Warshaw Burstein’s Fertility Law Group Partners with Gays With Kids for First-of-Its-Kind Legal Guide on Surrogacy and IVF12/13/2022
Warshaw Burstein, LLP, a full-service law firm in New York City, today announced that its Fertility Law Group, led by partners and co-chairs Alexis L. Cirel and Eric Wrubel, has partnered with Gays With Kids (GWK) to create a first-of-its-kind video legal guide to surrogacy and IVF for gay men seeking to build their families in this way.
The Surrogacy & IVF Legal Guide is accessible only through GWK Academy. Eight engaging videos cover topics ranging from egg donor and surrogacy agreements to establishing legal parental rights when using surrogacy. The Fertility Law Group also provides an analysis of the impact of the overturning of Roe v. Wade on surrogates and intended dads alike.
Brian Rosenberg, CEO of Gays With Kids and the creator of GWK Academy, shared, “We are proud to add Warshaw Burstein’s Fertility Law Group to our exclusive group of selected family-building partners as Alexis and Eric are pioneers in LGBTQ+ family-building, and they bring a national network of connections able to support GWK Academy clients anywhere they live.”
Ms. Cirel was excited when Mr. Rosenberg approached her with the idea to make the videos because it “allowed us present complex legal issues in a format that is easily digestible and readily accessible to GWK’s clients nationwide.”
The guide features interviews with Ms. Cirel and Mr. Wrubel, each of whom is recognized by their peers as legal leaders who are helping to create families through surrogacy and assisted reproduction.
“This video legal library is unique, not only because of the content but because GWK’s clients are getting this information from those who practice in this area and have created the laws in it,” added Mr. Wrubel.
Ms. Cirel is a leader in the complex area of surrogacy and reproductive law. She was one of the leading advocates for the passage of New York’s Child-Parent Security Act, the gold standard for laws like it country-wide, including protections for surrogates. That experience, together with her passion for this cause, makes her one of the most sought-after attorneys in this practice area.
By obtaining several precedent-setting legal decisions, Mr. Wrubel has successfully expanded the pathways to parentage for LGBTQ+ individuals, who can now raise families under the full protection of the law in New York.
Their mutual understanding of these complex issues applies to parents nationally and is highlighted in the video series.
Warshaw Burstein, LLP is a full-service law firm in New York City which has distinguished itself through superior and cost-effective legal service and personalized client care and attention. For more information, please visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @warshawburstein.
Warshaw Burstein’s Fertility Law Group unites the use of modern technology with the ongoing, developing legal definitions of parentage. Fertility law involves more than just legal proficiency. The path to parenthood that relies on science and law is an intensely personal and emotional one and the professionals who guide you through it should be not only capable, but also compassionate. The Fertility Law Group embodies no less.
Gays With Kids is the world’s premier services company supporting gay and queer dads and dads-to-be. They created GWK Academy with the goal of helping gay and queer men navigate their journey to fatherhood with confidence by giving them the information, resources, and connections they need before they start their journey.