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About me

I spent the first 16 years of my legal career as a labor and employment attorney -- then I got a divorce.  My experience was so debilitating that I now focus my practice on matrimonial and family law.  I am also a collaborative divorce attorney, and am a member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (  The collaborative method is far superior to traditional litigation ... call me and find out how!


Practice areas


  1. Matrimonial: 65%
  2. Appeals: 25%
  3. Family: 10%



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McCarthy Fingar LLP

11 Martine Avenue
12th Floor
White Plains, NY, 10606


NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyerNew York Metro SuperLawyers2014
SuperLawyerNew York Metro Superlawyers2013
New York-Metro Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Working Women of WestchesterWestchester County Business Journal2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorHofstra University School of Law2010 - Present
PartnerMcCarthy Fingar LLP2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
White Plains Bar AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkCo-Chair, Matrimonial Committee2013 - Present
White Plains Bar AssociationTreasurer2012 - 2014
White Plains Bar AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
Westchester Women's Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
Hofstra University School of LawAdjunct Professor2010 - Present
NYSBA Committee on Courts of Appellate JurisdictionMember2009 - Present
Association of the Bar of the City of New YorkMember1987 - Present
Westchester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Molloy v. MolloyN/A
Pickens v. CastroWon
Herlitz-Ferguson v. Herlitz-Fergusonwon two of three issues
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Cornell UniversityIndustrial and Labor RelationsBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York Appellate PracticeAppellate Division Motion Practice2013
Basic Matrimonial PracticeMatrimonial Agreements2013
The ABCs of Matrimonial LawThe ABCs of Matrimonial Law2012
Summer Justice Academy for Young WomenBasic Matrimonial Law2012
Basic Matrimonial LawMarital Agreements and Introduction to the CSSA2012
WBASNY ConventionThe New Matrimonial Legislation2011
The Need for No-Fault DivorceNo-Fault Divorce Legislation2007