Arnold H. Rutkin, Sarah S. Oldham and David W. Griffin were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Family Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Mr. Rutkin has been listed annually in every edition since 1995, Ms. Oldham since 2006, and Mr. Griffin since 2013.
David W. Griffin will speak at the 2016 AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce May 18-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jointly presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the National Conference on Divorce is the premier nationwide conference on advanced divorce law and valuation. Mr. Griffin has acted as national co-chair of the Conference during its planning stage over the past year. Mr. Griffin will co-present two in-depth sessions on cutting-edge practices related to navigating the challenges and intricacies of valuing and dividing venture capital and private equity funds in today’s divorce proceedings, as well as insights into the valuation of physician practices. On health care, he will explore current trends in the determination of reasonable compensation for physicians and the ramifications of HIPAA in valuation exercises. On the private equity/venture capital side, he will discuss the technical differences, valuation and tax nuances of venture capital vs. private equity funds and compare how these interests are valued and distributed in litigation and settlement of cases in California’s Silicon Valley vs. New York’s Silicon Alley.
Dyan M. Kozaczka received a prestigious 2016 “40 Under 40” award by Fairfield County Business Journal for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the field of law and in the community. The annual award recognizes 40 business professionals under the age of 40 who have achieved success and are poised to become tomorrow’s business leaders. “We are proud of Dyan and pleased that she has received this important recognition,” said David W. Griffin, a partner of the firm. “Dyan is a dynamic, multi-talented individual who excels in the workplace and gives so much to the community.”
Sarah “Sally” Oldham will moderate an important presentation among her peers on new psychological research in family law at the 2016 Connecticut Legal Conference on June 13 in Hartford, Connecticut. Connecticut Legal Conference is the largest annual gathering of legal professionals in the state. Ms. Oldham will discuss the latest research findings on psychological issues in family court matters and how to apply those findings in practice consistent with “best interests” standards for children. Her experience and insight in this area are not only extensive but also unique as she received a M.S. and 6th year degree in psychology from Southern Connecticut State College and worked as a school psychologist for eleven years before practicing law.
The Westport-based law firm of Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC is pleased to announce that Sarah “Sally” Stark Oldham was featured in the 2015 “Women Leaders in the Law” list recently published by Fortune Magazine. Ms. Oldham has the singular honor of being the only lawyer in Connecticut named to this esteemed list. Presented by Legal Leaders at American Lawyer Media, the 2015 “Women Leaders in the Law” list identifies a select group of top-rated AV Preeminent lawyers in the country, as peer-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the authoritative source for attorney rankings since 1868. Ms. Oldham was named to the list not only because she holds the highest ranking of professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell but also because of the leadership she has demonstrated in her dedicated field of family law throughout her 25 plus-year career.