I am a mediator, mediation trainer and attorney with 25 years experience in mediation.
I began my career as a legal services lawyer. While I found it very rewarding to help clients in need, I found traditional lawyering to be surprisingly limiting and unsatisfying. Searching for alternatives to the adversarial process, I turned to mediation as a way to help families resolve their differences as constructively as possible, case by case.
Most of my cases are family and divorce mediations, in which I help heterosexual and gay couples work out fair agreements that reflect their needs and values. I also mediate pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. As an attorney, I provide related legal services to my clients, such as drafting separation agreements, uncontested divorce papers, and other related documents. Read more about my approach to mediation
I am accredited as an Advanced Practitioner of the Association for Conflict Resolution (formerly the Academy of Family Mediators) and of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. I am admitted to practice law in New York State and New Jersey, and am a 'member in good standing' of both bars.
I mediate and teach new and recently trained mediators through the Center for Mediation and Training in Manhattan.
ADVANCED FAMILY AND DIVORCE MEDIATION TRAINING
Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
CERTIFICATES IN FAMILY AND DIVORCE MEDIATION
New York Mediation Group, New York, NY
Center for Family and Divorce Mediation, New York, NY
CERTIFICATE IN MEDIATION
American Arbitration Association, New York, NY
New York University School of Law, New York, NY
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY
Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Activities & Affiliations
- At a national level, I served for many years on the Advisory Council of the Family Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution and chaired two of their national conferences
- Past President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and have headed its Ethics Committee and chaired several of its Annual Conferences
- Past President of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
- Spearheaded the founding of the Coalition of New York State Conflict Resolution Organizations
- New York, New Jersey