Stacey Silpe is a New York lawyer concentrating in divorce mediation and other family law matters. She graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in 1985, with Highest Honors in American Studies and was the recipient of the 1985 Louis D. Brandeis Essay award for her senior thesis. She graduated from Fordham Law School in 1988 as a member of the International Law Journal.
Stacey spent the next ten years working in the litigation department of two of the largest law firms in New York City. At these two firms, Stacey specialized in complex financial cases. Her favored method of resolving disputes was to get the two sides together to work on a settlement rather than going to court.
Stacey’s favored approach of settlement has led to her decision to specialize in mediation.
“While working in law firms I realized how much unnecessary time and money is spent on the formalities of litigation. No where is this more true than in the arena of family disputes. Time and money coupled with the sometimes strong emotions of all family members makes mediation the best solution for divorces and other family conflicts. Moreover, only the persons involved in the mediation understand what is important to them and what they are willing to compromise on. Having a judge decide these types of issues defies logic.”
Stacey has honed her belief in mediation with a lot of courses, practice and advanced training. She is a member of many professional organizations and bar associations and is a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.