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Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars

2017 NJICLE Family Law Symposium

Saturday 28th January 2017 - Saturday 28th January 2017

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq.  had the honor of co-presenting on business valuation issues at the 2017 NJICLE Family Law Symposium.  The panel of legal and accounting experts included were some of the best in each field.  The event is the most widely attended family law seminar in the state of New Jersey. There were about 900 legal, accounting, financial, and banking professionals in attendance, which truly shows the dedication to our profession.

Understanding & Using ADR in Family Law Cases

Monday 21st November 2016

Mr. Vuotto is giving on behalf of the Middlesex County Bar Association. It is the one occurring on November 21st 2016 at the MCBA Office at 87 Bayard Street, New Brunswick on "Understanding & Using ADR in Family Law Cases". I will be co-presenting with Laurence J. Cutler, Esq. The seminar will focus on the following:

  • History & Overview
  • Statutes & Key Cases
  • ADRPA/UAA: Summary differences and why use one over the other
  • New/Amended Rules of Court & New Forms Overview
  • Forms
    • ADRPA agreement (Appendix 29B)
    • UAA agreement (Appendix 29C)
    • Fawzy/Minkowitz Waiver
    • Form Arbitration Questionnaire (Appendix 29A)
    • Form Arbitrator’s Disclosure (Appendix 29D)
  • Implementing Language in MSA
  • Arbitration Ethics

This program has been approved by the BCLE of the Supreme Court of NJ for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. Of these, 1.5 qualify as hours of credit towards matrimonial law certification.

Cost: $15-Superior Court Law Clerks; $25-Young Lawyers; $30-MCBA Members; and $60-All Others
To RSVP: Online Registration | Download RSVP Form | Call 732.828.3433, x. 102
(Please note that Approved CLE Courses in NJ are Recognized for CLE Credit in New York.)

NJ Emancipation Statute & Changes in Child Support

Monday 24th October 2016 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison

Mr. Vuotto will be co-presenting with Robert Zaleski, Esq. ,Charles Hager, Esq. – Family Division Manager  and Hector Marcano – Chief Probation Officer at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison on Monday, October 24th, 6:00 p.m. "The Topic is "NJ Emancipation Statute & Changes in Child Support". The dinner program will focus on the following issues:

  • Termination Law Basics
  • Situations for which child support may continue after age 19
  • Continuation Request Process
  • What kinds of situations might occur after child support ends?
  • Intergovernmental Cases

This program has been approved by the BCLE of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of CLE credit. All Middlesex County Superior Court Judges and their law clerks have been invited to attend. Cost:

  • $25-Recent Law School Graduates (2014-Present) and Law School Students
  • $50-MCBA Members and All Others

To RSVP: Download RSVP Form or call Family Law Section Chair Evelyn Hartmann, Esq. at 732.750.005 (Please note that Approved CLE Courses in NJ are Recognized for CLE Credit in New York.)

Electronic and Social Media and Family Litigation

Friday 12th August 2016

Mr. Vuotto will be co-presenting on behalf of the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the Family Law Event in Atlantic City at Harrah’s on August 12, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The topic is “Electronic and Social Media and Family Litigation: What’s Useful? What’s Beyond the Pale?”

National Webinar

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Mr. Vuotto was part of a panel presented a national webinar on June 15, 2016 providing family law counsel with strategies for imputing income for child and spousal support determinations. The webinar was set for 1:00 – 2:30p.m. EST.

Family law arbitration rules and forms and related issues

Friday 3rd June 2016 at the New Jersey City University Harborside Campus in Jersey City

Mr. Vuotto had spoken at ADR Day on June 3, 2016 at the New Jersey City University Harborside Campus in Jersey City, New Jersey during the New Jersey Family Arbitration Program along with the Honorable Bonnie Mizdol, P.J.F.P., Richard H. Steen, Esq. (former president of the New Jersey State Bar Association) and Dale Console, Esq.  They were presented between 1:45 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. on the new family law arbitration rules and forms and related issues.

The Divorce Process 2016 Webinar.

Friday 11th March 2016

Webinar Recording for : “The Divorce Process 2016” hosted by Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. Esq. and Scott A. Maier, CPA, JD on 11-May-2016 – Click Here

Family Law Section Dinner Meeting.

Monday 7th March 2016

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. & Noel Tonneman, Esq. co-presented on behalf of the Middlesex County Bar Family Law Section at their monthly dinner meeting at The Pines Manor located at 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ on Arbitration. The dinner program focused on various issues related to the arbitration of family law matters in light of the new rules and forms.

Saturday 27th February 2016

Mr. Vuotto co-presented a seminar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on retirement issues impacted by the new alimony statute on February 27, 2016. Approximately 125 professionals attended this ICLE presentation.

Monday 15th February 2016

Mr. Vuotto co-presented a seminar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on the New Arbitration Rules and Forms Enacted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey on February 15, 2016 along with the Hon. Hany Mawla, J.S.C., Laurence Cutler, Esq. of Laufer, Dalena, Jensen & Boyd, LC and Dale E. Console, Esq. of the Law Office of Dale E. Console, P.C.

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Mr. Vuotto moderated a seminar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on the Current State of Social Science Related to Custody and Timesharing from the Mental Health Experts’ Prospective on December 8, 2015 at the New Jersey Law Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The distinguished panelist was included Sheryl J. Seiden, Esq. of Ceconi&Chefeitz, LLC, Ronald Lieberman, Esq. of Adinolfi&Lieberman, P.A., Madelyn Milchman, Ph.D and Eileen Kohutis, Ph.D.

Wednesday 11th November 2015

Mr. Vuotto along with Ms. White and Ms. Connors of Tonneman, Vuotto, Enis & White, LLC spoke at a seminar for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on November 11, 2015 entitled “Hot Tips In Family Law.” Mr. Vuotto’s topic addressed the new arbitration rules and forms.

Saturday 24th January 2015

Mr. Vuotto participated in a panel discussion on behalf of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education at the 2015 Family Law Symposium on January 24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. His panel addressed the definition of income incident to divorce.

Thursday 1st November 2012

IMr. Vuotto co-presented on behalf of Strafford via a live phone/web seminar on the topic of “"Divorce and Dividing Stock Options".

Friday 27th April 2012

Mr. Vuotto presented at a seminar on Aribtrating family law matters with the Hon. Michael Diamond, (ret.) and Edward Snyder, Esq. on behalf of the NJAJ in Atlantic City during the Boardwalk Seminar on April 27, 2012.

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Mr. Vuotto presented at a Family Law CLE Seminar on behalf of the Middlesex County Bar Association on Tue, Nov 22 – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the topic : “What to Know When Arbitrating a Matrimonial Case”. Please click here for further details and registration.

Thursday 19th May 2011

Mr. Vuotto spoke at the NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention. When: May 19, 2011 between 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Where: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa Topic: With court systems overburdened with filings – both new and post-judgment – lawyers and litigants are turning to alternatives for resolutions to their cases. This seminar has reviewed arbitration, mediation, collaborative law and other means of dispute resolution – as well as how to select the right form of ADR and the right “neutral”–by a panel of respected lawlyers and judges.An in-depth discussion of the Supreme Court decision in Johnson v. Johnson was there.

The Accountant’s Roundtable

Thursday 14th April 2011

Mr. Vuotto was a co-panelist with Sonya Ziegler, Esq., Scott Maier, CPA, JD, ABV, ASA and Barry Sziklay, CPA, ABV, CVV, PFS When: 9:30 a.m Event: 2011 New Jersey Association of Justice Boardwalk Seminar. Topic: The Accountant’s Roundtable

Saturday 9th April 2011

AAML Seminar: Business Income Available for Support, Phantom Income, Depreciation, and Other Demons

Saturday 2nd October 2010

Mr. Vuotto was a speaker at the 2010 Hot Tips in Family Law held on October 2, 2010 at the Hyatt in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Monday 10th May 2010

Family Law Jeopardy III Competition between Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset & Union Counties When: Wednesday, May 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM Where: The Pines Manor, 2085 Rt. 27, Edison, New Jersey Team Middlesex: Hon. Deborah Venezia, PJSC, Chuck Vuotto, Cheryl Connors & Daniel Brown Team Monmouth: Hon. Honora O’Brien Kilgallen, PJSC, Noel Tonneman, Robin Jill Schneider & Andrea White O’Brien Team Somerset: Hon. Julie Marino, PJSC, Jeralyn Lawrence, Amy Shimalla & Donna Legband Team Union: Hon. David Issenman, JSC, Kimber Gallo, Heather Keith & Allison Williams Event Host: John P. Paone, Jr. Event Sponsors: Cowan, Gunteski & Co., PA and All-State Investigations, Inc. Cost to attend is $50 per person.

Friday 29th January 2010 - Saturday 30th January 2010

Mr. Vuotto spoke at the 2011 Family Law Symposium When: January 29, 2011 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Event: Family Law Symposium Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey Topic: Nearly 700 family law attorneys, judges, paralegals and other related professionals gave rave reviews to last year’s sold out Family Law Symposium. At the 2011 program, the State’s leading family law experts will once again go “beyond the basics” and present thought provoking and insightful presentations examining a half dozen of today’s cutting edge issues and “outside the box” problems that matrimonial professionals are likely to confront.

Friday 29th January 2010

Mr. Vuotto spoke as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA at the Friday night and Saturday programs of the Family Law Symposium.

Saturday 5th December 2009

Mr. Vuotto co-moderated the Child Custody Conference sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”), which will occur at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Monday 23rd November 2009

Mr. Vuotto was one of a very limited number of attorneys presenting to the Family Part Judges of the State of New Jersey at the Judicial College, which is scheduled to occur at Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Thursday 12th November 2009 - Friday 13th November 2009

Mr. Vuotto was a co-moderator at the 2009 Meadowlands Seminar for the New Jersey Association of Justice (“NJAJ”), along with John Eory, Esq. of Stark & Stark and Tina Munson, Esq. of Lomurro, Davison, Eastman & Munoz, which will occur at the Sheraton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Saturday 3rd October 2009

Mr. Vuotto, as Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) presented the opening speech at this year’s Hot Tips in Family Law Seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”), which will occur at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Sunday 20th September 2009

Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ NJSBA “Hot Tips in Family Law”

Friday 18th September 2009

Mayfair Farms, West Orange, NJ NJSBA “Negotiating the Deal”

Thursday 27th August 2009

Webinar “The Use of Trusts & Other Estate Planning Devices to Resolve Divorce Issues”

Thursday 14th May 2009

Presented: re: Alimony Guidelines – Should NJ Adopt A Formula Approach

Saturday 2nd May 2009

Presented: An Argument to Be Made: Cutting Edge Issues in Family Law

Saturday 7th March 2009

Mr. Vuotto spoke at an in-depth program on how the Current Economic Crisis is Impacting Family Law Cases & Practices. Featured speakers included Hon. Bonnie Mizdol, PJFP (Hackensack), John E. Finnerty, Jr., Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. and Amy Wechsler. The program addressed how the depreciation of assets and rising unemployment in today’s economy is impacting settlement negotiations and applications to modify child support and alimony.

Wednesday 21st May 2008 - Friday 23rd May 2008

Co-presented on Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill at the NJSBA Annual Meeting

Wednesday 30th April 2008 - Thursday 1st May 2008

Presented on College & Graduate School issues at ATLA’s Boardwalk Seminar

Saturday 26th January 2008

Presented at the 2008 Family Law Symposium at the Sheraton in Woodbridge

Friday 19th October 2007 - Saturday 20th October 2007

Mr. Vuotto Co-Chaired and Co-Moderated the ATLA Mock Trial Seminar.

Saturday 29th September 2007

Mr. Vuotto Chaired and Moderated the annual ICLE Hot Tips in Family Law Seminar. This year’s Hot Tips seminar addressed factors, tests and guidelines in matrimonial law.

Saturday 2nd December 2006

Charles Vuotto co-chaired “Matrimonial Law: How to Cross-Examine an Expert Witness” at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Saturday 16th September 2006

Charles Vuotto co-presented at the New Jersey Society of CPAs joint Divorce Conference. He, along with other experienced divorce practitioners, discussed developments and the growing debate among experts in the case law regarding the allocation of certain assets to the marital estate for equitable distribution purposes. The speakers discussed trends in Court decisions for both in-state cases and precedent being formulated in other states in this realm, in the context of both the growth of businesses and other (at least partially) active assets acquired before marriage and/or after the Complaint for Divorce is filed. The presenters briefly discussed the emerging concepts of “extraordinary circumstances”, as defined in New Jersey’s Brown v. Brown decision.

Saturday 9th September 2006

ICLE Hot Tips Seminary at the NJ Law Center. Presented: N.J.R.E. Hearsay Exception §803(c) (17) and (18).

Thursday 27th April 2006

ATLA Boardwalk Seminar in Atlantic City. Presented: Top Ten Questions Not To Ask Your Client on Direct Examination

Monday 13th March 2006

MCBA Dinner Meeting – Presentation of 2006 Cases to Date

Saturday 11th February 2006

ICLE Hot Tips Seminar at the New Jersey Law Center. Presented: The Biggest Mistakes In Reviewing & Analyzing Experts’ Reports

Wednesday 18th January 2006

Joint Meeting of the Middlesex and Union County Bar Associations at the Pines Manor. Co-Presented: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer Family Law Department’s Annual Family Law Digest of Cases.

Saturday 12th November 2005

Charles Vuotto co-presented with Jeffrey D. Urbach, CPA/ABV at the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators annual meeting regarding case law in the past year having economic impact related to matrimonial mediation.

Saturday 24th September 2005

Mr. Vuotto co-presented at the ICLE seminar entitled “Winning Matrimonial Cases”.

Tuesday 26th July 2005 - Wednesday 27th July 2005

Mr. Vuotto co-presented on the issue of trial preparation.

Thursday 21st April 2005

Charles Vuotto presented at the ATLA-NJ Educational Foundation’s Boardwalk Seminar, “Fault: Has it Re-emerged, Does it Still Exist?”.

FAMILY LAW SECTION DINNER MEETING

Monday 18th April 2005

FAMILY LAW SECTION DINNER MEETING The term’s final meeting will be devoted to a review of critical new and pending legislation affecting the Family Law Practice. John P. Paone, Jr., Esq., and Charles Vuotto, Jr., Esq., will conduct the program.

Saturday 16th April 2005

ICLE – Trial Seminar (Family Law).

Wednesday 13th April 2005

Charles Vuotto was the featured speaker at a FREE Divorce Seminar. High Net Worth Individuals contemplating divorce face special issues.

Tuesday 29th March 2005

ICLE -Evidence Seminar.

Saturday 26th February 2005

ICLE – Hot Tips Seminar

Wednesday 19th January 2005

Wilentz, Goldman & Spirtzer’s Family Law Department’s Case Digest Presentation at the Middlesex and Union County Bar Associations’ Joint Meeting at the Pines Manor

Tuesday 7th December 2004

Charles Vuotto co-presented at Smith Barney CLE Seminar. The topic was “Family Balance Sheets and Preparation for Divorce Settlements”. Scott Maier, CPA of Rosenfarb Winters was the co-presenter.

Saturday 4th December 2004

Charles Vuotto co-presented at ATLA’s FIVE CONCURRENT SEMINARS. The topic was “Using the New Two Column Expense List in the CIS as an Advocacy Tool”. Sandy Durst, Esq. was the co-presenter.

Saturday 12th June 2004

Charles Vuotto co-presented at an upcoming ATLA-NJ Seminar. The topic was “The Hottest Issues Currently Confronting Matrimonial Lawyers”. The seminar is part of ATLA-NJ’s Five Concurrent Seminars and was chaired by Bob Durst, Esq. & Cary Cheifetz, Esq. Mr. Vuotto’s topic was “Do Partners and Co-Shareholders Have Rights of Privacy in Divorce Discovery?”.

ATLA-NJ Educational Foundations Boardwalk Seminar 2004

Thursday 22nd April 2004 - Friday 23rd April 2004

Mr. Vuotto co-presented at ATLA-NJ Educational Foundations Boardwalk Seminar 2004. His topic was “Ten Effective Tips to Market your Family Law Practice: A Large Firm Prospective”.

Tuesday 9th March 2004

Wilentz, Goldman & Spirtzer Web cast: “Top Ten Financial Tips When Getting Divorced” (Part I)

2004 Hot Tips Seminar

Saturday 28th February 2004

Mr. Vuotto was one of approximately 40 matrimonial practitioners presenting hot tips at the seminar. The speakers were either members of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar, former or present officers of the Section, certified matrimonial law attorneys of Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Vuotto spoke on file organization.

2004 Family Law Symposium

Saturday 24th January 2004

Mr. Vuotto was one of a number of presenters at the 2004 Family Law Symposium which is one of the largest and most widely attended family law seminars given each year in the State of New Jersey. The seminar is sponsored by the new Jersey Institute for Continuing legal Education. Mr. Vuotto spoke on key provisions and issues to consider when preparing arbitration and mediation agreements.

ATLA Presentation “The Hottest Issues Currently Confronting Matrimonial Lawyers”

Saturday 6th December 2003

Mr. Vuotto co-presented a seminar with Deborah S. Weisberg, Esq., entitled “Do Partners and Co-Shareholders Have Rights of Privacy in Divorce Discovery?”

Matrimonial Accounting and Auditing Conference

Friday 9th May 2003

Case Law Update BY Charles Vuotto, Esq. and Noel Tonneman, Esq of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer During this session Mr. Vuotto and Ms. Tonnenman presented attendees an insightful look at the most recent developments in case law for divorces in New Jersey. This presentation included insight into decisions, which affect all of the financial aspects of divorce from all around the state.

Monday 24th February 2003

Mr. Vuotto co-presented with Scott Maier, CPA of the accounting firm of RosenfarbWinters to the Middlesex County Bar Association regarding the recent Appellate Division case of Brown v. Brown.

Wednesday 15th January 2003

Mr. Vuotto co-presented with the rest of the Family Law Team of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer the Family Law cases from 2002 at the Pines Manor at the Joint Meeting of the Middlesex and Union County Bar Associations.

Friday 20th December 2002

Mr. Vuotto spoke to the Essex Chapter of the New Jersey Society of CPAs on “Accounting and Asset Valuations in Divorce Situations” at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover, New Jersey. Mr. Vuotto spoke with Paul Gazaleh, CPA of the Chalfin Group, Inc., of Metuchen, New Jersey. This program covered an overview of the matrimonial engagement from the perspective of the accountant, preparation of lifestyle and cash flow analyses, calculating income available for support (stock options as income), assessing complex asset valuations including closely-held businesses (with emphasis on the recent case ofBrown v. Brown and the standard of value), valuing and distributing stock options, valuing and distributing retirement/deferred compensation plans and discussing relevant case law.

Friday 25th October 2002

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Jeffrey D. Urbach, MBA, CFE, CVA/ABV Co-presented a Seminar on the topic of Stock Options related to Matrimonial Litigation to the New Jersey Society of CPAs at their Mega-Conference.

Wednesday 18th September 2002

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Jeffrey D. Urbach, MBA, CFE, CVA/ABV Co-presented a Seminar on the recent Appellate Division decision of Brown v. Brown to the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators at their General Membership Meeting.

Thursday 9th May 2002

Mr. Vuotto presented a case law update for the last year to the New Jersey Society of CPA Conference.

Thursday 25th April 2002

ATLA Boardwalk Seminar – “Effective Use of a Case Management Conference” (Charles F. Vuotto co-presented with Jane Grall, J.S.C. and Charles M. Rand, P.J.F.P.)

Monday 25th March 2002

Middlesex County State Bar Association – “Savings/Investment” Line Item C of the standard Case Information Statement.

Friday 1st March 2002

Mr. Vuotto co-presented at the “Hot Tips” Seminar sponsored by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Monday 25th February 2002

Middlesex County State Bar Association – Program devoted to the obligation of the Family Curt to impute income to divorcing parties relative to the assets that each receives in equitable distribution in accordance with the New Jersey Supreme Court Case of Miller v. Miller, 160 N.J. 408 (1999) and related cases.

Wednesday 16th January 2002

Middlesex County State Bar Association – Preceding year’s relevant cases

Saturday 8th December 2001

ATLA Seminar – “Preparing and Using the Trial Notebook”, “How to Survive Traps & Minefields in Family Law Practice”

Saturday 3rd November 2001

“How to Survive Traps and Minefields in Family Law Praactice”

Thursday 25th October 2001 - Friday 26th October 2001

AICPA National Conference on Advanced Litigation Services, regarding Option Valuations and related litigation issues.

Tuesday 16th January 2001

Middlesex County State Bar Association – Preceding year’s relevant cases

Sunday 16th January 2000

Middlesex County State Bar Association – Preceding year’s relevant cases

Saturday 16th January 1999

Middlesex County State Bar Association – Preceding year’s relevant cases

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