The Kostelanetz & Fink paralegal team helps our attorneys in researching and analyzing information and collaborates with our lawyers, providing them with essential analytical and technical support.
The program is overseen by Kelly Robin, who graduated from the University at Albany with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. Kelly has provided litigation support since 2007 and joined Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, in 2011.
Trusts and estates matters are supported by Nicole Wickham, who joined the firm from a large, international law firm. Nicole has supported law firms in trusts and estates and other matters since 1998, and has particular experience interacting with the staff of the probate courts.
In addition to Kelly and Nicole, our paralegal team currently includes the following members:
Madeline Lee graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University where she majored in Political Science and Human Rights.
Tim Wang graduated with a B.A. from Columbia University where he majored in Political Science and Sustainable Development. Tim will attend Columbia Law School starting fall 2019. Tim works in the firm’s D.C. office.
Wade Newville graduated with a B.A. from Yale University where he majored in History.
Our paralegal program includes a broad array of training sessions. Past training topics have included confidentiality and security; searching databases in Westlaw and Cheetah; business entity types; reading and understanding financial statements; eDiscovery and Electronically Stored Information (ESI); civil litigation procedure; appeals in New York State court; tax litigation procedure; the Internal Revenue Code and the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017; criminal procedure; the application of the federal sentencing guidelines to criminal tax cases; and estate planning.
Our past paralegals have gone on to attend law school and other graduate programs at Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, New York University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and Yale University.