Presentations

Speaking engagements, interviews, quotes

Speaker, “Transition Planning for Family Businesses”, Society of Financial Services Professionals, NYC Chapter, New York City, December, 7,  2017

Faculty presenter, “Family Conflict — What Are Your Options?”, New York City Family Enterprise Center (NYCFEC), Manhattan, December 1, 2017

Presentation with Richard Lutringer, “Using Mediation Within the Family Enterprise to Bring Positive Change  from Internal Conflict”, Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises (AFHE), Mid-Year Conference, Cleveland, OH, November 10, 2017

Quoted in Paul Sullivan’s New York Times Wealth Matters column, “Squabbles Over the Family Summer Home? Don’t Hire a Lawyer Just Yet“, August 19, 2017”

Speaker, “Preventing and Resolving Conflicts Over Wealth and Giving”, Planned Giving Group of Connecticut, November 10, 2016

Presentation with Richard Lutringer, “Mediation and Family Business Disputes”, Family Firm Institute New York City Study Group, May 3, 2016

Guest Speaker, Mediation Ethics, “Mediation” course, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT, November 2, 2015

“Ethics in Mediation”, Community Mediation, Inc. Mediation Training, Hamden, CT, June 4, 2015

Options in Alternative Dispute Resolution“, Bar Chat interview by Doug Brown, Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association, with Peter Benner, Esq., June 1, 2015

Speaker, “Practical Tips for Managing Conflict in Your Family Business,” The Liquidity Event, The Harvard Club, New York, NY, February 10, 2015

Acceptance of “The Honorable Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation”, which recognizes and celebrates leadership, initiative, and creativity in mediation in Connecticut. New Haven, CT, June 12, 2014

“Ethical Issues in Mediation”, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, New Haven County Bar Association, New Haven, CT, April 8, 2014

Speaker, “Family Dynamics in Estate Matters,” New Haven County Bar Association, Trusts, Estates, and Probate Committee, New Haven, CT, May 8, 2013

Conflict, Communication, and Connectivity: Navigating new terrain in the digital age“, conducted radio interview of Colin Rule, past Director of Online Dispute Resolution at eBay and PayPal and 2013 NE-ACR (New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution) Pioneer Award winner,  April 25, 2013

“Dealing with Difficult Clients”, Continuing Education (CEU) Lecture to professional association, Shelton, CT, November 4, 2012

Panelist, “ADR in Hard Times: Can Alternative Dispute Resolution Maintain Access to Justice When Resources Are Limited?”, Eighth John A. Speziale ADR Symposium, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, October 19, 2012

Moderator, panel discussion “Recap and Reflection: The ACR Annual Conference”, teleconference presented by Elder Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution, October 10, 2012

Speaker, private group in Hartford, CT about using conflict management techniques in estate planning and administration, May 1, 2012

Facilitator, ethics class discussion on fairness, family, and money at assisted living facility, Stamford, CT, March 29, 2012

TV interview on benefits of mediation, “Healthy Living with Dr. Cathy Lamortra”, Branford, CT, November 1, 2011

Speaker, private group, Connecticut, “Using conflict management techniques to better serve clients”, April 11, 2011

Interview on “Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation in Sports”, Monday Night Sports Talk, March 14, 2011

Speaker, “Holidays and Tough Conversations,” The Hearth at Tuxis Pond, Madison, CT, November 9, 2010

Speaker, New Haven County Bar Association Trusts, Estates, and Probate Committee, New Haven, CT, “Using Mediation in Estate Planning and Settlement,” October 12, 2010

Radio interview by entrepreneurship expert Barry Moltz, “The Art of the Apology”, August 7, 2009

Presenter, state-wide conference for women business owners, “Transition Your Business Through Challenge”, sponsored by the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and the National Association of Women Business Owners, July 24, 2009, workshop on “Smooth Business Transitions”

Presenter, seminar for Women’s Business Development Center, “Managing Conflicts as a Small Business Owner”, Waterbury, CT, February 12, 2009

Panelist, discussed mediation and arbitration in New Haven County Bar Association program, “Advanced Litigation & Tips Everyone Should Know”, October 15, 2008