I graduated from Fordham Law School in May, 1995 and was admitted to the Bar in April, 1996. Upon admission, I became associated with Parker, Ollen & Carmody, LLP, and in January, 1997, I became associated with Hofheimer, Gartlir & Gross, LLP (Allan D. Mantel, Esq., Of Counsel), as an associate in the matrimonial department. In December, 1998, I became associated with the firm of Stein Riso Mantel, LLP, again, in the matrimonial department, and in January, 2003, I became a member of the firm. Shortly thereafter, I became a named partner and the firm was changed to Stein Riso Mantel McDonough, LLP. We have again reorganized, and our firm now is Mantel, McDonough Riso, LLP. Since joining Hofheimer, Gartlir & Gross, LLP, my practice has generally been limited to the area of matrimonial law. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I am a member of the American Bar Association (Family Law Section); Westchester County Bar Association (Family Law Section); New York State Bar Association (Family Law Section); the New York County Lawyers Association (Matrimonial Law Section); and am a former member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Matrimonial Law Committee.