Catherine helps couples navigate separation and divorce outside of the court system. She is a certified mediator and collaborative attorney and a review and consulting attorney on uncontested divorce cases. In addition to divorce, custody and visitation and parenting plans, Catherine mediates conflicts in marriages, relationships, and families, including parent-teen and inheritance/estate disputes and the adoption triad, as well as issues in the LGBTQ community.
In addition to her mediation practice, Catherine is the President of the Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York and is a member of the New York Family Court’s custody and visitation mediation panel. Catherine is also a mentor at the New York Peace Institute, where she teaches mediation apprenticeship groups, coaches and trains new mediators in the areas of child support and custody and visitation. Catherine is also a trainer and consultant for Hunter College High School’s Bias and Dispute Panel. She has presented on divorce mediation to the Brooklyn Bar Association, Marino Institute for Continuing Education and AXA Financial Professionals.
Catherine earned an A.B. with high honors from Vassar College and a J.D. with honors from American University’s Washington College of Law. She is admitted to the bars of the states of New York and Connecticut, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and is an active member of the following organizations:
- Academy of Professional Family Mediators
- Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
- Family & Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
- New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
- New York Peace Institute
- New York State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
- New York State Council on Divorce Mediation