Firm Happenings

Divorce & Happily Ever After


Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch recorded their third and fourth episode of their pod cast series entitled Divorce & Happily Ever After which will be aired on WHLI 110 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 and Saturday June 19, 2021 at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Divorce & Happily Ever After


Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch premiered their pod cast series entitled Divorce & Happily Ever After which will be aired on WHLI 110 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The series will be available as a podcast on Spotify. Visit DivorceAndHappilyEverAfter.com for further information and to leave your comments and inquires. Divorce is a journey through which you can transform into your best self. On Divorce & Happily Ever After, Alisa and Carolyn provide their own insight about personal growth, relationships, divorce and family. They will speak with dynamic guests who will provide expertise in these areas and share their own personal stories.

Island Outlook Radio Segment


Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch recorded a radio segment for Island Outlook which aired on Sunday, February 20, 2021 on WHLI (1370 AM), WKJY (98.3 FM), WBZO (103.1 FM) and Walk 97.5 (97.5 FM). The segment focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting divorce and family related issues.

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She Shed-He Shed: An Introduction to Both Sides of Matrimonial Law


On October 17, 2020, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch presented the matrimonial segment for the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap program entitled She Shed-He Shed: An Introduction to Both Sides of Matrimonial Law. While practitioners attended the program in person, it was also live streamed to enable practitioners to view the program from home, given the global COVID-19 pandemic.

For Better or Worse: Ethical Pitfalls in Matrimonial Law


On February 4, 2020, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch, along with Christopher McDonough, presented a CLE at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Dean’s Hour entitled For Better or Worse: Ethical Pitfalls in Matrimonial Law.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Suffolk County Matrimonial Mediation Center Dedication Ceremony


In 2017 the Suffolk County Matrimonial Mediation Pilot Program began which provided a free alternative to litigation for matrimonial litigants. Based upon the success of this pilot program, the Suffolk County Matrimonial Mediation Center opened in January, 2020. On January 14, 2020, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the dedication ceremony for the Center.

Geffner Kersch Hosts Their Annual Holiday Party


On December 5, 2019 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch hosted their annual holiday party at Gatsby on the Ocean. The party was attended by their staff, business professionals, past clients and many more.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Bella New York's 7th Annual Hamptons White Party.
Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Bella New York's 7th Annual Hamptons White Party.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Bella New York's 7th Annual Hamptons White Party


On August 3, 2019, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the Bella New York's 7th Annual Hamptons White Party which was attended by News 12's Elisa DiStefano

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Bella New York's 7th Annual Hamptons White Party.
Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Bella New York's 7th Annual Hamptons White Party.

Alisa J. Geffner & Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's 61st Annual Summer Party


On August 3, 2019 Alisa J. Geffner & Carolyn D. Kersch attended the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's 61st Annual Summer Party to benefit the Jenny and John Paulson Emergency Department.

Alisa J. Geffner & Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital's 61st Annual Summer Party.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch enjoy the EisnerAmper annual women’s golf outing.


Alisa D. Geffner and Carolyn K. Kersch enjoy the EisnerAmper annual  women’s golf outing.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch co-host the First Annual Singles’ Day Celebration


On February 15, 2019, the day after Valentine’s Day, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch co-hosted the First Annual Singles’ Day Celebration with Long Island Matchmaker, Maureen Tara Nelson. The event provided singles with the opportunity to meet their match at the Glen Cove Mansion.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch co-host the First Annual Singles’ Day Celebration

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: An Examination of Recent Matrimonial Case Law


On February 14, 2019, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were panelists for a live CLE at the Nassau County Bar Association entitled “Breaking Up is Hard to Do: An Examination of Recent Matrimonial Case Law.”

New Melville Address


On January 1, 2019 Geffner Kersch opened a second office in Melville to better serve their clients.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Long Island Hospitality Ball


On June 25, 2018, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the Long Island Hospitality Ball. By showcasing offerings from many of the top restaurants on Long Island, the event raised funds for The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Long Island Hospitality Ball

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Billboard Music Awards
Posted on May 20, 2018


On May 20, 2018 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where the Stoneman Douglas choir took the stage with Shawn Mendez and Khalid to perform their song Youth. These students are from the Florida school where 14 students and 3 teachers were killed in February, 2018 in the tragic mass shooting.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the Billboard Music Awards

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch Attend the 2018 Kick Off Campaign to Benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Posted on March 22, 2018


On March 22, 2018 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year kick off campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rafe Lieber is running for Man of the Year to support his mission to raise funds for blood cancer in memory of his Aunt Dolores.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch Attend the 2018

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch Featured in the New York Real Estate Journal
Posted on January 30, 2018


On January 30, 2018 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended an event which discussed in the corresponding article to the left that appeared in the New York Real Estate Journal.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch Featured in the New York Real Estate Journal

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever
Posted on December 14, 2017


Alisa and Carolyn welcome back the 70's by celebrating the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever with members of the original cast at the place it all happened, 2001 Odyssey Disco in Brooklyn!

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever

Geffner Kersch Hosts Their Annual Holiday Party
Posted on November 29, 2017


On November 29, 2017 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch hosted their annual holiday party which was attended by their staff, business professionals, past clients, and many more.

Geffner Kersch Hosts Their Annual Holiday Party

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were named to the 2017 New York Metro Rising Stars
Posted on October, 2017


In October, 2017 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were named to the 2017 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in New York State receive this honor. Carolyn D. Kersch was named to this list in 2014 through 2016 as well, and Alisa J. Geffner in 2016.

BELLA Magazine's 5th Annual White Party in the Hamptons
Posted on August 5, 2017


On August 5, 2017 Alisa J. Geffner & Carolyn D. Kersch attended the BELLA Magazine's 5th Annual White party in the Hamptons hosted by the cast of the reality TV series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce."

BELLA Magazine's 5th Annual White Party in the Hamptons

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Long Island's Hospitality Ball
Posted on June 26, 2017


On June 26, 2017 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the Long Island Hospitality Ball hosted by Alec Baldwin, which event raised funds for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attend Long Island's Hospitality Ball

Geffner Kersch hosts a holiday/launch party
Posted on November 30th, 2016


On November 30, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch hosted a launch party/holiday party.

Geffner Kersch hosts a holiday/launch party

Geffner Kersch hosts a holiday/launch party
Posted on November 30th, 2016


On November 30, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch hosted a launch party/holiday party.

Geffner Kersch hosts a holiday

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were named to the 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars
Posted on October 2nd, 2016


In October, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were named to the 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in New York State receive this honor.
Carolyn D. Kersch was named to this list in 2014 and 2015 as well.

Long Island Hospitality Ball hosted by Alec Baldwin
Posted on June 27th, 2016


On June 27, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the Long Island Hospitality Ball hosted by Alec Baldwin, which event raised over $400,000 for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund Inc.

Long Island Hospitality Ball hosted by Alec Baldwin

4th Annual Pink Tie Event
Posted on May 9th, 2016


On May 9, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch attended the 4th annual Pink Tie event, which event raised $400,000 to benefit local organizations, nationwide, to promote education and research for breast cancer, autism, traumatic brain injury and much more.

4th Annual Pink Tie Event

Geffner Kersch panelists for a live CLE
Posted on May 2nd, 2016


In May, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were panelists for a live CLE at the Nassau County Bar Association entitled After I Do: A Premier on Handling Matrimonial Cases.

Obergefell: The Supreme Court Pronounces the Right for all to Marry
Posted on May 2nd, 2016


In May, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were panelists for a live CLE at the Nassau County Bar Association entitled Obergefell: The Supreme Court Pronounces the Right for all to Marry.

Carolyn D. Kersch Received the 2016 Top Legal Eagles Award
Posted on April 9th, 2016


On April 9, 2016 Carolyn D. Kersch received the 2016 Top Legal Eagles award for the divorce, child, family, and matrimonial law area of practice. This award was furnished to the top 10 attorneys as selected by Long Island Pulse magazine, and is a testament to Carolyn's passion for this area of law and the exceptional service she provides to her clients. Leslie Tayne Esq. pictured to the left was another recipient of this award for the banking, finance, bankruptcy, and tax area of practice.

Carolyn D. Kersch Received the 2016 Top Legal Eagles Award

Hofstra Top Women in Law award for 2016
Posted on April 5th, 2016


On April 5, 2016, Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch were recipients of the Hofstra Top Women in Law award for 2016. Both Alisa and Carolyn are Hofstra University School of Law Alumni and are proud to be acknowledged for their dedicated efforts and compassion towards children and families. This event was sponsored by Hofstra's Center for Child, Families and Law along with the Long Island Business News honoring distinguished female attorneys.

Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch co-hosted a Networking Purim Party
Posted on March 21st, 2016


On March 21, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch co-hosted a Networking Purim Party, where a portion of the proceeds were donated to Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York.

The Practitioner's Guide to New York's Reformed Maintenance Statute
Posted on January 2nd, 2016


In January, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch provided a live webinar for LawLine entitled The Practitioner's Guide to New York's Reformed Maintenance Statute.

Alisa J. Geffner was selected as the Vice Chair for the Attorneys/Accountants Committee
Posted on September 18th, 2015


In September, 2016 Alisa J. Geffner was selected as the Vice Chair for the Attorneys/Accountants Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, and she holds the position to date.

How to Prepare Your Divorce Case from A-Z
Posted on September 2nd, 2015


Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch presented a four-part live CLE series for the Nassau County Bar Association from September, 2015 through December, 2015 entitled How to Prepare Your Divorce Case from A–Z.

Tales from the Matrimonial Bar
Posted on January 15th, 2015


In January, 2015 Alisa J. Geffner and Carolyn D. Kersch presented the matrimonial segment of the Nassau County Bar Association's bridge the gap program entitled, Tales from the Matrimonial Bar.

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