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Sharon Stein of Stein Ott LLPSharon Stein was an Editor of the Law Review at Rutgers Law School, from which she graduated in 1980. For the past 25 years, she has received the coveted AV rating by Martindale Hubbell–signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. She was selected as one of the New York areas Top Rated Lawyers by ALM, publishers of Legal Media, and was also selected as one of the Women Leaders in the Law by the National Law Journal and featured in the March 23, 2014 issue of The New York Times Magazine as part of Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area.

Ms. Stein has lectured to the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar, Family Law Section on various family law topics. Articles about her cutting edge cases have appeared on the front page of the New York Law Journal, for which she co-authored an article addressing children with special needs during divorce negotiations. She has been appointed by the Court as an attorney for the child and as a court examiner in difficult custody litigation cases. In recognition of her litigation skills, she was invited to judge a moot court competition at Yale University.

Ms. Stein's professional memberships have included membership in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Matrimonial Law Sub-Committee; the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section; and the New York County Lawyers Association, where she served on the Legislation Sub-Committee, as well as on the Executive Committee.

For more than thirty years, Ms. Stein has been advising and representing high net worth individuals in all aspects of matrimonial law in both the trial and appellate levels. Prior to starting her own firm she had been a matrimonial partner at the prominent New York law firm, Squadron, Ellenoff & Plesent (now part of Hogan Lovells LLP). Ms. Stein’s practice includes:

divorce negotiation and litigation
custody, access and relocation issues
equitable distribution of assets acquired during the relationship
prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
rights and obligations regarding spousal maintenance and child support
post-divorce enforcement and modification of agreements

Ms. Stein believes that a client’s best interest is usually served by a comprehensive negotiated settlement after an in depth analysis of all financial information and other facts including the best interest of any children of the marriage. However, she also understands that there are times when effective representation at trial or the appellate level is necessary. She is an accomplished litigator who has successfully tried a myriad of equitable distribution, child custody and support cases, and has argued appeals in the appellate courts dealing with significant legal issues.

Ms. Stein’s practice is built on offering her clients practical, resourceful, reliable and attainable solutions to their cases with a focus on the needs of the parents as well as their children. She fully appreciates that clients often come to her at a stressful and painful time in their lives, when they need and deserve clear explanations and personal attention with a focus on each client’s individual needs and goals.

Practice Areas: Matrimonial, Family Law, Litigation, Trials and Appeals.
Admissions: New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, State of New Jersey 1980, and U.S. Supreme Court 1986.
Education: Rutgers University, J.D., 1980; Editor, Rutgers Law Review, 1979-1980.
Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member: Matrimonial Committee); New York County Lawyers Association (Member: Matrimonial Law Committee; Legislation Sub-Committee; Executive Committee), New York State Bar Association (Family Law Section).
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