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Lara Traum

Estate planning Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

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Lara Traum is a lawyer and mediator with The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C., offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, real estate, and trust and estate matters. Lara is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She is fluent in Russian.

 

Lara received her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, with a Concentration in Family and Matrimonial Law and a Jacob Burns Medal for Scholastic Achievement. She received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University. In law school, Lara was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. She won first place at national and international Cyberweek eMediation competitions, as well as second place in the Northeast Regional ABA Representation in Mediation Competition.

 

Lara is a member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Families and the Law, the Queens County Bar Association's Solo and Small Law Firm Committee, and the New Jersey State Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division. She is a past member of the New York City Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution and Children and the Law Committees, as well as the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York. Lara is also on the Board of Directors of the Townsend Harris High School Alumni Association, and was previously on the Board of Directors of COJECO (Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations).

 

Lara’s writing on mediation and family law has appeared in numerous publications, including the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Family Court Review. Lara's writing on mediation and family law has appeared in numerous publications, including the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Family Court Review. Noted publications include:

 

  • Involved, Empowered and Inspired: How Mediating Halakhic Prenuptial Agreements Honors Jewish and American Law and Builds Happy Families, 17 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 179 (2015)
  • It Takes a Village: Using Seniors to Help Divorcing Families, (coauthored with Forrest S. Mosten) 17 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 767 (2016)
  • The Family Lawyer’s Role in Preventive Legal and Conflict Wellness (coauthored with Forrest S. Mosten) 55 FAM. COURT REV. 26 (2017)
  • The History and Legacy of the Pound Conferences (coauthored with Brian Farkas) 18 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 677 (2017)

 

Before pursuing her mediation career, Lara worked with the Zamir Choral Foundation. In addition to conducting a HaZamir chapter, Lara sang as a soprano and soloist with the Zamir Chorale, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

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Licensed for 6 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/28/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2017
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 01/19/2017

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

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Law Firm and Mediation Practice
108-18 Queens Boulevard, Suite 502
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

Reviews

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Posted by Jackie | March 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply Brilliant!
Lara is an outstanding Family Law attorney; she is extremely ethical and highly intelligent. Her ability to quickly understand the most complex issues and develop winning strategies is superb. Lara knows the Supreme and Family Courts’ players and processes inside and out. Lara has been my back bone for over two years supporting me throughout the most difficult times and providing me not only with the right legal advise, but also with the peace of mind I needed day over day, year over year. I trust Lara with my heart, as I know she tirelessly works to achieve the best possible outcome for my child and me within the boundaries of the Law. Lara approaches the most intense and stressful situations in a calm and compassionate manner with superb knowledge and strategic application of the Law.
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Posted by Nora | March 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Estate Planning Attorney
I appreciate that Lara Traum, Esq. thoroughly explained each page of my estate planning package, answered all my questions, and offered future follow up. I will definitely recommend her to my family and friends.
Posted by Nadia | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond talented, smart and caring
My ex-husband an I used Lara for our mediation. She kept us calm when it got a little heated and managed to not only provide us with perfect legal guidance - she also made the entire process easier for us emotionally via her genuine, kind and patient personality. I can not speak highly enough of her and (as a result) already recommended her in my circle friends and business associates.
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Posted by Sara | February 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Hiring Lara was the best decision I could have made. Lara’s work is thorough, she returns calls, emails and text promptly. I appreciated how considerate she is, and the ease of working with her.
Posted by Madeline Zorrilla FKA Nickerson | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional/Efficient/Knowledgeable/Patient
After Vetting other Attorneys in her Field with No Success, I Hired Mrs. Traum Immediately, she was a breath of fresh Air. She Clearly & Efficiently Communicated at All Times. Gave Great Advice on how To Proceed with My Case. Understood my urgency & managed my expectations. She was personable, easy to communicate with, & highly knowledgeable. I have & will continue to highly recommend her and she will be my "go to" attorney for matters of this nature in the future. Smooth Sailing from Beginning to End.
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Posted by Jacqueline | January 26, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer who really cares.
Working with Lara Traum is such a wonderful experience. I consulted with her on a number of issues ranging from estate planning, adoption, and real estate concerns. She was efficient, helpful, and above all, she really seems like she cares about what you need as a client. She would go above and beyond to help reach the outcome that is right for you. I could not recommend her more highly for anyone looking for family law needs.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Mediator
  • Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg
  • 2016 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Mediator
  • Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Vice Dean Ed Stein at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Domestic Violence Clinical Center Legal Intern
  • New York Legal Assistance Group
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Mediator
  • Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Director for HaZamir; Conductor of HaZamir Westchester
  • Zamir Choral Foundation
  • 2009 - 2012
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Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010
  • Townsend Harris High School
  • Regents Honors Diploma
  • 2006

Associations

  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Queens County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association, Solo and Small Law Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Townsend Harris SLT
  • Ex Officio Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Committee on Families and the Law
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Townsend Harris Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys in NY - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In New York
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Jacob Burns Medal
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 2016
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution
  • 2016
  • Concentration in Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 2016
  • First Place Mediator
  • International Cyberweek eMediation Competition
  • 2015
  • Competitor
  • ADR Competition Honor Society
  • 2015
  • First Place Mediator
  • National Cyberweek eMediation Competition
  • 2014
  • Mediation Certification Under Part 146
  • New York Center for Interpersonal Development
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Careers in Mediation: Attorneys as Problem Solvers
  • Panelist
  • 2017
  • Writing for Lawyers: Publishing to Advance Your Career
  • Panelist
  • 2017
  • The Pound Conferences: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
  • Speaker
  • 2016
  • Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mediation – Add Multi-Cultural Mediation to Your Tool Box
  • Co-Presenter
  • 2015
  • Mediation in the Setting of Non-Traditional Family Disputes
  • Panel Moderator
  • 2014
  • Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution's Annual Jed D. Melnick Symposium
  • Introductory Remarks
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Mediation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lara Traum. Lara is exceptionally bright, sees all issues in 360-degree scope, and is precise with her language (in drafting and in speaking). Lara is a person of admirable character, trustworthy and dedicated."
Divorce and separation
Real estate