Joel R. Brandes has been recognized by the New York Appellate Division as a "noted authority and expert on New York family law and divorce.” (See Matter of Brandes, 2015 WL 4664743, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 81096(U) (2d Dept.,2015)).He is the author of the treatise Law and The Family New York, 2d (9 volumes), Law and the Family New York Forms 2020 Edition (5 volumes)(bothThomson Reuters), and the New York Matrimonial Trial Handbook. His ”Law and the Family” column is a regular feature in the New York Law Journal. He concentrates his practice in New York divorce and family law appeals. He has represented clients in numerous appeals to the New York Court of Appeals and the Appellate Divisions and was counsel in the landmark Court of Appeals cases of Morone v Morone, Tucker v Tucker and McSparron v McSparron. He also consults with and advises attorneys on appellate, trial court and international child abduction matters in all of the New York state and federal courts. He has drafted briefs for and acted as consultant to attorneys in many international child abduction cases, including cases in the United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.