Allen A. Drexel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Drexel LLC
 | 220 East 42nd Street, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-231-2684
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Education: Stanford Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Allen concentrates his practice on family law issues, including divorce, equitable distribution of business and financial assets, spousal and child support, contested child custody cases, paternity proceedings, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and same-sex family law matters.

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Allen served as law clerk to the Honorable A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. He went on to practice general commercial litigation at Simpson Thacher LLP and then transitioned into the field of family law, where he now practices exclusively.  Immediately prior to forming Drexel LLC, Allen practiced family law at Hogan & Hartson LLP, where he represented individuals in matters involving substantial estates and novel legal issues.

Allen has delivered numerous CLE presentations and written on matrimonial law issues. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, Co-Chair of the Section’s LGBT Rights Committee, and a member of its Legislation Committees.  From 2005-08, Allen co-chaired the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and he has been cited in the New York Times, the New York Law Journal, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Bloomberg BNA Family Law Reporter, Above the Law, and other publications regarding family law issues.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2011

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About Allen Drexel

Admitted: 2001, New York

Professional Webpage: http://drexel-llc.com/lawyers/

Honors and Awards:

  • Selected for inaugural issue of National Law Journal's "Trailblazers in Divorce, Trusts & Estates", National Law Journal, 2016
  • Career award for "tireless efforts on behalf of the LGBT community", Arthur S. Leonard Prize, New York City Bar Association, 2016
  • Honoree for pro bono service, Empire State Counsel, 2009
  • Honoree for pro bono service, Empire State Counsel, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Matrimonial Law Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2010 - 2013
  • Co-Chair, LGBT Rights Committee, New York State Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Co-Chair, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2005 - 2008
  • New York City Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Member, Family Law Section, Legislation Committee, New York State Bar Association, 2008 - Present
  • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Executive Committee of the New York State Bar's Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • New York State

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Same-Sex Civil Union Dissolution, 2010
  • Prenuptial Agreement, 2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presentation, Matrimonial Law Committee – New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • CLE Presentation, Same-Sex Marriage in New York – What Every Practitioner Needs to Know, New York State Bar Association, 2011
  • CLE Presentation, What Passage of the Marriage Equality Law Will Mean for Same-Sex Couples in New York: A Multidisciplinary Forum, New York City Bar Association, 2011
  • CLE Presentation, Marriage Equality in New York: The New Legal Landscape for Same-Sex Couples, New York City Bar Association, 2011
  • CLE Presentation, Planning for Same-Sex & Unmarried Couples: Probate, Property & Family Law, New York City Bar Association, 2009
  • CLE Program, Chair, Culturally Competent Lawyering for At-Risk LGBTQ Youth: Advocating Effectively in Foster Care & Juvenile Detention Systems, New York City Bar Association, 2008
  • CLE Presentation, Beyond Ozzie & Harriet: Representing Non-Traditional Couples in the Paterson Era, New York City Bar Association, 2008
  • CLE Presentation, Love Among the DOMAs: Conflict of Law Issues Affecting New York LGBT Families & Domestic Partners, New York City Bar Association, 2007
  • Scholarly Writing, Project Co-Coordinator and Lead Drafter, 1,324 Reasons for Marriage Equality in New York State, New York City Bar Association and Empire State Pride Agenda report, 2007
  • Scholarly Writing, Co-Author, Children’s Best Interests: Divorce Law, Same-Sex Marriage Debate, New York Law Journal, 2006
  • Scholarly Writing, Author, Before Paris Burned: Race, Class, and Male Homosexuality on the Chicago South Side, 1935–1960, Creating A Place For Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Community Histories 119, 1997
  • Presentation regarding (i) impact on same-sex spouses of federal Defense of Marriage Act and inconsistent recognition of same-sex marriages outside New York state, and (ii) related planning issues, New York City Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee, September 8, 2011
  • Marriage Equality - The Paper Anniversary: Updates on Case Law & Developments, CLE Presentation, New York City Bar Association, June 25, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Sussex, M.A., 1992
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
Office Location for Allen A. Drexel

220 East 42nd Street
29th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-231-2684

 

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Last Updated: 5/26/2017

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