Professionals For

Kathleen B. Vetrano

Kathleen B. Vetrano, Esquire
Vetrano|Vetrano & Feinman LLC

630 Freedom Business Center
Suite 215
King of Prussia, PA  19406

(610) 265-4441

katevetrano@vetranolaw.com
www.vetranolaw.com

Education

Widener University School of Law, 1980, cum laude
Rosemont College, 1973
University of Paris – Sorbonne C.P., 1972

Prior Positions

1983 -1996: Partner, Butera Beausang Cohen & Brennan PC, King of Prussia, PA
1980 -1983: Associate, Butera Beausang Cohen & Brennan PC

Court/Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1980
J.D.Honors: Cum Laude
Rosemont College, 1973
University of Paris – Sorbonne CP, 1972

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1998 – Present
Fellow

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2008 – Present
Certified Arbitrator

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers- PA, 2006 – Present
Member, Board of Examiners

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2004 – Present
Fellow

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1999 – Present
Family Law, Advisory Committee

American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1994 – 2006
Chair, Elder Law Committee

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, PA, 2004 – 2005
Chair, Elder Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 2004
Co-chair, Alternate Dispute Committee

American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1998 – 2001
Council

Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, 1998
Counselor

Montgomery Bar Association, 1998
Director, Executive Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 1998
Board of Directors

Southeastern Pennsylvania Family Law Council, 1997 – 1998
Director

American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1997 – 1998
Co-chair, Cohabitation Committee

American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1997 – 1998
Program Committee

Doris Jonas Freed American Inn of Court, 1997 – 1998
Founding Member, President

Montgomery Bar Association, 1997 – 1998
Co-Chair, Family Law Committee

Legal Affairs of Older Persons of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1996 – 1998
Vice Chair of the Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 1996
Co-chair Committee, Family Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 1996
Co-Chair, Family Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 1995
Co-Chair, Family Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 1995
Co-Chair, Elder Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association, 1996
Co-Chair, Elder Law Committee

Golden V/I/Ps Senior Citizen Organization, 1994 – 1995
Board of Advisors

Doris Jonas Freed, American Inn of Court (Family Law), 1994
Executive Director

Doris Jonas Freed, American Inn of Court (Family Law), 1995
Executive Director

Doris Jonas Freed, American Inn of Court (Family Law), 1996
Executive Director

Montgomery Bar Association, 1993
Chair, Sub-Committee, Family Law Committee

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member

American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section

Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section

International Academy of Collaborative Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

Butera Beausang Cohen & Brennan PC, King of Prussia, PA, Partner, 1983 – 1996
Butera Beausang Cohen & Brennan PC, Associate, 1980 – 1983

Published Works

Ethical Considerations for the Practice of Collaborative Law, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, January, 2005

A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens, Pennsylvania Bar Association, contributing author, 2004

Common Law Marriage- Abolished?, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Fall, 2003

Pennsylvania Uniform Transfer to Minor Act, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Spring, 2002

Approaching the Golden Years With No Band of Gold, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Fall, 2001

Suddenly Single Seniors, Main Line Today, August, 2001

Stock Option Valuation and Distribution in Divorce, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Summer, 2001

Is the Marriage Really Over?, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Spring, 2001

Changes in Support Collection, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Winter, 2000

Border Crossing, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Fall, 2000

Collaborative Divorce Comes to Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Summer, 2000

Social Security in Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Family Law Report, Spring, 2000

Settlement Negotiation: Honing the Family Lawyer’s Powers of Persuasion, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, May, 1999
The Role of Social Security in Divorce, Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, December, 1998

Divorce Law Summary, PaLAWnet.com, A Ready Law, Legal Communications, Inc. (Web site article), March, 1997

The Four-Way Meeting. Joy of Settlement: The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Negotiations and Settlement Strategies, Gregg Herman, Editor. Chapter 19, ABA FLS Publication, February, 1997

Book review: Illuminating Social Security, Family Advocate, Vol. 19 No.2, Fall, 1996

Using Four Way Meetings in Divorce Cases, The Practical Lawyer, Vol. 42 No. 6, September, 1996

Practice Pointers: A Custody Battle, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 19 PLW 900, July 8, 1996

Book review: The Family Law Practitioner’s GUIDE TO SOCIAL SECURITY, American Journal of Family Law, Vol. 10 No. 2, Summer, 1996

Think Social Security in Domestic Support Cases, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 18 PLW 1153, September 18, 1995

Book review: The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together when Your Marriage Comes Apart, FAIRSHARE, Vol. 15 No. 6, June, 1995

Controlling Behavior Through Divorce Penalties in a Prenuptial?, FAIRSHARE, Vol. 15 No. 4, April, 1995

The Good Divorce: An Attainable Goal, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Vol. XVIII No. 6, February 6, 1995

Elder Law and Divorce, PBA Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol. XVI No. 5, December, 1994
Educational Support Statute Unconstitutional, Divorced and Intact Families Treated Differently under Blue,

Co-Author with Julia Malloy-Good, Pennsylvania Law Journal, Vol. XVII No. 7, February 14, 1994
Building Blocks for Children’s Health Insurance: Changes to State, Federal Law Target Gaps in Medical Care During

Family’s Breakup, Pennsylvania Law Journal, Vol. XVII No. 2, January 10, 1994

Spousal Wavier of Pension Premaritally and upon Divorce, FAIRSHARE, Vol. 13 No. 9, September, 1993

Lawyers, Proceed with Care: Prenuptial Agreements Do Not Avoid ERISA Rules, Pennsylvania Law Journal, Vol. XVI No. 35, September 13, 1993

Classes/Seminars Taught

Speaker/Producer, The Second Season: Issues for Divorce over Fifty, Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, PA, 2008
Producer, A Practical Approach to Premarital Agreements, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia PA, 2008
Speaker, Collaborative Family Law, Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA, 2008
Speaker, Author – Internet Risks and Resources for the Family Lawyer, Cambridge, MD, 2007
Producer, Alimony and Retirement: A Crossroad, American Bar Association. Monterey, CA., 2007
Speaker, Practicum. Tax Issues in Divorce, Montgomery Bar Association. Norristown, PA, 2006
Speaker, Trainer of Lawyers, Accountants, and Psychologists in the Collaborative Law Process for Divorce, Collaborative Family Law Affiliates. Philadelphia, PA., 2006
Speaker, The Second Season: Spending the Gold in the Golden Years, American Bar Association. Santa Fe, NM, 2006
Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Mechanicsburg, PA, A Family of Laws for the Family Lawyer, 2006
Speaker, Family Law Section. When the Retirement Parachute Fails, American Bar Association. Washington D.C., 2006
Speaker, Family Law Section. The Retirement Nightmare: Guardianship in America, American Bar Association. San Diego, CA., 2005
Speaker, Family Law Potpourri, Landmines in ERISA Regarding Survivor/Spousal Benefits., Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Philadelphia, PA., 2005
Speaker, Collaborative Relationships Among Counselors, Psychologists and Advocates., Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Philadelphia, PA. ADR Institute., 2005
Speaker, The Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law Matters., Mealey-Lexis. Mealeya Family Law Conference. Philadelphia, PA., 2005
Speaker, Landmines in ERISA Regarding Survivor Benefits., Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section. Hershey, PA., 2005
Speaker, From Start to Finish: Planning the Best Outcome in Your Family Law Case., Montgomery Bar Association, Family Law Section. Norristown, PA., 2004
Speaker, Trainer of lawyers and psychologists in the collaborative law process for divorce., Collaborative Family Law Affiliates. Strafford, PA., 2004
Speaker, Family Law Issues Arising in Your Elder Law Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Elder Law Institute, Harrisburg PA, 2004
Speaker, Family Law Section, San Juan Puerto Rico, Approaching the Golden Years with No Band of Gold, Family Business Distribution Issues and Solutions, American Bar Association, 2004
Speaker, Ethics Potpourri, Collaborative Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 2003
Speaker, Instructor for training program for Collaborative Lawyers., Collaborative Family Law Affiliates. Devon, PA., 2003
Speaker, Family Law Issues Arising in Your Elder Law Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Elder Law Institute, Harrisburg, PA., 2003
Speaker, The Changing Tides in Valuation Practices and Property Distribution, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Las Vegas, Nevada., 2003
Speaker, Death of a Client, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, Montreal, Canada, 2002
Speaker, Producer of Committee CLE, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Providence, Rhode Island., 2002
Co-producer and speaker. A Practical Approach to Prenuptial Agreements: Negotiating and Drafting Techniques, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 2001
Speaker, Family Law Potpourri (Discovery), Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 2001
Speaker, Update on Elder Law Issues in Family Law, Montgomery Bar Association, 2001
Speaker, Producer of 12 hours of Committee CLE on various topics. Vancouver, Canada., American Bar Association- Family Law Section., 2001
Speaker, Co-producer/moderator. Tampa, Florida. Approaching the Golden Years with No Band of Gold., American Bar Association- Family Law Section., 2000
Speaker, Technology for the Family Lawyer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 2000
Producer/Speaker. Did You Get Your Deal? Enforcement and Security Issues, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia., 2000
Speaker, Author. Whose Divorce Is It Anyway? A Multi-Generational Look at Elder Divorce., American Bar Association Presidential Showcase Program Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 1999
Speaker. Author. Divorce and Elder Law: Looking to the Future., Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section, New York, NY., 1999
Speaker. Author. Settlement Negotiations: Honing the Family Lawyer Powers of Persuasion., Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA., 1999
Speaker, Co-producer. Collaborative Divorce, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Miami, FL., 1999
Speaker, Co-Producer. Settlement Negotiations, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Portland, OR., 1998
Speaker, Co-Producer. Course Planner. Legal, Social, & Economic Issues Facing Dependent Spouses at the Turn of the Century., American Bar Association, Family Law Section. Cambridge, MA., 1998
Speaker, The Fundamentals of Family Law., Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 1998
Speaker, Course Planner. Speaker. Author. Divorce Remarriage and Cohabitation., Pennsylvania Bar Institute First Annual Elder Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 1998
Speaker, Author. ED and Retirement Planning: Social Security Benefits., Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia and Mechanicsburg, PA., 1997
Speaker, Mondschein Talks Divorce. Guest speaker. Elder Law and Divorce., Radio program, Bethlehem, PA., 1997
Speaker, Co-Producer. Course Planner. Emotional Warfare: Dealing with Abuse in Divorce, American Bar Association Family Law Section, Phoenix, AZ., 1997
Speaker, Course Planner. Author. Speaker. Tax Consequences of Retirement Benefit Distributions., Chester County Bench Bar Annual Meeting, Annapolis, MD., 1997
Speaker, Alimony: Avoiding the Perils of Poverty., American Bar Association Family Law Section, San Francisco, CA., 1997
Speaker, Producer. Course Planner. Moderator. Tax Consequences of Retirement Benefits., American Bar Association Family Law Section, San Francisco, CA., 1997
Speaker, Author. Course Planner. Cohabiting Couples: Safeguarding Interests and Assets., Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Baltimore, MD., 1997
Speaker, Co-Producer. Fractured Families, Fragmented Courts, Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting. Commission on Women in the Profession, 1997
Speaker, The Fundamentals of Family Law., Pennsylvania Bar Institute, King of Prussia, PA., 1997
Speaker, Author. Exit Advice and Procedures: Closing the File., Bucks County Family Law Committee, Doylestown, PA., 1997
Speaker, Author. Post Divorce Planning: The Exit., Chester County Bar Association Family Law Section, West Chester, PA., 1996
Speaker, Author. Cohabitation in the Nineties., American Bar Association Family Law Section, Washington, D.C., 1996
Speaker, Author. Exit Advice and Procedures: Closing the File., Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Committee, Norristown, PA., 1996
Speaker, Fundamentals of Family Law., Pennsylvania Bar Institute. King of Prussia, PA., 1996
Speaker, Confidentiality: Children and Adolescents, Legal Perspectives., Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Colloquium, Philadelphia, PA., 1996
Course Planner. Author. Speaker. Exit Advice and Procedures: Closing the File., Pennsylvania Bar Institute. The First Annual Family Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA., 1996
Course planner. Moderator. Divorce and the Aging Family., Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section. Harrisburg, PA, 1996
Speaker. Author. The Aging Family., American Bar Association National Telephone Seminar., 1995
Speaker, Women and Social Security., Montgomery Bar Association Elder Law Committee. Norristown, PA., 1995
Speaker, Co chair, course planner and moderator., Montgomery Bar Association Family Law Practicum Norristown, PA., 1995
Speaker, Author. Some Elder Law Concerns in Your Divorce Practice., Chester County Bench Bar Conference- Annapolis, MD. Course Planner., 1995
Speaker, Co-Producer. Course Planner. Moderator. The Aging Family: Marital Status Issues for the Older Client., American Bar Association Family Law Section, Beaver Creek, CO., 1995
Workshop Planner. Speaker. Author. Gender Bias., Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section, Williamsburg, VA., 1995
Speaker. Author. Course Planner. The Elder Care Lawyer: A New Specialist Who Combines New and Traditional Areas of Practice., Pennsylvania Bar Association Annual Meeting, Hershey, PA., 1995
Course Planner. Speaker. Author. Divorcing the Elderly., Pennsylvania Bar Institute Philadelphia, Harrisburg & West Chester, PA., 1995
Lecturer, Course on Marriage, Villanova University Guest, 1994
Workshop Planner. Speaker. Author. Elder Law and Divorce., American Bar Association Family Law Section. Albuquerque, NM., 1994
Speaker, Author. When Does a Lawyer Decide to Ask for a Child Psychiatric Consultation?, Child and Law Study Group of the Regional Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Philadelphia, PA., 1994
Speaker, The Fundamentals of Family Law., Pennsylvania Bar Institute Philadelphia, PA., 1994
Speaker. Author. Qualified Medical Child Support Orders., Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Pittsburgh, PA., 1994
Speaker. Author. Fundamentals of Family Law, A Practical Review and Update, A to Z on Qualified Medical Child Support Orders., Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Philadelphia, PA., 1993
Speaker. Author. Effect Of Releases And Waivers In Prenuptial Agreements Of Qualified Plans Under ERISA Rules., Family Law Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association, Norristown, PA., 1993
Speaker. Author. Considerations When Representing The Older Woman In Divorce., Practicum of the Family Law Committee of the Montgomery Bar Association. Norristown, PA., 1993
Speaker, Author: Employer Benefits Workshop. Qualified Medical Child Support Orders & ERISA Preemption of Prenupts., Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section. Toronto, Ontario., 1993
Speaker, Author. ERISA: How Will It Affect Health Care Reform., Symposium of the Womens Way Organization Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies, Harrisburg, PA., 1993

Honors and Awards

Certified Family Law Arbitrator, AAML, 2008
Family Law, Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008<br /