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About Me

A matrimonial and family law attorney with extensive trial, appellate, writing, and lecturing experience. My goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of our clients and in the area of matrimonial law.


I do not solicit endorsements of me for this or any other site nor do I respond to the anonymous or named postings of others claiming to be "clients".


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Practice Areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Theodore W. Robinson

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Lee for well over 20 years and have always found him to be of the highest caliber and very competent in the matrimonial field. There are few, if any, lawyers who know as much about this field as Lee. I highly recommend him.


    Theodore Robinson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Corey S. Kupfer

    I have referred Lee to universally excellent reviews. We also have worked very well together on matters where he handles the matrimonial side and I handle the corporate and real estate legal work. He is extremely professional, has a high level of expertise and is great to work with.


    Corey Kupfer Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP

300 Garden City Plaza
Suite 130
Garden City, NY, 11530


NYCurrently registered 198703/13/2015
DCInactive 198805/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2014
NY Metro Area Super Lawer (Family Law)Law & Politics Media2014
NY Metro Area Super Lawer (Family Law)Law & Politics Media2011
Long Island's Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau & Suffolk CountiesLong Island Pulse Magazine2010
Ten Leaders in Matrimonial & Divorce Law- Long Island, New YorkTen Leaders2010
NY Metro Area "Super Lawyer" (Family Law)Law & Politics Media2009
NY Metro Area "Super Lawyer" (Family Law)Law & Politics Media2008
Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Divorce Law (Under 45)Ten Leaders2005
Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Divorce Law (Under 45)Ten Leaders2004
Martindale Hubbell "AV PreEminent" RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Partner/Senior AssociateSaltzman Chetkof McLoughlin & Robinson1993 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Family and Conclilation CourtsMember2015 - Present
NYSBA Family Law SectionEdtor in Chief: Family Law Review2014 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law SectionChair2011 - 2013
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York Family Law American Inn of CourtBarristerN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (U.S. chapter)FellowN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
NYSBA Family Law Review'Skin in the Game' and Caveat Avvocati: Monitoring the Level Playing Field on Counsel Fee Awards"2015
NYSBA Family Law Review"The Complaint Department: The Effects of Voluntary Discontinuance Under CPLR 3217(a)(1) and the Need for Change"2015
New York Law Journal"Determining Support in a Time of Changing Economic Reality"2014
New York Law Journal'In Camera' Interviews in Custody Cases: Re-Evaluating Due Process Concerns"2013
New York Family Law Monthly"The Child Centricity of Our Matrimonial Courts"2013
NY Family Law MonthlyWhen Is an Order Not an Order? The Enforceability of 'Automatic Orders' Under the DRL and Uniform Rule"2012
New York Law JournalOngoing Divorce Issue: Why 'No Fault' Should Mean 'No Trial'"2012
New York Law JournalMultiple Flaws Abound In New Interim Spousal Support Statute2011
New York Law Journal"Matrimonial Representation And Same-Gender Newlyweds-to-Be2011
NY Family Law MonthlyMatrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitration: An Overview of Compliance and Collection" (Part 2)2011
NY Family Law Monthly"Matrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitration: An Overview of Compliance and Collection" (Part 1)2011
Family Law ReviewTo Halve and to Halve Not: The Drastic Reduction of Awards in Enhanced Earnings and Business Distribution Cases2010
New York Law Journal"Rodriguez" Offers Common Sense Revisiting of Double Dipping2010
New York Family Law Monthly"Bad Law on Double Dipping: Appellate Inconsistency" (Parts 1 and 2)2010
New York Law JournalModification of Support: No Easier to Get in Current Economic Times2009
New York Family Law MonthlyShopping Spree! What's New in Attorney and Judge Shopping2009
New York State Bar Journal"Let the Scrivener Beware: Drafting Matrimonial "Cohabitation" Clauses After Graev"2009
Matrimonial StrategistNot Much Ado About Having Nothing: The Non-Effect of the Recession on Downward Modification Applications2009
New York State Bar, Family Law ReviewTolling the Statute of Limitations on Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: The Third (And Last) Version of DRL 2502008
New York Law JournalSame-Sex Marriage: Right to Divorce, But Not To Marry?2008
New York Family Law MonthlyIssues in Establishing Jurisdiction Over Non-Resident Spouses2007
New York Law JournalOn Matrimony, The Miller Commission, Legislative Failure2007
New York Family Law MonthlyChallenges in Preparing the Prenuptial Agreement (Part 2)2006
New York Family Law MonthlyChallenges in Preparing the Prenuptial Agreement: The Delicate Balance Between Advocacy and Détente (Part 1)2006
Family Law ReviewInvoluntary Servitude and the Matrimonial Attorney2006
New York Law JournalMatrimonial Rules: Counsel Fees, Ethical Considerations2005
New York Law JournalElectronic Discovery and the Matrimonial Case2005
New York Family Law Monthly'No Fault' Divorce: A New Twist on Constructive Abandonment2005
New York Law Journal'No Fault' Divorce: A New Twist on Constructive Abandonment2005
Nassau LawyerFinancial Discovery in Matrimonial Law: Preparation, Analysis and Use of the Statement of Net Worth2005
New York Law JournalThe Matrimonial Rules: Counsel Fees and Ethical Considerations2005
Family Law ReviewSeparate Property Revisited-Appreciation and Proof2005
LexisNexisFamily/Matrimonial Practice Insights2005
New York State Bar Association Journal Point of View,Double-Dipping Lives On. Holterman and the Continuation of the O'Brien Dilemma2004
Family Law ReviewThe Latest Nelson DeMille Mystery. Did Bloomfield Do It2004
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
State University of New York, Stony BrookN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NYSBA Lecture"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 "2013
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers NY Chapter seminarChild-Centricity vs. Due Process: The Conflict Between Parens Patriae and Parents’ Rights"2013
SCBA Matrimonial MondaysMaintenance, Maintenence, Where Art Thou", Statutory Overview portion of Lecture Materials,2012
NCBA- Nassau Academy of Law"'Custody' of Pets In Matrimonial Cases2012
National Business Institute LectureDivorce A to Z: Tips and Techniques for Case Assessment and Vital First Steps"2012
Association of Divorce Financial Planners Annual MeetingMarriage and Divorce: An Overview of Rights, Obligations and Options for Non-Traditional Couples"f2012
St John's School of Law CLE WeekendNew Wine In Old Bottles: Grounds, Maintenance and Counsel Fees2010
NYSBA Annual Meeting (General Practice Section)Hot Tips From the Experts2010
NY Family Law American Inn of Court Initial Fall MeetingA Discussion On Convolution: The New Maintenance Statute2010
Nassau County Matrimonial Law Committee MeetingRecent Caselaw Update2010
Nassau Academy of Law: Dean's HourThe Matrimonial Rules & Fee Dispute Arbitration2010
NYS Bar AssociationBasic Matrimonial Practice2009
NYS Bar AssocNYS Bar Assoc Annual Meeting "Hot Tips"2009
NY Family Law American Inn of CourtThe New 'Automatic Orders' Statute: A Case Study Under DRL 236B(2)(b)2009
NBI Panel DiscussionNY Matrimonial & Family Law Judicial Forum2009
NY Family Law American Inn of CourtSamurai Attorney: Practicing Law Under a Code of Honor2006
National Business InstituteThe Lawyer's Ethical Responsibilities During Dissolution of Marriage2005
National Business InstituteFair and Equitable Asset and Liability Division2005
National Business InstituteGetting the Best Financial Settlement for Your Divorce Client in New York2005
National Business InstituteActionThe Lawyer's Ethical Responsibilities During Dissolution of Marriage2004
National Business InstituteThe Complex Divorce Action: The Lawyer's Ethical Responsibilities During Dissolution of Marriage2004
NYSBA Lecture"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"N/A