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  1. Family: 100%
    48 years, 1.5 thousand cases


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    I endorse this lawyer. Larry is one of the best lawyers in the international family law field. He is highly skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and always mindful of his clients' best interests.


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Lawrence S Katz P A
9130 S Dadeland Blvd Ste 1511
Miami, Florida, 331567851


FLMember in Good Standing196806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationU.S. Department of State2014
William Hilton Memorial AwardU.S. Chapter of IAML2013
Award of MeritNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children2010
Certificate of AppreciationU. S. Department of State2010
Recognition of Service as PresidentThe First Family Law American Inns of Court2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerLawrence S. Katz, P.A.1977 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember of Board of Managers2007 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersChairman of Committee on Hague Conventions2007 - Present
First Family Law American Inn of CourtPresident2009 - 2010
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionVice Chairman Domestic Violence Committee2009 - 2011
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionChairman of Committee on International Law2007 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sarpel v. EflanliJurisdiction was upheld for Florida.
Dyce v. ChristieCase won and child returned.
Hanley v. RoyCase won and children returned.
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Family AdvocateWhen the ? Involves an International Move, The Answer May Lie in Retaining U.S. Jurisdiction2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of MiamiGovernment and International AffairsBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U.S. Chapter of the IAML Annual MeetingAlternative to the Hague by Returning Kids Home and Making the Abductor Pay Through the UCCJEA2011
Lunch and Learn Seminar1980 Hague Convention2011
IAML Annual MeetingCase Study: Application to Remove a Child From the Jurisdiction2011
Spring CLE ConferenceFrom Ferreting to Fetching: How to Find, Freeze and Retrieve Marital Assets HIdden Abroad2009
Florida College of Advanced Judicial StudiesTransnational Families: Where International Law and Family Law Intersect2009
ABA Section of International Law, Fall CLE ConferenceMediating International Child Abduction Cases and Other High Conflict Cross Border Custody Disputes2009
46th Annual ConferenceMoving from Kansas to Oz: Competing Paradigms and Practical Issues in International Child Custody Relocation Cases2009
Cross Border Family MediationCross Border Family Mediation with an Emphasis on the 1980 Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction2008
CLE SeminarAbduction Factors and Fla. Stat. 61.45 as it Concerns International Visitation and Child Custody2006
Twelfth Annual Nuts and Bolts of DivorceEconomic Injunctions/Freeze Orders Domestic and Foreign2005
Children's Records Law in FloridaRecords and the Abducted Child2001