A family lawyer based in New York City, I deliver a full range of family law services -- from simple uncontested divorces to complex property distribution, high-conflict custody and parenting disputes.
I am dedicated to the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and integrity of the legal profession, and have a long term commitment to caring for the legal rights and welfare of women and children.
My goal, always, is to advise clients in an informed and sensible manner, while remaining empathetic to the struggles and pain that are often unavoidable when resolving complex family conflicts. I know that my clients are going through a difficult time. Through thoughtful consideration and drawing on my experience in resolving family law matters, I hope to provide the best results possible, and deliver my clients with optimism and confidence to their new lives.
Since 2004, I have represented and advised hundreds of clients in family law matters involving over 40 countries. Having successfully argued, tried, or settled numerous highly contested cases in New York State courts, my clients can be confident that I will provide them with the highest quality of sophisticated legal advice, and that their cases will be handled with care and attention to every detail. In addition, I have counseled, advised, and/or collaborated with many attorneys in different states of the United States and in foreign countries, so that if you already have a lawyer or are in a jurisdiction outside of New York, I will be happy to offer my services to facilitate resolution of complex international or immigration issues involved in your case.
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My J.D. and L.L.M. degrees were awarded by Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York. I also have earned a Master of Law from Peking (Beijing) University School of Law, China. My family law experience started from 1996 at the Center for Women’s Law and Legal Services of Peking University, the first Chinese non-governmental legal aid service for women highly praised by Ms. Hillary Clinton in her memoir. My legal career continued in one of the largest international law firms in the world. I established my own practice in April, 2004.
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English
Licensed since 2004
Hourly ($400-450/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Pro Bono (5%)
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I endorse this lawyer. Rong is very thorough in her approach towards representing her client and at the same time very professional with her adversary. We dealt with one another on an extremely difficult case yet we were able to work together to get our clients through to a resolution. This took having the requisite knowledge to deal with the issues, an ability to balance the emotions of the case with the more objective aspects, and respect for each other's positions. I strongly endorse Rong in handling custody and all family law matters.
Jerome Wisselman Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Empire State Counsel||New York State Bar Association||2015|
|Best Judicial Enforcement Provider (International)||New York Law Journal||2013|
|Best Judicial Enforcement Provider (International)||New York Law Journal||2012|
|Principal||Law Office of Rong T. Kohtz||2004 - Present|
|Associate||Clifford Chance Us, LLP||2000 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Women's Bar Association of the State of New York||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Bailey-Huang v. Huang, NYLJ 1202581890670, at *1 (Sup., NY, 2012)||Represented the mother. New York court denied the father's motion to dismiss the action, and ruled Chinese divorce judgment was unenforceable in accordance to the Hague Service Convention. In favor of Plaintiff mother in all aspects|
|The Attorney General of Antiqua and Barbuda v. Michael Moore (Claim No. ANUHCV 2012/0124), Counsel for Applicant mother.||Represented the mother. The father abducted the children. Under the Hauge and Inter-American conventions, the children were returned to the mother. In favor of Applicant mother in all aspects.|
|BNDA v. MGM, NYLJ 1202654480038, at 1 (Sup. SUF, Decided April 3, 2014)||Represented the mother. The court denied the father's motion to dismiss, and awarded the mother maintenance, child support and property.|
|New York Law Journal||Forum Non Conveniens in International Matrimonial Litigation||2015|
|ABA International Law and Practice Section||The Year In Review, International Law||2014|
|New York Women's Bar Association Journal Vol. 16, 2005||Spousal Support Obligation Under Immigration Law||2005|
|Columbia Law Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 13, No. 2||Employees' Property Rights in China's State-Owned Enterprise Reorganization||2000|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1999|
|Peking University School of Law||Law||MA - Masters||1998|
|Beijing Normal University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|International Families: Money, Children and Long Term Planning||Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matters in China||2014|
|Chinese Family Forum, Shanghai, China||International Child Custody Jurisdiction Regimes: Hague Convention, Brussels II Regulation and the UCCJEA||2014|