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Gaetano Ferro is a past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, a past chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and a past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Ferro has four times been named as one of Super Lawyers Magazine’s top ten lawyers in Connecticut. No other Connecticut divorce lawyer has even achieved that distinction even once. He has continuously been listed as one of Super Lawyers’ top one hundred lawyers in New England. He has been listed in Naifeh and Smith, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA each year since 1989. He frequently appears in other listings of top lawyers including those in Worth Magazine, New York Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and Connecticut Magazine.

Mr. Ferro was named Fellow of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in November, 2012.

Mr. Ferro has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and of the Connecticut Family Lawyer. He was the Connecticut Bar Journal’s Senior Topical Editor for Family Law for many years and was Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

Mr. Ferro has authored more than forty published articles on a wide variety of family law topics. Those articles have appeared in the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Connecticut Bar Journal, the Connecticut Family Lawyer, the Family Advocate, and other publications. His most recent publications are Unallocated Alimony and Child Support; Navigating the Tax Code’s Hazards, 12 Fam. Advocate Vol. 37, no. 2, p. 31 (Fall 2014); Alimony: Past, present and future, The Connecticut Law Tribune, 40 Conn. L. Trib. No.1. (January 2014); The Rich & Famous; How to maintain your balance when working with a heavyweight, 34 Family Advocate No. 4 (Spring 2012); Reflections of Past Editors, 42 J. of A.A.M.L. 356 (2012); and Electronically Stored Information: What Matrimonial Lawyers and Computer Forensics Need to Know, 23 J. of A.A.M.L. 1 (2010).

Mr. Ferro has lectured and given demonstrations across the country on more than one hundred occasions to many different professional organizations including, most recently, Nebraska State Bar Association Family Law Section (Presenter: Deconstructing child custody evaluation reports; Direct and cross examination of child custody experts) (Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2016), American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 30th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (Faculty; Presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation; Preparation for Examination and Cross-Examination of a Custody Expert) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2016), American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 29th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation; Preparation for Direct and Cross-Examination of a Custody Expert) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2015); American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mid-year Meeting (Attacking and Defending Premarital Agreements)(Cancun, Mexico, March, 2014); The University of Connecticut School of Law’s Business of Law course (Guest panelist)(Hartford, Connecticut, February, 2014); Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section (presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation)(New Britain, Connecticut, October 2013); Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Issues in Child Custody Conference (program Co-Chair; moderator: Daubert and child custody evaluations)(Washington, D.C., September 2013); American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2013); Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago-Kent College of Law Cutting-Edge Child Custody Symposium (presenter: Direct and Cross-Examination of a Child Custody Evaluator; Psychological Tests)(Chicago, June 2013); New England Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Electronic Evidence)(Boston, May 2013).

Mr. Ferro is available to speak to groups on family law topics. Contact him at gferro@nullferrofamilylaw.com.

Mr. Ferro served on the State of Connecticut Judicial Task Court which created the Family Rules of Court and serves on the Connecticut Judicial Branch’s Family Commission. He recently sat on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s alimony study group.

Mr. Ferro serves and has served, pro bono, as a special Court Master in family and custody cases on numerous occasions in the Stamford and Middletown courts.

Gaetano Ferro’s Full CV

Ferro & Battey, LLC., 320 Post Road, Suite 102, Darien, Connecticut 06820.
E-mail: gferro@nullferrofamilylaw.com.

Bar admissions:

Connecticut, 1978; United States District Court (District of Connecticut), 1979; United States Court of Appeals (Second Circuit), 1986; Supreme Court of the United States, 2006.

Education:

Brown University, B.A., 1975; University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1978 (with Honors; Connecticut Law Review).

Awards and distinctions:

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers (January 2013).

Tier 1 Best Law Firms, U.S. News & World Report (2011 – ).

Fellow of the Year, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (November 2012).

2012 Family Law Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America.

Dozen Who Made a Difference, Vol. 37 CONNECTICUT LAW TRIBUNE #32 (12/26/11).

Connecticut Super Lawyers(Law & Politics) (Top 10: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015; (Top 50: 2006 – )).

New England Super Lawyers (Law & Politics) (2007 – (Top 100: 2009 – )).

The 100 Top Attorneys, WORTH Magazine (December 2006).

The New York Area’s Best Lawyers, NEW YORK Magazine (2005 – ).

Legal Eagles; The Area’s Top Lawyers, WESTCHESTER Magazine (January 2005).

Ten Leaders (Matrimonial and Divorce Law) (2006 – ).

Top Lawyers, CONNECTICUT Magazine (July 2001).

Top Lawyers in Fairfield County, THE STAMFORD ADVOCATE and GREENWICH NEWS TIMES (May 14, 1989).

Top Lawyers, NEW CANAAN, DARIEN & ROWAYTON Magazine (2010 – ).

Top Lawyers, GREENWICH Magazine (2011).

Top Lawyers, WESTPORT, WESTON & WILTON Magazine (2011).

Top Lawyers, STAMFORD MAGAZINE (2011).

Top Lawyers, THE FAIRFIELD MAGAZINE (2011)

Martindale-Hubbell, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Judicial Edition) (1999 – ).

Naifeh and Smith, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA (Family Law) (Woodward/White, Inc., 1989 – ).

U.S.News & WORLD REPORT / Best Law Firms Tier 1 (2011 – ).

The Best Lawyers Network, www.bestlawyers.com.

Esteemed Lawyers of America

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Service Award (November 2006, November 2004, November 2002, November 2000, November 1999, November 1998).

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Special Appreciation Award (November 1993).

The Wilton Soccer Association’s David D. McCue, Sr., Memorial Cup (1999).

Memberships:

Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1986- (Counsel, 2013-2014; President, 2006-2007; President-Elect, 2005-2006; First Vice President, 2004-2005; Vice President, 2003-2004; Treasurer, 2000-2003; Board of Governors, 1993-2000; Executive Committee, 1997-1999, 2000-2009, 2013-2014); Nominating Committee (Chair, 2006; 2013); Policies Committee (2013-14); Committee to Restructure the Executive Committee, 2011-12); Admissions Structure Committee (Co-Chair, 2011- ); Nominating Committee, 2012-2013)); AFCC-AAML National Conference on Custody Committee, 2010- (Co-Chair, 2011- ); ALI Principles of Family Law Committee, 2003-2008; Amicus Curiae Committee, 2004-2005 (Chair); AICPA-AAML Third National Conference on Divorce Committee, 2005-2006; AICPA-AAML Second National Conference on Divorce Committee, 2003-2004; AICPA-AAML National Conference on Divorce Committee, 2001-2002; Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1989-2002 (Editor in Chief, 1997-1999); Bounds of Advocacy Review Committee, 1998-2000; Budget & Finance Committee, 1996-1999; Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1997-1998; Client Relations Committee, 1991-1993; Bounds of Advocacy Committee, 1987-1991) (Connecticut Chapter: President, 1997-1998; President-Elect, 1996-1997; Vice-President, 1995-96; Treasurer, 1994-1995; Secretary, 1993-1994; Amicus Curiae Committee, 1990- ; Board of Managers, 1992- 1999; Board of Examiners, 1993-1997)).

Diplomate: American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2005- .

Fellow: International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1990-1997.

Fellow: Connecticut Bar Foundation (James W. Cooper Fellow, 2007- ).

Member: American Bar Association, 1978- (Section of Litigation; Family Law Section); Connecticut Bar Association, 1978- (Family Law Section (Chair, 1990 – 1991; Vice-Chair, 1989-1990; Treasurer, 1988-1989; Secretary, 1988; Executive Committee, 1980-1996)) (Publications Committee, 1991-1992).

Member: State of Connecticut Judicial Task Force – Family Rules of Court, 1993-1996; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Family Commission, 2008-2009; 2011- ).

Member: Connecticut General Assembly Law Revision Commission Study committee regarding alimony statutes (2013- ).

Member: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2010 – .

Member: The University of Connecticut Law School Foundation, Inc. (The Dean’s Council, 1993- ).

Member: The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation (Lifetime Member, 1998 – ).

Editorial positions:

Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1989-2002 (Editor in Chief, 1997- 1999).

Connecticut Bar Journal, 1984-1999 (Senior Topical Editor, Family Law, 1997-1999).

Connecticut Family Lawyer, 1986-1993 (Editor in Chief, 1986-1988).

Connecticut Law Review, 1976-1978 (Executive Editor, 1977-1978).

Publications (author):

Unallocated Alimony and Child Support; Navigating the Tax Code’s Hazards, 12 Fam. Advocate Vol. 37, no. 2, p. 31 (Fall 2014)

Alimony: Past, present and future, The Connecticut Law Tribune, December 31, 2013.

The Rich & Famous: How to maintain your balance when working with a heavyweight, 34 Family Advocate No. 4 (Spring 2012).

Reflections of Past Editors, 42 J. of A.A.M.L. 356 (2012).

Dissipation, Contempt, and Third Party Custody, 34 Conn. Law Trib. No. 37, Special Supplement, p. 6 (September 2008).

Connecticut Supreme Court 2001 Year In Review – Family Law, 28 Conn. L. Trib. No. 6, SC 8 (February 2002).

Evaluating Stock Options in Divorce Cases, 27 Conn. L. Trib. No. 21, 2 (May 2001).

1998 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 73 Conn. B. J. 92 (1999).

1997 Developments in Connecticut, Family Law 72 Conn. B.J. 77 (1998).

1995 and 1996 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 71 Conn. B.J. 133 (1997).

Tax Issues Related To The Division of Property, 10 Conn. Fam. Law No. 1, p. 8 (1996).

Potential Clients to Avoid, 8 Conn. Fam. L. No. 1, p. 10 (1993).

Experts and Hearsay, 7 Conn. Fam. Law No. 3, p. 14 (1992).

Attorney’s Fees in Dissolution of Marriage Cases – Is It Time For A Change,? 7 J. of A.A.M.L. 1 (1991).

Chair’s Column, 6 Conn. Fam. Law No. 2, p. 13 (1991), 6 Conn. Fam. Law No. 1, p. 1 (1991), 5 Conn. Fam. Law No. 3, p. 21 (1990).

THE DIVORCE BOOK (1990).

Making Evidence Credible, 12 Fam. Advocate No. 4, p. 20 (Spring 1990).

Book Review: Partners, 64 Conn. B.J. 78 (1990).

Commentary: Pyrrhic Victories, 4 Conn. Fam. Law. No. 3, p. 36 (1989).

Book Review: Divorce Tax Made Simple, 11 Fam. Advocate No. 2, p. 43 (Fall 1988).

Practice Book Section 220 – How to Make It Work in Dissolution of Marriage Cases, 6 Conn. Fam. L. J. 109 (Jan. 1988).

Objections in Dissolution of Marriage Trials, 3 Conn. Fam. Law. No. 2, p. 13 (1988).

Rolling the Dice: Financial Orders in Divorce, 13 Conn. L. Trib. 45, p. 15 (Nov. 16, 1987).

False Financial Affidavits and Perjury, 2 Conn. Fam. Law. No. 4, p. 21 (Winter 1987).

Rules of Professional Conduct, 1 Conn. Fam. Law. No. 3, p. 28 (Winter 1986).

Publications (coauthor):

Electronically Stored Information: What Matrimonial Lawyers and Computer Forensics Need to Know, 23 J. of A.A.M.L. 1 (2010).

Discovery Abuse Taken Seriously, 33 Conn. Law Trib. No. 39, Special Supplement, p. 8 (September 2007).

Family Law; Two Decisions Dominate Past Court Term, 32 Conn. Law Trib. No. 38, Special Supplement, p. 6 (September 2006).

It’s Not About the Gays; It’s About the Children, NEWSLETTER OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, p. 9 (Winter 2004-05); The CONNECTICUT POST (March 20, 2005).

THE BOUNDS OF ADVOCACY, AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS, GOALS FOR FAMILY LAWYERS (A.A.M.L., 2000).

Survey of 1994 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 69 Conn. B.J. 115 (1995).

Survey of 1993 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 68 Conn. B.J. 53 (1994).

DIVORCE MANUAL, A CLIENT HANDBOOK, (A.A.M.L., 1994).

Survey of 1992 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 67 Conn. B.J. 109 (1993).

Survey of 1991 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 66 Conn. B.J. 40 (1992).

The In Camera Interview and the Role of Counsel in Child Custody Cases, 9 J. of A.A.M.L. 107 (1992).

Survey of 1990 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 65 Conn. B.J. 103 (1991).

THE BOUNDS OF ADVOCACY, STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS (A.A.M.L., 1991).

Survey of 1989 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 64 Conn. B.J. 81 (1990).

Survey of 1987 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 62 Conn. B.J. 115 (1988).

Survey of 1986 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 61 Conn. B.J. 231 (1987).

Survey of 1985 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 60 Conn. B.J. 83 (1986).

Survey of 1984 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 59 Conn. B.J. 115 (1985).

Survey of 1983 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 58 Conn. B.J. 33 (1984).

Survey of 1982 Developments in Connecticut Family Law, 57 Conn. B.J. 20 (1983).

Lectures and presentations:

Nebraska State Bar Association Family Law Section (Presenter: Deconstructing child custody evaluation reports; Direct and cross examination of child custody experts) (Lincoln, Nebraska, July 2016)

American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 30th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (Faculty; Presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation; Preparation for Examination and Cross-Examination of a Custody Expert) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2016).

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 3rd Biennial Advanced Issues in Child Custody Conference (program Co-Chair; presenter: Preparing the client for the child custody evaluation)(Washington, D.C., October, 2015).

American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 29th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation; Preparation for Examination and Cross-Examination of a Custody Expert) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2015).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Webinar, Cross Examining the Business Valuation Expert (lecturer; demonstration: Cross-Examination of a Business Valuation Expert) (May 2015).

Utah State Bar Family Law Section Annual Family Law Seminar (Alimony Reform and Alimony Guidelines)(Salt Lake City, May 2014).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Connecticut Chapter)(Electronic Evidence)(Hamden, Connecticut, April 2014).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mid-year Meeting (Attacking and Defending Premarital Agreements)(Cancun, Mexico, March 2014).

The University of Connecticut School of Law’s Business of Law course (Guest panelist)(Hartford, Connecticut, February 2014).

Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section (presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation)(New Britain, CT, October 2013).

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Issues in Child Custody Conference (program Co-Chair; moderator: Daubert and child custody evaluations)(Philadelphia, September 2013).

American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 27th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2013).

Illinois Institute of Technology / Chicago-Kent College of Law Cutting-Edge Child Custody Symposium (presenter: Direct and Cross-Examination of a Child Custody Evaluator; Pyschological Tests)(Chicago, June 2013).

New England Chapters of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Electronic Evidence)(Boston, May 2013).

New Mexico State Bar Association Family Law Institute (presenter: Psychological Tests and Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation; demonstration: Direct and Cross-Examination of a Child Custody Evaluator)(Albuquerque, October 2012).

American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 26th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; presenter: Deconstructing a Custody Evaluation; demonstration: Cross-examination of a Child Custody Evaluator) (Boulder, Colorado, July 2012).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Connecticut Chapter) Biennial Seminar (Round table participant)(Hamden, Connecticut, May 2012).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Sixth National Conference on Divorce (Concentrated Stock Positions; Liquidity) (Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2012).

New York State Bar Association, Annual Meeting (Family Law Section, Keynote speaker: Connecticut’s Experience with Same-sex Marriage) (New York, New York, January 2012)

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts / American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Issues in Child Custody Conference (program Co-Chair; demonstration: Cross-Examination of a Psychologist-child custody evaluator) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 2011).

Richmond School of Law / Virginia CLE, Third National Family Law Symposium (Electronic Evidence)(Richmond, Virginia, September 2011).

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 48th Annual Conference (Mental Health Professional-Attorney Consultation in Child Custody Cases) (Orlando, Florida, June 2011).

American Bar Association Section of Family Law / National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 25th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty and presenter (demonstration: Cross-examination of a Business Valuation Expert)) (Boulder, Colorado, May 2011).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Webinar, Cross Examining the Business Valuation Expert (lecturer; demonstration: Cross-Examination of a Business Valuation Expert) (September 2010).

Connecticut Bar Association, Annual Meeting (Family Practice Book Rules) (June 2010).

American Bar Association Family Law Section, 24th Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; demonstration: Cross-examination of a Business Valuation Expert)) (Denver, Colorado, May 2010).

Rhode Island Family Court / Rhode Island Inns of Court, Seminar on Comparative Cross-Examination of a Psychological Expert (demonstration: Cross-Examination of a Psychologist Child Custody Evaluator) (Warwick, Rhode Island, May 2010).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fifth National Conference on Divorce (Business Valuation) (Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2010).

Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, Advanced Symposium (Hot Topics in Family Law) (Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2010).

Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 16th Annual Domestic Relations Seminar (Direct and Cross-examination of Psychiatrist/Psychologist in a Custody Case) (Ellicott, Maryland, November 2009).

American Bar Association Family Law Section, 23rd Annual Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute (faculty; Demonstration: Final Argument of a Custody/Relocation Case) (Denver, Colorado, May 2009).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Annual Meeting (Direct and Cross-examination of Psychiatrist/Psychologist in a Custody Case) (Chicago, Illinois, November 2008).

Association of Divorce Financial Planners, 6th Annual Conference (Divorce Taxation)(New York, New York, September 2008).

Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Seminar on Psychological, Psychiatric, and Custody Evaluations (June 2008).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Fourth National Conference on Divorce (Off-shore Asset Protection Trusts) (Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2008).

FOX [Family Office Exchange] Webinar, Managing the Risks of Divorce (February 2008).

American Bar Association Section of Family Law, 2007 Fall CLE Conference (Electronic Evidence)(moderator)(Memphis, Tennessee, October 2007).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Third National Conference on Divorce (planning committee; presenter: Accountants and Lawyers Working Together)(Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2006).

Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / The Louisville Bar Association, Ninth Annual Family Law Seminar (Alimony) (Louisville, Kentucky, April 2006).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Annual Meeting (ALI PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY LAW’S Compensatory Spousal Payments)(program chair) (Chicago, Illinois, November 2005).

Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution / Quinnipiac University School of Law, Conference on Dissolving the Marriage, Preserving the Family (June 2005).

Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / Louisville Bar Association, Eighth Annual Family Law Seminar (Louisville, Kentucky, April 2005).

Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Advanced Seminars on Matrimonial Law (various topics)(October 2007, April 2005, May 2003, May 2001, March 1999, April 1997, April 1995, April 1993, April 1991 (planning committee; presenter), March 1989, March 1987).

Fairfield County Bar Association, Family Law Seminars (January 2005 (Family Appeals)), (December 2001 (Relocation)), (September 2000 (Parental Alienation)), (September 1998 (Evidence)) (May 1996 (Examination of Witnesses)) (May 1993 (Prenuptial Agreements)).

New York County Lawyers Association, Family Law Seminar (What Every New York Matrimonial Attorney Needs to Know about New Jersey and Connecticut Law) (New York, New York, June 2004).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Second National Conference on Divorce (planning committee; lecturer: Handling the Big Case)(Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2004).

Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Appellate Advocacy Institute (faculty)(April 2004).

American Academy of Matrimonial, Lawyers Annual Meeting (ALI PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY LAW) (Chicago, Illinois, November 2003).

New York City Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee, monthly meeting (Connecticut vs. New York Divorce Law) (New York, New York, April 2003).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers / The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Conference on Divorce (planning committee/lecturer: Stock Options) (Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2002).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mid-year Meeting (Stock Options; Hot Tips) (Sanibel, Florida, March 2002).

Connecticut Bar Association, Seminar on Experts in Divorce (Examination and Cross-Examination of the Psychologist in a Custody Case)(March 2000).

Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, Federal Tax Forum (Divorce Taxation) (December 1999).

Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, Fall Techfest (Divorce Taxation)(November 1998).

Fairfield County Certified Public Accountants, Law Forum (June 1998).

Connecticut Bar Association, Seminar on the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (February 1998).

Connecticut Statewide Custody Court, Divorce From A Different Perspective Program (April 1997).

Half-Moon, Connecticut Divorce Update Seminar (Tax Issues and Tax Planning; Streamlining Your Office)(March 1997).

University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association, Annual Surveys of Connecticut Law (February 1997, January 1996, January 1994, December 1991, December 1990, January 1990, December 1989, December 1983, December 1982, December 1981).

Connecticut Bar Association, Seminar on Q.D.R.O.s and Pension Plans in Dissolutions (February 1996).

Lorman, Minimizing the Tax Consequences of Divorce Seminars (December 1996, December 1995).

National Business Institute, Divorce Seminars (September 1995, (Litigation Techniques) February 1994, July 1993).

Professional Educational Systems, Inc., Seminars on Connecticut Divorce Practice (January 1994, (The Marital Home in Settlements) January 1993, (Finding Income and Assets; Fraud and Malpractice) January 1992, January 1991, October 1989, October 1988).

The Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Matrimonial Law Symposium (A Proposed Family Practice Book)(May 1993).

The State Bar of Nevada Family Law, Showcase (Demonstration of Cross-Examination of a Psychologist Child Custody Evaluator) (Tonopah, Nevada, April 1992).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mid-year Meeting (Ethics) (Palm Springs, Calif., March 1992).

Connecticut Bar Association General Practice Section, Seminars on Developments in Family Law (February 1992, January 1991, January 1990).

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Annual Meeting (Bounds of Advocacy) (Chicago, Ill., November 1991).

Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Seminar on Connecticut’s Child Support Guidelines (November 1989).

Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Seminar on Anatomy of a Divorce (planning committee/lecturer) (May 1989).

University of Bridgeport Law Center, Family Law Seminars (October 1987, March 1986).

Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Monthly Meetings (various topics) (1987 – ).

Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Seminar on Child Support (June 1985).

Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section, Seminar on Tax Considerations in Dissolution of Marriage (April 1982).

Connecticut Bar Association, Annual Meetings (various topics) (1980 – 1990).

Bar Service:

Special Court Master: Regional Family Trial Docket (Middletown) (child custody cases, 1995- ); Danbury Judicial District (family cases, 1983- 2003); Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District (at Stamford) (family cases, 1983-2002; 2007- ); Fairfield Judicial District (at Bridgeport) (family cases, 1983-2000).