Deborah B. Kahn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Butterman & Kahn, LLP
 | 219 East 31st Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-308-7697
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deborah B. Kahn is the founder of Butterman & Kahn LLP, a New York, New York, law firm. Ms. Kahn focuses her practice on family and real estate law, handling cases involving divorce, child custody and other aspects of matrimonial law, as well as litigation and transactional matters in residential and commercial real estate. She has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout the metropolitan New York area.

After earning her bachelor's degree from the Binghamton University of the State University of New York, Ms. Kahn graduated from Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law in all New York state courts since 1985 and is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Kahn has participated as a neutral evaluator in a variety of family law cases in the New York County Supreme Court and has also served as a faculty member for the Kaplan Bar Review program and as an advisor for teams participating in the New York City Mock Trial Tournament.

Committed to professional education, Ms. Kahn has written and lectured on family law topics for a variety of professional organizations. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Pace University. She belongs to the New York State Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York and is the co-chair of the swearing-in program committee for Hadassah's National Attorneys' Council of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Real Estate (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

General Litigation: Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2010

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About Deborah Kahn

Admitted 1985, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court, 2002
  • State of New York, 1985
  • Co-chair of United States Supreme Court Swearing in Program Committee for Hadassah’s National Attorney’s Council
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Family Law section
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law section
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Northeast Regional Director and Faculty Member for the Kaplan-SMH Bar Review program
  • Co-author of the New York Domestic Relations text for a major bar review course
  • Lecturer for continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and the Hadassah Attorneys’ Council

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Gindi v. Gindi, N.Y.L.J. May 7, 2001, p. 31, col. 3

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., 1979

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Hadassah Attorneys' Council
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association Of The State Of New York
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    Office Location for Deborah B. Kahn

    219 East 31st Street
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: 212-308-7697


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