For nearly thirty years I’ve provided legal navigation for my clients.
I believe that most people seeking counsel need practical and economical guidance. I take an expansive view of each case and look for creative solutions.
Many of my cases involve family, employment or business issues. Rather than simply describing myself as a ‘family lawyer’ or a ‘business lawyer’, my focus is trial law. When litigation is the option to be pursued, I work to effectively and ethically present complex matters to judges and juries.
A large number of my clients have been referred to me by other attorneys. Many of these cases involve complex financial, scientific or technical issues that other attorneys find outside their practice area. Because my work is not limited to one type of case, I find that my clients benefit from the broad training and experience I have acquired by litigating a variety of matters.
Oftentimes, matters that appear to be centered on one issue involve other less obvious issues. One child custody case was reversed on appeal after it was established that the judge violated a client’s Constitutional rights. In another case, a drug testing order was successfully challenged when the testing methodology was deemed scientifically invalid. In another matter, evidence introduced in one trial led to the discovery that a client’s email had been illegally intercepted implicating the defendant and his attorney in a subsequent federal court proceeding.
I am a graduate of Pace University School of Law and am admitted to the state and federal bars in Connecticut and New York. I also earned an MBA degree from University of Connecticut. I have a broad business and legal background and look forward to meeting neighbors and working with new clients.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award||New York State Bar Association||1987|
|Member||Law Offices of Harold R. Burke||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Wayne Effron||2005 - 2007|
|Attorney||Casper & deToledo||2003 - 2005|
|Member||Holland Kaufman & Bartels||1988 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Greenwich Bar Association||Member||1988 - Present|
|Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award (New York State Bar Association)||Structuring joint venture transactions to avoid international currency controls||1987|
|Pace University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|University of Connecticut||MBA - Master of Business Administration||1982|
|Guest lecturer - MBA program||Employment Discrimination and Retaliation||2008|
|S.L. (anonymous) v. J.R. (anonymous), 27 NE3d 558 (2016)||Judgment reversed|
|Mushegian v. Sommerfield||Defendant's jury verdict|
|Allouf v. Allouf|
|Zaratzian v. Abadir||Modification successfully challenged|
|Greenwich Antique Rugs v. Greenwich Chateau Condominium||Settlement|
|United States ex rel. Mikes v. Straus, 274 F.3d 687 (2d. Cir 2001)|
|Muniz v. Kravis, 757 A.2d 1207 (2000)||Dismissal upheld|
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