2024 Family Law Retreat Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Welcome Reception

Los Suenos Marriot, Poolside

Traditional Costa Rican Fiesta

Sponsored by:

EisnerAmper, LLP

Financial Research Associates

WithumSmith+Brown, PC


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
6:30AM - 11:00AM

Breakfast at Hacienda Kitchen


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
6:30AM - 7:30AM

Morning Mat Pilates with Andrea Beth White

Garden


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
8:30AM - 11:00AM

Hot Tips Panel 1

Panel:
Dan Coleman
Polina Dostalik, Esq.
Mike Fonseca
Stephanie Hyland, ASA, CFE
Sharon Klein
Greg Kohr, CPA, ABV, CFF
Alex Pron, CFP, CBDA
Matthew Smuro, Esq.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
9:20AM - 10:05AM

Hot Tips Panel 2

Panel:
Gina Berkery, CPA
David Bruno, Esq.
Greg Cooke
Michele D'Onofrio, Esq.
Michael Jawien, CRPC QPFC
Rebecca Novin-Cannon, Esq.
Jeremy Smith, ASA
Stefanie Jedra Sollecito, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFE

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
10:15AM - 11:00AM

Hot Topics Panel 3

Panel:
Jason Addesso, CVA
Samuel Berse, Esq.
Marc Demetriou, CLU, ChFC, CDLP
Katerina Gaebel, CPA
Carleen Gaskin, CPA, ABV, CFF
Bari Kroll
Elizabeth Rozin-Golinder, Esq.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
11:30AM - 5:00PM

Golf Tournament

La Iguana Golf Course


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
12:00PM - 3:00PM

Trip to Jaco

Enjoy shopping, lunch and/or dinner on your own.  

Hotel shuttle departures begin at 12 p. m.


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
12:30PM - 3:30PM

Surfing Lesson

Jaco Beach is one of the best surfing beaches for beginners in the Central Pacific. If you’ve always wanted to learn the skills needed to surf, this excursion is for you.  You must be an experienced swimmer to sign up for this tour.


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
1:30PM - 4:30PM

Horseback Riding

Discover nature at its best on this private 80-acre farm. Navigate the trails on your horse to the waterfalls and natural swimming pools. Along the way your guide will point out wildlife such as toucans, scarlet macaws and white-faced monkeys. Included: Round trip transfers English speaking tour guide Entrance fee Water and fresh fruit Bring: Comfortable clothing Closed toe shoes Swimwear/towel Sunscreen/insect repellent Camera Minimum of 10 people required. Maximum of 30 people permitted. Pricing: All rates are subject to change based on actual participation. Gratuities: Gratuities for tour guides and drivers are not included in the above prices and are at your discretion.


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
1:30PM - 4:30PM

Jungle cruise and Crocodile Safari

Float along the slow-moving river on a covered barge and enjoy the sights of this region, one of the last natural refuges for thousands of birds during their annual migrations. You may also see iguanas and impressive crocodiles basking in the sun. Included: Round trip transfers English speaking tour guide Water and fresh fruit Bring: Comfortable clothing Sunscreen/insect repellent Camera


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Group Dinner organized by Andrea Beth White

Group Dinner organized by Andrea Beth White at Hicaco Grille, Jaco. Participants will pay $100 on their own which includes a buffet dinner. Consumption bar is additional. Live music will be featured. Contact ABW directly at Awhite@ansell. law to reserve a seat and submit payment. Monies need to be sent payable to Andrea B. White in advance of the Retreat. Click here to reserve shuttle to Jaco for $35 per person.

Click here to view the Hicaco Restaurant Menu


THURSDAY, MARCH 21
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Trip to Jaco


FRIDAY, MARCH 22
6:30AM - 11:00AM

Breakfast at Hacienda Kitchen


FRIDAY, MARCH 22
8:30AM - 9:05AM

Questions Every Lawyer Has. A Q&A with Attorneys and Experts : Panel One

Questions every lawyer has about mediation.

Panel:
Carolyn Daly, Esq.
Jeffrey Fiorello, Esq.
Chad Keeports, CPA/CVA
Sharon Klein
Hon. Peter J. Melchionne (Ret.)

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
9:05AM - 9:40AM

Questions Every Lawyer Has. A Q&A with Attorneys and Experts : Panel Two

Questions every lawyer has about trying a case.

Panel:
Kevin Baldwin, CPA, ABV
Robert Bianchi, Esq.
Daniel Burton, Esq.
Francesca O'Cathain, Esq.
Andrea Beth White, Esq.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
9:40AM - 10:15AM

Questions Every Lawyer Has. A Q&A with Attorneys and Experts : Panel Three

Questions every lawyer has about getting and keeping clients.

Panel:
Nicole Lyons, CPA/CFF, CVA
Lauren Miceli, Esq.
Jennifer Millner, Esq.
Marcia Silva, Esq.
Alison Sutak, Esq.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
10:15AM - 10:50AM

Questions Every Lawyer Has. A Q&A with Attorneys and Experts : Panel Four

Questions every lawyer has about post-judgment litigation.

Panel:
Thomas DeCataldo, Esq.
Alexandra Freed, Esq.
Theresa E. Julian, Esq.
Donna Legband, Esq.
David Politziner CPA, ABV, CFF

FRIDAY, MARCH 22
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Cornhole Tournament at Zoe White Beach


FRIDAY, MARCH 22
4:30PM - 10:00PM

An Evening at Villa Caletas

Welcome to the rainforest!


Sponsored by:

DLA, LLC

Marcum


SATURDAY, MARCH 23
6:30AM - 11:00AM

Breakfast at Hacienda Kitchen


SATURDAY, MARCH 23
6:30AM - 7:30AM

Morning Run/Jog/Hike with Ali Freed


SATURDAY, MARCH 23
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Get Seminar

Panel:
Karin Haber, Esq.
Beatrice Kandell, Esq.
Jodi Rosenberg, Esq.
Sheryl Seiden, Esq.
Michelle Wortmann, Esq.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Los Suenos Squares

Gameshow of Los Sueos Squares which is a play on Hollywood Squares. There will be 7 rounds with nine questions in each round, plus tiebreakers. All those attending the CLE will be put on teams to participate in the game show. Eight teams will be led by young lawyers (to be confirmed at the retreat).

Panel:
Rita Ann Aquilio, Esq.
Robin Bogan, Esq.
Cheryl Connors, Esq.
Robert Epstein, Esq.
Christine Fitzgerald, Esq.
Derek Freed, Esq.
Jeralyn Lawrence, Esq., Esq. (Past President, NJSBA)
Timothy McGoughran, Esq.
Megan Murray, Esq.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Dinner & Dancing, Los Suenos Marriot Beach Theme!

Sponsored by:

EisnerAmper, LLP

Financial Research Associates

WithumSmith+Brown, PC


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