News & Events

A lot has been happening for BASS & ABRAMS, P.C.

October 2011, Mark was a co-presenter at the 2011 IACP Forum in San Francisco, California, presenting on the "Hudson Valley Roadmap:  Keeping the Parties & Team on the Road Towards a Successful Conclusion"

August 2011, Mark became a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Collaborative Law.

June 2011, Mark was a trainer at the 2011 Basic Interdiciplinary Training held in the Hudson Valley.

January 2011, Mark was on the faculty for the IACP teleconference, "Effective Practice Group Meetings, How to Keep Your Members Coming Back!"  

January 2011,  Mark's term as Co-Chair of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce & Dispute Resolution Association ended.  Mark is currently on the Board of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce & Dispute Resolution Association

Mark has continued to volunteer with the Westchester Mediation Center, providing custody and visitation mediation services.

Upcoming Events:

To be announced.

Recent Events:

January 2010,  Mark Bass and Allison Bell were appointed Co-Chairs of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divore and Dispute Resolution Assoication.

In 2009, Mark Bass, Kathryn Lazar and Micki McWade, with the assistance of the Dutchess County Practice Group of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association, created a Road Map of the Collaborative Divorce Process which was designed to assist divorcing couples through the Collaborative Divorce Process.

January 2009, Mark Bass and Micki McWade were re-appointed Co-Chairs of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association.

February 2008, Mark Bass and Stephen Gordon presented a workshop  “The Reluctant Spouse: Solving the Problem and Expanding Collaborative Practice to the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association.

January 2008, Mark Bass and Micki McWade became Co-Chairs of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association.

January 12, 2008, Mark was a guest speaker and attendee at the Westchester Mediation Center Custody and Visitation Mediation training.

October 27, 2007, Mark Bass and Stephen Gordon presented a workshop at the IACP Forum, in Toronto, Canada  “The Reluctant Spouse: Solving the Problem and Expanding Collaborative Practice".  The methodology outlined at the workshop was recently taught as part of a continuing legal education program in New Brunswick Canada.

October 2007, Jamie Abrams taught "Title Closings and Costs"  for the Real Estate Broker course offered by Westchester County Board of Realtors, Inc.

September, 2007, Mark Bass was a guest on the T.V. show, "The Divorce Channel", presented by NCCTV with Alan Frankel. The show's topic was Collaborative Divorce. 

August of 2007, Mark’s article “Creative Strategies for Enrolling the Reluctant Spouse in the Collaborative Process” was published in the Collaborative Review.

June 26-28, 2007: Jamie Abrams completed the Instructor Training Institute certicicate program, sponsored by the New York State Association of REALTORS.  

June 6, 2007:  Mark Bass was a guest speaker at the Orange County Practice Group of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association. Mark spoke about the interdisciplinary model of Collaborative Divorce and Civil Collaborative Practice.

February 27 & 29, 2007: Jamie Abrams was an instuctor for the Westchester County Board of Realtors, Inc., teaching Real Estate Law to prospective realtors.

September 19, 2006: Mark Bass was a guest speaker at the East Yonkers, N.Y. Rotary Club. Mark  spoke about Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law.

May 16, 2006: Mark Bass was a guest speaker at the Patterson, N.Y. Rotary Club. The meeting was held at the Paterson Library. Mark spoke about Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law.

May 10, 2006: Mark Bass was a guest speaker at the Hudson Valley Financial Planning Association meeting held in White Plains, NY. Mark spoke about Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law.

April 27, 2006: The Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Association presented a training seminar at the Residence Inn, in Fishkill, N.Y. on ways to make the public aware of Collaborative Divorce. Mark Bass was a presenter at this training seminar.

April 5, 2006: The Westchester Putnam Collaborative Divorce Group presented a seminar at the Croton Free Library, in Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. on Collaborative Divorce. Mark Bass was a presenter at this seminar.

In April of 2006, this web site went live, with the assistance of Tim and C.J. of Astonish Designs. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions in regard to the site.

In February of 2006, the name of the firm changed from Mark K. Bass, Attorney at Law to BASS & ABRAMS, P.C., with Jamie becoming a member of the firm.

In November of 2005 Mark Bass and Jamie Abrams moved their Peekskill and NYC offices to 109 Grand Street, Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y. The new offices are located in a building built in the 1890's, that we have renovated.