Family Law

Pre-Recorded CLE:
Digital Evidence in Matrimonial Cases – Deconstructing Electronically Stored Information

This CLE was taped on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

2 MCLE Credits (.5 Ethics & 1.5 Skills)
Members $50 | Non-Members $80  

The volume of digital evidence potentially available in matrimonial (and other) cases dwarfs all evidence in all other forms. Recent ethical opinions state that a practitioner must be competent to deal with electronic evidence issues and the Uniform Rules for NY Trial Courts mandate consideration for Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) at the time of Preliminary Conference.
Presented By:
Nicholas G. Himonidis, J.D., CFE, CCFS
Sponsored By:
BBA’s Family Law Section – RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq., Chair
Investors Bank
Thomson Reuters – Westlaw

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For more information, contact Danielle A. Levine, CLE Director, at 718-624-0675, ext. 206 or

Forensic Accounting in Family Law
Lost and Found: How to Find the Money When They Say It’s “Gone”
Originally Presented on May 20, 2013 ~ 6:00-8:00pm
2MCLE Credits (Practice Management)
Presented by:
Robert I. Schindler, CPA, CFF, Partner in Charge: Forensic Accounting Services, Litigation Support and Assurance Services at Cavalcante & Company, LLC, CPAs and Business Advisors
Sponsored by:
•BBA’s Family Law Section-RoseAnn Branda, Esq., Chair
•East Coast Appraisal Services

Course Description:
Learn how forensic accountants assist attorneys in representing their clients in family law engagements.  Acquire the tools and techniques used in discovering hidden assets or unreported or under reported income. Learn about methods used in valuing closely held businesses. The presentation will include examples from actual cases and will conclude with a question and answer period.

For more information, please contact Meredith Symonds at, or 718-624-0675, ext. 206

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Original Program Date: November 1, 2011

Credits: 1.5 Professional Practice

Opening Remarks by:
Honorable Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Supervising Judge of the Matrimonial parts Kings County

Presentations by:
Alison Arden Besunder, Law Offices of Alison Arden Besunder P.C., Principal.
Alyssa Ann Rower, Associate, Matrimonial Law, Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP

Sponsored by:
The BBA’s Family Law Section, RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq. – Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

New York legalized same-sex marriage on June 24, 2011, but many legal pitfalls still remain for the unwary because of the conflict
between New York’s law and the federal Defense of Marriage Act which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. This
CLE will discuss both the state and federal law and how the practitioner can counsel same-sex couples on their rights and
obligations under state and federal law in the areas of estates planning and matrimonial law.

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Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original CLE Date: April 7, 2011
Credits: 2 Credits Professional Practice

Moderated by:
Hon. Esther M. Morgenstern, Kings County Supreme Court
Robert A. Ugelow, Esq., Robert A. Ugelow, P.C.

Presentations by:
Judge Paula J. Hepner, Administrative Judge of the Kings County Family Court
James E. Dolinger, Jr., Assistant Deputy Chief Clerk of the Kings County Family Court

Sponsored by:
The BBA Family Court Committee, Hon. Esther M. Morgenstern and Robert A. Ugelow – Co-Chairs
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

This course will address the substantive issues & procedural aspects of filing petitions and obtaining judicial relief in Family Court.

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Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Slicing Up the Pie – Business Valuation of a Pizzeria and Other Cash Businesses
*Investigative Techniques in the Valuation of a Closely Held Business
Business Valuation – Both an Art and a Science
*Understanding the Report & Cross Examination of the Expert Witness

Original CLE Date: February 15, 2011
Credits: 2 Professional Practice Credit

Moderated by: Aimee L. Richter, Esq. – Bender Rosenthal Isaacs & Richter LLP

Presentations by:
Louis J. Cercone, Jr., CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC
& Douglas P. Sosnowski, CPA/ABV, ASA, CVA, CFF – Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC

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Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Original Recording Date: January 6, 2011
Credits: 1 Professional Practice Credit

Moderated By:
Fern Finkel, Esq.

Presentations by:
Fern Finkel, Esq.
Anthony Lamberti, Esq.

Sponsored by:
The Brooklyn Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Anthony J. Lamberti, Chair
The BBA Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello – Executive Director

The program provides: an overview of the amended Power of Attorney Statute and Practical Tips for Implementation.

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Phone: 718-624-0675 ext. 209

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Price: $50.00

Credits: 3 MCLE Credits(1 ethics, 1 skills, 1 professional practice)
Speakers: Fred Abrams, Esq.

This seminar provides the matrimonial/family lawyer with countermeasures effective against even those most determined to hide assets. The course explains how offshore bank accounts, shell companies, multiple jurisdictions and other methods are used to hide millions during equitable distribution and child support proceedings. Presented 2/3/09

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Credits: 2 MCLE Credits Professional Practice)
Sponsors: The Family Law Section, RoseAnn C. Branda, Esq., Chair
The Volunteer Lawyers Project, Jeannie Costello, Esq., Executive Director
Westlaw, A Thomson Reuters Business Brisbane Consulting Group, Louis Cercone, Managing Director and Paul Herlan, Director of Administration
Lazar Lipton Valuation Services, Joan Lipton, Principal
Speakers: Introduction to Family Law by: Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Matters, Supreme Court, Kings County

Presentations on Final Aspects of Divorce & the Current Economy by: Lou Cercone, Managing Director, Brisbane Consulting Group, LLC
Joan A. Lipton, Principal, Lazar Lipton Valuation Services

Family Law Update:Final Aspects of Divorce and the Current Economy

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