Amy Altman has worked in the legal field for over 20 years, concentrating her practice in providing legal advice to individuals, medical programs and donor agencies involved in assisted reproductive technology (ART). Committed to providing thorough, thoughtful, and principled services, Attorney Altman focuses her work on drafting, reviewing and negotiating individualized collaborative reproductive legal contracts, drafting the necessary court documents and performing all work as required for the establishment of parental rights. She also counsels donor, surrogacy and medical programs, and as needed, crafts documents regarding their practices and policies. Given the frequent medical advances and constantly-shifting legal parameters, Attorney Altman closely follows policy changes and developing case law in this area; and incorporates that knowledge into the counsel she gives her clients.
Publications: Amy Altman is co-author with Susan Crockin of: Crockin, S.L. and Altman, A.B.,"Statutory and Case Law Governing the Assisted Reproductive Technologies", Principles of Oocyte and Embryo Donation, 2nd Ed. ed. Sauer, M., Springer-Verlag (in press).
Education: Amy Altman received her J.D. from Boston University, and her B.A. from Tufts University.
Member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM); RESOLVE New England (RNE) and the Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA).
Amy Berlin Cook focuses her practice on family building services through both traditional adoption and the intersection of adoption and ART practices. She works with individuals to help them build secure families through adoption, and with agencies to insure compliance with complicated interstate and international adoption laws and policies and for representation of these agencies during the termination of birthparent rights processes and finalization processes. Attorney Cook brings over twenty-five years of adoption expertise to the practice having completed thousands of both international and domestic adoptions, through representation of adoptive and birth parents, and adoption agencies. She has extensive and varied court experience in the adoption field, and in the establishment and perfection of legal rights in non-traditional families and those involved in the reproductive technology field. She has lectured and authored materials for numerous educational programs on the topic of international adoption.
Publication: She is the author of International Adoption in Massachusetts, published in Adoption and Reproductive Technology in Massachusetts, MCLE 2000.
Education: Attorney Cook received her J.D. from Boston College Law School, and her B.A. from Brown University.
Attorney Cook serves as a board member to RESOLVE New England (RNE)