Here Comes the Taxman: What Family Lawyers Need to Know about the Changes in Tax Law – A06

Family Law Track
Family Law Section

Session A: 8:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m.

About the Program
This critical seminar will discuss what changes to the tax code will affect family lawyers in 2018 and beyond.

 You Will Learn

  • What provisions of the tax code matter to the field of family law
  • How to protect clients in light of the new changes, including in the areas of alimony and property division
  • Tips and considerations for addressing modifications of past orders

Janet A. Battey, Ferro & Battey LLC, Darien

Attorney Battey was admitted to practice in 2008. She practices exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law.

Attorney Battey was selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2017 in the field of Family Law. She was also recognized by SuperLawyers Magazine as a Rising Star in the field of Family Law from 2011-2016. Attorney Battey was even named a Top Attorney in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine in 2013.

Attorney Battey serves as a Special Master in the Stamford/Norwalk judicial district. She graduated with honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law. While in law school, she was a Dean’s Fellow Scholar and served as the Business Managing Editor of the Quinnipiac University Probate Law Journal.

Barry A. Fishman, Marcum LLP, New Haven

Barry A. Fischman is a Partner in the Firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office and a member of its National Construction, Real Estate, Business Enterprise Tax Services, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Tax Compliance, Family Wealth Services,and Trusts and Estates practice groups. He has more than 30 years of tax and consulting experience providing services primarily to closely-held businesses. He has a wide range of industry experience including construction, real estate, research and development, professional services, manufacturing and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Fischman represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

A frequent speaker, Mr. Fischman is often asked to present on topics regarding income taxation matters for construction companies; research and development credit opportunities; and gift, estate and asset protection planning.


Mark I. Harrison, Marcum LLP, New Haven

Mark Harrison is the Firm’s Valuation and Litigation Services leader, as well as the office managing partner in the Audubon Street office in New Haven, Connecticut. He has more than 30 years of experience providing business valuation, litigation support, and forensic accounting services. Mr. Harrison’s distinguished career includes expertise in the most complex valuation engagements. He has performed valuations of business interests for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, family law matters, business damages, buy-sell agreements, shareholder litigation, estate and gift tax matters, buying and selling businesses, malpractice litigation, and breach of contract.

Mr. Harrison is frequently appointed as a neutral expert by courts and as a mutually agreed upon expert by parties to litigation. He is regularly called upon to assist in settling complex financial disputes. He has been an instructor in business valuation and forensic accounting techniques on the national and local levels for numerous professional and academic organizations. He has assisted in the creation and writing of various seminars and has been a consultant to 60 Minutes on business valuation and forensic accounting issues.

Mr. Harrison has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal District Court and the State Courts of Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Kansas, and Colorado, as well as various arbitration proceedings. He has also rendered extensive services relating to court testimony. Mr. Harrison has been voted the Best Expert Witness in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s annual survey of the Connecticut legal community for the past seven years.


2.0 CLE Credits: (CT: 2.0 General; NY: 2.0 AOP)