Sally Vazquez Castellanos
Sally was born in New York’s South Bronx and is of Puerto Rican descent.
Ms. Castellanos was later raised in West Nyack, New York, a Hudson River
community just north of New York City. Sally has a passion for movies
and all things Disney, as her father was an employee for the Walt Disney
Company for over 40 years.
Education & Career Background
Ms. Castellanos attended New York University’s Tisch School of the
Arts to study Film and Television Production. Upon graduating from New
York University, Ms Castellanos began her career working in the entertainment
industry and held a number of positions with companies such as Home Box
Office, Inc., Warner Bros. Feature Animation, DMX Music, and John Blair
Sally later pursued her law degree at Suffolk University School of Law
in Boston, Massachusetts. After relocating to Los Angeles, she completed
her law degree at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu and obtained
her Juris Doctor Degree in 1997.
After graduating from law school, Sally continued a career in entertainment
working in the legal affairs division of Twentieth Century Fox Television
and DMX Music, Inc. She also held a number of production office intern
positions and was a script reader with production companies such as Robert
Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises and Wendy Finerman Productions.
Joining Castellanos & Associates, APLC
In 2000, Ms Castellanos joined
Castellanos & Associates, APLC alongside her husband and managing partner,
Edwin J. Castellanos. Sally is a named shareholder in the law firm of Castellanos & Associates,
APLC. Sally actively manages all aspects of the firm’s on-line marketing
and web presence. In addition, as a result of her own experience with
infertility, after the birth of her two daughters, Ms. Castellanos began
turning her focus in law practice to
adoption and family formation law.
Today, Sally practices almost exclusively in the area of adoption,
stepparent adoption, independent adoption, and adult adoption. While she devotes much of her
time to raising two young daughters, she brings a unique and deeply personal
perspective to our firm. Sally understands the unique challenges faced
by those families exploring the process of adoption and other family building
options and she limits her practice so she can provide couples the respect
and attention they deserve while dealing with sensitive family formation issues.
Sally has also performed pro bono work through Public Counsel’s Adoption
Project. Currently, Ms. Castellanos focuses her practice to help families
dealing with infertility challenges by giving them the support and respect
they need on their journey towards building a family.
Sally Castellanos practices exclusively in the area of adoption and family
formation law and will meet with prospective adoptive parents by appointment.
Weekend appointments may be arranged in advance. Ms. Castellanos is a
member of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and the American
Society for Reproductive Medicine.
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