Melissa appointed co-chair of AAML’s International Law Committee

Melissa has been appointed as the Co-Chair of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer‘s International Law Committee. The AAML is a membership organization that requires the highest standards in practice and ethics for family lawyers throughout the United States. Membership requires an extensive application, recommendation, and examination process, followed by an invitation to join.

Melissa co-presents on representing children in their parents international abduction cases

On October 18th, Melissa, a seasoned child’s attorney and author of the American Bar Association’s handbook on representing children in domestic and international cases, co-presented with James Netto of London, England for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts on the ins and outs of representing minor children in their parents’ international parental child abduction …

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Melissa included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2023

Melissa was included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2023, released on August 18, 2022. “Best Lawyers awards are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation across …

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Melissa Participates in U.S. State Department Advisory Committee Meeting

On Friday, June 3, 2022, Melissa participated in the annual meeting of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Melissa has served as a member of the Advisory Committee since 2009. The Advisory Committee assists the U.S. State Department in monitoring domestic and international developments in private international law, and provides information …

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Melissa attends NYSBA Meeting in New York

Melissa attended the New York State Bar Association International Section meeting in New York on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Melissa is a member of the Section’s Executive Committee, and co-chair of its Family Law Committee.