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I graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, where I was an editor of the Law Review and the Catholic Lawyer and was named a St. Thomas Moore Scholar.  Following my law school graduation, I received a Masters in Law from New York University School of Law.  I began my career as a Law Assistant in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court for the Second Judicial Department, and then became a Law Secretary to a Supreme Court Justice in the Ninth Judicial District in Westchester County.  I then entered private practice, joining the Family Law Department of an international, general practice law firm, of which I subsequently became Chair.  I am admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.


I have held leadership positions in bar associations, including Chairman of the Family Law Sections of both the New York State Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association, and Vice President of the New York State Bar Association for the Ninth Judicial District.  I am also a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. 


I was named Best Lawyers’ 2011 White Plains Family Lawyer of the Year.  I have been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1980, and was recently elected to the Board of Managers of its New York Chapter, on which I previously served as Vice President and Executive Committee Member.  I have been listed in Best Lawyers in America, Matrimonial Law, every year since 1989 and was selected as one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Law in the Ninth Judicial District for every year since this list  was created. I have also been listed as one of the top 25 lawyers in Westchester County by the New York Times Super Lawyer section every year from 2007 through 2012 and have consistently received the highest peer ratings in Martindale Hubbell.  I am also listed in U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers - Family Law. 


I am frequently called upon by matrimonial attorneys in Westchester County, Rockland County and New York City to act as a binding arbitrator in their cases in which I have been the trier of fact and render decisions on all issues. 


I have lectured innumerable times on divorce and family law to the bar and judiciary, under the auspices of bar associations, law schools, judicial training institutes, and other legal organizations. 


I have been married to my law partner, Ronnie Gouz, since 1992, and we have four children and six grandchildren.  I am an avid golfer and enjoy traveling.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 92%
    39 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Alimony: 2%
    39 years
  3. Child Support: 2%
    39 years
  4. Child Custody: 2%
    39 years
  5. Family: 2%
    39 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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    Henry is a smart, honest, creative lawyer who works with clients and adversaries to solve complex problems. He is also an excellent mediator, knowledgeable about the law, quick on the facts and expert in financial matters.


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Contact info

Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub pc

123 Main Street
White Plains, NY, 10601hberman@b


NYCurrently registered 196703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
25 years Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2010
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2009
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2008
Super Lawyer Family LawSuperLawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBerman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub p.c. (formerly Berman Bavero Frucco & Gouz p.c.)1996 - Present
AttorneyFink, Weinberger, Fredman, Berman, Lowell & Fensterheim1977 - 1993
Judges Law SecretarySupreme Court Westchester County1973 - 1977
Law AssistantNYS App Div 2nd Dept1967 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationCo-chair CLE FLS1985 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York chapter)Vice PresidentN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsN/AN/A
New York Bar FoundationN/AN/A
New York State Bar AssociationVice President 9th District2003 - 2007
Westchester County Bar AssociationChair Attorney Client Economic Disputes1997 - 1999
Westchester County Bar AssociationChair Family Law Section1991 - 1993
New York State Bar AssociationChair Family Law Section1988 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
Domestic Law Review FLS WCBADirections to the Law Revision Commission2011
Westchester Bar AssociationEquitable Distribution of Marital Property2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1968
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Bar AssociationFamily Law2015
New York State Bar AssociationTrial of a Custody Case2014
New York State Bar AssociationTrial Techniques2012
New York State Bar AssociationBridging the Gap2011
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionNew Legislation for the Family Law Practitioner: An Analysis of New York’s New Laws on “No-Fault” Divorce, Counsel Fees, Temporary Maintenance Guidelines, Child Support Modification and Orders of Protection2010
New York State Bar AssociationNew No Fault Law Analysis2010
New York State Bar AssociationNew Legislation2010
New York State Bar AssociationMatrimonial Law in Chaotic Times2009
New York State Bar AssociationMatrimonial Update 20042004
Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau Academy of LawFamily Law1998
New York State Bar AssociationBasic Matrimonial Practice1987
Divorce Law SeminarDivorce Law1987
Rockland County Bar AssociationFamily Law1984