Sandra L. Schpoont

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Schpoont & Cavallo, LLP
 | 2 Rector Street, Suite 1502
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-792-6070
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Sandra L. Schpoont is a managing partner at Schpoont & Cavallo, LLP, where she focuses her practice on family law, helping people throughout the New York City area. Ms. Schpoont regularly shares her knowledge of these matters through public appearances and interviews with the media. She is a member of several legal organizations, including having served as the co-chair of the Matrimonial Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, the Matrimonial Section of the New York City Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.

In addition to her memberships, Ms. Schpoont is heavily involved in the legal community. She served on The New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys as a faculty member; she serves on the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, and she is a former member of the Matrimonial Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Combining psychology with legal methods, Ms. Schpoont is known for her work with families. She understands the trauma that divorce creates and helps people find ways to lessen the impact on children. Her personal experiences as a stepmother and mother give Ms. Schpoont insight into these emotional, tense situations and she guides parents through the process of creating a working parenting plan and understanding the laws regarding child support.

In 1982, Ms. Schpoont earned her Juris Doctor at Northeastern University School of Law after earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1977. Widely respected by her peers, she often handles tough cases involving children at the request and appointment of local judges. She has handled many contested trials both involving custody and financial matters. She serves Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, Long Island and Westchester.

 
Practice Areas
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Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011, 2014 - 2018

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About Sandra Schpoont

Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.schpoontcavallo.com/sandra-schpoont.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Rated by The National Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer., 2017
  • I was honored as one of the top 100 Women attorneys in the State of New York by The National Advocates., Top 100 Lawyers, The National Advocates, 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Family Law, New York Metro Area, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, New York County Lawyers Association, Matrimonial Commitee , 2017
  • Co-Chair, New York County Lawyers Association, Matrimonial Committee, 2016
  • New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys, 2016
  • Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Brooklyn Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • New York

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer at Cardozo School of Law, Family Law Class. Taught law students about the role of the Attorney for Children in contested matrimonial matters., Guest Lecturer, 2017
  • Spoke about my participation as a referral attorney for The New York City Bar Association Legal Referral Service and how it has helped and affected my practice., Speaker, Small Law Firm Practice Management Luncheon Business Opportunities through the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service, 2017
  • How to Try a Custody Case, Lecturer, 2016
  • Lecturer, How to Try a Custody Case, New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys, 2015

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • PH v DH, 312822/2015 (Feb 17), 2017
  • In re ANNE S., v. PETER S., 92 A.D.3d 483, 938 N.Y.S..2d 73, 2012
  • SQ v JM, NYLJ 307032/11 on July 12, 2013

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Educational Background:

  • JD, Northeastern School of Law, 1982
  • University of Michigan, Honors, B.A. in Psychology, 1977
Office Location for Sandra L. Schpoont

2 Rector Street
Suite 1502
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 212-792-6070

 

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Last Updated: 4/23/2018

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