Barbara E. Katz's practice emphasizes adoptions, assisted reproductive technology law, wills and estate planning, and domestic partnership issues. Her firm serves individuals, couples and families from both traditional and nontraditional backgrounds.
Ms. Katz has successfully completed hundreds of adoptions, including finalizations of agency and foster care adoptions, representation in private adoptions (both interstate and within the State of Georgia), second parent, stepparent and relative adoptions, and domestications of foreign adoptions.
Ms. Katz graduated from the City University of New York School of Law in 1992. She was licensed by the State of Georgia and admitted to the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that same year.
After working as an associate, Ms. Katz formed the partnership of Mackinson & Katz, Attorneys at Law. In 1998, Ms. Katz opened her solo practice, from which she formed a professional corporation in 2004.
Ms. Katz is a member of the American Bar Association and the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Association of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and a charter Fellow in the Georgia Council of Adoption Attorneys.
Ms. Katz is also a teacher who taught legal writing and research at Emory University School of Law from 1998 - 2004. She currently teaches a bar review course twice a year for applicants to the Georgia Bar Exam, specifically in the area of legal writing.
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I have referred many individuals to Barbara Katz, both for adoptions and for wills/probate work. People I have referred to her have consistently been very, very pleased with her services. She is meticulous, responsive, highly competent, and pleasant. I endorse her in her practice areas without reservation.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1992||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Summer Internship||New York University||1989|
|Managing Attorney||Law office of Barbara É. Katz, P.C.||1998 - Present|
|Professor, Legal Writing, Research, Advocacy Program||Emory University School Of Law||1998 - 2004|
|Managing Attorney||Mackinson & Katz||1994 - 1998|
|Partner||Schildmeyer, Mackinson & Katz||1993 - 1994|
|Associate||Law Office of M.P. Schildmeyer||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Adoption Attorneys||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys||Fellow||2011 - Present|
|Georgia Council of Adoption Lawyers||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Stonewall Bar Association||Member||1994 - Present|
|Hammond v. City of Atlanta, 93-00061-1-CV-WLH||Jury Award of $165,000 for Plaintiff|
|Same Sex Second Parent Adoption||Adoption granted|
|Private Adoption (Non-agency)||adoption granted|
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|Written and self-published by Victoria & Jennifer Collier||Getting to Baby: Creating your Family Faster, Easier and Less Expensive through Fertility, Adoption, or Surrogacy (Attorney Katz Interviews Included)||2011|
|City University of New York School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Legal Issues in Adoption||Finalizing Private Adoptions||2013|
|Adoption Process Through Foster Care||Foster Care Adoption||2013|
|Adoption Law for LGBT Community||Adoption Law for LGBT Community||2013|
|Legal Issues for LGBT Couples||Marriage Laws & LGBT Relationships||2012|
|Legal Issues for LGBT Community||Protecting LGBT Relationships||2012|
|Children in Foster Care||Foster Care Adoption||2011|
|Choice Moms Annual Conference||Estate Planning for Single Mothers||2009|
|Marriage Laws and the LGBT Community||Protecting LGBT Relationships||2007|
|Employment Law CLE||Title VII Discrimination Claims||1996|