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Heather Ross Esq.

Ross & Zuckerman, LLP 


1320 Edgewood Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone (847) 412-0571
Email hross@rossandzuckerman.com
Website www.infertilityattorney.com

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Heather Ross joined Path2Parenthood in 2009 as a member of the newly formed Legal Advisory Council. She has been practicing law for 20 years, and formed her law firm, Ross & Zuckerman, LLP, in 2005 to focus solely on the continuously evolving laws and issues surrounding reproductive family building options, including representation of intended parents (including single parents and same sex couples), donors, gestational surrogates, and embryo donors and recipients. Prior to forming Ross & Zuckerman, LLP, Ms. Ross worked for the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago(“LAF”), one of the preeminent not-for-profit legal aid organizations in the country. Prior to LAF she spent three years in private practice primarily engaged in the drafting and negotiation of complex financial transactions.

In addition to representing clients, Ms. Ross also participates in educational forums to law students, lawyers, physicians and graduate students on assisted reproductive technology law, and has presented numerous lectures in the areas of bioethics, humanities, estate planning and reproductive justice. Ms. Ross also co-authored a manual for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“IICLE”) Handbook on how heirship is affected by artificial insemination, surrogacy and egg donation. She is a member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, a committee member of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee, and a professional member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Resolve. Ms. Ross received her Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of law in 1993 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University with a joint degree in Political Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


Nina E. Rumbold, Esq.

Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP 


116 Kraft Avenue, Suite 3
Bronxville, NY 10708

Phone (914) 779-1050
Email nrumbold@adoptionlawny.com
Website www.adoptionlawny.com

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Nina E. Rumbold, Esq., is a Partner in the firm of Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP practicing exclusively in the areas of adoption and reproductive law. Nina is a member of the leading organizations in the adoption and reproductive law fields including: The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AARTA), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Family Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association.

Nina received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She has lectured on Adoption Law and Reproductive Law as a member of the faculties of the ABA Family Law Section, Practicing Law Institute, the New York Judicial Institute and the New York City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education. She is also a regular speaker at the Adoptive Parents Committee annual conference.

A current member and former President of New York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF), an organization which advocates for legislative reform in the areas of adoption and reproductive law, Nina is a major contributor to The Child-Parent Security Act, proposed legislation which seeks to reform New York’s laws regarding the parentage of children born through assisted reproductive technology.


Elizabeth F. Schwartz, J.D.

Elizabeth F. Schwartz, P.A. 


3050 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 600
Miami, FL 33137

Phone (305) 674-9222
Email liz@elizabethschwartz.com
Website www.elizabethschwartz.com

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Elizabeth Schwartz has been practicing law since 1997 and is a nationally recognized advocate for the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. She is the author of the book Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (The New Press, 2016). While her firm equally works with straight and gay clients in matters of family law, estate planning and probate, she has been at the forefront of providing crucial legal protections for LGBT families. She lectures locally, nationally and internationally about the impact of nationwide marriage equality, and the continued importance of LGBT couples protecting their loved ones through estate planning, stepparent and second parent adoption. She focuses her practice both on family formation (adoption, insemination, and surrogacy) and dissolution, and handled the first divorce for a same-sex couple in Florida.

Elizabeth is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Florida Adoption Council, and serves as an adoption intermediary helping make forever families of all kinds, straight and gay alike. Elizabeth is also a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, assisting intended parents, gestational carriers and egg and sperm donors with their legal needs.

Elizabeth served as counsel on the case challenging Florida's marriage ban brought by the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) on behalf of six same-sex couples and members of the Equality Florida Institute seeking the right to marry (Pareto v. Ruvin) and also on the Chin v. Armstrong case, suing Florida for fair issuance of birth certificates to same-sex married couples. She also served as pro bono counsel in several cases that helped overturn Florida's bigoted 1977 ban forbidding gays and lesbians from adopting children.

Also a certified family mediator and a member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute, she treats the law as a therapeutic profession, facilitating relationship dissolution with minimal investment of emotional and financial resources. A Miami Beach native, Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1997.

Elizabeth serves as co-chair of the national board of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). She is a member of the National Family Law Advisory Council of NCLR as well as its National Leadership Council, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Elizabeth sits on the GLBT Projects Fund of the Miami Foundation and the Our Fund Program and Grants Committee. An active member of her synagogue, Temple Israel of Greater Miami, Elizabeth serves on their Narot Endowment Fund board.

For her years of service, she has been tapped to receive the Anti-Defamation League's 2016 Miami Jurisprudence Award, and was honored with the ACLU of Florida’s 2015 C. Clyde Atkins Award. In 2014, the University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service recognized Elizabeth with its Lawyers in Leadership award. She received the National LGBTQ Task Force's 2012 Eddy McIntyre Community Service Award. Also in 2012, Elizabeth was tapped for membership into Iron Arrow, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. Equality Florida, the statewide LGBT rights group, honored Elizabeth in 2011 with its Voice for Equality Award. In 2010, Elizabeth was named by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the country's Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, and also received the Women Worth Knowing Award from the City of Miami Beach Commission for Women. In 2008 she was honored with the "Valuing Our Families" Community Award, presented by Sunserve. In 2007, she received the Dade County Bar Association's Sookie Williams Award and the Aqua Foundation for Women Leadership Award. And in 2005, she received the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Community Award.

A lefty and a Scorpio, Elizabeth lives with her wife, writer Lydia Martin, and their rescued Havanese, Gracie Kenisha de la Caridad, in Miami's urban core.


Denise E. Seidelman Esq.

Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP 


116 Kraft Avenue, Suite 3
Bronxville, NY 10708

Phone (914) 779-1050
Email dseidelman@adoptionlawny.com
Website www.adoptionlawny.com

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Denise Seidelman is a partner in Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP, a firm devoted exclusively to adoption and reproductive law since 1996. Denise’s practice includes the full gamut of adoption services ranging from private placement and agency adoptions to second and second parent adoptions. She also provides legal counsel to those building their families through egg, sperm, and embryo donation as well as those needing the assistance of a gestational surrogate. She is actively involved in the legislative effort to reform New York law so that those building their families with the assistance of reproductive technology will be recognized under New York law. Denise is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is on the Board of Path2Parenthood, a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and a member of the National LGBT Bar Association Family Law Institute. Denise has lectured frequently on the legal aspects of the adoption process and on reproductive law before the New York State and New York City Bar Associations as well as before the New York Judicial Institute.Denise is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Washington College of Law.She was admitted to practice in New York in 1980 and in New Jersey in 2006. She began her legal career as a trial attorney for the Criminal Defense Division of the New York City Legal Aid Society.


Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt, Esq.

Kunin Law Group


3551 E Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV 89110

Phone (702) 438-8060
Email shoshana@kuninlawgroup.com
Website www.kuninlawgroup.com

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Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt is an attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is an associate at the AV rated law firm, KUNIN LAW GROUP. Shoshana began assisting with family building cases, such as adoptions and surrogacies shortly after becoming an attorney. These have really become a passion of hers, as helping families become whole is one of the most rewarding things she has experienced. She is a Fellow with the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, a Fellow with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.


Steven Snyder Esq.

Steven H. Snyder & Associates, Attorneys at Law 


11270 86th Avenue North
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Phone (612) 504-6499
Email steve@snyderlawfirm.com
Website www.snyderlawfirm.com

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Steven H. Snyder, Esq., is the founding and principal partner of STEVEN H. SNYDER & ASSOCIATES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Mr. Snyder’s primary areas of practice are Assisted Reproductive Technology Law and related Estate Planning. Mr. Snyder attended law school at the University of Minnesota, graduating cum laude in 1982. My Snyders successfully litigated the first and only contested Minnesota surrogacy case to date in 2006 which has been affirmed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals in an unpublished opinion, In Re the Paternity and Custody of Baby Boy A, P.G.M., Respondent, and J.M.A., Appellant (Minn. App. Case No. A07-452, filed December 11, 2007). OTHER REPORTED CASES: McNattin v. McNattin, 450 N.W. 2169 (Minn.App.1990).

Mr. Snyder is a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Law Practice Management, and Family Law Sections), Chair of the Reproductive & Genetic Technology Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the ABA liaison to the National Coalition for Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (NCOART), the ABA Family Law Section liaison to the ABA Bioethics and the Law Committee, a member of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Policy Working Group for the Prevention and Treatment of Infertility in the U.S., a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association (Family Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections), currently serving as the chair elect of the family law section, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Snyder also serves as a member of the national advocacy committee of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, chair of the legal advisory group for Path2Parenthood (national non-profit organizations for education, support, and advocacy on behalf of infertile persons), and is a professional member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (national organization of fertility physicians) and its participating legal group.

Mr. Snyder has been active in numerous legislative efforts in Minnesota, including serving as the Co-Chair of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Sub-Committee of the 2001 Minnesota Legislative Task Force that evaluated the 2000 Uniform Parentage Act. He was also the chief author of legislation to govern Assisted Reproductive Technologies that was and is being introduced and lobbied in the 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 sessions of the Minnesota legislature.

Mr. Snyder is the author of numerous articles and Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) materials. Mr. Snyder is also a frequent national and international lecturer and continuing legal education presenter in the area of assisted reproductive technology law. Mr Snyder regularly contributes to various media interviews and publications as an industry expert in assisted reproduction and third party reproduction legal issues.


Kimberly Surratt, J.D.

Surratt Law Practice, PC 


3705 Lakeside Drive
Reno, NV 89509

Phone (775) 636-8200
Email kim@surrattlaw.com
Website www.LawyersForFamilies.com

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3303 Novat Street., First Floor
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Phone (775) 636-8200
Email kim@surrattlaw.com
Website www.LawyersForFamilies.com

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Kimberly M. Surratt, J.D. is principal of Surratt Law Practice, PC where she maintains a family law and estate planning practice consisting of six attorneys and four legal assistants. Kim is a Fellow with the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, a member of the National Family Law Advisory Council, the National LGBT Bar Association, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, board member and lobbying chair for both the Family Law Section and LGBT Section of the State Bar of Nevada, and the domestic committee lobbying chair for the Nevada Justice Association.

Kimberly represents and consults with various ART medical clinics, surrogacy agencies and donor programs nationwide. She has been lobbying in front of the Nevada State Legislature since 2003 on various issues of reproductive technology and adoption law, domestic partnerships and collaborative law. She published the first ART article ever in the Nevada Lawyer titled Parenthood Through Technology and was the first to speak to the Nevada State Bar Family Law Section regarding LGBT family law issues. Kim Surratt is responsible for the drafting and lobbying of the new reproductive law for Nevada, a gender and marital status neutral law that allows everyone access to parenthood.


Ellen E. Trachman, J.D.

Trachman Law Center, LLC 


1515 Wynkoop Street, Suite 360
Denver, CO 80202

Phone (303) 243-5014
Email etrachman@trachmanlawcenter.com
Website www.trachmanlawcenter.com

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Ellen Trachman founded Trachman Law Center, LLC in order to bring dedicated and compassionate legal representation to those building their family through assisted reproductive technology or adoption. The firm provides skilled expertise with regard to egg, sperm, and embryo donation agreements, surrogacy/gestational carrier contracts, pre-birth parentage orders, step-parent and kinship adoptions, and estate planning, among other services. Ellen is licensed to practice law in Colorado, California, and New Mexico.


Richard B. Vaughn Esq.

International Fertility Law Group 


5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 645
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone (855) 405-7500
Email info@iflg.net
Website www.iflg.net

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Combining his legal background with his passion for forming his own family through surrogacy and egg donation, it is with great enthusiasm and pride that through his law firm International Fertility Law Group (IFLG), he provides legal services nationwide to clients hoping to build their families through assisted reproduction as well.

Rich first studied reproductive and fertility law at Loyola University Chicago - School of Law and has been interested in these issues ever since. Since 1993, from both Chicago and Los Angeles, Rich has assisted a variety of individual, corporate and municipal clients with contract, business, marketing, litigation, and corporate legal needs and brings this multi-disciplinary experience to his work assisting hundreds of clients with family formation through assisted reproduction.

Rich is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the ABA’s Family Law Section Committee on Reproductive and Genetic Technology, the California Bar Association (CBA) and its Family Law Section, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and its Legal Professionals Group. Rich is actively involved in a variety of sub-committees of these organizations, has lectured at numerous legal and family building conferences around the U.S. and has been featured as a fertility law expert on National Public Radio (The Diane Rehm Show).

Rich's extracurricular pursuits are tied to advocacy for the LGBT community and to the medical, health and wellness industries. He is also an experienced fitness instructor, triathlete, a former paramedic, and board member of a medical device company. Rich and his partner Thomas Woelfel were married under California law in 2008 and are the proud parents, through egg donation and surrogacy, of twin boys Aiden & Austin.


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