Legal Services - Greater Boston Area
Joyce Kauffman, Esq.
Kauffman Crozier, LLP
231 Third St., Suite 720, Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (617) 577-1505
Fax: (617) 577-1012
Joyce Kauffman is a 1992 graduate of Northeastern University Law School and specializes in family law, co-parent adoption, and mediation, with an emphasis on legal issues affecting lesbian and gay families. Attorney Kauffman has written numerous articles on these issues and is a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences, and in community settings on issues of importance to lesbian and gay parents, co-parent adoption, and family law, and more recently, on how same-sex marriage impacts the lesbian and gay community.
Attorney Kauffman is a past Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association (MLGBA) and past chair of the MLGBA’s Family Law Section. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Pride Coalition, a national organization advocating for lesbian and gay families. She is the recipient of the 2003 Barney Frank Award from the Massachusetts School of Law, the 2005 Fisher Davenport Award from the Family Pride Coalition honoring her for her contributions to lesbian and gay families, and the recipient of the 2007 Gwen Bloomingdale Pioneer Spirit Award from the MLGBA.
Brian J. McLaughlin, Esq.
745 Boylston Street, Suite 209, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 236-5847
Fax: (617) 236-3365
Attorney Brian McLaughlin represents clients in the areas of Paternity, Divorce, Alimony, Child Support and Military Families.
Attorney McLaughlin confronts these issues with the care and compassion that is needed to handle both the long-term implications and the short-term consequences.
Helping a family navigate through these painful issues gives Attorney McLaughlin much satisfaction.
He is a licensed mediator.
Karen Van Kooy, Esq.
Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC
1318 Beacon Street, Suite 19, Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 277-3774
Fax: (617) 277-6520
Karen Van Kooy is a partner at Israel, Van Kooy & Days, LLC located in Coolidge Corner, Brookline. Karen represents women and men in all stages of family transitions, including divorce, custody, child support and post-divorce matters. Karen also works with people to create fair and loving pre and post nuptial agreements to strengthen their marriage. Central to Karen's approach in domestic relations matter is to attend to the immediate needs of a client, whose life may be in upheaval, while assisting the client in defining the big picture: life after the transition. Finding the right process for each situation, whether it is litigation, mediation or the collaborative law process is an essential first step, and Karen is trained and practices all three approaches. Karen is a board member of the Divorce Center.