Neil E. Kozek

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in White Plains, NY

Kramer Kozek LLP
 | 445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-292-0168
Fax: 914-428-1660
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Neil E. Kozek is an attorney at Kramer Kozek LLP in White Plains, New York. Mr. Kozek commits his practice to divorce and matrimonial law, representing clients throughout New York. He has more than 31 years of experience.  He litigates, mediates and collaborates in family law matters involving complex distribution of property, children's rights, adoption, child custody, child support, domestic violence, real estate and visitation rights.

    Mr. Kozek Has achieved fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. In addition to being an experienced litigator, Mr. Kozek is a founder of the Collaborative Practice movement in the New York Metropolitan region and an experienced mediator.  He is a founding member of organizations focused on Collaborative Law, including the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester and the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He has been teaching Collaborative Practice skills and lecturing on the topic since 2001.

    In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Kozek is peer review-rated as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a founding member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

    Active in his legal community, Mr. Kozek belongs to the Family Law Sections of the Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He was active in The First Family Law American Inn of Court in New Jersey and the New York County Matrimonial Mediation Program.

    Mr. Kozek graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University. He earned his law degree from Temple University School of Law and received his license to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1988. He is an active member of the New York State Bar and is qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    *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
    • 90%Family Law
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020

    American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Family Lawyers

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    About Neil Kozek

    Admitted: 1988, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.kramerkozek.com/attorney/kozek-neil-e/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2019
    • Elected to Superlawyers listing of TOP 25 ATTORNEYS 2019, Top 25 Attorneys in Westchester County New York, Superlawyers, 2019
    • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America
    • Top Ten Leaders, Matrimonial & Divorce Law
    • Top 25 Attorneys in Westchester, 2007
    • Distinguished recognition in Matrimonial and Family Law for past ten (10) years, Top Ten Leaders
    • AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatingSM from Martindale-Hubbell®

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New York County Matrimonial Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
    • Family Law Inns of Court
    • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Founder and President
    • Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester, Founding Member
    • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
    • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee
    • Westchester County Bar Association
    • New Jersey, 1988
    • Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester
    • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board of Directors
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) profile
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014
    • New York, 1995
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
    • Pennsylvania, 1988
    • Managing Partner-Kramer Kozek is a 7 attorney, boutique matrimonial and family law firm in White Plains, New York.  This firm represents clients in the New York City Metropolitan Area.
    • NEIL E. KOZEK, ESQ. is a Member of the firm of Kramer Kozek, llp and practices in both suburban White Plains and New York City. Litigation Practice:  He has litigated almost exclusively in the field of matrimonial and family law for more than twenty nine(29) years.  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Family Law Sections of the New York, New Jersey, Westchester County and American Bar Associations.  Mr. Kozek is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section where he served as the Program Co-Chair and coordinator for Continuing Legal Education.  He was formerly a representative to the New York Interdisciplinary Forum of Matrimonial Attorneys and Forensic Mental Health Professionals.  He also served as a neutral evaluator for the New York County Matrimonial Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and a frequent lecturer for the Westchester County, New York State and American Bar Associations’ Family Law Sections.  Mr. Kozek is also a lifetime Fellow of the American Bar Association. Collaborative Family Law and Dispute Resolution:  Mr. Kozek was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (“IACP”) and a founding member of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (“NYACP”) where he is currently the President and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, a trained Mediator and an adjunct group leader for the Center for Mediation in Law. Also a founding member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland and Westchester Counties. Mr. Kozek's practice is approximately 60% collaborative at this time.  He was a volunteer for the Pace Women’s Justice Center Moderate Means Panel where he also served as a pro bono mentor.  Mr. Kozek is a founding member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester. He is currently serving a second term as a Director of the Westchester Women's Bar Association Foundation. Mr. Kozek has been nominated to be included in “Best Lawyers in America” and has been included in the New York Metro Region “Superlawyers” each year since 2007 in both Matrimonial and Collaborative Law. Mr. Kozek was formerly a partner at Stern Steiger Croland, P.C., in Paramus, New Jersey and co-chair of the Family Law Department of Hall Dickler, LLP.  He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1984 and he is a 1985 magna cum laude graduate of Rutgers University.  After graduating from Temple University School of Law in 1988, he served as Law Secretary to the Honorable Samuel D. Natal, Presiding Judge, Family Part, Superior Court of New Jersey, Camden County.  Mr. Kozek is a charter member of the New Jersey Family Law Inn of Court and formerly a member of the Justice Morris Pashman American Inn of Court.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Elected As a Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation, 2012
    • Elected to the Westchester Women's Bar Foundation Board of Directors, 2011
    • 2007-2010 Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El of Westchester, 2007
    • Commended as Pro Bono Matrimonial Panel Member, Volunteer Attorney Westchester County Courthouse for the Ninth Judicial District, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • FAMILY LAW SERVICES HANDBOOK published/copyright 2011, Co-Author, Collaborative Law-Chapter 22, Wiley Publishing, 2010
    • Organizer and Instructor of the Advanced Collaborative Training offered by The AAML in Chicago, Illinois June 2020, Instructor Advanced Collaborative Practice, AAML , 2019
    • Co-authored Chapter with Jerome Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico on Collaborative Law.  The book was published in the Winter 2011, Family Law Services Handbook, Publisher: John Wiley &Sons, Inc., Financial Expert/Family Law, 2010
    • PLI Seminars in New York City and on-line, Lecturer, Matrimonial Law and Collaborative, Practicing Law Institute, 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Elected to Fellowship of the American Bar Foundation, 2012
    • Founding Member of the American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), 2016
    • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 2016
    • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, 2017

    Videos:

    • 7 Minute 22 second segment on national television for NBC Today Show on Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Divorce-NBC Today Show, 2005
    • Video summary of collaborative law presentation in New York City available on You Tube, Collaborative Law, Lawline, 2011

    Educational Background:

    • Temple University School of Law, 1988
    • 1985 Graduate of Rutgers College, Rutgers University Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), Phi Sigma Iota, 1985

    Industry Groups

    • Alimony
    • Business Valuation
    • Child Support
    • Custody
    • Divorce Strategies
    • Equitable Distribution
    • Family
    • Litigation
    • Maintenance
    • Matrimonial
    • Parenting Issues
    • Property Distribution
    • Property Valuation
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    Office Location for Neil E. Kozek

    445 Hamilton Avenue
    White Plains, NY 10601

    Phone: 914-292-0168

    Fax: 914-428-1660

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