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Vincent M. Wills, Chairman of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Maryland Chapter, 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Law

On Monday, October 9, 2017, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – Maryland Chapter, presented the 22nd Annual Symposium on Family Law at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in College Park, Maryland.  Vincent M. Wills, Esquire was chairman of the Event. 

The Morning Program featured Sanford K. Ain, Esquire of Ain & Bank in Washington, D.C., and Lawrence J. Macklin, Senior Wealth Strategist at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, who presented “The Use of Trusts that Impact Divorce, and particularly, Wealthy Families.”  That presentation provided a description of the various trust devices frequently utilized by wealthy families, and a discussion of the manner in which divorce lawyers can assist their clients in protecting assets in the event of a divorce and in recovering assets when the other spouse attempts to protect them through “estate planning” or other asset protection techniques.

Following that presentation, James T. McLaren, Esquire, Past National President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, presented “Ten Things I Wish I Knew Thirty Years Ago – A ‘Master Class’ on Professionalism.”  Mr. McLaren provided insights learned over a forty-year career about how to maintain civility and professionalism during the course of a family law case and throughout your career.

The Afternoon Program featured Michael Berman, Esquire of Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC who presented “A Practical Demonstration on the Use of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) in a Domestic Relations Case.”  Mr. Berman was aided in his presentation by Robert W. Powell, Sr. of Digital WarRoom who discussed electronic devices, sources, and solutions.  The presentation was topped off by Evan Gumz and Jim Donahue of Hanzo Archives who made a presentation on the collection of social media.

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