Year: 2014

Ferri v. Ferri 2014 WL 7638030 (Conn. Super., August 12, 2014)

BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented Husband in dissolution trial wherein Wife’s potential property distribution, after the expiration of all related appeals, is limited to approximately $12MM over 4 years, despite Husband having been the beneficiary of a trust that the Wife claimed was valued at $200MM – $250MM dollars. Additionally, alimony will end upon the first property distribution payment to the Wife.

Wilson v. Wilson 2014 WL 7156650 (Conn. Super., November 10, 2014)

BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented Father in post-judgment relocation trial wherein Mother was denied her request to move child to California where her new husband is employed in the financial industry.

Dan v. Dan 315 Conn. 1 (2014)

Landmark Supreme Court decision holding that the modification of an alimony award typically is not justified where the only substantial change in circumstances after the divorce is an increase in the alimony payor’s income and where the alimony award continues to meet the original purpose for which it was made. BRODER & ORLAND LLC represented the alimony payor, who was ultimately successful on appeal, in the post-judgment modification trial.

* These are brief summaries. You should not rely on these summaries as full statements or analyses of the law that may apply in your case. Past outcomes are not necessarily an indicator of future results.

BRODER & ORLAND LLC congratulates its outstanding lawyers who have been selected to the 2014 Super Lawyers list, October 29, 2014

Carole Topol Orland and Eric J. Broder have both been selected to the 2014 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Additionally, Lauren M. Healy, Jessica S. Esterkin, Sarah E. Murray and Christopher J. DeMattie were chosen to the 2014 Rising Star list.

Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. The annual selections are made through a process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area, resulting in a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

Link below outlines the selection process:

http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html

BRODER & ORLAND LLC Announces Jessica S. Esterkin, Esq. has been selected a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune, October 2014

Jessica S. Esterkin, Esq., an attorney at BRODER & ORLAND LLC in Westport, CT, has been selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a New Leader in the Law. In announcing her selection, t he Tribune indicated it “received nearly 300 nominations this year and Attorney Esterkin was selected among the best and brightest.”

The New Leader in the Law dinner and presentation will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford where American Bar Association President, Attorney James R. Silkenat will be the guest speaker.

NAFLA names Sarah E. Murray as Top 10 Attorneys in Family Law Under the Age of 40, July, 2014

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has named Sarah E. Murray among the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Connecticut. Sarah E, Murray, an associate at Westport based BRODER & ORLAND LLC, has practiced family and matrimonial litigation since 2008. NAFLA’s Board of Governors awards this distinction annually to only the Top 10 Family attorneys under the age of 40 within the state. Criteria include client and peer reviews, length of time practicing family law, trial experience and case outcomes, published articles and legal awards. http://www.nafla.net/attorney-members/sarah-e-murray-1

Carole Topol Orland and Eric J. Broder named as NAFLA Top 10 Attorneys in Family Law, April 29, 2014

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys has named both Carole Topol Orland and Eric J. Broder among the top 10 attorneys in Family Law in Connecticut. Attorneys Broder and Orland are co-founders of Westport based BRODER & ORLAND LLC , Connecticut’s largest Family Law firm. NAFLA’s Board of Governors awards this distinction to only the Top 10 Family attorneys within the state. Criteria include client and peer reviews, length of time practicing family law, trial experience and case outcomes, published articles and legal awards.