Willard H. DaSilva

Willard H. DaSilva: Attorney with DaSilva & Hilowitz LLP
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Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient: NAFA Distinguished Service Award, 1972; Suffolk County Bar Association Award of Recognition, 1984. Co-Author, "Practical Advice on Pre-Litigation Conduct," Tactics and Strategy Under the New York Divorce Laws, Practising Law Institute, 1970, republished in New York Law Journal. Contributing Author, "Benders Forms For the Civil Practice," Vol. 10B, Matrimonial Actions, 1972—. Author: "A Practical Guide for Motion Practice in Matrimonial Actions," New York Matrimonial Law, Practising Law Institute, 1972; "The Construction of a Trust," Family Law Newsletter, New York State Bar Association, 1976; "Appeals and Counsel Fees," Family Court Practice and Procedure, New York State Bar Association, 1976, 1979; "Practical Aspects of Modification and Enforcement of Divorce Obligations," New York Matrimonial Practice, Practising Law Institute, 1977; "The Section 248 Hold Out," Family Law Review of the New York State Bar Association, 1977; "Monetary Considerations," New York Matrimonial Practice, Practising Law Institute, 1979; "Techniques of Drafting a Separation Agreement," Separation Agreements From Whereas to Whereof, New York State Bar Association, 1980; New York Matrimonial Practice,The West Group, 1980—; "Effective and Expanding Motion Practice," New York Matrimonial Practice, Practising Law Institute, 1982; "The Dollars and Sense of Settling Cases," The Family Advocate, American Bar Association, Summer 1984; "Property Subject to Equitable Distribution," Valuation and Distribution of Marital Property," Matthew Bender, 1985; "Appealing from Trial Court Determinations," Family Law and Practice, Matthew Bender, 1985; "The Court's Struggle to Do Equity," American Bar Association, The Family Advocate, Fall 1986; "The Divorce Law Handbook," review, Family Law Review, Dec. 1988; "The Relocation Trial," American Bar Association, The Family Advocate, Winter 1989; "Matrimonial Law," New York Lawyer's Deskbook, 1991—; "The New Rules of Conduct in Matrimonial Cases," New York Domestic Relations Reporter, Jan. 1994; "Cupid, Couples & Clients," Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1994; "A Primer for Divorce Contracts," Review, New York Law Journal, 1994; "The New Separation Agreement of the 90's," Law Education Institute, 1994; "Prenuptial Agreements - The Test of True Love," Law Education Institute, 2002; "Crisis Issues in Golden Year Marriages," Elder Law Attorney, New York State Bar Association, Winter 1994; "The Divorce Book for Men and Women," Book Review, Family Law Review, Dec. 1994, FairShare Magazine, Mar. 1995; "Documenting Conversations the Easy Way," The Practical Litigator, March 1996. Author, FairShare Magazine, 1985-1995; "The Matrimonial Strategist: Letter from our New Chairman," May 2003; A License for Same Sex Marriage," December, 2003; "Credibility: With Client and Adversary," July, 2004. Co-Editor: Family Law Practice Systems Manual, New York State Bar Association, 1982—; "Separation Agreements," Family Law Practice Systems Manual, New York Bar Association, 1982—; "Matrimonial Law," New York Lawyer's Formbook, New York State Bar Association, 1991—: "Matrimonial Law," New York State Bar Association, 1999—; "Matrimonial Law," New York Lawyer's Deskbook, New York State Bar Association, 1991—; "Grandparents' Rights after Adoption," Factbook III, National Council for Adoption, 1999; "Protecting Marital Property against Bankruptcy," Nassau Lawyer, May, 2001. Editor-in-Chief, "New York State Domestic Relations Reporter," Matthew Bender & Co., 1992-2006. Editor: Matrimonial Law Journal, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1978-1985; Family Advocate, American Bar Association, 1980—; Editor-in-Chief, 1997—; New York Matrimonial Case Law, 1985—. Board of Editors, New York State Bar Association Journal, 2000—. Elder Law Attorney, New York State Bar Association, 1995-2000; ABA Fax News Update, 1996—;. Chairman, Board of Editors, "The Matrimonial Strategist," published by American Lawyer Media, 2003—. Lecturer of Law: New York Law School, 1980, 1994; Brooklyn Law School, 1980-1987; St. John's Law School, 1981, 1991; Touro Law School, 1983; Hofstra Law School, 1986-1991; Nassau Community College, 1999. Officer, Suffolk Academy of Law, 1980-1985. Trustee, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell Medical College, 1988-1996. Chair, Advisory Board, Family in Transition Program, North Shore University Hospital, 1992-1997. Member, Board of Directors, New York Virtuosi Symphony Orchestra, 2002-2007. Advisory Board: Education & Assistance Corporation, 1992-1997; 330 South Ocean, Inc. Condo Association (Director, 1992-2006; President, 1993-1997). Member, National Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, 1995-2000. Biographee, Best Lawyers in America, 1983—; Who's Who in America, 1988—.

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Manager, N.Y. Chapter, 1978-1979; Director, Continuing Legal Education, 1979-1983; Vice-President, 1980-1982; President, 1982-1983; Member, National Board of Governors, 1982-1983). Diplomate, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 1994—. Master, 1995-1996, Secretary, 1999-2000, Counsel, 2001-2002, and President, 2003-2005, New York Family Law American Inn of Court.

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University Attended:
New York University, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
Columbia University Law School, J.D.
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U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Military Appeals; 1949, New York; U.S. Court of Claims
Nassau County (Member, Family Law Committee 1974—); Suffolk County (Member, 1980— and Chairman, 1982-1984, Matrimonial and Family Law Committee; Member, Bi-County Attorneys/Accountants Committee, 1990-1995), Rockland County (Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1998—), New York State (Chairman, 1978-1980 and Program Chairman, 1978-1985, Committee on Continuing Legal Education, Family Law Section; Chairman, Publications Committee, 1991—; Member: Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 1981-1992; Elder Law Section, 1992—; Executive Committee, 1993-1999; Co-Chair, 1989-1992 and Chair, 1993-1997, Family Law Committee; Chair, Family Relations Committee, 1993-1998; Treasurer, 1993-1994, Secretary, 1994-1995, Chair-Elect, 1995-1996 and Chair, 1996-1997, General Practice Section) and American (Member, Family Law Section; Vice-Chairman, Committee on Economics of Law Practice, 1980-1984; Executive Member: Special Publications Committee, 1984-1985; Ethics Committee, 1990-1992; Law Practice Economics Committee, 1990-1992; Chairman, By-Laws Committee, 1991-1992; By-Laws Committee, 1991-1995; Divorce Law and Procedures Committee, 1993-1995; Marital Property Committee, 1994-1995; Trial Techniques Committee, 1994-1995; Elder Law Committee, 1995-1998; Council Member, Family Law Section, 1992—; Council Member, Editor-in-Chief, Family Advocate, 1997—; Member, Sections on: Litigation; General Practice; Vice-Chairman, Family Law Committee, 1991-1993) Bar Associations; The International Society on Family Law; American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects; American Society of Association Executives (Charter Member, Legal Section, 1986—); American Bar Foundation (Member, 1997—).
Lt., U.S. Army Air Corps
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