Mr. Bezinque assists his clients in their transition from their current relationship – marriage, domestic partnership – and into their new lives, helping them achieve a lasting resolution that meets their core needs related to their family, financial security, individual privacy and personal dignity.
As a Collaborative Law attorney, Mr. Bezinque helps people simplify the confusion of the divorce process and enables them to prioritize their needs. Working together with his clients, he explores and pursues their concerns about parenting plans and residency schedules, spousal and child support, location and valuation of assets and valuation of businesses and real estate. By empowering his clients to make sound legal decisions, they are better prepared to achieve a result they can be proud of and that will last into the future.
Mr. Bezinque has a close working relationships with professionals in financial management, mental health and valuation that support the effective implementation of the Collaborative Law process.
Mr. Bezinque was the first to introduce Collaborative Law to the Rochester community and has since facilitated conferences and workshops on the topic. He is a frequent speaker on Collaborative Law to professionals and the public and is a founding member and Vice President of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area, Inc. He is also the Chair of the Professional Performance Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association.
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Mark and I have been opposing counsel on numerous cases. It is always a welcome relief to know that Mark is representing the other party in a family law matter, because I know that, although he will strongly advocate for his client, he is able to do so with a sense of fairness and a desire to cause no further harm to an already stressful situation. I highly endorse this lawyer.
Jennifer Fazio Family Attorney
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I first met Mark a number of years ago when we represented opposing spouses in a highly contested divorce case. I came away from that case with great respect for Mark's knowledge, experience, and ability as both a litigator and a negotiator. I no longer handle contested custody matters and I have referred a number of clients to Mark for representation. I have only received good reviews. I have no hesitation referring the most difficult or complicated cases to Mark.
Robert Schwartz Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Articles Editor||Buffalo Law Review||1992|
|Associate Membership||Buffalo Law Review||1991|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Mark Chauvin Bezinque||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Hagelberg & Bezinque, LLP||2003 - 2008|
|Appellate Court Attorney||Appellate Division, Fourt Judicial Department||1993 - 1996|
|Clerk to Pro Se Law Clerk||United States District Court, Western District of New York||1992 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Professional Performance Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2003 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Associatoin of the Rochester Area, Inc.||Member, Secretary||2001 - Present|
|Monroe County Bar Association||Member||1996 - Present|
|Monroe County Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area||President||2012 - 2014|
|Monroe County Bar Association, Professional Performance Committee||Committee Chair||2011 - 2014|
|Professional Performance Committee||Co-Chair||2010 - 2011|
|Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area||Vice President||2010 - 2012|
|Buffalo Law Review||Articles Editor||1991 - 1993|
|EP v TP||Successfully obtained divorce for client over spouse's strenuous objections.|
|Todd A.W. v Gail A.W.||Court not bound by party's account of finances and may impute income.|
|Rothstein v Rothstein||Maintenance not modified.|
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|National Business Institute||What Judges Want You to Know About New York Matrimonial and Family Court||2010|
|State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Central Michigan University||N/A||N/A||1989|
|Spousal Support Law||New Maintenance Law||2016|
|Monroe County Bar Association||New Spousal Maintenance Guidelines||2016|
|What to do When Facing a Grievance||Professional Performance||2013|
|Anniversary of NYS No-Fault Divorce Law||Grounds Trials After No Fault||2011|
|What Judges Want You to Know About New York Matrimonial and Family Court||What Judges Want You to Know About New York Matrimonial and Family Court||2010|
|Center for Dispute Settlement||Dividing Pension and Retirment Accounts for Mediators||2010|
|Divorce Practice Seminar||Dividing Pensions and Drafting QDROs||2007|
|Advanced Collaborative Training||Difficult Conversations||2005|
|Health Bites||Options in Divorce and Separation||2003|
|Collaborative Training||Dispute Resolution||2003|