Lee Rosenberg


Contact

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP

Locations

Office:
Ste. 130 300 Garden City Plaza
Garden City NY, 11530
Phone: (516) 873-7200
Fax: (516) 873-0683

Introduction

Lee Rosenberg is a partner at Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP in Garden City, New York serving Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. Lee is a trial and appellate litigator with more than 20 years of experience in all phases of matrimonial and family law practice. This includes representing clients at trial in complex custody, support and equitable matters, negotiating settlements, and drafting of intricate prenuptial, postnuptial, separation and settlement agreements. In addition to his litigation background, Lee is also trained in divorce mediation and collaborative law so that he possesses additional tools to assist clients in resolving their cases. Lee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and now serves a second time as its National Parliamentarian. He continues to be a member of the AAML New York Chapter Board of Managers. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is a past member of the NY State Office of Court Administration’s Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee. As a past-Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee, Lee was responsible for the Committee’s Resolution in support of the passage of the “Marriage Equality Act” which provides for same-sex marriage rights in New York. A frequent lecturer and author, he has lectured on complex divorce issues and ethical considerations for various organizations including the AAML, New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association, Queens County Bar Association, the New York Family Law American Inn of Court, among others. He has been interviewed on the subject of New York divorce law by various publications, including the New York Times, the New York Law Journal, the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Elle, and Worth Magazine. As an elected member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, he received the 2013 Directors Award for outstanding service among Bar Association Committee Chairs. Lee also authors his own blog, “Divorce New York Style”. Lee is the Editor-in-Chief of the NY State Bar Association’s “Family Law Review”. His articles on various topics in matrimonial law have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Law Journal, Family Law Review, the New York State Bar Association Journal, Nassau Lawyer, The Matrimonial Strategist, and New York Family Law Monthly. He has been cited with authority by New York State trial and appellate courts and by the New York State Law Revision Commission. Lee’s contributions to the legal profession have earned him recognition from many leading legal organizations. He is “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell with a 5.0 out of 5 rating for his legal abilities and dedication to ethics. Lee continues to be selected for inclusion in Woodward/White’s “Best Lawyers in America”; and as a New York “Super Lawyer” in family law, an honor only bestowed on a very small percentage of attorneys in a particular area of law.

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

Map

Counties

  • Bronx, New York
  • Kings, New York
  • Nassau, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Queens, New York
  • Richmond, New York
  • Suffolk, New York
  • Westchester, New York

Legal Organizations

Editor-in-Chief, NY State Bar Assn “Family Law Review”; Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee- Nassau County Bar Assn., 2011-2013; Board of Directors, Nassau County Bar Assoc, 2011-2014; Member: Nassau County Bar Assn. (Matrimonial Committee); New York State Bar Assn. (Family Law Section- Member, Executive Committee); ABA Family Law Section; Past-Member, NY State Office of Court Administration Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee; Hofstra Center for Children, Families and the Law, (Member, Advisory Board).

Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White; AAML Recognition for contributions to AAML Membership, Mentoring and Chapter Leaders 2015 Initiatives; Nassau County Bar Assoc 2013 Directors Award; Who’s Who in American Law; Lexis Nexis Award-Recognizing Service as General Editor of New York Consolidated Laws Services Family/Matrimonial Practice Insights; “Super Lawyers” New York Metro Area in Family Law; Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law For Long Island, New York; “AV Preeminent” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell.

CLE Presentations

"Advanced Family Law Issues For Non-Traditional Families", NBI, April 2017; "Bias in the Courtroom", AAML National Mid-Winter Meeting, March 2017, Phoenix, AZ; “Support and Equitable Distribution Issues In Executive Compensation: From Incentives to Severance, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, NY Chapter, (Segment Moderator/Panelist)October 2016, Albany, NY; “Imputation of Income in Matrimonial and Support Matters: Proof and Perspectives from the Court, the Lawyers, and the Expert”, NCBA Nassau Academy of Law, January 2016; “New Maintenance Law”, Queens County Bar Association, with seminar materials, September 2015; “35th Annual Equitable Distribution Update”, Queens County Bar Association, with seminar materials, April 2014; "How to Navigate Your Divorce Without a GPS", Nassau County Bar Association, January, 2014; “Child Centricity vs. Due Process: The Conflict Between Parens Patriae and Parents’ Rights”, with seminar materials, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, NY Chapter, (Program Chair and Moderator) December 2013; “Tracking the Path to Marriage Equality: Representing LGBT Clients in a Post-DOMA World: Issues of Parenting Rights, Child Support, and Spousal Maintenance”, with seminar materials, NYSBA, September 2013; "Marriage and Divorce: An Overview of Rights, Obligations and Options for Non-Traditional Couples" (Updated Seminar Materials), Association of Divorce Financial Planners Annual Meeting, September 2012; "Divorce A to Z: Tips and Techniques for Case Assessment and Vital First Steps", Seminar Materials, National Business Institute, May 2012; "'Custody' of Pets In Matrimonial Cases", Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law, April, 2012; "Maintenance, Maintenance, Where Art Thou", Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law "Matrimonial Mondays", March 2012; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Winter meeting co-chair, Nassau County, New York, December 2011; “Marriage, Divorce, Estate Planning & Employment Issues for Same-Sex Couples", Nassau County Bar Association, September 2011

Author

"The Effects of Mental Health Issues in Matrimonial Law", NYSBA Family Law Review, Winter 2018; "Marital Fault: Redefining Egregious Conduct in the 21st Century", NYSBA Family Law Review, Fall 2018; "Continuing Double Dip Dilemma: The Court of Appeals Needs to Clarify Keane", NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring 2018 "The End of the 'Alimony' Deduction Under the 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017': The Need to Deviate on Presumptive Spousal Support and the Unknown Future", NYSBA Family Law Review, Winter 2017"Revisiting Custodial Norms: The Changing Landscape of Joint Custody", NYSBA Family Law Review, Fall 2017; "21st Century Custody: Issues in Parentage Continue", NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring 2017; "The Ongoing Dilemma of Parental Alienation", NYSBA Family Law Review, Winter 2016; "The Right to Be Heard on an Initial Custody Determination: The Court of Appeals Considers S.L. v J.R.", NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring/Summer 2016; "Imputation of Income in Matrimonial and Support Matters: Proof and Perspectives from the Court, the Lawyers, and the Expert", Seminar Materials, NCBA, Nassau Academy of Law, January 26, 2016; "...And Justice for All: Marriage Equality Comes to America", NYSBA Family Law Review, Summer 2015; "Extending Matrimonial Case Confidentiality to Related Proceedings", NYLJ, July 21, 2015 "The Complaint Department: The Effects of Voluntary Discontinuance Under CPLR 3217(a)(1) and the Need for Change", NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring 2015; “'Skin in the Game' and Caveat Avvocati: Monitoring the Level Playing Field on Counsel Fee Awards", NYSBA Family Law Review, Fall 2014; "Determining Support in a Time of Changing Economic Reality", NYLJ, January 27, 2014; "Child-Centricity vs. Due Process: The Conflict Between Parens Patriae and Parents’ Rights" (Seminar Materials), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NY Chapter, December 2013; "Issues of Parenting Rights, Child Support, and Spousal Support" (Seminar Lecture Materials), "Tracking the Path to Marriage Equality: Representing Clients in a Post-DOMA World", NYSBA Sept 2013; "The Child Centricity of Our Matrimonial Courts", NY Family Law Monthly, May 2013; "'In Camera' Interviews in Custody Cases: Re-Evaluating Due Process Concerns", NY Law Journal, March 29, 2013; "Marriage and Divorce: An Overview of Rights, Obligations and Options for Non-Traditional Couples" (Updated Seminar Materials), Association of Divorce Financial Planners Annual Meeting, September 2012; "Ongoing Divorce Issue: Why 'No Fault' Should Mean 'No Trial'", New York Law Journal, June 5, 2012; "Divorce A to Z: Tips and Techniques for Case Assessment and Vital First Steps", Seminar Materials, National Business Institute, May 2012; "'Custody' of Pets In Matrimonial Cases", Seminar Materials, Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law, April 19, 2012; "Maintenance, Maintenence, Where Art Thou", Statutory Overview portion of Lecture Materials, Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law "Matrimonial Mondays", March 5, 2012; "The Enforceability of 'Automatic Orders'" (Part 2), NY Family Law Monthly, February 2012; "When Is an Order Not an Order? The Enforceability of 'Automatic Orders' Under the DRL and Uniform Rule" (Part 1), NY Family Law Monthly, January 2012; "Matrimonial Representation And Same-Gender Newlyweds-to-Be", NY Law Journal, December 5, 2011

AAML Chapter

New York Chapter: Parliamentarian, 2017-2018, Member, Board of Managers; Child Custody Advocacy Committee; Committee for the Future