Michele Tortorelli is a lawyer in a private practice in Manhattan. Her 25 years of experience is focused on family law, dispute resolution and residential real estate transactions. Michele received her BA from Rutgers University and her JD from Fordham University School of Law. She has been regularly recognized as a best lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in New York and by Super Lawyers. Michele has been Secretary of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Board of Directors since 2014 and previously served as a Foundation Trustee. Michele's passion and appreciation of art was nurtured by her mother who was a dress designer and a docent at the Newark Museum. Her lifelong relationship with art continues with her work at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, with which she shares a strong commitment to the importance of providing direct support to individual artists. Michele lives in Manhattan with her husband, Tom Kearns, Esq.