attorney_Kathleen Donelli

Kathleen Donelli

McCarthy Fingar LLP

Attorney Kathleen Donelli is a Member of McCarthy Fingar LLP, a law firm in White Plains, NY. As a lawyer in White Plains, New York, attorney Donelli serves Westchester County, as well as clients throughout New York.

Contact Information
Phone
: 9149463700
Fax : 9149460134
Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Divorce
Admitted to Practice Law
  • 1985, Connecticut; 1986, New York; 1987, US District Court, Southern District of New York; 1989, US District Court, District of Connecticut; 1993, US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Education
College
: Boston University; City College of the City University of New York, BA, 1975; Manhattanville College, MAT, 1982
Law School : Pace Law School, JD, cum laude, 1985
Graduated : 1985
Professional Memberships
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law
    • Listed as New York Super Lawyer in the areas of Family Law/Collaborative/Appellate.
    • Member, Grievance Committee, Ninth Judicial District
    • Member, Board of Directors, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
    • Co-Chair, Matrimonial Committee, Westchester Women's Bar Association
    • Director, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
    • Recipient, "Leading Matrimonial Attorney" Above The Bar Award (2010)
    • Recipient, Alumni Leadership Award, Pace University School of Law (2005)
    • Past President, Westchester Women's Bar Association (2003-2005)
    • Past President, White Plains Bar Association (1998-2000)
    • Former Director, The Westchester County Association, Inc.
    • Past Vice President, YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester
    • Fellow, The American Bar Foundation
    • Past President, Saint Bernard's Center For Learning, Inc.
    • Vice Chair, Board of Visitors, Pace University School of Law
    • Articles Editor, Pace Law Review (1984-85)
    • Member, Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester
    • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Member, Hall of Fame, YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester
Biographical Information

Kathleen Donelli concentrates her practice in the areas of Appellate Practice, Business Litigation, Collaborative Law and Matrimonial & Family Law. In 1996, Kathleen won a landmark New York State Court of Appeals custody decision in Tropea v. Tropea, 87 N.Y.2d 727, 665 N.E.2d 145, 642 N.Y.S.2d 575 (1996). Tropea established that courts should determine if a custodial parent should be permitted to relocate with a child based on the "best interest" of the child. Kathleen frequently lectures on a variety of matrimonial and family law issues. Kathleen is also a founding member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester, dedicated to resolving matrimonial and custody disputes without court intervention.

Kathleen is a Past President of the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the White Plains Bar Association. She is the Co-Chair of the Westchester Women's Bar Association's Matrimonial Committee. She is also a Member of the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District. Kathleen has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in the areas of Family Law/Collaborative/Appellate.

Born: New York, N.Y., September 4, 1951

McCarthy Fingar LLP
Contact Information
Phone
: 914-946-3700
Fax : Not Available
Office Location

11 Martine Ave Fl 12
White Plains, New York 10606

Firm Overview

Since its founding, McCarthy Fingar LLP has grown to a size of 25 attorneys. McCarthy Fingar LLP is located in Westchester County New York.

Practice Areas:
General Civil Trial Practice in all State and Federal Courts. Bankruptcy, Charitable Gift Planning, Commercial Finance, Corporate, E-Business and General Business, Environmental Law, Exempt Organizations, Land Use and Zoning, Liltigation,...

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