Pam is known as being a straight-talking, formidable negotiator who works diligently to achieve favorable settlements for her clients. She is equally well-known, however, for recognizing when a case cannot be settled, be it a complex financial case or a highly charged custody matter, and then skillfully preparing and trying it to conclusion.
Pam is admitted to practice both in New York and Connecticut. She is an active member of several prominent bar associations, in which she has held various leadership roles. She is the past Chair of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and a former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, having served on that organization’s Board of Managers for the New York Chapter, and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. At present, she is a member of the City Bar’s Judiciary Committee. Pam also has served the legal community for many years by frequently lecturing to the bench and bar on family law issues.
Pam is rated “AV” (the highest rating for both competence and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell. Since 2003 she has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White). Since 2006 she has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers (Law & Politics) as one of NYC’s top 100 lawyers in all categories and as one of the City’s top 50 female lawyers.
On an international level, the respected British legal ratings publication, Chambers and Partners, has ranked Pam, along with her partner, David Aronson, in “Band 1” of New York family lawyers; they are two of only four New York family lawyers to have received this ranking. Further, AM&S as a whole is one of only two New York family law firms to be ranked in Band 1.
Chambers describes Pam as “excellent” and a “wonderful woman whose interpersonal skills are great.” Chambers sources say “she is smart and knows all the rules, but it’s those client skills that are so important in big divorce cases, and she is great at advising clients when in the tough situation of divorce, and that “she will have the biggest clients and often acts in the biggest cases.”
Unrelated to her professional practice, Pam is a committed volunteer who has served on the boards of several community service organizations and schools. At present, she sits on the Board of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDCo) in the Bronx and the Board of Governors of The Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn.
Pam is a life-long New Yorker, having been born and raised in Brooklyn, from where she commuted to NYU to attend both college and law school. She and her husband live with the youngest of their four children in Pelham, New York.
1977 New York University, Washington College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa