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.

Ronnie L. Silverberg (Associate)
rsilverberg@bkwlegal.com

Born Denville, New Jersey, October 26, 1960; admitted to bar, 1991, New York.
Education: University of Michigan (B.A. in Economics, with distinction, 1982); Yeshiva University (J.D., 1989). Recipient, James B. Angell Scholar. Executive Editor, Cardozo Law Review, 1988-1989.
Member: New York State Bar Association; New York County Lawyers Association.

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.

Meghan LaFronz-Emberger (Associate)
mlafronz@bkwlegal.com

Born Englewood, N.J.; admitted to bar, 2013, New York.
Education: University of Tampa (B.A. Psychology, cum laude, 2005); Adelphi University (M.A. Psychology, 2007); Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012). Executive Research Editor, Family Court Review, 2011-2012.
Member:  The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York State and American Bar Associations.
Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates Law; Estate Administration; Family Law; Certified Mediator.

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.

Stephen L. Rose (Of Counsel)
srose@bkwlegal.com

Born Kansas City, Missouri, June 12, 1956; admitted to bar, 1981, Kansas; 1981, California.
Education: University of Kansas (B.A., magna cum laude, l978); University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., l981).
Experience: Private Litigation; Business Affairs: Walt Disney Pictures; Business Affairs: Paramount Pictures; Entertainment Agent/Attorney.
Member: Kansas Bar Association. California Bar Association.
Practice Areas: Entertainment Law; Estate Planning; Estate Administration.