After graduating from Columbia University School of Law in 1989, I began and began my practice of law in New York City that Fall. I focused first on developing my writing, research and litigation skills, and eventually gained experience in all facets of litigation, trial preparation and trial work (including arguing motions, selection of juries and witness examination at trial). Next, I focused on developing a specialization in the area of Family Law and eventually became a partner in the Family Law Department at Morrison, Cohen, Singer & Weinstein, LLP, one of the leading matrimonial law firms in New York City at that time. In 2002, I left MCSW to pursue other interests. I obtained a Masters Degree in Arts Administration from New York University in 2003, and began my study of mediation at the end of 2004. I have since worked almost exclusively in the field of family mediation in both New York and New Jersey. I am also trained in the practice of Collaborative Law, have completed advanced trainings in the fields of both mediation and Collaborative Law, and have served as a coach in various mediation trainings.