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Alyssa Ann Rower

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

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About Alyssa

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I counsel people in all legal aspects of marriage and divorce, from planning and negotiating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, to separation agreements, divorce and high conflict custody cases, including: 

•prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

•separation agreements 

•divorce 

•custody and access rights 

•same-sex issues

•equitable distribution of property 

•support and maintenance

•valuation issues

Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Rower LLC
419 Park Avenue South
18FL
New York, NY, 10016

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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic advice
Alyssa and her team were fantastic. From start to finish she gave me thoughtful, sound advice during a very difficult time. She was able to negotiate terms that I was happy with against an unpredictable counterparty. She is very hands-on and always made time to work though important details. She was also supported by a top tier, trustworthy team. I can’t thank her enough for the advice she provided.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2022
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Caring and compassionate attorney
Alyssa and her team guided me through a separation and divorce process that lasted over five years, which included complicated matters of international custody and asset division. Alyssa was always prepared, her strategies and motions well-researched, and her arguments on point. She and her team always answered my emails and texts promptly. Her care and compassion softened a difficult and emotional process. I trusted her to always be honest with me, but to always fight for what my children and I needed to begin a new chapter in our lives. I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else to keep my best interests at heart.
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Posted by Caryn | June 26, 2022
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An excellent, caring attorney
Alyssa was knowledgeable and supportive throughout my separation and divorce. She was always responsive and worked hard to get me a great outcome.
Posted by Mya | May 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Attorney
My attorneys at Rower LLC, Alyssa and her associate Jen, guided me through my divorce with excellent advice and made the process way less daunting than it otherwise could’ve been. They were always extremely professional even when the other side was not. I felt completely taken care off and like my best interests were being represented at every step. Alyssa was a kind and empathetic counselor to me, but an absolute bulldog with opposing counsel when she needed to be (while remaining professional and composed). In mediation, Alyssa was quick on her feet and adept at coming up with smart and creative solutions that moved the case towards settlement while putting my interests first. The firm also has an excellent rolodex of mediators, former matrimonial judges, financial advisors, accountants, and other professionals they rely on to give clients well-rounded advice and to help resolve cases.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2022
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A Big-Picture Thinker Who Delivers
Alyssa Rower was referred to me by an acquaintance following a punishing 2-year-long mediation process for a separation. I was anxious to solidify (legalize) the agreement and move on. But it was complicated: a substantial amount of money was involved, unusual terms had been only partially negotiated, and the opposing attorney was determined to make the process ugly. From the day I encountered Alyssa and her team, I was impressed. Her administrative staff, her fellow lawyers, and Alyssa, herself, were exceptionally professional. Everything they did came from a place of expertise, rigor, determination, grit, intelligence, and, at the same time, poise. Alyssa is the lawyer you want by your side: she doesn't miss a beat; she's creative; she's exceptionally sharp; she sees the forest for the trees; she's assertive. And, importantly, no matter how thorny or adversarial things get, she is compassionate. Alyssa possesses the rare ability to be tough and gentle at the same time. And she has the confidence to tell you exactly what she's thinking -- and why. With Alyssa, you never get fed a sugar-coated rationale. She's a straight shooter. Alyssa's remarkable calm in the face of a vitriolic opposing attorney -- whose mission was to elevate tension and animosity -- was nothing short of remarkable. Importantly, I am very satisfied with the outcome of Alyssa's work. I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with her and her team. I recommend Alyssa Rower unreservedly.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2022
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Highly recommend Rower LLC (Alyssa Rower)
I was referred to Alyssa by two different friends and I chose to work with her because she was extremely professional, she took the time to understand my current and future goals, and I immediately felt at ease with her. She walked me through the divorce process and kept me updated at every step. While my divorce was amicable, the attorney on the other side was extremely different and Alyssa handled the entire situation with tact and grace and an amazing outcome. The divorce was finalized several years ago, but I've called on Alyssa to ask a question or negotiate a situation that changed, as circumstances often do in life. She was able to jump in and support me, even years later. She is highly responsive and always strives for the best outcomes for her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2022
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Outstanding Divorce and Family Law Lawyer based in NYC
I highly recommend Alyssa and her team for any and all Family Law matters. While my experience with her related to a separation and ultimate divorce, I do not doubt for a second that she and her team excel at any aspect of family law. She is highly professional, super detail-oriented and knowledgeable, strategic, intelligent and extremely responsive. In addition, she is a lovely, caring human being who brings the exact right combination of empathy and sensitivity and "tough love" that you want during a highly charged divorce situation to make sure that she is protecting her client's best interests despite the complex emotions and landscape of a divorce. She excels at client-service, as well, and is great to work with. I could not have had a better person by my side during this process.
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Posted by Ashley | August 20, 2020
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Wonderful Lawyer
I was extremely pleased with Kara and Alyssa at Rower and if you have any clients who need to seek relief in family court etc, I highly recommend them. They rose to the occasion on no notice to address my needs, which were to find crim counsel and to effectively work with my husband’s matrimonial attorney at a time of crisis. They de-escalated the situation so much that it helped preserve our marriage. They also just returned my retainer in lightening speed. Their legal effectiveness and client service - not being all about the money and their ability to minimize issues and find commonality - are remarkable.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2020
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Professional, Efficient, and Communicative
Going through my divorce has not been easy, but Alyssa has helped ensure that the legal aspect has not contributed to the difficulty. From the start, she took the time to understand my needs in the situation and sent me background information on divorce proceedings. Throughout the process she has kept me up to date on developments and has worked efficiently. I highly recommend Alyssa to anyone seeking a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Marguerite | March 3, 2019
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Divorce Case
Alyssa guided and advised me throughout my recent difficult divorce from the moment I was unexpectedly served divorce papers through to signing the agreement she was incredible. I felt a huge amount of relief the minute I spoke to Alyssa, she is extremely knowledgable, honest and realistic, she will not waste your time or money which is critical in a process like divorce. She understood my needs and acted accordingly and her professionalism and deep knowledge were comforting throughout this difficult process. She always responded to my questions and concerns quickly and ensured that I understood each step along the way. I highly recommend Alyssa and her team.
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Posted by Mandi | March 2, 2019
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Divorce
I was very pleased with the service of Rower LLC and it was my pleasure to work with Alyssa. All staff were impeccably professional, articulate, communicative, warm and understanding which was so important during the potentially stressful period during which I got divorced. All information regarding the divorce was explained concisely and comprehensibly which was helpful because the divorce jargon could have been complicated. I especially appreciated the lack of risk. The staff take very good care of their clients in my experience. For example, attending an inspection for my protection. I felt very secure and confident that I would succeed and justifiably purely because the staff were impeccable. Alyssa, was a pleasure to work with. Sincere, available and comfortable. I spoke to several lawyers before finding Alyssa and I am so glad and grateful that I found Alyssa. This divorce process was stressless. The synergy amongst the staff is also commendable. I highly recommend Rower LLC because a divorce can be stressful, confusing and overwhelming but because of Alyssa and the staff at Rower LLC, it was not from the first communication.
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Posted by Braden | February 2, 2019
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Rower Review
Alyssa Rower's performance as my divorce attorney was superb. She fought hard and brought me much needed peace and confidence throughout the process along with an excellent result. I would use her again and again! (although I pray i don't have to). -Braden
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2019
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Expert lawyer, heart of gold
I worked with Alyssa for more than 2 years on a divorce that was seemingly straight-forward, but was not (perhaps none of them are ever straight-forward). Her expertise was reassuring on any number of occasions, but it was also her heart and kindness that got me through the dark days. I work with a ton of litigators and lawyers as a profession and I will say, Alyssa is top-notch. Her staff is terrific and the care and thoughtfulness she puts into each client is clear. As hard as divorce is, I am glad to have had her by my side.
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Posted by Xavier | January 9, 2019
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Dedicated, experienced, smart and hard working
I hired Alyssa for a separation agreement. We were working under a tight deadline. Alyssa's dedication to getting the job done withing deadline was out of this world. From early mornings or late evenings conference calls to emails all week end long, Alyssa and Leslie were always available to me. Alyssa's experience is impressive and her suggestions on how to write the separation agreement and how to handle all the items in the agreement were always smart and on point. We got everything done within the deadline and I couldn't be happier. You won't regret working with her. In addition, back office at her firm is all on line (from signing retained to tracking billing) so it's very simple and time efficient.
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Posted by Lynn | January 8, 2019
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A Winning Combination: An Attorney With Compassion and Strong Ethics
I met with Alyssa Rower In the early stages of contemplating a divorce. She was attentive, kind and offered several suggestions while outlining a typical procedure that would likely ensue. I was struck by her forthright nature, honest and clear answers and advice. I met with several attorneys before choosing Ms. Rower to take my case but after meeting her, the decision was easy. It was a difficult divorce, somewhat acrimonious and the opposing council maintained a very defensive and adversarial front. Ms. Rower met this with a measured and highly ethical approach. Her attitude and methods were beyond reproach at all times. While no pushover, she dealt with difficult people and issues with courtesy and respect and above all, high moral standards. Ms. Rower understood every single aspect of the contentious divorce. Each detail was addressed and dealt with methodically and thoroughly and she represented my best interests at all times. She always made herself available to me. Her positive and forthright approach helped me avoid a court battle and within 9 months a satisfactory settlement was reached. Ms. Rower clearly cares about her clients and treated me as an individual rather than just another 'case'. I feel like the difference between a good divorce attorney and a great one, is one who understands the person and shows them compassion, while offering calm, prudent advice. Alyssa Rower is just such a person. She is kind, ethical and excellent at what she does. I am so very lucky that she took my case!
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Posted by Cathy | December 7, 2018
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Could not be happier, and how often do you hear that about a divorce attorney?
Hiring Alyssa was a terrific decision! Her work on my behalf and all of my interactions with her felt like a 'shining light of goodness" during a difficult process. She understood my values and priorities and helped me stay true to them throughout. I always felt that my long-term well-being was her ultimate goal and also her primary responsibility (I felt like my case was front and center in her mind at all times.) For me, this meant that as long as Alyssa was there as my advocate, I could let go of some of my worries. Alyssa is the consummate professional. She is a skilled lawyer who is knowledgeable, intelligent, and has great judgement. She is organized, efficient, direct, clear and responsive, the combination of which makes her extremely effective. In addition to all of that, Alyssa is always calm, warm, personable and empathetic. I recommend her without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2017
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Compassionate and Attentive
I hired Alyssa in February to help me with my divorce. What has surprised me most in my interactions with her is how compassionate she is toward the process of getting divorced. She understood that this is an incredibly tough time for *all* parties involved in my case, and she always recommended that I try and resolve my case as amicably as possible -- for everyone's benefit. During my case, I always felt like I was taking the high road, and not resorting to shady tactics that one normally associates with divorce lawyers. Alyssa was also extremely attentive to my needs, and would often call or e-mail me back within a few hours of me contacting her. She also took the time to make sure that I understood the advice that she was giving me, and she went out of her way to make sure that I felt comfortable with every decision along the way... and there are a lot of them! On top of all of this, Alyssa is an expert in financial matters, and knows her way around Excel. I have a pretty complicated financial life, and Alyssa was quickly able to understand my financial situation, and give me actionable advice regarding settlement discussions. All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend that you choose Alyssa to help you with your family law matters. You won't regret it.
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Posted by Elly | August 15, 2017
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Great lawyer in a very difficult time
Alyssa went beyond the call when it came to my case. She was always available. Nad always gave me good, solid advice. She has never steered me wrong and has done very well representing me in court over the last five years. I have a case that will not go away and she continues to make sure that we get the best outcomes possible. She cares about her clients and she has made in difference in my life. My divorce could have gone in many different directions, but she made sure to keep the proceedings on tract and has persevered with me. She is a true gift. I don't think I could have kept it together without her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2017
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Alyssa Rower
Alyssa and her team have been great to work with through a challenging time. They are patient with me explaining next steps, what I need to do to prepare and even with legalese I am not familiar with . Flexible with meetings (as I am a single mom) and I always feel I will get honest feedback. Alyssa presents herself in a professional manner at all times but without feeling unapproachable. I trust her opinions and support through my divorce.
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Posted by Kim | August 11, 2017
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Amazing!
Let’s face it, when you’re sorting through custody with an ex, it is not easy. You have many meltdowns, worries, concerns, and questions. Alyssa was there for me through all of it. She was quick to response to my emails with the millions of questions I had. She attends every court date and explains all the legal details as it happens. Alyssa is compassionate and will stand by your side from start to finish. Even after things are resolved, she checks in from time to time to see how you are. Alyssa has become the voice in my head, in any heated moment I always refer to “what would Alyssa say”. I would be lost without her
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rower LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate to Partner
  • Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Litigation Associate
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert
  • United States Court Of Appeals 3d Circuit
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Dartmouth College
  • Bachelor of Arts,
  • 2001

Associations

  • Legal Aid Society
  • Member of the New Leaders Board
  • 2012 - Present

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • New York Law Journal, Vol. 247 No. 84
  • Temporary Maintenance Statute in Practice
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association, The Family Advocate, Vol. 34, No. 3
  • Postjudgment Relief: Which Crises Isn't About Taxes
  • 2012
  • New York Law Journal, Vol. 246, No. 41
  • Determining Whether 'No-Fault' Law Allows Trials When Parties Disagree
  • 2011
  • New York Law Journal, Vol. 242 No. 73
  • Setting Valuation Dates for Martial Property In Global
  • 2009
  • National Law Journal
  • Preparation Matters When Videotaping Depositions
  • 2007
  • Family Quarterly Vol. 38, No. 3
  • The Legality of Polygamy: Using the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment
  • 2004
  • Alaska Law Review, Vol 20
  • Alaska's DNA Database: The Statute, Its Problems, and Proposed Solutions
  • 2003
  • Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy, Vol. 3
  • Winning Brief: California v. Moore
  • 2003
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Alyssa and her team are responsive, hard working, compassionate and honest. It has truly been a pleasure to work this Alyssa and her office."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm a matrimonial attorney-mediator and a long-time colleague of Alyssa's. That I chose to hire her to handle my own divorce says more than I could do justice to in this review! Alyssa has all the qualities one would want in the attorney handling their matrimonial matter. She's whip-smart and extremely organized; nothing escapes her. She's an incredible advocate for her clients, and a wonderful colleague to have on the opposing side of a case. She's a leader within our professional community, and she operates at the highest level of integrity always. I would - I did - hire her in a heartbeat!"
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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Alyssa Ann Rower
Alyssa Ann Rower
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 17 years