Karen B. Rosenthal

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Bender & Rosenthal LLP
 | 451 Park Avenue South, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-725-7111
Fax: 212-725-3737
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a partner with the Bender & Rosenthal LLP law firm in New York, New York, attorney Karen B. Rosenthal focuses her practice exclusively on matrimonial and family law. Serving clients throughout the New York City metro region and the surrounding areas of New York, Ms. Rosenthal provides personalized assistance and compassionate support to those facing divorce, child custody or support issues, alimony, property division and other related matters.

A 1982 graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Ms. Rosenthal obtained her Juris Doctor in 1987 from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York. In 1989, the New York State Bar Association admitted her to practice, and Ms. Rosenthal has concentrated solely on family law throughout her entire career.

As an attorney, Ms. Rosenthal works hard to protect her clients' rights and best interests during any proceedings. Certified as a divorce mediator since 1997, Ms. Rosenthal has assisted many couples with resolving their conflicts without the need for court intervention. However, she devotes the majority of her practice to litigating on behalf of her own clients in court. Additionally, Ms. Rosenthal serves the First Judicial Department as a certified attorney for the child, and she is actively involved with the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law.

Among her other professional affiliations, she is a member of the New York Women's Bar Association Matrimonial Committee, and she is active with both the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is also the past co-president for the New York chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, where she currently sits on the association's board.

In recognition for her service and high ethical standards, Ms. Rosenthal has received a number of awards and honors over the course of her career, and she currently holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*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, Domestic Violence, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020

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About Karen Rosenthal

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.brmatlaw.com/About/Karen-B-Rosenthal.shtml


  • Top Women Attorneys, Metro New York Lists, New York Times
  • New York Area Top Lawyers, New York Magazine, 2011 - Present
  • Who's Who Professional of the Year, 2016
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Attorneys in New York, 2015 - Present
  • Best Lawyers In America, 2012 - Present
  • Super Lawyers, 2015 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as an Attorney for the Child for the First Judicial Department
  • Certified Divorce Mediator, 1997

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York City Bar, Matrimonial Committee, 2015-2018
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC-NY), New York Chapter, Nominating Committee, Co-Chair
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC-NY), New York Chapter, Nominating Committee, Board Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC-NY), New York Chapter, Past Co-President with the Honorable Jane Pearl
  • New York, 1989
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association, Matrimonial Committee, Member
  • The Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, Member

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, B.A., 1982
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Office Location for Karen B. Rosenthal

451 Park Avenue South
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-725-7111

Fax: 212-725-3737

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Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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