Diego on October 16, 2014. Abby's presentation was entitled “Narrative Understanding: Perspectives and Approaches to Improving Conflict Resolution Skills.”

  • 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 LawyerJoseph J. Brophy, White Plains Medical & Legal Malpractice 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.

  • Rosmarin is Panelist at Calvary Hospital's "Ethics for Breakfast" CLE Program

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorSeptember 23, 2014

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, was a panelist in Manhattan at Calvary Hospital's Eleventh Annual Trusts & Estates CLE program (Ethics for Breakfast), entitled, “You Can’t Fire Me – I Quit!: The Ethical Considerations of Dealing with Difficult Clients”.

  • 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!"

  • Rosmarin Co-Teaches Collaborative Law Workshop

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorFebruary 09, 2014

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, co-taught a full day workshop entitled, "Narrative Understanding", for the North Jersey Collaborative Law Group. This skill-based program drew from literary, therapeutic, and communication techniques to enhance the ability of professionals to better understand their client's concerns and help people resolve their differences.

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

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerAbby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorJanuary 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

    Gail M Boggio, White Plains Surrogate's Court & Trusts & Estates LawyerHowell Bramson, White Plains Business & Tax LawyerJoseph J. Brophy, White Plains Medical & Legal Malpractice 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.

  • Miller & Rosmarin Lecture on Family Law Mediation

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerAbby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorApril 15, 2013

    Judge Miller and Abby Rosmarin, lawyers in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, lectured at Pace Law School on April 15, 2013 in White Plains, New York at a CLE program entitled "Essential Family Law/Matrimonial Law: Fundamentals."

  • Donelli, Miller & Rosmarin Participate in Collaborative Law Workshop

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerAbby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorApril 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.

  • Rosmarin Presents at Northern Westchester Hospital

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorFebruary 27, 2013

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, was part of a panel presentation at Northern Westchester Hospital on February 27, 2013, entitled “Getting on the Same Page for Improved Discharge Outcomes: Uniting Families to Make Focused Care Decisions for Aging Parents.” The program, sponsored by SeniorBridge, is intended to provide hospital personnel a resource for families as part of a discharge plan.

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

    Kathleen Donelli, White Plains Divorce LawyerAbby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorFebruary 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.

  • 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."

  • Rosmarin Lectures on How Mediation & Collaborative Divorce Addresses Money Issues

    Abby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorDecember 07, 2012

    Abby P. Rosmarin, a Mediator in our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, lectured in Manhattan on December 7, 2012 on "How Mediation and Collaborative Divorce Address Money Issues" for the New York Financial Psychology Group.

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

    Howell Bramson, White Plains Business & Tax LawyerJoseph J. Brophy, White Plains Medical & Legal Malpractice 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.

  • Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group Introduces Video

    Kristen Mackay Pennessi, White Plains Divorce Lawyer & MediatorJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerAbby P. Rosmarin, New York MediatorAugust 22, 2012

    As part of the recent expansion of our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group, we have put a video on our web site. In the video, viewers can get to know better the members of our Mediation & Arbitration team: Hon. Sondra M. Miller, who leads the group, Adam J. Krim, Kristen Mackay Pennessi and Abby P. Rosmarin. The video is set forth below.

  • 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.

  • Judge Miller Interviewed by Wall Street Journal on Impact of New Divorce Law

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerMarch 12, 2012

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller, who leads our Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group and Appellate Practice groups, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on the impact of the new divorce law. Judge Miller, who has been a long-time proponent of reforms in divorce law, discussed how the new divorce law, passed in 2010, has had unintended consequences on temporary alimony for some affluent New Yorkers. See video below for that interview. Footage provided by Wall Street Journal.

  • 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.

  • Judge Miller Interviewed by New York Law Journal on Court Ruling on New No-Fault Divorce Legislation

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerFebruary 04, 2011

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller, who has been a long-time proponent of "no fault" divorce and helped bring upon its passage in law last year, was interviewed by the New York Law Journal (2/4/2011) to comment on a recent ruling on the new law by Essex County Justice Robert J. Muller. Justice Muller is  the second judge to rule that a trial is required if a party disputes whether, under the new law, a marriage has "broken down irretrievably." The article went on to say:

     

    "Sondra Miller, the former Second Department justice who headed a commission appointed by former Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye to examine the state's matrimonial laws, disagreed with Justice Muller's conclusion stating that the 'irretrievably broken' language must be read in the context within which it was written. . . . 'It is quite clear,' Ms. Miller said, that the 'purpose' of the language referring to an oath provided by 'one party' was to 'avoid litigation.'  'It was not the intent of the Legislature and the bill's sponsors to avoid litigation on fault grounds only to substitute litigation upon the ground of irretrievable breakdown,' added Ms. Miller who is now chief counsel at McCarthy Fingar in White Plains. 'The statute was designed to avoid the expense and delay of full trials.'"

  • 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.

  • 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 is Keynote Speaker for The Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerNovember 08, 2007

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller was a keynote speaker on November 8, 2007 for The Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMCGNY) at its 25th anniversary gala celbration in New York, New York. FDMCGNY is a not-for-profit group dedicated to the constructive resolution of traditional and non-traditional family disputes.

  • Gebhardt and Judge Miller Author Article on Divorce Law and Abandonment

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerNovember 01, 2007

    Dolores Gebhardt and Hon. Sonda M. Miller authored an article in the Pace Law Review, Justice Abandoned: Forty Years of Stalemate in Actions for Divorce on the Ground of Abandonment, 27 Pace Law Review 605 (2007). Click on Article to see this publication.

  • Gebhardt & Judge Miller Lecture in Manhattan on No-Fault Divorce

    Dolores Gebhardt, White Plains Divorce LawyerJudge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerOctober 11, 2007

    Dolores Gebhardt and Hon. Sondra M. Miller spoke at a forum in New York City at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on October 11, 2007, entitled "The Need for No-Fault Divorce."

  • 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 Miller Lectures on Ethical Considerations and Attorney Fees

    Judge Miller, Appellate Practice & Mediation LawyerOctober 24, 2006

    Hon. Sondra M. Miller lectured on Ethical Considerations and Attorney Fees as part of an all-day program in Tarrytown, New York on October 24, 2006 entitled "Probate and Administration of Estates" for the Trusts & Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

  • 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.