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Ellen B. Holtzman: A leader in Matrimonial and Family Law

Meet Ellen Holtzman, known and respected as one of New York's leading matrimonial trial attorneys. With more than 30 years' experience in helping both men and women navigate the rocky waters of divorce and child custody disputes, Ellen Holtzman has achieved a remarkable record of results in high-conflict cases. In addition to favorable results in the lower courts, Ellen and her associates are also known for their strength and expertise in appellate matters. The firm has argued cases in a broad spectrum of family law and matrimonial matters that have set legal precedents in the courts of the State of New York and the federal courts. Ellen is also a sought-after speaker at symposia on some of the most important issues in family law today, particularly issues involving child custody.

Most divorce and custody cases are settled outside of the courtroom, and Ellen's reputation as an attorney who is able to achieve her clients' goals through favorable settlement negotiations attracts women and men from throughout the metropolitan area. At the negotiating table Ellen has helped to resolve many challenging disputes to her client's benefit, including custody issues, high asset marital property distributions, and division of complex family businesses.

In 2019, Ellen Holtzman was named to the Rockland Women Leaders Hall of Fame in honor of her extraordinary efforts over the years to advance meaningful and positive change for the people of Rockland County and beyond. Ellen is a past president of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York and currently serves the people of New York as a Commissioner on the New York State Legislative Ethics Commission.


 

Ellen B. Holtzman: A leader in Matrimonial and Family Law

As one of New York's most successful matrimonial trial lawyers, Ellen Holtzman knows that divorce, especially when a child custody dispute is involved, is never easy. Ellen and her extremely competent team understand the tremendous stress that divorce and complex custody cases can create for the family. To help clients see past the stress and focus on a brighter future, they are dedicated to working efficiently and effectively. Since no two cases are ever the same, Ellen always begins by having an extended consultation with each client to elicit his or her goals and concerns. She then starts to develop a strategic plan for achieving those goals, a plan that is tailored to the unique circumstances of the case. Whether at the settlement table or, when necessary, in the courtroom, Ellen Holtzman has a reputation for obtaining favorable outcomes for her clients.

While the Law Office of Ellen B. Holtzman is known best for its record of results in high conflict divorce and child custody cases, the firm handles the full range of family law matters. Ellen notes that collaborative divorce can be an excellent option for some families. In a collaborative divorce, each spouse has an attorney to advise and assist during negotiation. If there is custody involved, the couple agrees to put the needs of the children first, and to negotiate the terms of the entire divorce in an atmosphere that remains positive and respectful. "It can be a wonderful alternative to traditional divorce, which often involves court appearances," says Ellen Holtzman.

In addition to her thriving family law practice, Ellen is Director of Legal Education for the Washington Square Institute, an innovative interdisciplinary Family Law and Family Forensics Training Program for attorneys, judges, and mental health professionals. A past president of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, Ellen Holtzman currently serves the people of New York as a Commissioner on the New York State Legislative Ethics Commission.


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