Attorneys

Margaret M. Brady (Partner)
pbrady@bkwlegal.com

Born Brooklyn, New York, August 19, 1954; admitted to bar, 1988, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Education: Pratt Institute (B.F.A., cum laude, 1977); Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 1987). Editor-in-Chief, Women's Rights Law Reporter, 1986-1987.
Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York; National LGBT Bar Association; The LGBT Family Law Institute.
Practice Areas: Family Law; LGBT Law; Estate Planning/Estate Litigation; Arts Law; Entertainment Law; Civil Litigation; Real Estate Litigation; Collaborative Practice/Mediation.

Mitchell Klein (Partner)
mklein@bkwlegal.com

Born New York, N.Y., January 7, 1951; admitted to bar, 1978, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Education: Long Island University, C.W. Post College (B.A., 1972); Western New England School of Law (J.D., 1977). Assistant Corporation Counsel, Law Department of the City of New York, 1978-1983. Deputy General Counsel, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, 1983-1986. Assistant General Counsel, M.J. Raynes Incorporated, 1986-1988. General Counsel, Retail Services, Inc., 1988-1990.
Member: New York State Bar Association.
Practice Areas: Real Estate Law; Corporate Law; Commercial Law.

Steven J. Weissman (Partner)
sjweissman@bkwlegal.com

Born New York, N.Y., August 7, 1956; admitted to bar, 1982, New York; 1995, California.
Education: Harvard University (A.B., 1978); Columbia University (J.D., 1981). Recipient, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Member: New York State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California; National LGBT Bar Association; The LGBT Family Law Institute.
Practice Areas: Estate Planning; Estate Administration; Tax Exempt Organizations; Entertainment Law; Commercial Law; Family Law.

Lawrence H. Kotik (Partner)
lkotik@bkwlegal.com

Born Brooklyn, New York, October 19, 1959; admitted to bar, 1985, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Education: State University of New York at Albany (B.A., cum laude, 1981) St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 1984).
Member: New York State Bar Association (Member, Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives, Real Property Section).
Practice Areas: Real Estate, Condominium Law.

Lynne Crofton (Associate)
lcrofton@bkwlegal.com

Admitted to bar, 1987, Maryland and District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1989, New York
Education: Princeton University (B.A. magna cum laude, 1981); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1986). Awarded Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship in 1986, Article and Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review, Dean's List, 1983-1986.
Member:  New York State Bar Association; New York City Bar Association.
Practice Areas:  Civil Litigation, including Matrimonial, General Commercial and Residential Real Property Litigation; Second Parent/Step-Parent Adoptions; Prenuptial Agreements; Matrimonial Settlement Agreements, Joint Ownership Agreements and LLC Formation Agreements.

John E. DelGrosso (Associate)
jdelgrosso@bkwlegal.com

Born Queens, New York, October 18, 1974, admitted to bar, 1999, New York, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Education:  Fordham University (B.S., 1996); St John's University (J.D., 1999).
Member: New York State Bar Association.
Practice Areas: Estate Administration; Estate Planning; Trust Planning; Trust Administration; Estate Litigation; Elder Law.

Matthew Goodwin (Associate)
mgoodwin@bkwlegal.com

Admitted to bar, 2015, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Education:  University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A. magna cum laude, 2005); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2014).
Member:  Matrimonial and LGBTQ Committees of the New York Women's Bar Association; Family Law Section of LeGal (LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York)
Practice Areas:  Divorce and Custody Litigation; Same-Sex and Domestic Partnership Dissolution; Prenuptial Agreements; Post-Divorce Judgment Matters; Condominium, Coop and Landlord-Tenant Litigation; Business Dissolution and Corporate Formation; Civil Litigation.

Sara Izrailev (Associate)
sizrailev@bkwlegal.com

Admitted to bar, 2011, New Jersey and 2012, New York. Education: McGill University, Montreal (B.A. 2006); Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D., 2011)
Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Richard Socarides (Of Counsel)
rsocarides@bkwlegal.com

Born New York, New York, November 8, 1954; admitted to bar, 1980, New York and US District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Education: Antioch College (B.A., 1976); Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., 1979).
Experience: Served as White House Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor during the Clinton administration. Partner in the New York law firm of Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent and Lehrer and held senior executive positions at Time Warner and New Line Cinema.
Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York.
Practice Areas: Litigation, family law and the legal rights of gay men and lesbians.