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Marguerite E. Royer

Family Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Lily Royer


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About Marguerite

Learn Marguerite’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    20%

    43 years, 150 cases

  2. Family
    20%

    43 years, 350 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    15%

    43 years, 300 cases

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    15%

    43 years, 300 cases

  5. Mediation
    15%

    43 years, 60 cases

  6. Uncontested divorce
    15%

    43 years, 600 cases

As an attorney with over 40 years of experience in the practice of Family Law and Matrimonial Law, Lily Royer offers extensive expertise to her clients who include high net-worth individuals with sophisticated financial investments.

Lily is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national association of practicing lawyers recognized by their peers as having experience and expertise in family law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, Westchester County Bar Association and Westchester Women’s Bar Associations.

In addition to being a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Lily is on the Board of Directors for the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, an organization of trained professionals who use alternative forms of dispute resolution to resolve conflict outside of the courtroom. She is also rated AV Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell and selected for inclusion as a New York Super Lawyer® .

Licensed for 41 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Marguerite (Lily) Royer, Esq. PC
60 East 42nd Street,
Suite 4000
New York, NY, 10165
Marguerite E. Royer, Esq. PC
445 Hamilton Avenue
Suite 1102
White Plains, NY, 10601
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"An iron fist in a velvet glove"
Lily is experienced, professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, fearless, and honest. She was the second divorce attorney I hired: the first one did not know how to handle a high conflict divorce, but Lily was quick to understand the situation, and fought for me, to achieve the best possible outcome in a bad situation. I was truly afraid of my ex spouse, who could be extremely spiteful, and Lily helped me to feel safe. I appreciated that she did not employ dirty tactics or lies, which the other party did, but was still an able, calm yet fierce advocate for me and for the interests of my children. She knows the laws and the courts very well. I could count on her to give me her honest assessment of the situation and possible/probable scenarios, to fight for me where it made sense to fight, but also to help to bring us to a workable agreement whenever the opportunity arose. She advocated so that I could make choices that I could live with: I wanted to keep my house, and she helped me to do that, even when the other party wanted to force me to sell it. However, she did encourage me to think about all of the options that were available to me before making my decisions. She was kind, patient, and encouraging when I felt that I could not tolerate the stress of the divorce. I believe that she truly understands what divorce feels like for her clients, having been through it herself once. I recommend her highly to anyone who is going through a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
Outstanding
I just finished with more than a year long divorce "saga". Thanks to Lily, we were able to avoid a trial and the case was settled on quite reasonable terms. When my now ex- filed for divorce, I interviewed 3 lawyers and did not feel comfortable. A friend of a friend of mine recommended Lily, and after we first met I was quite confident that I can trust her. Step after step after step, thanks to Lily, we were getting into more and more advantageous position. Lily is a pleasure to deal with; she is easily accessible (you don't need to go through layers of secretaries, assistants to ask a question) , personable, very experienced, has a great intuition and great sense of humor. Divorce is terrible situation, but if you get a lawyer that you are comfortable with, it makes things much easier. I would recommend Lily wholeheartedly.
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Posted by Jen | April 3, 2015
Best lawyer ever!
Lily started off as my review attorney in mediation, where her savvy intuition lead us to information about which I was unaware during my marriage. We ended up in court where she made sure I would be taken care of financially. It was a major success, thanks to Lily. She was always accessible (and continues to be), excellent communicator, explained everything to me in a way I'd comprehend, kept me calm, and again, secured me with a more than satisfying settlement. I will always be grateful to Lily for making sure me & my kids will be taken care of. I highly recommend her for ANY case!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Marguerite E. Royer, Esq. PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Chair of Family Law Practice Group
  • Moses & Singer, LLP
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Mayerson Stutman Abramowitz Royer, LLP
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Owner
  • Marguerite E. Royer, Esq. PC
  • 1987 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Morrison Cohen & Singer
  • 1980 - 1987
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Education

  • Pace University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1980
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • Internation Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Martindale Hubbel
  • AV Peer Rated 5 out of 5
  • 1987 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Matrimonial and Family Law Update
  • 3 Things You Should Do Before Marriage
  • 2011
  • The Huffington Post
  • The Biggest Mistake Women Make with Alimony
  • 2011
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: Strategies for Family Law in New York
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Matrimonial Law But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Matrimonail and Family Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Marguerite
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Other
"I have worked with Lily Royer over the course of many years. I know her as a focused, knowledgeable and effective client advocate, sensible legal counselor who embraces a negotiated solution, and a Board member. She is attentive to the needs of her clients, thoughtful in her approach depending on the circumstances and principled. I found her to be reliable and efficient."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lily is one of the few attorneys I know who puts the best interests of her clients first and foremost. I worked with her on many cases and was always impressed with her knowledge, compassion for her clients, and ability to navigate the most complicated divorces to a quick resolution with the least amount of acrimony. I highly recommend Lily."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
New York Family Lawyer Marguerite E. Royer
Marguerite E. Royer
Family Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 41 years