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Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP

Family & Matrimonial Law

Seated Left to Right: Walter F. Bottger, Jacqueline Newman, Barry Berkman
Standing Left to Right: Kenneth Glasser, Jessica Dahan, Heather J. Shulman, John Teufel, Jessica L. Toelstedt, Francesca O’Cathain, Marc Fleisher, Richard A. Abrams, Kelly Kotliar, Alexandra E. Roth, Evan D. Schein, Danielle Lamberg  

As one of the only Manhattan family law firms offering all three options for divorce—litigation, collaborative law, and mediation— Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd understands the needs of its clients, and offers individualized and thoughtful approaches to family disputes.

“In our practice, we emphasize comprehensive, compassionate, and cutting-edge service,” says Jacqueline Newman, who joined the firm in 1998 and now serves as its managing partner.

Newman is the author of the “Soon-to-Be Ex” series of divorce guidebooks for men and women that provide candid counsel on the rules and realties of divorce. Her ability to find creative solutions to difficult and complex problems, particularly in high-net-worth cases, exemplifies the expertise offered by the firm’s 15 lawyers—many of whom are AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and included in Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America.

“We work closely with our clients to establish the best process for their case,” notes founding partner Barry Berkman, who focuses on mediation and collaborative law. “Not every divorce calls for a lengthy, difficult, and expensive trial, and we frequently guide our clients to successful, highly satisfactory out-of-court resolutions.”

When matters do require judicial intervention, the firm offers the acumen and experience that comes with having litigated hundreds of cases in court. “We are in the position to authoritatively and convincingly present our clients’ cases to the court,” says partner Evan Schein, who has made litigation his focus. “Clients can count on us to help them navigate these complex and sometimes highly contentious matters.” Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd has offices in Manhattan, Westchester, and New Jersey. Visit to learn more.

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