This program, presented by attorney Anthony M. Brown, will discuss all aspects of the legal journey that New York couples, particularly LGBT couples, can expect to encounter as they secure legal parentage for non-biological parents in New York with a Second or
Topics will range from the jurisdictional ability of the court to issue these adoption orders, the practicalities and logistics of a Second or
Anthony currently is a senior associate with the law firm of Chianese & Reilly Law, P.C., heading their Family and Estates Law division serving married and unmarried individuals, couples and families in Manhattan and on Long Island. Anthony is the Board Chairman of Men Having Babies, a non-profit organization created to assist gay men looking to create families through surrogacy with educational and financial assistance. Anthony was the Executive Director of The Wedding Party and was a Board member since its inception in 1999. The Wedding Party was a non-profit educational organization that educated the public about marriage and its importance to all citizens through outreach programs and strategic media placement. Anthony is the founder of TimeForFamilies.com, a web environment dedicated to assisting gay and lesbian
Anthony worked as a legal intern for Lambda Legal in the summer of 2002. While there, he helped to prepare
Anthony is a member of The Family Law Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association and the committee for assisted reproduction of the American Bar Association. Anthony and his husband were the subjects of CNN's, "In America, Gary and Tony Have a Baby," a 2010 documentary about their journey of having a child through surrogacy.
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