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Michael Chetkof

Michael Chetkof

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Guardianship, Family, Marriage & Prenuptials

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About Me

 Certified by the Appellate Division-Second Department as a Court Examiner  and


 


 Court Evaluator in Guardianship Proceedings----


 


Trained in Collabrative Law


 


Admitted U.S. Supreme Court


 


Admitted U.S. Court of Claims


 


Admitted U.S. District Court-Eastern District of New York


 


Admitted U.S. District Court-Southern District of New York


 


Admitted U.S. Court of Appeals-Second Circuit


 


Admitted U.S. Military Court of Appeals

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1964

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Guardianship: 20%
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Robert Scott Grossman

    A worthy adversary, but also a professional and a gentlemen in all respects.

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    Robert Grossman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. He has tremendous expertise in all areas of Family Law. He is straightforward and candid, and does not promise more than he can deliver. He is always prepared, and keeps himself up to date on all of the latest developments in every area in which he practices. Michael is always available to, and responsive to, his clients, which has endeared him to many of them. Most important, he recognizes that clients are, in fact, people, and he is sensitive to their needs, as well as how their individual cases should be handled. He will never be out-worked, out-strategized, or out-maneuvered. In short, he is the consummate professional.

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    Justin Block General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg, LLP.

300 Garden City Plaza
Suite 130
Garden City, NY, 11530-3329

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 196403/13/2015
DCInactive 198805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Family Law PractitionersNew York Magizine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best Law Firms in New York--First - -Tier Firm RankngsUS News-Best Lawyers2015
Long Island's Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders2015
Long Island's Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders2014
Top Rated Lawyers in New YorkNew York Times--Peer Recognition and Professional achievement2014
Best Law Firms in New York -- First-Tier Firm RankingsU.S. News - Best Lawyers2014
Top Rated LawyersNew York Magazine2014
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Mediator-Special Masters Panel in Nassau CountyOffice of the District Administrative Judge2014
Top Rated Lawyers in New YorkNew Yotk Times--Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement2013
Super LawyerNew York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine2013
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2013
Top Rated Lawyers in New YorkMartindale-Hubbell2013
New York's Top Rated LawyersLegal Leaders2013
Top Legal EaglesLong Island Pulse Magazine2013
Top LawyerNew York Magazine2013
Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau & Suffolk CountiesLong Island Pulse Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerNew York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerNew York Times Magazine2012
Legal Leaders-NY Area's Top Rated LawyersMatindale -Hubbell2012
New York Super LawyerNew York Super Lawyers2012
Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau & Suffolk CountiesLong Island Pulse Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMatindale-Hubbell2012
Top LawyerNew York Magazine2012
Sutton Who's Who in American LawSutton Who's Who in American Law2011
Top LawyerNew York Magazine2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau & Suffolk CountiesLong Island Pulse Magazine2011
Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau & Suffolk CountiesLong Island Pulse Magazine2010
Sutton Who's Who in American LawSutton Who's Who in American Law2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Who's WhoStrathmore's Who's Who2003
Who's WhoStrathmore's Who's Who2002
Oustanding Trial PerformanceJudge Ralph T. Gazzillo1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law PartnerSaltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg, LLP.1996 - Present
Law PartnerSaltzman, Chetkof, McLoughlin & Robinson, PC1993 - 1996
Law PartnerBogut Chetkof & O'Brien1988 - 1993
Law PartnerSaltzman Bogut & Chetkof1976 - 1988
AttorneyMichael Chetkof, Esq.1973 - 1976
Law PartnerBritvan & Chetkof, Esqs.1970 - 1973

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Matrimonial Special Masters Panel in Nassau CountyMember-Mediator2014 - Present
Office of Court Administration's Matrimonial Fee Dispute PanelArbitrator2011 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
New York Family Law American Inn of CourtBarrister2005 - Present
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member1995 - Present
Suffolk County Bar Association, Matrimonial and Family Law CommitteeAttorney Member1990 - Present
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member1990 - Present
Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law CommitteeAttorney Member1990 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member1988 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1970 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1970 - Present
Suffolk County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1970 - Present
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1969 - Present
U.S. Court of Military AppealsAdmitted to Practice1969 - Present
U.S. Court of ClaimsAdmitted to Pratice1969 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1965 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkAdmitted to Practice1965 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Thomas P. Cashel v. Francine CashelCourt of Appeals Reversed Appellate Division
Thomas P. Cashel v. Francine CashelTrial Court denied Wife any interest in Husband's Busineses
Nancy Kammerer v. Robert J. KammererAppellate Division Affirmed Trial Court

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1963
City University of New YorkBusiness AdministrationB.B.A1960