Ellen B. Holtzman is known and respected statewide as one of the leading family law and matrimonial attorneys in New York. Ellen’s clients benefit from her more than 30 years of successful experience in the full range of matrimonial and family law matters, from pre-nuptial agreements to paternity actions, from separation to divorce, from parental access to post-judgment enforcement, and from stepparent adoptions to asset distribution. The firm is known for its strength in even the most difficult and complex cases, such as interstate child custody matters, cases involving domestic violence, juvenile issues, and parental kidnapping. Ellen has a record of results in litigation, and, together with Meryl Neuren, her associate, is known for particular expertise in appellate matters. The firm has prevailed in a number of family and matrimonial law matters that have set legal precedents in New York. However, Ellen’s cases are not confined to high-conflict matters! Most cases do not end up going to trial, and Ellen advises clients that trials are not only costly, but that they greatly increase the acrimony between the parties. While Ellen is a master of traditional negotiation, she is always prepared to go to trial if it is necessary. She and Ms. Neuren are also experienced in the increasingly popular collaborative law divorce process, for couples who agree to divorce without litigation. Ellen Holtzman is a past president of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, and currently serves as a Commissioner on the New York State Legislative Ethics Commission.