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Alexander Potruch

Divorce and separation Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.6   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1970
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Law Office of Alexander Potruch
600 Old Country Rd Ste 300
Garden City, NY, 11530-2005

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4.6 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Posted by Christine | December 5, 2016
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The best...
I had excellent results using Alex Potruch. Alex handled my matter from beginning to end with the utmost dedication and professionalism and went far and beyond to make this difficult time easier. He is patient, informative, and thorough. He was always available by phone and email to promptly address any issues. I was relieved and confident to have him on my side.
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Posted by Roy | November 29, 2016
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Right man at the right time
Alex not only displays the utmost professionalism and experience but he also adds the perfect amount of compassion which helped me tremendously thru a very stressful, trying time in my life. He is absolutely fluent in every aspect of the law pertaining to Divorce,Family and Child custody. I have recommended Alex and will continue to do so . It has been ten years since my divorce was finalized and I again thank "The Man".
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Posted by Carol | November 23, 2016
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Expert lawyer
Alex successfully represented me through several child custody and support actions, including an appeal. He's an expert, shrewd and assertive trial attorney who is meticulous in his detail prep with a superior knowledge of the law.
Posted by Andrew Kornstein | November 17, 2016
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seven attorneys
I am finally reaching the end of a nearly seven year divorce. My son was almost four when the divorce started and he was my primary concern. I went from one attorney to another, seven in total, hoping to find one who cared. Sadly I came to the conclusion that it is impossible to defend your own interests including that of your own family. I actually interviewed Alex Potruch but passed him over. I am not sure why. All I can say is that I came back to Alex, where I finally found some peace. Peace because I could rest at night knowing he was honest and trustworthy, he actually did fight for his client and the facts. He cared about the ramifications of the divorce on my son and me. The facts were always overwhelmingly in my favor but it never seemed to make a difference til Alex took over my case. Previously I felt the attorneys simply had their eye on what they wanted to take and used what I call “legal theatrics” to make it their own. It is a very helpless feeling knowing what is going on yet not being able to stop it. Alex has put a stop to that.
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Posted by Milton | November 17, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Alexander Potruch represented me in a very embittered divorced that lasted for many years. He was the ultimate professional, knowledgeable and accomplished attorney who was well versed and proficient in the complicated mechanics and procedures of the court systems. Unlike other attorneys, he was very receptive to hear my own methods in dealing with certain issues, and was extremely respectful even when we disagreed. As there were serious custody issues at risk, he never took his eyes of the goal of getting the optimum results for my children’s best welfare. All things being equal, he always chose the path which would minimize my own trauma and always concerned himself with minimizing his fees, (which were always fair and never inflated). Divorce, especially when it concerns not only one’s own welfare but also those of minor children, is never going to be without stress to say the least, and to have someone like Mr. Potruch represent me is as best as you can get. He is respected by his peers as well as adversaries as a clear thinking, honest and extremely skilled lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
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Smart, seasoned lawyer
Handled my divorce with kindness, no vitriol and always looked for the solution without expensive litigation. Creative, and not tied to the inside favors culture--works for his client's good. Old School and solid. what lawyers used to be, and should be. A profession, not a business. he is a professional.
Posted by Thomas | November 15, 2016
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Class Act....
During the most difficult time of my life Alex was there. Many times he told me things that i didn't want to hear but needed to. I owe alot to Alex. He was there for me day and night (we know how messy divorces can be) . Ultimatly every time we went to court he told me exactly what would happen. I wound up with custody of my children which is what i wanted and was most important to me. The man is a class act and i highly recommended him.
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Posted by Peter | November 15, 2016
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Excellent attorney
He took the time to connect w me and understood what I wanted. In the end all my expectations were met. I never felt alone during the process,and most important...ALWAYS RETURNED MY CALLS.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
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A Brilliant Mind & One Of A Kind (Gentleman & Scholar)...
I could write a book based on the life lessons learned from Mr. Potruch, whose vast wealth of knowledge and experience (not to mention his kind and careful guidance) were instrumental in successfully establishing custodial rights for my child. Initially recommended by two prominent NYC-based attorneys, Mr. Potruch went out of his way to set up time-sensitive initial consultation at his Garden City office. He immediately set about prepping for first Family Court appearance a week later. One soon learns that, like a chess master, this seasoned pro is constantly thinking several steps ahead. His attention to detail is second to none, navigating the passage through what is an undeniably stressful experience. Listening is key when working with Mr. Potruch, however he also hears all. Further, his hands-on experience in the Family Court provides exceptional clarity. In short, he knows who's-who and what's what. After an intense period of pre-trial preparation (included excellent EBT), Mr. Potruch was outstanding in the courtroom. Never bombastic or unnecessarily outspoken, he is clearly a most judicious speaker. In dealing with the judge (& second), Mr. Potruch was a total pro, direct and savvy, always perfect timing. He also excelled in interacting with opposing counsel - firm and straight to the point but never controversial. His cross-examination work was second to none. In short, Mr. Potruch kept to his word, provided a most satisfactory result, and has continued to be extremely supportive. Bottom line, this is an attorney who cares and delivers...worth every penny, as they say. Can't recommend highly enough...
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Posted by Thomas | November 15, 2016
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Hardest time in my life
During the hardest time in my life i was referred to Alex by a friend. Alex was nothing short of amazing since day 1 when i met him. He went over all of my options and went over everything that he has seen happen in all his years as a lawyer. I was truley amazed everytime i had to go to court that he was 100% accurate in what he said was going to happen that day. When all was said and done i settled out of court and had custody of my children which was the most important thing to me. Alex was there for me all hours day and night. We all know how ugly a divorce can be. I would reccomend anyone going through a divorce to use Alex. The man is nothing short of amazing.
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Posted by BARRY | November 15, 2016
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A Mench
I was several years into my divorce when I was referred to Alex Potruch. The attorney I began with found himself unable to continue representing me and suggested I retain Alex to finish what was an extremely contentious divorce. The divorce process is scary enough without changing attorney’s midway. I was anxious and confused at the prospect of starting over with new counsel. I needn’t have been. Retaining Alex was like hiring a best friend. He explained all the legal ramifications to me and when I had questions, promptly returned my calls. This might not sound like much but when you have an important question and your “flipping-out”, a timely, knowledgeable answer goes a long way towards calming you. My first attorney wasn’t so good at that. Unfortunately, my divorce wound up at trial; nothing to be proud of. I was well prepared and felt completely protected every time I entered a court room. Prepare yourself, divorces are expensive, attorneys need to be paid. But even there, Alex is a “mench”. I never felt excessively charged. In fact, my ex-wife’s legal bills were double mine. My only regret regarding Alex Potruch is that I wish I had started this difficult process with him heading my team. While the result might have been similar, I would have avoided several years of aggravation and probably saved many thousands of dollars. If Alex will take you on as a client, consider yourself lucky!!!
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Posted by Michael Z | August 13, 2016
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Brilliant, direct, and effective!
Mr. Potruch represented me in a very difficult case where the judge (Ross - who passed away) seemed to favor my "x" from the very outset - before any evidence was even submitted or trial held (as a token of respect, I won't share the reason for it). He is smart, very knowledgeable and calls it as he sees it. He is brutally honest, so one must be able to accept it, and not personalize comments he makes that may seem rude and/or abrasive, but essentially are meant to focus on achieving his objective - which is winning for you!!!
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Posted by Peter | November 18, 2016
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FOUGHT FOR ME
Above all else, Alex was concerned for my well being post divorce. he fought for my financial concerns to the end. I found him an intelligent and sharp legal representative, who constantly was reviewing documents and briefs for my benefit. I wish him the best.
Posted by Kathryn | July 18, 2012
Very disappointed
As the plaintiff and non-monied spouse in my divorce action, I was very disappointed that it took ten months after retaining Mr. Potruch for him to bring a motion for interim support. I found him totally unsympathetic, uninterested in my case and preoccupied with his own personal problems. His bills after ten months of work topped $33,000. I was forced to take him to fee arbitration which fortunately shaved several thousand off the bill.
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Response from Alexander Potruch September 22, 2016
The timesheets maintained by the office (and the billings) showed that I met with her, as well as my partner, on numerous occasions. At no point did I ever discuss any of my personal life with her. It was she (who earned in excess of $115,000 annually) who did not want to file a motion for support given that her husband, who reported far less than she, was involved in numerous financial/business transactions in New York and Israel. She had minimal knowledge of his finances and could barely supply us with any information. After the initial conference with the court, the former had indicated that the status quo should remain the same given that both of the parties were paying for all of the needs of the children and that our client was not entitled to an award of maintenance.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Alexander Potruch
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Potruch and Daab
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Alexander Potruch
  • 1995 - 2007

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1982 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2004 - 2004
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee
  • 1997 - 1998
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Continuing Legal Education Committee of the New York Chapter
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Executive Committee
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Queens County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1982 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 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
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1980
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Publications

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • 1996
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • 1992

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Garden City Divorce and separation Lawyer Alexander Potruch
Alexander Potruch
Divorce and separation Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 54 years