Attorneys

Virginia A. LoPreto

Virginia A. LoPreto

Biography

Ms. LoPreto is an experienced trial attorney with extensive training in mediation and conflict resolution. These skills serve her clients well as she guides them effectively and passionately in complex financial and custody matters as well as in the defense of criminal charges. Ms. LoPreto represents parents and children in family and matrimonial disputes. The representation of children is all court-appointed and reflects the dedication and sensitivity that Ms. LoPreto has for families in crisis. Ms. LoPreto also lectures frequently on child-related issues and presents continuing legal education programs for members of the matrimonial and family law bar.

Professional Affiliations and Bar Associations

Ms. LoPreto is President-Elect of the New York Women’s Bar Association, a co-chair of the Judiciary, Finance and LGBT Committees, and past co-chair of the Matrimonial and Family Law Committee for the NWYBA.

Ms. LoPreto is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a member of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, The Association of Family.

Lectures and Publications

  • 2017 High Conflict Divorce: The Impact on Children: Two Parts | The Gender Fairness Committee, Supreme Court, NY County, Civil Branch and New York State Courts Access to Justice Program
  • 2017 Divorce or Guardianship? What About Both? | New York Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2016 The Art of Talking to Children in Custody Cases: Two Parts | Appellate Division, First Department, NYWBA Matrimonial & Family Law Committee and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • 2016 What Happens if the Mediation Breaks Down? Anatomy of a Divorce Litigation | Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • 2016 So, there is Alienation, Now What? | NYWBA Matrimonial & Family Law Committee
  • 2015 Does Client-Directed Representation of Children Make Sense? | NYWBA Matrimonial & Family Law Committee
  • 2015 Maintenance Legislation and Guidelines (CLE) | Lawline.com
  • 2015 Does Client-Directed Representation of Children Make Sense? | Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law
  • 2015 Children’s Rights (An Interactive Discussion Relating to Communications With or By Children) | New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2014 Building a Family Law/Matrimonial Practice (CLE) | New York State Appellate Division, First Department and New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2013 Extraordinary Issues for Extraordinary Kids: A Primer on the Issues Involved When Confronted with Special Needs Children in Divorce | Matrimonial Law Committee of the Association of the New York City Bar Association and the New York Women’s Bar Association.
  • 2012 The Presence of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases (CLE) | New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Magnolia D. Levy

Magnolia D. Levy

Biography

A trained mediator, Ms. Levy endeavors from the outset to effectively and efficiently achieve the best results for her clients without the need for court intervention. When a negotiated settlement is not possible, she draws on her background as a commercial litigator and is a tenacious and passionate advocate for her clients with experience handling complex financial and custody matters from inception to conclusion.

Ms. Levy represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, divorce negotiation and litigation, support, custody, and visitation matters. A born and raised New Yorker, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Professional Affiliations and Bar Associations

Ms. Levy is a Vice-President-Elect of the New York Women’s Bar Association, a Co-Chair of the Judiciary Committee and has served as Co-Chair of the Judges Reception and Membership Reception since 2013.  She proud of her involvement with Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert and serves on the Advisory Board as well as Chair of the Advisory Board Committee.

Ms. Levy was Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Purple Circle Early Childhood Development Center from 2013-2015.

Distinctions

2014-2017  New York Metro Super Lawyer

2013 Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star

Lectures and Publications

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