Michele A. Katz PLLC

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Michele A. Katz

michele@michelekatzlaw.com

(212) 485-9889

(212) 485-9890

After more than twenty-five years of practicing Matrimonial and Family Law as a partner in a premier matrimonial firm, Ms. Katz established her own firm to provide her clients all the benefits of a larger firm—depth of experience, superior legal expertise, and astute judgment—in a small firm culture. Clients receive and appreciate her attention to detail and the undivided attention she gives to their matters from the initial consultation through conclusion.

Ms. Katz concentrates in all aspects of Matrimonial and Family Law, including divorce, support (spousal and child), identification, valuation and equitable distribution of assets, child custody disputes, and prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements.

Ms. Katz regularly achieves favorable settlements for her clients, and when matters are incapable of settlement, she litigates. Her extensive trial experience includes having conducted trials of complex financial and custody issues, and her appellate experience includes having argued many times in state appellate courts.

She was appointed in 2017 by the Acting Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, First Department, to serve as a Special Master to mediate matrimonial and family law appeals. Ms. Katz is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a member of the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, a member of the Family Law Committee of the New York and Westchester County Bar Associations, and a member of the Family Law Committee of the New York State and Westchester Women’s Bar Association. She is a past Co-Chair of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, a committee of lawyers, judges and mental health professionals formed to promote and explore the interplay between law and psychology in child custody disputes.

For more than the past ten years, Ms. Katz has been consistently selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America, consistently recognized by her peers as a New York Super Lawyer, consistently included in the Best Lawyers in New York, and named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New York. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, and maintains the highest Peer Review A+ rating in Martindale-Hubbell. She also is one of The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers in New York State.

Ms. Katz has lectured and served on panels addressing the full spectrum of financial and custody issues, and has served as a facilitator in various parenting education programs established by the New York State Supreme Court to educate parents about the effects of divorce on children.

Education

St. Johns University of Law, J.D.

Hunter College of the City of New York, M.A. Theater History

State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A. cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York State

U.S. District Court, Southern District

U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyers, 2005 to present

New York Best Lawyers, 2005 to present

Martindale Hubbell A+ Rating

Best Lawyers in America

The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

American Bar Association, Family Law Section

Association for Family and Conciliation Courts

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law (Past Co-Chair)

New York State Bar Association

New York State Women’s Bar Association

The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

Publications

New York Law Journal

Westchester WAG

Speaking Engagements

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

International Academy of Family Lawyers

New York State Bar Association

City Bar of New York, Matrimonial Committee Annual Program Chair, Panel Member, and Moderator

Prior Experience

Founding Partner, Cohen Clair Lans Greifer & Thorpe, LLP (formerly Partner, Cohen Lans LLP and predecessor Morrison Cohen LLP)

Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County, Appeals Bureau

Kate Fiscalini, Of Counsel

kate@michelekatzlaw.com

(212) 485-9889

(212) 485-9890

Kate Fiscalini has focused her practice solely on matrimonial and family law since graduation from law school in 2007. She is experienced in all facets of divorce and family law litigation, and has represented clients in the Supreme and Family Courts of Westchester and the boroughs of New York City.

Despite her years of experience in handling complex litigation, Ms. Fiscalini always strives to resolve client’s matters without the need for Court intervention. Ms. Fiscalini understands that every client, every family, and every legal situation is different. She brings a rare combination of commitment, compassion and experience to her clients.

Prior to joining the team at Michele A. Katz, PLLC, Ms. Fiscalini worked for some of the top boutique Matrimonial law firms in New York City.

Ms. Fiscalini is a New York State Court Certified Divorce Mediator and has helped many couples resolve their divorce and custody matters on mutually agreeable terms. Kate is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the New York City Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, and the Westchester Women’s Bar Association.

Ms. Fiscalini received her J.D. from Fordham Law School, where she was a member of the Family Law Clinic, helping indigent clients navigate through the Family Court process.

Education

Fordham Law School, J.D.

University of Wisconsin, B.A.

Bar Admission

New York State

Professional Associations and Memberships

City Bar of New York

New York State Bar Association

New York Women’s Bar Association

Westchester Women’s Bar Association

AAML
Martindale
Best Lawyers
IAFL
Super Lawyers

One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street, 40th Floor, New York, New York 10165

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