Yonatan S. Levoritz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Levoritz Law Firm
 | 140 Broadway, 46th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 718-942-4004
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Yonatan S. Levoritz is the founder and owner of the Levoritz Law Firm in New York, New York. Nationally recognized as one of the country's premier family law attorneys, Mr. Levoritz devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of the rights and interests of those who are going through a divorce, particularly fathers as well as their children, and he has achieved notable success counseling and assisting his clients with obtaining the favorable outcomes they seek for their child custody and support, alimony, property division, and other related matters.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Levoritz attended the Touro Law Center on Long Island, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2004. Upon receiving his license to practice the following year from the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Levoritz established his law firm with a mission to deliver the personalized, compassionate counsel his clients deserve during what is a very difficult and uncertain time in their lives.

Throughout his career, Mr. Levoritz has won numerous awards and honors, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. He also holds the distinction of being the youngest lawyer to win the Professional of the Year in Matrimonial Law award from Strathmore’s Who’s Who. In addition, he has earned a designation as Lead Counsel from Thomson Reuters, and both The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal voted him among the country's Legal Leaders in 2018.

An active member of his legal community, Mr. Levoritz is a member of the family law section of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York County Lawyers Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Queens County Bar Association. Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Levoritz has numerous publications to his credit, and he has conducted many lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of family law topics.

*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%): Divorce

Focus Areas

Divorce

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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Yonatan Levoritz

Admitted: 2005, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.levoritzlaw.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards:

  • Based on multiple peer reviews from the American legal industry for high ethical standing., Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Award, https://www.martindale.com/new-york/new-york/yonatan-s-levoritz-33563937-a/, 2018
  • The youngest attorney to be awarded this honor due to his success in and out of the courtroom., Professional of the Year in Matrimonial Law by Strathmore’s Who’s Who, https://strathmore-ltd.com/pros-of-the-year/2008/, 2008
  • Awarded the Client Champion Platinum Award based on his numerous outstanding clients reviews., Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum, https://www.martindale.com/new-york/new-york/yonatan-s-levoritz-33563937-a/, 2018
  • The Lawyers of Distinction is recognized as the fastest growing community of distinguished lawyers in the United States offering membership to no more than 10% of attorneys in any given state. Members are accepted based upon objective evaluation of an attorney’s qualifications, license, reputation, experience, and disciplinary history., Lawyer of Distinction , https://www.newswire.com/news/yonatan-levoritz-recognized-as-2018-lawyer-of-distinction-20227881, 2018
  • Awarded America's most honored professional award in the top 10% in 2017, Americas Most Honoured Professionals - Top 10%, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • I am AV rated for the years 2016, 2017, and 2018.  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 2005
  • Expanded and evolved into The Levoritz Law Group, 2007
  • Founded his own firm - the Law Office of Yonatan S. Levoritz , 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Davydova v. Sasonov Case. Provided the client with an opportunity to receive considerably more financial support from her husband while their divorce was in the process of being litigated, 2013

Representative Clients:

  • During the course of his career, Yoni has represented numerous celebrities and other individuals of high net worth, including Steven Green, one of the most eligible gay bachelors in New York State, and Patricia Duff, former wife of Revlon billionaire Ron Perelman.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Passed the NASD Series 7.  Currently, the NASD doesn't exist anymore but with the qualifications of the NASD Yoni has gained valuable insights into the needs and challenges that businesses and organizations face today.
  • Passed the NASD series 63. Currently, the NASD doesn't exist anymore but with the qualifications of the NASD Yoni has gained valuable insights into the needs and challenges that businesses and organizations face today.

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Educational Background:

  • Since 2005, I have handled everything from Jury Trials in Breach of Contract Actions (in particular, those involving matrimonial agreements) to Fraudulent Conveyance Actions.  I am a stickler for seeking out every viable cause of action in each case.  For example, in Kaprov v. Stalinsky, 2016 N.Y. Slip. Op. 08509 (2d Dept. 2016), one of the seminal issues was the Fraudulent Conveyance of a parcel of real property, on which I was victorious, and the other issue on which I lost was the fraudulent nature of certain loans on property, which were obtained by way of Confessions of Judgment.  In one of my cases for Breach of Contract, a Cause of Action I use somewhat regularly since agreements and Judgments are two separate instruments, an issue of first impression arose out of the use of an offer of liquidated damages, which is still in the process of being tried in the Supreme Court, Westchester County.  See, McMahan v. McMahan, 2016 N.Y. Slip. Op. 26291 (Sup. Ct., Westchester County 2016).  In addition, I have frequently litigated Battery and Assault Causes of Action, and have often relied on the provisions of New York’s Debtor and Creditor Law in actions involving Fraudulent Conveyances.  As a result of having to pursue every avenue of relief for my clients, I have even, unfortunately, had to commence actions against Attorneys, which also resulted in an issue of first impression being decided in my favor.  See, Khlevner v. Tylo, 2007 N.Y. Slip Op 51628(U), 16 Misc. 3d 1129(A) (Sup. Ct., Kings County 2007).  I take a holistic approach to the practice of Matrimonial and Family Law and will actually be commencing an action for violations of one of my client’s civil and constitutional rights in a Family Law Matter in the very near future.  I have come to understand that in order to effectively practice Family Law and Matrimonial Law, it is necessary not just to look at the usual issues that are typically raised in the context of an action for divorce, but rather to consider all of the relevant issues in a comprehensive manner.  For example, I have obtained relief for a client in a Child Support and Spousal Support Matter by commencing an action for Breach of Contract, while the other party was seeking to reduce support, because of the anticipatory repudiation of the parties’ settlement agreement.  Any improper change to the amount of support being provided to a spouse would result in damages and then also an award of counsel fees, if there is a default provision in the parties’ agreement.  By looking at all aspects of a case, you see what others miss.  
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140 Broadway
46th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 718-942-4004

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