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Michael J. Catalfimo and Mackenzie C. Monaco Speak on Ethics Facing Associations


Michael J. Catalfimo and Mackenzie C. Monaco were featured speakers at The Chicago Law: 2016 Association Law Symposium, an educational event presented by ASAE University® in Chicago, Illinois in May, 2016.  The Symposium was attended by in-house counsel to associations, attorneys with association clients, and chief executive officers and senior-level association executives.  The annual Symposium is the definitive legal education event to associations that addresses the most pressing issues in Association Law and is focused on the latest legal developments and future changes that affect associations.

Mr. Catalfimo and Ms. Monaco presented on Ethics, using an interactive roundtable approach to identifying and analyzing various ethical conflicts and dilemmas facing attorneys who serve as associations’ in-house counsel or who have association clients. The presentation highlighted ethical considerations and rules that associations face on a regular basis and the issues to consider in order to arrive at the most appropriate ethical conclusion.

ASAE® is the essential organization for association management, representing both organizations and individual association professionals.  The members of ASAE® are trade associations and individual membership societies that represent almost every sector of the economy and countless professionals.  With over 21,000 members, ASAE® helps its members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology.  ASAE University® provides its association members with top quality education in association management through conferences and expos, in-person symposia and workshops, and online courses and programs.

Michael J. Catalfimo is a shareholder and managing director at Carter Conboy, concentrating his practice in the fields of creditors’ rights, business and property law and litigation, family law, and general civil litigation. He earned his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School and his B.A. degree, with all college honors, in government from Skidmore College. Mr. Catalfimo is active in numerous professional associations, including the American and New York State bar associations, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He chairs the Board of Directors of the American Legal and Financial Network, the nation’s largest network of residential mortgage foreclosure attorneys, servicing agents and ancillary service providers; and sits on the Steering Committee of the American Law Firm Association’s business litigation practice group. Mr. Catalfimo is a past-president of both the Washington County Bar Association and the Federation of Bar Associations of the Fourth Judicial District; and a former adjunct professor of business law at Skidmore College. He is a frequent speaker on creditors’ rights and real property law topics. He can be reached at

Mackenzie C. Monaco is a shareholder and director at Carter Conboy, representing healthcare professionals and facilities, individuals, contractors, associations and commercial retailers in claims related to medical malpractice, professional liability, construction, environmental law, product liability, and personal and premises liability, as well as representing clients with trusts and estates matters. Ms. Monaco is a named SuperLawyer®. She is a member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department and is the President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association.  She can be reached at

Carter Conboy is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ peer rated full-service law firm committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to its clients. Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, New York, serving clients throughout New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Hampshire. For additional information about the firm, visit or contact the firm’s Director of Marketing, Stacy A. Smith, at 518-810-0516 or