Find out more about the firm’s lawyers by reviewing their personal bios:
Kenneth J. Novenstern
Kenneth J. Novenstern was admitted to practice law in the state of New York in 1985. He commenced the practice of law in Syracuse, NY at the matrimonial firm of Alderman & Alderman. He moved back to Westchester County in 1986 and continued the practice of matrimonial law in White Plains, NY. He has been a member of the Mount Kisco legal community since 1987.
Mr. Novenstern has been engaged in all facets of matrimonial law for over 23 years. His work in the matrimonial field has included litigation for that entire period and has been expanded to include mediation and collaborative law since 2004. Having seen the impact of actively litigated matters on people’s lives and finances, he has gained a greater appreciation for the importance of alternative dispute resolution methods in the matrimonial field. To stay prepared to address situations, which arise at collaborative conferences, he has taken every opportunity to obtain additional training and to enter into discussions with other collaborative law attorneys. He has lectured for the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section Continuing Education Program, and has taught classes in family law at Berkeley College in White Plains, NY.
Mr. Novenstern is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, the Northern Westchester Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York Collaborative Law Group, and has gone through extensive training in mediation and collaborative law. Mr. Novenstern graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law. He is also a board member of Saw Mill River Audubon and Cornell Cooperative Extension and is on the conservation board for the town of New Castle, New York.
Alicia A. Gaudio
Alicia Gaudio, Esq. is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D. 1997) and was admitted to practice in the states of Connecticut in 1997 and New York in 2000. While receiving her degree, she served as an intern with the university’s Tax Law Clinic, representing taxpayers, pro bono, in matters against the Internal Revenue Service. Ms. Gaudio received an award for oral advocacy after litigating before the U.S. Tax Court, as well as awards for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in Writing and Excellence in Clinical Work. She also interned with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2003, Ms. Gaudio joined the firm of Novenstern & Fabriani, LLP as an associate practicing primarily in the area of matrimonial law. Ms. Gaudio became a member of the firm, Novenstern Fabriani & Gaudio, LLP in January, 2008.
Ms. Gaudio is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, and is a member of the Northern Westchester Bar Association.
R. Christopher Owen
R. Christopher Owen is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and the Albany Law School of Union University. He was admitted to the practice of law in New York State in 1980. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Owen was a partner in the law firm of Owen & Eddy, a small general practice firm in White Plains where he specialized in the fields of matrimonial and family law, personal injury, wills and estates and real estate. He is an accomplished trial lawyer, having tried many cases to verdict, both jury and bench trials. Mr. Owen is the recipient of the New York State Bar Association’s President’s Award for pro bono service and is a past president of the Northern Westchester Bar Association. He is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester Bar Association and the Northern Westchester Bar Association.
Jordan L. King, Esq. is a graduate of Duke University (B.A. 2011) and Pace University School of Law (J.D. 2014). In her first year of law school she was chosen as a fellow in the New York City Bar Association’s prestigious City Bar Diversity Fellowship Program. While further pursuing her degree, she interned for Honorable Kathie E. Davidson, Supervising Judge of Family Courts for the Ninth Judicial District. She also interned at Pace Women’s Justice Center Family Court Legal Program, where she represented victims of domestic violence in obtaining temporary orders of protection and My Sisters’ Place, a non-profit organization focusing on the advocacy of domestic violence victims. After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree, she briefly interned for Honorable Delores Thomas, a Justice of the Supreme Court in the Matrimonial Trial Part in Kings County. Ms. King was admitted to practice law in the state of New York in 2015. After her admission to the bar, she became an associate at a small law firm in Bronx County practicing exclusively family and matrimonial law.
In 2015, Ms. King joined the firm of Novernstern Fabriani and Gaudio, LLP as an associate practicing in the area of matrimonial law.
Ms. King is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association, Westchester Women’s Bar Association, New York County Lawyer’s Association and the New York State Bar Association.