Martha Cohen Stine is a founding partner of Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP and has been considered a top attorney in the field of family law for more than 20 years. She received her BA cum laude, from New York University, and her JD, cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was an Editor of the Law Review.
Ms. Stine enjoys the highest AV® Preeminent™ rating (5 out of 5) by Martindale and Hubbell, the nationally recognized legal directory, signifying the highest rating for legal ability and professional standards of conduct. She is the current Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Matrimonial Law Section, sits on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, and she is consistently listed in NY Metro Super Lawyers as one of NYC’s top 50 Female Lawyers. Ms. Stine organizes and presents CLE courses where she is a teacher and/or panelist, and was interviewed for a prominent article that appeared in the NY Law Journal at the beginning of the pandemic entitled, “Counseling Panicked and Desperate Clients: Practicing Family Law in a Pandemic.”
Ms. Stine represents the City’s top CEOs, bank executives, real estate developers, business owners, actors, TV personalities, Broadway singers, opera stars, legal professionals and other professionals as well as their spouses and partners. While Ms. Stine strives for amicable resolutions of disputes, she also has extensive litigation and trial experience in New York's trial and appellate courts, with an excellent record of success in her litigated cases, including well known legal victories and precedent-setting decisions. She appears frequently in the media and is often quoted as an expert in her field, and has been involved in many high profile matters throughout her career.
Ms. Stine is a battle-hardened expert in all aspects of family law including divorce and custody matters, prenuptial and post nuptial contracts, same sex family issues, and UCCJEA and Hague Convention cases. Her clients’ hopes for a brighter future are what keep her going. She is dedicated to bringing clients out of a dark place to a new and happier chapter, where they can begin living the rest of their lives.
Ms. Stine is a trained singer with a strong connection to theater and the arts. She has performed with the well-known Blue Hill Troupe, a Gilbert & Sullivan troupe that donates the proceeds of all ticket sales to charity, the Village Light Opera, and Utopia Opera. In addition, Ms. Stine has been the producer and director of many original musicals performed by talented lawyers and judges at bar associations throughout the City. Ms. Stine is an active member of the Lotos Club, founded by a group of literati, including Mark Twain, and one of the oldest literary clubs in the United States, as well as the Lambs, America's oldest theatrical club.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2021 Peer Rated-Highest Level Professional Practice||Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™||2021|
|Top 50 Women Attorneys New York, 2017-2020||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Super Lawyers, 2012-2020||SuperLawyers||2020|
|Partner||Top Matrimonial Lawyer in NYC for Over 25 Years||1980 - 2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NYSBA Family Law Section||Executive Committee Member||2018 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Foundation President||2015 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Board Member||2014 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Committee on Entertainment||Chairman (former)||2003 - 2010|
|Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers||Chair||1993 - 2021|
|Authority Magazine||Five Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me...||2021|
|New York Law Journal||Like A Game of Jenga||2020|
|New York Law Journal||Counseling Desperate Clients During the Pandemic||2020|
|American Inns of Court||Practicing Family Law During Pandemic||2020|
|New York Post||New York City Won't Recognize Surrogate Born Son's Actual Parents||2016|
|Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude||1979|
|New York University||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||1974|
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