Kathy N. Rosenthal
Kathy Rosenthal has been dedicated to the practice of law since 1978. She enjoys working with clients, bringing them information and comfort. She works with clients in both estate planning and estate settlement matters to make order out of chaos.
Kathy and Linda Markowitz became law partners in January 2001, founding the firm of Rosenthal & Markowitz. Sherry Bishko joined the firm as partner in 2006. Enhancing her ability to practice law, Kathy has taught at Pace Law School and CUNY Law School, been actively affiliated with various bar associations, and involved in community education and activities.
- Estate Planning
- Estate Settlement
- Trust and Will Drafting
- Residential Real Estate
- Kathy works in these practice areas with married and non-married couples, single people, including same-sex couples.
- Westchester Women’s Bar Association
- Westchester County Bar Association
- White Plains Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- Kathy is licensed to practice in the State of New York and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Admitted to Practice
- New York State Court, April 1978
- New York State Appellate Division, Second Department, April 1978
- Federal Court Southern District, 1979
- United States Supreme Court, October 1989
- Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estates, 1995-2013
- Selected Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year at Pace University School of Law by the students in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, after which the award was no longer given to adjunct professors.
- Adjunct Professor of Law, CUNY Law School, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Fall1989 through Fall 2001
- Co-instructor, CUNY Law School, a 12-credit Wills Clinic, Fall 1991 through Spring 1993.
- Instructor, BAR-BRI bar review prep course, Wills, January 2004Instructor, Pace University School of Law, Continuing Education Program
- Instructor, Pace University School of Law, New Directions Program
Training and Education
- Hofstra University School of Law
- Juris Doctor 1977
- State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz
- Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 1973
- Speaking, Training, and Writing
- Co-Chair and Moderator, Pace University School of Law, Elder Law Update (for more than 5 years).
- Pace University School of Law, Women’s Justice Center, community education program on Wills, Trusts, & Estates
- Wrote the Surrogate Court Program Act (SCPA), Article 9, of the Matthew Bender, Surrogate Court Practice, Winter 1986 update.
- A regular speaker for the Planned Giving Committee for the Arthritis Foundation, New York Chapter, Hudson Valley Branch, until it closed.
- A frequent lecturer on the topic of estate planning for: The New York State Bar Association, Pace University Law School Continuing Legal Education program, the Family Law Center, and various community groups.
- Pace University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of the Year Award for 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005
- Arthritis Foundation Planned Giving Award, April 2002
- Hofstra Law School Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School, June 1977
Former Community Affiliations
Kathy is currently taking a break from sitting on community and law organization boards and from active memberships but looks forward to once again being involved. In the past, she has been a member of:
- Westchester Women’s Bar Association, including serving as its President from 2001-2003.
- Westchester Estate Planning Council
- Board of Advisors of Westchester Community Foundation
- Planned Giving Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, Hudson Valley Branch
- Former board member and chairperson of the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services; also served terms as treasurer and as vice-president
- Bar Association Committees
- Westchester Women’s Bar Association Foundation, the charitable arm of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association (2002-2012)
- Board Member, Estate Planning Council of Westchester County
- Friends of Gail, the development arm of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, which works to eradicate domestic violence.
- Board of Visitors, Pace University School of Law, as representative of the Westchester Women’s Bar Association
- Board member of the Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Inc. (WEDC)
- Volunteer, Gay Men’s Health Crisis Center, writing forms, supervising other attorneys, and in 1989, helped create their will drafting clinic.