Lee Rosenberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Garden City, NY

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP
 | 300 Garden City Plaza, Suite 130
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-873-7200
Fax: 516-873-0683
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Experienced attorney Lee Rosenberg is a partner at the Garden City law firm of Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP. At the firm, Mr. Rosenberg assists clients from around the New York City metropolitan area, across Long Island and throughout New York state who have needs in all phases of matrimonial and family law. He regularly represents clients at trial in complex custody, support and equitable distribution matters, negotiates settlements, and drafts intricate prenuptial, postnuptial, separation and settlement agreements. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-- serving on the Boards of both the National organization and its New York Chapter. Mr. Rosenberg also serves on the Executive Committee of the NY State Bar Association's Family Law Section.   

Mr. Rosenberg began his legal career in 1987 after earning his law degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and his approval to practice law in the state of New York. After law school, he went to work for a New York firm where he met one of his current partners, Michael Chetkof. When Mr. Chetkof left to form a new law firm, attorney Rosenberg followed. The firm made him a partner in 1995 and an administrative partner in 1996.

In the nearly 30 years that have passed since Mr. Rosenberg began his career, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers. He holds a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and he has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He is also listed among the Best Lawyers in America,** and he received the 2013 Director's Award from the Nassau County Bar Association for his outstanding achievements among all committee chairs.

As a result of his extensive experience and obvious leadership abilities, he has received a number of appointments to leadership positions within the legal community. The New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section named him editor-in-chief of its Family Law Review, and he sat on the board of directors of the Nassau County Bar Association, where he also served as chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards..
**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

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About Lee Rosenberg

Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.scrllp.com/our-staff/lee-rosenberg/


  • "Long Island's Top Legal Eagles:The Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk Counties", Long Island Pulse (2010 to date)
  • Trained in divorce mediation by the New York State Judicial Institute
  • Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Divorce Law; Attorneys Age 45 and Under (Long Island)
  • Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Divorce Law (Long Island)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White
  • Nassau County Bar Association's 2013 Directors' Award for outstanding service as a Committee Chair
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Honor received for outstanding service as the General Editor of LexisNexis' NY Consolidated Laws Service Family/Matrimonial Practice Insights., LexisNexis

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Parliamentarian, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NY Chapter), 2017
  • Chair, Chapter Leaders Committee(National), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014
  • Vice Chair, Membership Committee (National), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012
  • Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Member, Committee of the Future (NY Chapter), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Child Advocacy Committee (NY Chapter), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Managers (NY Chapter), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Nominating Committee (National, 2011-2012), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Parliamentarian, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (National, 2012-2013)
  • Touro Law School Alumni Council
  • Arbitrator, Office of Court Administration Matrimonial Fee Dispute Panel
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Office of Court Administration Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee (2013-2014)
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Chair: Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee (2011-2013)
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Board of Directors, Nassau County Bar Association (2011-2013)
  • Barrister: NY Family Law American Inn of Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Participated in the Nassau County Bar Association's annual "Pro Bono-Thon" , 2013
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Annual Pro Bonothon

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Advanced Family Law: Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes”, NBI, April 2017., Speaker, 2017
  • "The Ongoing Dilemma of Parental Alienation", NYSBA Family Law Review, Winter 2016, 2017
  • The Court of Appeals Addresses Family Law: Some Welcome Attention", NYSBA Family Law Review, Fall 2016, 2016
  • "The Right to Be Heard on an Initial Custody Determination: The Court of Appeals Considers S.L. v J.R.", Author, "The Right to Be Heard on an Initial Custody Determination: The Court of Appeals Considers S.L. v J.R.", NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring/Summer 2016, 2016
  • "...And Justice For All:Marriage Equality Comes to America", NYSBA Family Law Review, Summer 2015, Author, 2015
  • "Extending Matrimonial Case Confidentiality to Related Proceedings", NYLJ 7/21/15, Author, NYLJ, 2015
  • "The Complaint Department: The Effects of Voluntary Discontinuance Under CPLR 3217(a)(1) and the Need for Change", Author, NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring 2015, 2015
  • "Skin in the Game" and Caveat Avvocati: Monitoring the Level Playing Field on Counsel Fee Awards, Author, NYSBA Family Law Review, 2014
  • "The Child Centricity of Our Matrimonial Courts", NY Family Law Monthly, May 2013, 2013
  • "In Camera' Interviews in Custody Cases: Re-Evaluating Due Process Concerns", NY Law Journal, March 29, 2013, 2013
  • "Marriage and Divorce: An Overview of Rights, Obligations and Options for Non-Traditional Couples" (Updated Seminar Materials), Association of Divorce Financial Planners Annual Meeting, September 2012, 2012
  • "Ongoing Divorce Issue: Why 'No Fault' Should Mean 'No Trial'", New York Law Journal, June 5, 2012, 2012
  • "'Custody' of Pets In Matrimonial Cases", Seminar Materials, Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law, April 19, 2012, 2012
  • "Ongoing Divorce Issue: Why 'No Fault' Should Mean 'No Trial'", NYLJ (June 2012), New York Law Journal, 2012
  • "When Is an Order Not an Order: The Enforceability of Automatic Orders", (Parts 1 and 2), New York Family Law Monthly, Jan/Feb 2012, 2012
  • "Matrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitration: An Overview of Compliance and Collection" (Parts 1 and 2), NY Family Law Monthly (Jan/Feb 2011), Author, 2011
  • Speaker and author of materials (with Andrea M. Brodie), Speaker/Author, "Marriage, Divorce, Estate Planning & Employment Issues For Same-Sex Couples", Nassau County Bar Assoc., 2011
  • "Multiple Flaws Abound in New Interim Spousal Support Statute", NY Law Journal, 2/25/11, Author, 2011
  • "'Rodriguez' Offers Common Sense Revisiting of Double Dipping", New York Law Journal, Feb 26, 2010., Author, 2010
  • Lectured and prepared seminar materials on statutory changes to New York's Domestic Relations Law at St John's Law School's CLE Weekend, Speaker, "New Wine In Old Bottles: Issues in Grounds, Maintenance, and Counsel Fees", 2010
  • Lecture, Speaker, "The Matrimonial Rules and Fee Dispute Arbitration", Nassau County Bar Association, 2010
  • Lecture, Speaker, "A Discussion On Convolution:The New Maintenance Statute", NY Family Law American Inn of Court, 2010
  • Two part article, Author, "Appellate Inconsistency Perpetuates Bad Law On Double Dipping (Parts 1 & 2)", NY Family Law Monthly, 2010
  • Lectured to the General Practice Section at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association on matrimonial law., Speaker, NYS Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Panelist, Pendente Lite Counsel Fee Applications and Issues in Civility, Nassau County Matrimonial Law Committee, 2009
  • "To Halve and to Halve Not: The Drastic Reduction of Awards in Enhanced Earnings and Business Distribution Cases", NYS Bar Association Family Law Review, Winter 2009, Author, 2009
  • Member of panel of attorneys and State Supreme Court Justices at the Nassau County Matrimonial Committee May 2009 meeting, Panelist, Counsel Fees and Civility Issues in Matrimonial Law, 2009
  • Lectured on current cases, legislation, trends and developments in various areas of matrimonial law, Speaker, "Family Law: Helping Your Clients Through Difficult Cases", 2009
  • Lectured to attorneys and financial professionals for their continuing education, Author and Speaker, 2007
  • Authored article on matrimonial/family law, "Matrimonial Rules, Substantial Compliance, Fees", New York Law Journal, 2007
  • Authored two part article on matrimonial/family law., Author, "Issues in Establishing Jurisdiction Over Non-Resident Spouses" (Parts 1 & 2), NY Family Law Monthly, 2007
  • Authored article on matrimonial/family law, Author, "On Matrimony, the Miller Commission, Legislative Failure", New York Law Journal, 2007
  • Authored article on matrimonial/family Law entitled "Same-Sex Marriage: The Right to Divorce, But Not to Marry", New York Law Journal (March 2008)
  • "Shopping Spree’ What’s Old and New in Attorney and Judge Shopping" (Part 3 of 3), NY Family Law Monthly, October 2009
  • "Shopping Spree’ What’s Old and New in Attorney and Judge Shopping" (Part 2 of 3), NY Family Law Monthly, September 2009
  • "Shopping Spree’ What’s Old and New in Attorney and Judge Shopping" (Part 1 of 3), NY Family Law Monthly, August 2009
  • "Modification of Support: No Easier to Get in Current Economic Times", NY Law Journal, June 2009
  • "Let the Scrivener Beware: Drafting Matrimonial "Cohabitation" Clauses After Graev", NYSBA Lecture Materials, Annual Meeting, January 2009; and NYS Bar Association Journal, June 2009
  • "Tolling the Statute of Limitations on Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: The Third (And Last) Version of DRL 250", Family Law Review, Fall 2008
  • "An Update on Prenuptial and No-Fault Divorce Legislation", NY Family Law Monthly, (Sept 2008)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Cited in the NY State Law Revision Commission's "Preliminary Report On Maintenance Awards in Divorce Cases", 2011
  • Trained in divorce mediation by the NY State Judicial Institute
  • Editor-in-Chief, NYS Bar Association Family Law Review
  • Editor, "Recent Decisions in Matrimonial Law", Nassau County Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Member: Board of Editors, NY Family Law Monthly
  • General Editor, LexisNexis Consolidated Law Service Family and Matrimonial Practice Insights

Educational Background:

  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., History, 1983
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Office Location for Lee Rosenberg

300 Garden City Plaza
Suite 130
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-873-7200

Fax: 516-873-0683

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