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Based in New York City and Michigan, I offer sophisticated legal services to individual clients and families in matters related to family relations, immigration, private investments and family wealth. I have represented clients from nearly 50 countries.
I am a recognized expert of international family law, U.S. immigration law, and Chinese law. I have litigated and tried high-impact international family law cases in federal and state courts in New York. I am frequently hired by U.S. and foreign law firms to consult or serve as expert in matters involving multinational matrimonial litigations. I also provide personalized immigration services to accomplished artists, musicians, physicians, scientists, entrepreneurs, multinational corporation executives and their families.
My legal career began in 1996 at Peking University's Center for Women’s Law and Legal Services, the first Chinese non-governmental legal aid service highly praised by Secretary Hillary Clinton in her memoir. In 2001 I joined one of the world's largest international law firms. I started my own firm in New York City in 2004 and in Michigan in 2016.
I received a J.D./L.L.M from Columbia University Law School, where I was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics, and a Master in Economic Law from Peking (Beijing) University. I am an active member of the Hague Convention Attorney Network maintained by the Office of Children's Issues at the U.S. Department of State. I am also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a worldwide association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.
Languages spoken: Mandarin, English
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I endorse this lawyer. Rong is very thorough in her approach towards representing her client and at the same time very professional with her adversary. We dealt with one another on an extremely difficult case yet we were able to work together to get our clients through to a resolution. This took having the requisite knowledge to deal with the issues, an ability to balance the emotions of the case with the more objective aspects, and respect for each other's positions. I strongly endorse Rong in handling custody and all family law matters.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2016||11/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Judicial Enforcement /ADR (Domestic)||New York Law Journal||2016|
|Best Judicial Enforcement Provider (International)||New York Law Journal||2016|
|Empire State Counsel||New York State Bar Association||2015|
|Best Judicial Enforcement Provider (International)||New York Law Journal||2013|
|Best Judicial Enforcement Provider (International)||New York Law Journal||2012|
|Principal||Law Office of Rong T. Kohtz||2004 - Present|
|Associate||Clifford Chance, LLP||2000 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2016 - Present|
|Women's Bar Association of the State of New York||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|Sanguineti v. Boqvist, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50262||Prevail|
|BNDA v. MGM, NYLJ 1202654480038, at 1 (Sup. SUF, Decided April 3, 2014)||Represented the mother. The court denied the father's motion to dismiss, and awarded the mother maintenance, child support and property.|
|Bailey-Huang v. Huang, NYLJ 1202581890670, at *1 (Sup., NY, 2012)||Represented the mother. New York court denied the father's motion to dismiss the action, and ruled Chinese divorce judgment was unenforceable in accordance to the Hague Service Convention. In favor of Plaintiff mother in all aspects|
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|The Year In Review, International Law||Women's Interest: 2015 in Review||2016|
|New York Law Journal||Forum Non Conveniens in International Matrimonial Litigation||2015|
|ABA International Law and Practice Section||The Year In Review, International Law||2014|
|New York Women's Bar Association Journal Vol. 16, 2005||Spousal Support Obligation Under Immigration Law||2005|
|Columbia Law Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 13, No. 2||Employees' Property Rights in China's State-Owned Enterprise Reorganization||2000|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Columbia University School of Law||Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1999|
|Peking University School of Law||Law||MA - Masters||1998|
|Beijing Normal University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|International Families: Money, Children and Long Term Planning||Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Family Law Matters in China||2014|
|Chinese Family Forum, Shanghai, China||International Child Custody Jurisdiction Regimes: Hague Convention, Brussels II Regulation and the UCCJEA||2014|