Blank Rome LLP

Family/Matrimonial Department

New York
Current View:

This content is provided by Chambers. Learn more about our methodology

Blank Rome is a full-service law firm which is recognised for its "great matrimonial practice" and being "very reliable advisers for HNW clients." It has a sizeable team which can act for wealthy clients in family law matters, and they are lauded as "sophisticated lawyers who have real in-depth expertise on matrimonial matters."

One interviewee reports: "They are one of the very few big firms in New York that focuses on this area and have known experts who can pick up the difficult and high-value cases." Another source adds that "they understand the intimate nature of this area of law and are well suited to handling it."

Notable practitioners

Brett Ward is co-chair of the firm's family and matrimonial practice and advises on divorce, paternity issues, settlement agreements and international child custody matters. A source says: "He's excellent - he is good at trial, good at negotiating and all the other stuff you need to be a good family lawyer."

Norman Heller has vast experience acting for high net worth clients in complex divorce proceedings. "He is a top name and has lots of clout in the market - people sit up and take notice when they hear his name," reveals one interviewee, while another says: "He is very practical and very smart and really ensures he gives everything for clients." Heller is further described as "a market-leading figure in this area who really goes to bat for his clients in complex matrimonial disputes."