In 2008, I was contemplating beginning a practice limited to Family Law. Fortuitously, I was introduced to an early advocate of Collaborative Law whereupon I was convinced this was the process to resolve family-related disputes.
I co-founded and served as president of the New Jersey Collaborative Law Group. I am a founding member of the New Jersey Council of Collaborative Practice Groups, the statewide umbrella organization, and I have served on committees of the International Association of Collaborative
I am a member of the Family Focused Divorce – a group of practitioners committed to working as an interdisciplinary team to better address all aspects of divorce – emotional, financial and legal.
I received an MBA from Columbia University concentrating in finance and accounting. After graduation, I worked on Wall Street and attended Brooklyn Law School part time where I received my JD. After a “career” on Wall Street, working for major banks and investment banks, I acquired and operated a consumer manufacturing company whose products were distributed in major retailers throughout the United States.
Creativity, coupled with a strong business and financial background, seemed an excellent fit for the practice of Family Law. With this background, and ongoing education, I began a new career predicated on the strong belief Family matters were best resolved outside the court/litigation framework whenever possible.