Barton Resnicoff

Top 30 Matrimonial and Family Law
Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff
3000 Marcus Avenue
Suite 3W2
Lake Success, NY 11042
(516) 829-2940
www.bartonresnicofflaw.com


EXPERIENCE:

July 1997 to present
Hudson, Mallaney, Shindler & Anderson, P.C. (formerly Smith, Schneider,
Stiles, Hudson, Serangeli, Mallaney & Shindler, P.C.)
West Des Moines, Iowa
Shareholder. Considerable jury/bench trial and appellate experience. Litigate
matters in federal and state court including but not limited to full spectrum
of family law issues, breach of contract, tort, etc. Extensive contact with
clients and outside counsel in trial preparation, mediation, and litigation.
Research and draft pleadings, motions, discovery requests and responses,
trial and appellate briefs. Argued numerous times before Iowa Supreme
Court and Court of Appeals, and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

July 1996 to June 1997
Iowa District Court
Burlington, Iowa
Judicial Clerk. Performed duties for and advised five State District Court
Judges. Researched and drafted rulings. Coordinated Judges' schedules.
Preserved court file.

EDUCATION:

University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa
J.D. with Distinction, 1996
Honors: Moot Court Board; Van Oosterhout Moot Court Competitor;
Member, Iowa Law Review.

Wartburg College
Waverly, Iowa
B.A., Political Science, 1993
Honors: John Culver Scholarship; Regents Scholar; State of Iowa Scholar;
Dean's List.

BAR ADMISSION & ACTIVITIES:

Year Joined Firm

1979

Areas of Practice


Divorce

Certified Legal Specialties

Board Certified Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1996
Board Recertified Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2001
Board Recertified Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2006
Board Recertified Family Law Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2011

Bar Admissions


New York, 1975
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1977
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1976
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1979
U.S. Federal Courts, 1975
U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education


St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
Juris Doctor - 1974
Honors: Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
Honors: Mock Interview Program
Honors: Criminal Law Institute, Criminal Trial Program
Honors: Clinical Seminar Program
Honors: Alumni Activities: Mock Interview Program
The City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York
Bachelor of Arts - 1970
Honors: Student Senate
Honors: Swimming Team
Honors: Water Polo Team
Honors: Tau Delta Phi National Fraternity
Honors: Outstanding Queaster Trophy - National Fraternity
Honors: Hon. Mention and Certification of Award - National Fraternity
Major: Pre-Law

Published Works


"Rights of the Unwed Father", Queens Bar Bulletin, March, 1981
Co-Author, Materials for "The Trial of an Equitable Distribution Case-A Practical Approach", New York State Bar Association
Co-Author, Chapter of "The 1040 Handbook:A Guide to Income and Asset Discovery", American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Author, "Guide to Matrimonial Law-Grounds for Divorce", Nassau Lawyer, April, 1994
Author, "The Current Status of Divisible Divorce Relative to Matrimonial Litigation", New York Family Law Review, September, 1993
Author, "The Child's Attorney", New York Family Law Review, September, 1996
Author, "College Expenses and Divorce", New York Family Law Review, March, 1998
Author, "Is Fault Divorce Slowly Withering Away?", New York Family Law Review, Fall, 2006
Author, ?The Importance of Interstate Jurisdictional Issue in Family Law Practice?, American Journal of Family Law, Summer, 2010
Author, ?Making the Legal Process Less Disruptive is Key in Divorce?, Unified Family Court Connection, Winter, 2011

Representative Cases


Williams v. Williams, 514 N.Y.S.2d 902 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1987)
Lipton v. Lipton, 501 N.Y.S.2d 437 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1986)
Singer v. Singer, 523 N.Y.S.2d 898 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1988)
Spenser v. Spenser, 488 N.Y.S.2d 565 (N.Y.Fam.Ct. 1985)
Ervin v. Pangilinan, 446 N.Y.S.2d 345 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept. 1982)

Classes/Seminars


Lecturer, Visitation Modification, American Bar Association, 1992
Lecturer, Imputed Income and Child Support, American Bar Association, 1994
Lecturer, Hot Computer Tips from the Experts, American Bar Association, 1996
Lecturer, Marital Property-Third Party Practice, American Bar Association, 1997
Lecturer, Best Interests of the Child, American Bar Association, 1997
Lecturer, Locating Hidden Assets: Use of Tax Returns, American Bar Association, 1998
Lecturer, Statutory Schemes v. Free Fall Alimony: A Debate, American Bar Association, 1998
Lecturer, What's Yours and What's Mine Depends on What State We're In:A Comparative Law Study of Property Division, American Bar Association, 2000
Lecturer, So, This is the Property to be Distributed?, American Bar Association, 2000
Lecturer, If One Party Get the Gold Mine, Does the Other Get the Shaft?, American Bar Association, 2002
Lecturer, Duration of Marriage: When is it Over?, American Bar Association, 2002
Lecturer, Duped Dads and Child Support, American Bar Association, 2003
Lecturer, You Say Your Income is How Much?, American Bar Association, 2005
Lecturer, Beyond Basic Child Support: Financial Planning for Children, American Bar Association, 2007
Lecturer, Preparing a Custody Case:From Intake Through Trial, American Bar Association, 2008
Lecturer, How to Handle an Uncontested Divorce in Queens County (with the Legal Aid Society, Queens County Bar Association, 1999
Lecturer, Changes in Income Executions and Support Awards, Queens County Bar Association, 1994
Lecturer, Pendente Lite Applications, Queens County Bar Association, 1992
Lecturer, Increase in Value of Separate Property During a Marriage-Marital or Separate?, Queens County Bar Association, 1990
Lecturer, The Role of Marital Fault in Determining Maintenance and Distribution of Marital Property, Queens County Bar Association, 1989
Lecturer, Setting Aside and/or Modification of Separation Agreements, Queens County Bar Association, 1985
Lecturer, Support Modification, Queens County Bar Association, 1984
Lecturer, Custody Mock Trial, Queens County Bar Association, 1983
Lecturer, Parental Alienation, Nassau County Bar Association, 1993
Lecturer, The Effect of Child Abuse Allegations in Custody Cases, Nassau County Bar Association, 1994
Lecturer, Role of the Law Guardian in Custody and Visitation Cases, Nassau County Bar Association, 1996
Lecturer, Matrimonial and Family Law, Lay Groups: Women's ORT, 1983
Lecturer, Matrimonial and Family Law, F.O.C.U.S., 1983
Lecturer, Matrimonial and Family Law, Farmingdale Jewish Center, 1989
Lecturer, Matrimonial and Family Law, Uniondale High School, 1989
Lecturer, Matrimonial and Family Law, Syosset High School, 1993
Lecturer, Post Judgment of Divorce Problems, Hofstra University, 1993
Lecturer, Post Judgment of Divorce Problems, Hofstra University, 1994
Lecturer, Post Judgment of Divorce Problems, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1993 - 1995
Lecturer, Paralegal Program on Marital Law, Adelphi University, 1993
Faculty, Trial Advocacy Institute, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2008
Lecturer, Hearsay:Uses and Problems in Child Custody Proceedings, American Bar Association, 2008
Lecturer, Hot Tips From the Experts, American Bar Association
Lecturer, Hot Tips from the Experts, American Bar Association, 2009

Honors and Awards


Certificate of Service, Queens Bar Association, 1982
Certificate of Service, Queens Bar Association, 1999
Certificate of Appreciation, Nassau County Bar Association, 1990
Certificate of Appreciation, Nassau County Bar Association, 1993
Certificate of Appreciation, Nassau County Bar Association, 2000
Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1995
Pro Bono Service Award, Matrimonial Law, Queens County Bar Association, 2005
New York Super Lawyers, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014
Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships


American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member of Council, 2006 - 2012
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Vice Chair, Alimony Committee, 2011 - 2013
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Publication Development Board, 2012 - 2014
Trial Advocacy Institute, Faculty, 2008
Trial Advocacy Institute, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Support Committee, Chair, Co-Chair, Co-Vice Chair, Vice-Chair, 2003 - 2007
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Marital Property Committee, Chair or Co-Chair, 2000-2003 and 1994-1996
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Scope & Correlation Committee, Chair, Member, 2005 - 2008
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Nominating Committee, 2002 - 2003
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Executive Member, Custody and Alimony and Maintenance Committees
New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Custody, Continuing Legal Education and Special Committee
Queens County Bar Association, Chair, Family Law Committee, 1994 - 1995
Queens County Bar Association, Past Vice Chair, Legislative Sub-Committee
Queens County Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1994 - 2004
Queens County Bar Association, Member, Community and Public Relations Committee
Nassau County Bar Association, Member, Family Court Law and Procedure Committee
Nassau County Bar Association, Member, Matrimonial Committee
Nassau County Bar Association, Past Co-Chair, Custody Sub-Committee, , 1993 - 1995
Nassau County Bar Association, Member, Legislative Sub-Committee
Nassau County Bar Association, Member, Community and Public Relations Committee
Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee
Suffolk County Bar Association, Suffolk County Academy of Law
American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2009 - Present
St. John's University, School of Law, Chair, Reunion Committee, 2009
Queens County Bar Association, Academy of Law, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions


New York City Housing Authority, Management Division - New York, New York, Attorney, 1974 - 1979
New York County District Attorney's Office - New York, New York, Legal Intern, 1973 - 1974
Queens County District Attorney's Office - Kew Gardens, New York, Legal Intern, 1973
Queens Legal Services Corporation - Jamaica, New York, Legal Intern, 1973

Pro Bono Activities


Panel Member of Volunteers Lawyer Project in Queens and Nassau County
Fee Arbitrator in Matrimonial Matters, Nassau County, 1993 - Present
Neutral Matrimonial Case Evaluator, Nassau County, 1996 - Present
Pro-Bono Attorney, Nassau County Bar Association, 2008

Fraternities/Sororities


Tau Delta PhiFamily Seminar, May 4-5, 2000