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Prenups and Partnerships:  Collaborating for Love and Money


This workshop explores ways to use Collaborative tools and skills in fresh and exciting ways to create and strengthen relationships rather than dissolving them.  It takes Collaborative Practice in a new direction that is a natural extension of existing family and business practice.  The training will include role play examples of a prenuptial agreement demanded by one set of parents and the formation of a law firm partnership by two longtime friends.  It goes deeper into issues raised at a similar program from the May 2015 Advanced Training Forum, but attendance at the first session is not a prerequisite.

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Jonathan Fields is a founding partner of Fields and Dennis, LLP, exclusively focusing on family law.  He is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2015/16 and on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers List.  Jon wrote a chapter in Financial Aspects of Divorce in Massachusetts (MCLE, 2016 expected), “Inheritances, Gifts, and Trust Interests in Divorce” and “Forbidden Provisions in Prenuptial Agreements:  Legal and Practical Considerations for the Matrimonial Lawyer” Journal of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Spring 2008).  Jon received a J.D. from BU School of Law and holds a B.A., cum laude, from Amherst College.

Jeffrey Fink is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator in Wellesley, Massachusetts, providing an international client base with general business law and dispute resolution services.  He also assists families with disputes that often involve complex questions at the intersection of divorce and finance.  After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School, he spent over a decade as a large firm transactional business lawyer in Seattle and New York before relocating to Massachusetts.  Jeff approaches both counseling and dispute resolution from a deal-making background; his courtroom practice is limited to a strategic or litigation management mode.  He is a frequent author.

Susan Klebanoff is a Collaborative attorney and mediator who focuses on business and family law in Canton, Massachusetts.  She worked as a corporate transactional lawyer in private practice in a large New York law firm and as in-house counsel for Metromedia Company before relocating to Massachusetts.  Susan works with families facing complex financial and legal issues related to divorce and other family matters. She also continues to work with businesses on a wide range of legal issues, including formation, financing, general corporate, employment and contract matters, as well as succession and exit strategies.

Barbara L. Nason is a Collaborative attorney, mediator and arbitrator in Dedham, Massachusetts.  After twenty years of litigating and mediating family law disputes, Barbara founded Nason Divorce Solutions, LLC in 2013 in order to assist clients find more respectful resolutions to their disputes outside of court.  She offers mediation, conciliation, arbitration, and special master services to clients and lawyers in all family law matters.  She has presented at numerous continuing education programs and more recently provided the ADR perspective for the MBA’s “Fundamentals of Sophisticated Practice – Business Valuations.”

Gina Arons, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with children, adults, couples families and groups in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Dr. Arons is a Collaborative Law coach and a mediator, as well as a consultant to attorneys, mediators and their clients.  She has presented workshops internationally on topics related to Collaborative Law, mediation and other mental health topics. Her interest in using Collaborative Law concepts in creative and new ways makes her a useful resource to other colleagues who strive to bring clients alternative dispute resolution options to their resolve their concerns.

Jessie Foster is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP), Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™), a Collaborative Law Financial Neutral and mediator who illuminates the financial difficulties surrounding divorce for clients, attorneys and mediators.


February 12, 2016 from  8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
McLane Middleton Law
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
Event Fee(s)
Per Person $100.00

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