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Anne Peyton Bryant

Family Attorney at New York, NY

4.8   26 reviews

also known as Bryant & Bleier, LLP

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
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About Anne

Learn Anne’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    15%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

    17 years

  2. Child custody
    15%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

    17 years

  3. Child support
    15%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

    17 years

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

    17 years

  5. Family
    15%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

    17 years

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

    17 years

  7. Appeals
    10%
    My entire practice is dedicated to matrimonial and family law, with expertise in complex child custody matters, complex division of assets and related appeals.

Having worked for and learned from the best (Hon. Laura Drager, and Raoul Felder, Esq.), Ms. Bryant is a leader in the new generation of matrimonial lawyers. Both her legal experience and her life experience enable her to provide thorough representation handling all areas of domestic relations for both same sex and traditional relationships including; prenuptial agreements, divorce, separation, maintenance, child support, support modification, custody, visitation, relocation, and equitable distribution. Ms. Bryant concentrates her practice on complex family and matrimonial law issues, including the negotiation and preparation of marital agreements (pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and settlement), parenting plans, the equitable distribution of assets, and all matters related to child custody. As a former court attorney for two years to the most respected and longest sitting matrimonial judge in Manhattan, Hon. Laura Drager, and thereafter an Associate at the law firm of famed divorce attorney Raoul Felder, Esq., also known as "the Duke of Divorce," Ms. Bryant represents individuals in all areas of contested family law or matrimonial law matters, from valuation and distribution of compilcated assets of net worth individuals, to child custody and visitation issues, to mundane splitting of retirement assets, and even uncontested divorce. Ms. Bryant is well respected amongst both her peers and Judges as an aggressive advocate for her clients, both men and women alike. She is known to be readily accessible to her clients by office phone, cell phone, email, and text message at virtually any hour of the day, seven days a week. With Ms. Bryant on your team, you will never be in a tenuous relationship or parenting situation without her pointed advice to guide your next steps. Ms. Bryant is avidly involved in learning about and exploring developing trends in matrimonial and family law. She has taught continuing legal education courses for the lawyers of DC-37 on issues relating to matrimonial and family law and been a guest speaker at both New York Law School, and the LGBT Center. Recent talks have included the topic of prenuptial agreements in same sex relationships, parental alienation, and successful settlement negotiations.

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Keeping the Focus on the Children in Child Custody and Visitation Cases

The Law Offices of Anne Peyton Bryant works diligently to ensure that all parties to a custody dispute keep the real focus on the well-being of the subject children.

Location

Bryant & Bleier LLP
299 Broadway
Suite 708
New York, NY, 10007

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Monika | May 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Knowledgeable and Effective
Peyton knows family law well and is a well respected attorney within the community. She had such great patience and empathy for me through an extremely emotional and anxiety inducing process: the custody agreement of my child. She was able to listen to me, give me feedback and also successfully get the outcome that was in the best interest of my daughter. Unlike other lawyers, I feel she has a genuine concern for her clients and really puts her heart and soul into the work. I will always hire her for any family court needs and strongly recommend her.
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Posted by AJN | March 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I am an attorney myself, so I know good attorneys when I meet them. My experience with Peyton (Anne) and Darren has been excellent. It was very obvious from my first conversation with them that they very much know what they are doing and are very good at what they do. The bulk of my interactions have been with Peyton (Anne). Her analysis and recommendations have yielded tangible positive results that have set my mind at ease at a very difficult time. Not only are their rates reasonable, Peyton’s work will save me thousands upon thousands of dollars in the long term so that I can move on with the rest of my life in a stable and meaningful way. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Smbrn2010 | October 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond
I needed professional advice and fast, Ms Bryant went above and beyond to ease my mind and gave me a sense of security that I know she will be able to help me if it comes to that, to keep the life I have worked so hard for. I would highly recommend her to anyone who may need her expertise. I will definitely be hiring her if my issue goes further.
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Posted by Cathy | September 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anne Peyton Bryant amazing divorce attorney
My custody matter involves a special needs child which proceeded to a trial despite every effort by Ms Bryant to settle with the matter .Ms Bryant was accessible to me at all hours of the day and night both weekdays and weekends. It’s rare to find an attorney that will respond promptly whether it’s 10pm or 6am.She is both thoughtful and aggressive in her representation .So many lawyers are not good in court she is the best !! And because she is a divorced mom herself , she brings to her practice not only an incredible knowledge of the law from being a law clerk to a judge ,but also the life experience of having sat in your shoes .She knows what to look for and what is not practical or reasonable from both living it herself and practicing law.She is a fighter that recognizes your ex will be in your life for a long time .
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rarer Than Rare
If you are reading this, then you must be trying to decide whether to hire Anne Peyton Bryant. Retaining her was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. Peyton (as she goes by) won my case, helped me to move on from this nightmare and lose 30 pounds. My advice? Call her, like I did 5 months ago, and let her tell you what to do next. Hire her and do not look back. You are in great hands.
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Posted by Aliya | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, Reliable and Effective
I had few consultations with various attorneys before I decided to make my pick on Anne Peyton. Upon my initial consultation with her over the phone, she spent almost an hour discussing my case during which she demonstrated in-depth knowledge of Family Court. She really managed to break down my situation over the matter of about 50 minutes after which I surely experienced WOW effect. I went ahead and hired her. During our first court appearance, she made such extensive analysis of my situation, it's almost as if she had known myself and the opposing party for a long time. She is fierce, honest and is an outstanding fighter for when one needs it most while delivering clear perspective on the matter. You can certainly count on her to be straight up with you with all of her support.
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Posted by Marcelo | April 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Trustworthy and Knowledgeable Lawyer
Anne help me through the very difficult prenuptial agreement negotiation. She was very professional and dedicated to my case. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent. Beyond Excellent, Superlative
Detailed, responsive, intelligent, creative. Best lawyer I've found in NY/NJ - and I have had to find a few. And a good person as well. Makes me regret every dollar I spent with inferior counsels. If I had found her years ago - my daughter and I would already be in a reasonable life. She is really something special in a profession where many people are criminally mediocre. She has my highest and strongest recommendation.
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Posted by CM | May 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Supportive and knowledgeable
Though I didn't need to retain her services ultimately, she was supportive, easy to reach, clear, a good listener, and her advice helped me through a tough time in ways I completely did not expect. I'm confident that if I'd needed to move forward with my case, she would have done a great job.
Posted by Jenn | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support Case
Ms. Bryant is an educated, knowledgeable and present attorney. She was always prepared for trial and made herself available at any given moment. I could not have won my case without her!
Posted by Ron | September 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding all-around
I've never seen such commitment. My divorce was highly contentious and lengthy, but Peyton and Darren never wavered. They were responsive, always answered my questions and explained everything to me. Before this I used to think a good lawyer was someone who walked into a courtroom and won a case... But what happens outside the courtroom is just as important. Fighting a spouse is very stressful, very personal and very painful. Your opposition can seek to provoke you and then leverage any mistake to delay the process, wear you down and cloud the issues...a divorce can turn on a dime because of what YOU do. Without solid guidance, personal attention and good advice, I would have been lost. Peyton and Darren kept me straight, saw the traps before i did and immediately helped me. No matter what the opposition did, my attorneys were right on top of it. I could write a book about this divorce. If I had unlimited funds and hired the best legal team money could buy, i wouldn't have gotten better service or advice. I'm so very grateful. Thank you!
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Posted by Wei-Yeh | July 22, 2015
If Attorneys could be rock stars...
.. Anne would be the lead singer and guitarist rocking away. She is fantastic. She helped me understand the process and what to expect step-by-step. She suggested a plan of attack to approach the challenges set forth by my ex-wife's attorney and basically knocked the cover off the ball as the opposing attorney stood in the field looking slackjawed as the ball sailed over him. They are also very conscientious and fastidious about their billing. I really feel I got way more value than what I paid. At this point, my divorce is still in progress, yet, I would *highly* recommend Anne Peyton and her partner.
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Posted by Christopher | October 31, 2014
Family Court
Ms. Bryant and her law partner Mr. Bleier represented me in a matter in Brooklyn Family Court. They both did an outstanding job and zealously represented me in a very difficult custody fight. They always responded promptly to all of concerns and clearly explained all my legal options. Most importantly, they emphasized the import of prioritizing the long term concerns of my child ahead of short term struggles with the mother.
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Posted by Monika | September 6, 2014
Compassionate, knowledgeable and ethical lawyer that helped me reach a favorable custody agreement
Ms Bryant went above and beyond in her role during a challenging child support/custody agreement process. She helped guide me through it and tooled a legal agreement that would be in the best interest of my young daughter. Ms. Bryant showed compassion for me and my daughter - and even my daughter's biological father by mediating in a way that - given the circumstances- has resulted in the most favorable outcome. She also genuinely seemed to care and was not just interesting in how many hours she could bill me. Some lawyers will try to embitter both parties to create a longer negotiation- Peyton did not do this- she actually saved me on my legal fees by shortening the time it would take for me and the father of my child to come to an agreement. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Tessa | June 24, 2014
Great Divorce Attorney
Ms. Bryant has been amazing to work with during my recent divorce..... She is professional, thorough, and kept me informed along the way. I highly recommend her services to family and friends..
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
I was very lucky to have found this attorney
Peyton was the best attorney and I was very lucky to have found her. Throughout the entire process, she treated me as if I were her only client. She was generous with her time and her thoughts and she stuck by me every step of the way. She's very knowledgeable, well known and respected by her peers, very ethical and is just a terrific lawyer.
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Posted by Al | July 25, 2013
Outstanding Divorce Attorney....
Ms. Bryant is a conscientious and friendly attorney. She is knowledgeable and patient with her clients and takes the extra time to help them understand complicated divorce proceedings. As a former law clerk to a matrimonial judge, she is well versed on the law and able to share with her clients the different alternatives and outcomes that other attorneys might not be able to propose. Ms. Bryant is personally involved in every case, and seldom delegates personal communications with her clients to paralegals and other support staff. Personal service and excellent knowledge and experience make Ms. Bryant an excellent choice for counsel if you are facing a divorce. I would also add that her ability to be at times amicable and at times aggressive -- as circumstances require -- is invaluable.
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Posted by Arnold | February 22, 2013
A rare find.
Ms. Bryant is a rare find--- a divorce lawyer who will know the facts of your case inside and out, will answer your calls/texts/emails promptly and most importantly...doesn't cost a fortune. She negotiated a great settlement for me (and my kids) with the grace, and efficiency that only an expert in her field with superior knowledge of the law is capable. I enthusiastically endorse Ms. Bryant.
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Posted by Errol | February 21, 2013
Par Excellence
Ms. Bryant is a brilliant attorney. She is knowledgeable, pays attention to details and is patient and efficient. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Andy | February 21, 2013
GREAT attorney
Ms. Bryant is a wonderful attorney. I feel really lucky that I discovered her on this website! She's very smart and keeps me up to date. I highly recommend her to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 600-625 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bryant & Bleier LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lehman College
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Partner
  • The Law Office of Anne Peyton Bryant
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Raoul Felder And Partners, P.C
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Court Attorney to Hon. Laura Drager
  • New York Supreme Court
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Wellesley College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Matter of Brisard v Brisard 2022 NY Slip Op 07069
  • Appellate Division, Second Department Affirmed the Lower Court Decision which awarded sole legal and physical custody to the mother of the child.
  • S.L. v. W.L. (301394/15)
  • The court upheld the sale of the parties' jointly owned apartment and directed that "sufficient funds" to cover expenses (child support, maintenance, counsel fees) be held in escrow.
  • A.C. v. W.W.
  • The former Husband paid all arrears due to the Plaintiff
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Associations

  • Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • University Club of New York
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Lehman College, Adjunct Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • Nominated as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for New York
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Susan B. Anthony Award
  • National Organization for Women
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Notary Law presented at Lehman College
  • 2015
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Notary Law presented at Lehman College
  • 2014
  • New York Law School Family Law Colloqium
  • Careers in Family Law
  • 2013
  • New York LGBT Center
  • Gay Marriage and Divorce
  • 2011
  • New York Law School - Continuing Legal Education
  • Matrimonial Law 101
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (20)
Endorse Anne
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Peyton and I worked successfully to prevent child services from filing a petition against a client. We trained him through a mock interview with ACS officials. He aced the real thing and no petition was filed."
Alimony Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Anne Peyton Bryant is the newest star in the Family Law Arena. Her training with the best minds in Family Law Issues and her dedication to her clients and hard work, has made her the go to lawyer in complex divorce matters. If your case deals with difficult pre and post nuptial family matters, hire Anne Peyton Bryant. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very dedicated to serving her community and her responses here show that she has command on the issues."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bryant is a highly experienced professional who gives forthright, personal treatment to her clients. She is a seasoned litigator, tireless advocate and tough negotiator. She cares deeply about her clients and listens to their needs. She provides them with the knowledge and guidance necessary to achieve a successful outcome."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Anne's education, experience and responses on AVVO that she is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who care about her clients. I strongly endorse Anne Bryant."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and professional with a heart."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, she clerked for a judge and worked for Raoul Felder an internationally known family law attorney there is nothing more that needs to be said"
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Anne Peyton Bryant. She has a focused family law practice. She is committed to her craft and to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Well respected."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Peyton for over two years. She is an experienced and zealous advocate who works tirelessly to guarantee the best outcome for her clients. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and I endorse her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Bryant is a highly experienced professional who gives honest personal treatment to her clients. She is available day and night by phone and email. She is a tenacious litigator, a formidable advocate and a tough negotiator. She drafts solid detailed agreements that provide for her clients' well being for the short and the long-term. She cares deeply about her clients and listens to their needs. She provides them with the knowledge and guidance necessary for them to reach a successful outcome no matter how difficult the case, whether it's divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, child custody, child support, domestic violence issues, or any family law matter."
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