Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP


Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP is an internationally respected Manhattan law firm whose practice is devoted exclusively to marital and family law. Individually and as a group, our firm’s 16 attorneys are routinely relied upon by senior executives in New York’s financial services and real estate industries, leaders in the arts and media, distinguished professionals and members of many of America’s most prominent families to help them understand and analyze their particular family law problems, and to help them craft and effectuate reasonable solutions.

AMS attorneys embrace our role as counselors at law; we know that often, the apparent legal answer does not help the client solve a complex family issue. Although many divorce and child custody lawyers claim to have “seen it all,” we know better. Even if a client’s problem looks like one we’ve seen before, we know the best solution will be unique to that client. Careful analysis, creative thinking and astute understanding of family dynamics are the pillars of our advice as we guide each client to a practical, workable resolution.

No matter how emotionally charged a case might be, we strive to give sound, objective advice. We speak for our clients in an informed, dignified and thoroughly professional manner. We are passionate about guarding our clients’ identities and privacy; we do not discuss them or their matters with the press, unless in a particular case a strategic decision is made with the client to do so.

Many AMS attorneys started their careers in the general litigation, corporate, or trusts and estates departments of large law firms with one having previously trained as a Certified Public Accountant. Consequently, our lawyers are experienced at identifying and understanding the many-layered, sometimes esoteric, ancillary financial issues that can arise in the divorces of high-net-worth individuals.

We are proud of our reputation as skilled negotiators of the highest integrity whose cases most often result in settlements. We are equally proud, however, of our reputation as able, tough and honest litigators and trial lawyers. Because of this reputation, we are a “go-to” firm for the corporate and trusts and estates lawyers at many large New York and international firms who want to ensure their clients have the same top-notch representation on any personal matters that they get on their business matters.

The same reputation for excellence and sure-handedness has often led colleagues from competitor firms to engage our attorneys to serve as arbitrators and mediators in cases they are having difficulty resolving.

We are mindful of our obligation to do more for the profession than simply represent our clients well. We are active members and often prominent leaders of bar associations and professional organizations, among them The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, The American College of Family Trial Lawyers, The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, The Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, The Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. We are lecturers and teachers at continuing legal education programs for judges, lawyers, appraisers and accountants.

We have received the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on legal professionals. Our lawyers are routinely selected by our peers for listing in many peer-review publications, including Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Beyond the law, we are board members and active participants in community-based organizations that tackle issues ranging from the environment to inner-city education to cancer awareness.

Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan, LLP lawyers are committed to excellence, professionalism, integrity and good citizenship. Our reputation for living up to that commitment has been earned over several decades, and is recognized by our clients, our peers and the judiciary before whom we practice.


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