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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2016||05/14/2017|
|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|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - 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 (SDNY, Decided April 14, 2016)||Prevail. The court ordered the father to return the child to the mother and to pay all legal cost and reasonable travel expenses incurred by the mother for the child's return under the Hague Convention.|
|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|
Posted by Kathy
Anyone facing the horror of a Hague legal battle would be very lucky to retain Rong Kohtz as an attorney. I know that it was a blessing for me to have found Rong.
I contacted Rong Kohtz Law Office at the lowest point of my life, and within minutes of talking to Ms. Kohtz I felt better and knew I was in excellent hands. Her experience, honesty, and extensive knowledge helped me get back my child to Canada from New York.
Ms. Kohtz dealt with my case with the utmost care and attention throughout the entire difficult process. The representation I received from Rong was that of a family rather than a law firm.
Ms. Rong Kohtz was always available and immediately responded to any and all of my questions and concerns with a great deal of sensitivity and professionalism. Rong kept me updated about my case and informed of any communication she had with the opposite side.
My case is emotional and financially difficult for me and my family and, Ms. Kohtz was also a strong believer in resolving my case in a “civil” way that could have led to settlement in a path of reconciliation with my child around both parents. However, she did not shy away from trial when necessary ensuring positive outcome getting my child back home.
I am eternal grateful to Rong Kohtz, she is a wonderful person, and extremely knowledgeable attorney that worked hard and fast on my case. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Vanja
Ms. Kohtz has provided very efficient service all throughout my divorce process. She has been very helpful in helping me understand different steps, fill out the proper paperwork and kept the other party updated. My divorce had an additional layer of complexity whereby my ex-spouse lived in another country. Ms. Kohtz made that completely transparent as well. Last but not least, Ms. Kohtz was very sensitive to the personal and painful nature of the divorce. I would definitely recommend Ms. Kohtz in all matters of family law!!
Jerome Wisselman, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
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.