Harriet Newman Cohen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP
 | 11 Times Square, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-512-0801
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Harriet Newman Cohen is a founding partner of Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP law firm in New York, New York. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than 45 years of total legal experience, Ms. Cohen has achieved remarkable success assisting and guiding clients throughout the greater New York City metro with all of their important and pressing family law challenges, including divorce, child custody and support, high-asset property division and other related matters.

    Known as the "doyenne" of matrimonial and family law attorneys in her area, Ms. Cohen has published several reference texts on family law, and she regularly creates analyses of matrimonial legal issues along with writing articles to educate and edify judges, other attorneys and the public on the state's family laws. 

    She has also been featured in a variety of publications for her outstanding legal knowledge and abilities, and she regularly appears on various television and radio programs, as well as in print publications, where she offers in-depth legal commentary on a wide range of family law topics. Moreover, she has taught continuing legal education courses and served as panelist for the American Bar Association's Family Law Meetings. She has also served on judicial panels, and she has served as member of the President’s Advisory Council of Brooklyn Law School.

    Honored for her outstanding professionalism, Ms. Cohen has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with a Top 100 Lawyers designation for New York as well as perennial designation as among the Top 50 Women Attorneys of New York. She has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients, who have included several high-profile, high net worth clients, such as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and various celebrities and professional athletes.

    Ms. Cohen obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 1974, and the New York State Bar Association admitted her to practice the following year. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Harriet Cohen

    Admitted: 1975, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://csklawny.com/harriet-newman-cohen


    • Top Lists New York - Metro Super Lawyers
    • Top 100 New York: 2010-2021
    • Top 50 Women Attorneys New York: 2009-2021
    • 2021 Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Practice
    • Highest rating for many years, AV Preeminent Rated 5.0, Martindale Hubbell, 2021
    • Selected as one of NYC's top 100 attorneys for many years, Top 100 Attorneys, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Mediation Committee of the New York State Supreme Court, County of New York, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Executive Board, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section, 2021
    • Member, President’s Advisory Council, Brooklyn Law School
    • Committee on Matrimonial Law, New York City Bar Association
    • Past President, New York Women's Bar Association
    • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
    • Member, New York State Bar Association
    • Member, New York County Lawyers' Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Child Support Commission of the State of New York
    • Foster Care Commission of the City of New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Mediation Committee of the New York State Supreme Court, County of New York, 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • Paul George (NBA star), Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Lawrence Fishburne, Linda Lavin, (Wife of) Howard Stern and many other celebrities

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Honored by Brooklyn Law School as Alumna of the Year, 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Barnard College, B.A.
    • Bryn Mawr College, M.A.

    Industry Groups

    • Custody
    • Divorce
    • High Net Worth Family Law Cases
    • Matrimonial Law
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    Office Location for Harriet Newman Cohen

    11 Times Square
    10th Floor
    New York, NY 10036

    Phone: 212-512-0801

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