222 Mamaroneck Avenue

White Plains, N.Y.  10605

(914) 946-5000





Practice:           Family law, appeals, general practice


Firms:               Sole practice and partnership, White Plains, 1986-present

                        (Reed & Neale, 1991-97)

                        Associate, N.Y.C. (litigation and general practice):

                        Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, 1984-86

                        Moore Berson Lifflander & Mewhinney, 1979-84

                        Wachtel Manheim & Grouf, 1978-79


Education:        Indiana University (Bloomington), J.D./M.B.A., 1978

                        Syracuse University (1st year law school) 1974-75

                        University of Michigan, graduate study in geography, 1971-72

                        Swarthmore College, B.A. 1971


Articles:            “A Protocol for Juvenile Delinquency”, N.Y.L.J., April 26, 1994

                        “Trends in the Case Law of Termination of Parental Rights”,

                            Jan. 8, 2004 (


Cases:              In re Benjamin L., 92 N.Y.2d 660 (1999) (pre-petition delay)

                        In re Neftali D., 85 N.Y.2d 631 (1995) (sufficiency of petition)

                        Appellate Division (various)


Languages:       French, Spanish, Swedish (reading knowledge)


Home:              Westchester County, N.Y.  Married (Joanne, social worker);

                        3 children (ages 20-23).


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