On founding the family and matrimonial law firm Coffinas & Lusthaus, attorneys Maria Coffinas and Meredith Lusthaus sought to establish a results-oriented boutique firm that emphasized client satisfaction.
“We had a similar vision of a firm that would really focus on individual client needs,” Coffinas says, adding, “As working women, we had a unique perspective to offer and knew how to really get things done.”
Today, Coffinas and Lusthaus take pride in the fact that their main source of new business is referrals from satisfied clients. Throughout the past 15 years they have built a strong partnership, serving clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area in all aspects of family and matrimonial law. In addition, they have become well known in the legal community, attaining memberships, accolades, and leadership positions in a number of notable organizations. They have also both been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®.
The firm has developed an impressive record of success since its inception in 1997, with both Coffinas and Lusthaus creating legal precedent in their field. In a landmark case, Coffinas established the legal principle that children should have independent counsel at court proceedings concerning their custody arrangements.
Lusthaus established precedent in a multiyear, multi- state litigation concerning division of assets following a foreign judgment of divorce. Seeing her client finally receive and enjoy the monies he was due was a highlight of her career.
Lusthaus notes, “We support our clients through this very painful process by producing timely, favorable results. With us, it’s all about the client.”