Sheila G. Riesel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Blank Rome LLP
 | The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10174-0208
Phone: 212-885-5000
Fax: 212-885-5002
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1969
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Sheila G. Riesel is an attorney and partner at Blank Rome LLP in New York, New York. Ms. Riesel has been licensed to practice law since 1969 and litigates on behalf of clients throughout New York who have experienced family and matrimonial legal issues. She handles matters involving divorce, custody, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, separation agreements and complex valuations.

Ms. Riesel is licensed to appear in all New York state courts. She is also admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Riesel has argued dozens of times in state and federal appeals courts as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. Her accomplishments have earned her a rating of AV Preeminent*, the highest possible rating, by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Riesel has received additional recognition including a listing in “The Best Lawyers in America” several years in a row and being named one of “America’s Top 100 Attorneys Attending to Affluent Families” by Worth magazine. She is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council. 

Ms. Riesel earned a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and went on to obtain her law degree from Fordham University School of Law. She is president of the 1966 alumni class of Vassar College.

*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
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Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Sheila Riesel

Admitted: 1969, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.blankrome.com/index.cfm?contentID=10&bioID=5169

Honors/Awards:

  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Attending to Affluent Families, listed by Worthmagazine
  • AV Preeminent®, listed by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Family Law in New York, listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2005–2018
  • New York “Super Lawyer” in Family Law, listed in Super Lawyers, 2006–2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 2005 Matrimonial Commissions, Member
  • Vassar College, Alumni Class Member, 1966

Educational Background:

  • Vassar College, BA
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Office Location for Sheila G. Riesel

The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10174-0208

Phone: 212-885-5000

Fax: 212-885-5002

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Last Updated: 1/27/2019

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