Consultation and advocacy in cases concerning the treatment and rights of women during and around pregnancy and childbirth.
Assist with cases in civil, regulatory, and criminal settings, including the negotiation of problems in non-legal environments (like discussions with care providers).
Childbirth Professionals: Defense and Advocacy
Consultation and advocacy for midwives, doctors, nurses, and doulas regarding legal concerns.
Assist with cases in civil, regulatory, and criminal settings, including the negotiation of problems in non-legal environments.
Mediation of legal issues surrounding separation, divorce, custody and visitation.
Litigation of legal issues surrounding separation, divorce, custody and visitation before courts in New York City and Connecticut.
Drafted pre- and post-nuptial agreements to reflect parties’ intentions and empower them to articulate their personal marriage contract.
Provided estate planning services including the drafting and formalization of wills, trusts, and intentions regarding healthcare.
Provided legal services to creative professionals including visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, fashion designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, graphic designers, and companies contracting with artists in these professions.
Secured clients’ intellectual property rights, including both copyright and trademark. Advocated and litigated in protection of clients’ intellectual property rights where necessary.
Provided professional services including contract negotiation and drafting and agency issues.
Gay Legal Needs
While many of my legal services were relevant to any client, I have also provided a set of legal services tailored to the particular needs of the LGBT community.
Those services included family law and partnership planning in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage was not legally supported, including the protection of intentions and obligations via contract.
I am available to consult or assist local counsel on cases in any jurisdiction.
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