Annual Dinner Meeting-Resolving Family & Business Disputes Without Going to Court

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY
Speaker: Marguerite "Lily" Royer

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Program Description:

Most matrimonial and family law clients dislike the litigation process and the results they get from the litigation model. Even the “winning" party is unhappy after factoring in the costs, not to mention the family and business relationships that are destroyed in the process. Clients who are able to resolve a family or business breakup without resorting to litigation usually end up with more assets and are able to preserve relationships better than those who litigate. Collaborative Practice is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution where clients work with lawyers and financial and mental health professionals who are trained in the collaborative model to help them achieve their goals without going to court. This half-hour program will address the benefits and best practices of the Collaborative process and how lawyers, accountants and other wealth advisors can work together to provide clients with an alternative to litigation and obtain the best results for their clients.

Speaker Profile:

Marguerite "Lily" Royer
is a trained mediator and Collaborative Law Professional. She sits on the Collaborative Law Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Lily assists her clients in reaching agreements, including separation, stipulations of settlement, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and co-habitation. In her thirty years of practicing matrimonial and family law, Lily has also gained substantial experience as a matrimonial litigator, counseling clients on all matters relating to:

-divorce, separation and annulment;
-modification, equitable distribution, and spousal support;
-same-sex relationships and intimate partners;
-paternity, reproductive rights, post-judgment enforcement, and relocation proceedings.

Lily is also registered with the U.S. Department of State’s Attorney Network to counsel on matters involving The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction. She is a Martindale AV® rated attorney and received the distinction of being listed in Law & Politics’ New York Super Lawyers® for the past four years. 


Mahi Mahi, Coconut Red Pepper Coulis  OR
Sauteed Boneless Breast of Chicken, Meriot Fig reduction

COST: (includes parking)

Members - no charge.
Guest reservation (check mailed or paid by credit card) - $55.00
Guest fee at door (check or cash only) - $65.00
RSVP:  by May 30, 2011
Guest fees reserved on-line through the website may be paid by credit card. 
Guest fee at the door must be paid by cash or check only.
Checks should be made payable to the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, Inc. and mailed along with a copy of your registration receipt to Paul Katz, CLU, c/o MetLife, 399  Knollwood Road, 3rd Floor, White Plains, NY 10603




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