Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich LLP

Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth Department

New York
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Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich is a highly regarded matrimonial law firm. "They are a go-to name and are a very prominent name in this area," says a New York source, who continues: "Their track record is of acting in many of the most high-profile cases and truly they can help clients in very dire situations."

The firm advises on all aspects of family law, including divorce proceedings, child custody and prenuptial agreements. "They are one of the leading firms in this area. They act in very high-profile cases and are very well known for getting positive results for clients in tough situations," notes a commentator, and another interviewee remarks: "They have earned a reputation in New York where a judge knows they are going to have a very high-level, well-run and important case."

Notable practitioners

Dan Rottenstreich has significant experience handling matrimonial finance and child custody cases. "I like him, he's a great guy," says a trusts and estates attorney, adding: "He is no-nonsense, down-to-earth, responsive and a really good guy." Other sources in New York describe Rottenstreich as "excellent" and "a real player in this market."

Deborah Lans handles family and matrimonial litigation, and she also has experience of business disputes. She is described by an interviewee as "a very well-regarded lawyer with a strong reputation for high net worth family matters."  Another commentator states that Lans "works very hard and deserves recognition in this market," and adds that "she is a very, very good lawyer."

Robert Cohen is "a leading name in the market and widely admired as the top name for high-profile divorces," according to an interviewee, who adds: "This is a big city and lots of people get divorced for lots of reasons, and Bob will be someone who can handle whatever sort of case is thrown at him." His clients include prominent individuals in finance, real estate and entertainment, and his reputation for working with wealthy clients is highlighted by sources. "He is a go-to person in this market and clients trust him totally when it comes to their personal and family matters," observes a commentator.