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The emerging field of assisted reproductive technology (ART) law finds its root in adoption law and thus was a natural extension of Copps DiPaola Silverman, PLLC’s practice. ART law includes sperm, egg, and embryo donation, as well as surrogacy and gestational carrier arrangements. Anne Reynolds Copps has practiced in this area of law since its inception and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. Casey Copps DiPaola has been practicing in this area since 2012.
New York currently prohibits surrogacy/gestational carrier agreements for compensation, but does allow compassionate agreements (generally among family members or friends). Other than this prohibition, New York has very little statutory or case law about ART, so it is particularly important that clients work with experienced ART attorneys who understand the intricacies of this area of law and who can best protect the family you are forming.
Anne Reynolds Copps and Casey Copps DiPaola are both licensed in Vermont, where surrogacy for compensation is permitted. This provides our clients with additional options when considering how to create your families through assisted reproductive technology.
Please see Casey Copps DiPaola’s article, “What is ART Law Anyways,” which provides a brief overview of ART.