Our Team


Stephen Linker


Stephen Linker is a mediation support accountant and forensic accountant (think “financial CSI”) with more than 30 years of experience in New York and nationwide. In divorce mediation cases, Steve helps the parties by calculating Win/Win settlement scenarios regarding equitable distribution of the marital assets as well as reasonable spousal support alternatives. As a business valuation expert in divorce and other matters, Steve has appraised more than 800 businesses and professional practices and licenses. When hidden assets and unreported income are alleged, Steve talks frankly to the parties assuring them that if the truth is not revealed in mediation, it will eventually be revealed in divorce litigation.

Steve also assists attorneys and clients in cases involving partner and shareholder disputes, product liability, breach of contract, and personal injury cases among others.

Steve’s credentials include CPA, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified [business] Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Fellow in the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (FACFEI).

Donna LaScala

12 Hicks Circle, Hicksville, NY 11801516-330-6168www.donnalascala.com

Life is full of twists and turns, changes and opportunities which bring about potentially difficult financial challenges. With many years of experience in the financial industry, skills as a mediator, and my own life experiences, I bring a unique set of tools to assist you in navigating your way down the road ahead, facing the decisions ahead, helping you reach your personal financial goals. I have been working with individuals and businesses for several years, and possess extensive personal and professional experience in the financial services industry. I deliver clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services and provide my clients with a personalized program that they can use as a roadmap for arriving at a more secure financial future.

Marie Cantone


Marie, the founder of Family Financial Services of Babylon, NY, is a licensed insurance professional. The focus of Family Financial Services is to help families make the appropriate choice when they purchase Medicare, health, disability, life and long term care insurance.

Marie also assists families with special needs in navigating the complex world of financial and legal planning. As part of her commitment to this end, she works collaboratively with other professionals in the special needs community and is a resource for the company’s clients. Her approach is holistic and she seeks to assist her clients to positively change their lives by educating them on how they can protect themselves and their families from life’s uncertainties.

Brian Diez

CEObrian@howtofixmycredit.com516-740-1027 / 888-262-2123888-267-3504HowtoFixMyCredit.com – Credit Repair Solutions

Going through a divorce is hard enough without the lasting financial impact it can have on your credit and bank account. We can help you remove errors and rebuild your credit portfolio so that you can move on with your life in the shortest time possible. Contact us for a no obligation consultation.


Jack Glanzer

The Granite Insurance Brokerage, Inc.1101 Stewart Avenue, Suite 302, Garden City, NY 11530jglanzer@granitebrokerage.com516-222-7979

Oftentimes, life insurance is required for divorcees. I represent dozens of insurance companies and will find the best product at the most competitive price available. Health insurance is another area post-divorce where clients often require my services. Once the divorce is final, the former spouse can no longer stay on their ex-partners plan as a dependent. I will help you find a plan that is right for you.

IIIMental and Health Services

Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. ED.

Certified Anger Management Specialist / Coacheileen@balanceandpower.com516-623-4353 / 516-547-5485www.balanceandpower.com

Eileen facilitates life and career success coaching/teaching/mentoring with interactive exercises and strategies for anger control/ stress management, effective communication and to boost confidence, productivity, focus, critical thinking, creativity and happiness.

Elisa Frischling, L.C.S.W.-R


Elisa began her career as a Licensed Certified Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) with a clinical practice. Over a five year period, she held positions in psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital serving individuals, families and groups as well as training staff in managing patient care and supervising students in the clinical field.

She also served as director of the elder abuse clinic and in that role, helped other hospitals create elder abuse outreach programs. After creating a succession plan for the elder abuse clinic, she opened a private psycho-therapeutic practice, which she maintains today.

IVFamily Law

Katherine Ryan, Esq.

The Law Office of Katherine Ryan, P.C.20 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 2004, Melville, New York 11747(516) 444-3440(516) 444-3422

Katherine Ryan, Esq. earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, currently ranked as a first tier, “Best Law School” by U.S. News, where she specialized in Family Law and Domestic Violence. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ryan graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English.

Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association. Concentrating her efforts and skills in the areas of matrimonial, family and criminal law, Ms. Ryan has appeared in Courts within the boroughs of New York, Nassau and Suffolk County.

Ms. Ryan aggressively handles all aspects of adversarial matrimonial actions, including complex equitable distribution cases involving clients with high net worth. Further, Ms. Ryan handles custody and visitation matters in both Family Court and Supreme Court.

VReal Estate

Lynn Doughty


As a Registered Representative, licensed to address one’s financial picture, I emphasize education on valuable concepts and deliver multiple customized solutions. My approach is to work on referral and to develop relationships. I value integrity and trust to ensure suitability.

As a NYS licensed Real Estate Agent, I realize that Buying and selling a Home are significant financial and emotional decisions. Each circumstance is personal and my clients appreciate an advocate that listens and communicates. It is a privilege to assist them in achieving their goals.

VIPublic Adjuster/Insurance

Lucy Viggiano, NYS Licensed Public Adjuster

Emergency Services Companyemergsvcco@aol.com516-792-0437www.mypublicadjuster.com


Every property owner has the potential to face an insurance nightmare!

When a property owner suffers a serious but partial loss of contents and structure, the services of a competent Public Adjuster is almost mandatory for you to get a fair and full settlement. It is the partial loss that is so very difficult to establish, manage, and present to the insurance company and finalize.