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The Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee


The Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee is an advisory group established by the Chief Administrative Judge, consisting of Judges and attorneys from around the State, which assesses existing rules, the need for additional rules, and the development of practices to assist litigants and attorneys in the timely and productive management of matrimonial matters.

Chair
Hon. Sharon S. Townsend

Counsel
Susan W. Kaufman, Esq.




Alton Abramowitz, Esq.
Mayerson, Stutman, Abramowitz & Royer, LLP
New York, NY 
Hon. Marion T. McNulty
Supreme Court - Tenth District
Suffolk County 
Richard Alderman, Esq.
Alderman & Alderman
Syracuse, NY

 
Hon. Howard Miller
Appellate Division
Second Department 
David Aronson, Esq.
Sheresky Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
New York, NY
Hon. Sondra Miller
McCarthy Fingar, LLP
White Plains, NY 
Susan L. Bender, Esq.
Bender & Rosenthal, LLP
New York, NY  
Patrick C. O’Reilly, Esq.
Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury
& Cambria
Buffalo, NY
Ronnie Gouz Berman, Esq.
Berman, Bavero, Frucco & Gouz, P.C.
White Plains, NY  
Hon. Janice M. Rosa
Supreme Court - Eighth District
Erie County
Thomas R. Cassano, Esq.
Offermann, Cassano, Greco & Slisz, LLP
Buffalo, NY
Hon. Robert Ross
Supreme Court - Tenth District
Nassau County 
Kathleen Donelli, Esq.
McCarthy Fingar, LLP
White Plains, NY 
Emily Ruben, Esq.
Legal Aid Society
Brooklyn, NY 
Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin
Alston & Bird
New York, NY 
Vincent F. Stempel, Jr., Esq.
Garden City, NY 
Stephen Gassman, Esq.
Gassman, Baiamonte, Betts & Tannenbaum, P.C.
Garden City, NY 
Hon. Jeffrey S. Sunshine
Supreme Court - Second District
Kings County 
Hon. Ellen Gesmer
Supreme Court - First District
New York County 
Eric A. Tepper, Esq.
Gordon, Tepper & DeCoursey, LLP
Glenville, NY 
Professor Janet Johnson
Pace Law School
White Plains, NY 
Bruce J. Wagner, Esq.
McNamee, Lochner, Titus & Williams, P.C. Albany, NY 
Elena Karabatos, Esq.
Schlissel Ostrow & Karabatos, PLLC
Garden City, NY 
 
Hon. LaTia Martin
Supreme Court - Twelfth District
Bronx County 
 
Allan Everett Mayefsky, Esq.
Sheresky Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
New York, NY