Andrea Vacca is the founder of Vacca Law & Mediation, a law firm in Manhattan that focuses exclusively on non-adversarial divorce and family law matters. Ms. Vacca regularly lectures, writes and blogs on the topics of collaborative law, mediation, and topics related to non-adversarial family law. After practicing traditional litigation-focused family law for many years, she became certified as a family and divorce mediator and later as a collaborative divorce attorney. Her firm now works only with clients who want to keep their divorces out of court and want their prenuptial and postnuptial agreements negotiated in a non-adversarial manner. She uses collaborative and cooperative divorce processes as well as mediation to achieve these goals. Ms. Vacca is the author of the chapter on Collaborative Law in the recently published book, Onward & Upward: A Guide For Getting Through New York Divorce & Family Law Issues. In addition to serving as Vice President of the New York Women’s Bar Association, she is Secretary of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals; on the Editorial Board of Matrimonial Strategist; a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York; a member of New York City Bar Association; and a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Vacca received her B.A. in Journalism from SUNY College at Buffalo and her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University. She also has a Certificate in Positive Psychology.