Lee Rosenberg

Top rated Family Law attorney in Garden City, New York

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP
Lee Rosenberg
Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1987

Education: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP

300 Garden City Plaza
Suite 130
Garden City, NY 11530 Visit website


Lee Rosenberg is the principal and managing member at the Garden City law firm of Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP. At the firm, Mr. Rosenberg assists clients from around the New York City metropolitan area, across Long Island and throughout New York State who have needs in all phases of matrimonial and family law. He regularly represents clients at trial in complex custody, support and equitable distribution matters, negotiates settlements, and drafts intricate prenuptial, postnuptial, separation and settlement agreements. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers-- serving on the Boards of both the National organization where is a Second Vice President and its New York Chapter where he is Co-Chair of the Chapter's "Legislation, the Courts and Amicus Committee." Mr. Rosenberg also serves on the Executive Committee of the NY State Bar Association's Family Law Section.   He is Board Certified in Family Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He continues to be listed among the Best Lawyers in America,** and was named "Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for Long Island, New York for 2022.  He holds a "Superb" rating from Avvo. He is a former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association and received the 2013 Director's Award from the Nassau County Bar Association for his outstanding achievements among all committee chairs.

As a result of his extensive experience and obvious leadership abilities, he has received a number of appointments to leadership positions within the legal community. The New York State Bar Association's Family Law Section named him editor-in-chief of its Family Law Review.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards..
**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

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

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1987, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.scrllp.com/attorneys/lee-rosenberg

Educational Background:
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., History, 1983
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Family Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Touro Law School Alumni Council
  • Vice Chair, Membership Committee (National), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2012
  • Barrister: NY Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member, Child Advocacy Committee (NY Chapter), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Nassau County Bar Association (2011-2013)
  • Member, New York State Office of Court Administration Matrimonial Practice Advisory Committee (2013-2014)
  • Arbitrator, Office of Court Administration Matrimonial Fee Dispute Panel
  • Chair, Chapter Leaders Committee(National), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2014
  • Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Managers (NY Chapter), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Parliamentarian, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NY Chapter), 2017
  • Member, Grievance Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Parliamentarian, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, (National, 2012-2013)
  • Member, Nominating Committee (National, 2011-2012), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chair: Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee (2011-2013)
  • Member, Committee of the Future (NY Chapter), American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • General Editor, LexisNexis Consolidated Law Service Family and Matrimonial Practice Insights
  • Editor, "Recent Decisions in Matrimonial Law", Nassau County Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Trained in divorce mediation by the NY State Judicial Institute
  • Member: Board of Editors, NY Family Law Monthly
  • Editor-in-Chief, NYS Bar Association Family Law Review
  • Cited in the NY State Law Revision Commission's "Preliminary Report On Maintenance Awards in Divorce Cases", 2011
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis Who's Who
  • Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White
  • Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Divorce Law (Long Island)
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Nassau County Bar Association's 2013 Directors' Award for outstanding service as a Committee Chair
  • Ten Leaders in Matrimonial Divorce Law; Attorneys Age 45 and Under (Long Island)
  • Honor received for outstanding service as the General Editor of LexisNexis' NY Consolidated Laws Service Family/Matrimonial Practice Insights., LexisNexis
  • "Long Island's Top Legal Eagles:The Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk Counties", Long Island Pulse (2010 to date)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Trained in divorce mediation by the New York State Judicial Institute
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Shopping Spree’ What’s Old and New in Attorney and Judge Shopping" (Part 3 of 3), NY Family Law Monthly, October 2009
  • Panelist, Pendente Lite Counsel Fee Applications and Issues in Civility, Nassau County Matrimonial Law Committee, 2009
  • "To Halve and to Halve Not: The Drastic Reduction of Awards in Enhanced Earnings and Business Distribution Cases", NYS Bar Association Family Law Review, Winter 2009, Author, 2009
  • "'Rodriguez' Offers Common Sense Revisiting of Double Dipping", New York Law Journal, Feb 26, 2010., Author, 2010
  • Lectured and prepared seminar materials on statutory changes to New York's Domestic Relations Law at St John's Law School's CLE Weekend, Speaker, "New Wine In Old Bottles: Issues in Grounds, Maintenance, and Counsel Fees", 2010
  • Two part article, Author, "Appellate Inconsistency Perpetuates Bad Law On Double Dipping (Parts 1 & 2)", NY Family Law Monthly, 2010
  • Lecture, Speaker, "A Discussion On Convolution:The New Maintenance Statute", NY Family Law American Inn of Court, 2010
  • Lecture, Speaker, "The Matrimonial Rules and Fee Dispute Arbitration", Nassau County Bar Association, 2010
  • "Multiple Flaws Abound in New Interim Spousal Support Statute", NY Law Journal, 2/25/11, Author, 2011
  • "Matrimonial Fee Dispute Arbitration: An Overview of Compliance and Collection" (Parts 1 and 2), NY Family Law Monthly (Jan/Feb 2011), Author, 2011
  • Speaker and author of materials (with Andrea M. Brodie), Speaker/Author, "Marriage, Divorce, Estate Planning & Employment Issues For Same-Sex Couples", Nassau County Bar Assoc., 2011
  • "When Is an Order Not an Order: The Enforceability of Automatic Orders", (Parts 1 and 2), New York Family Law Monthly, Jan/Feb 2012, 2012
  • "Ongoing Divorce Issue: Why 'No Fault' Should Mean 'No Trial'", NYLJ (June 2012), New York Law Journal, 2012
  • "'Custody' of Pets In Matrimonial Cases", Seminar Materials, Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law, April 19, 2012, 2012
  • "Ongoing Divorce Issue: Why 'No Fault' Should Mean 'No Trial'", New York Law Journal, June 5, 2012, 2012
  • "Marriage and Divorce: An Overview of Rights, Obligations and Options for Non-Traditional Couples" (Updated Seminar Materials), Association of Divorce Financial Planners Annual Meeting, September 2012, 2012
  • "In Camera' Interviews in Custody Cases: Re-Evaluating Due Process Concerns", NY Law Journal, March 29, 2013, 2013
  • "The Child Centricity of Our Matrimonial Courts", NY Family Law Monthly, May 2013, 2013
  • Lectured to attorneys and financial professionals for their continuing education, Author and Speaker, 2007
  • "The Complaint Department: The Effects of Voluntary Discontinuance Under CPLR 3217(a)(1) and the Need for Change", Author, NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring 2015, 2015
  • Authored article on matrimonial/family law, Author, "On Matrimony, the Miller Commission, Legislative Failure", New York Law Journal, 2007
  • "Skin in the Game" and Caveat Avvocati: Monitoring the Level Playing Field on Counsel Fee Awards, Author, NYSBA Family Law Review, 2014
  • Authored two part article on matrimonial/family law., Author, "Issues in Establishing Jurisdiction Over Non-Resident Spouses" (Parts 1 & 2), NY Family Law Monthly, 2007
  • "Extending Matrimonial Case Confidentiality to Related Proceedings", NYLJ 7/21/15, Author, NYLJ, 2015
  • Authored article on matrimonial/family law, "Matrimonial Rules, Substantial Compliance, Fees", New York Law Journal, 2007
  • "...And Justice For All:Marriage Equality Comes to America", NYSBA Family Law Review, Summer 2015, Author, 2015
  • Authored article on matrimonial/family Law entitled "Same-Sex Marriage: The Right to Divorce, But Not to Marry", New York Law Journal (March 2008), New York Law Journal
  • "The Right to Be Heard on an Initial Custody Determination: The Court of Appeals Considers S.L. v J.R.", Author, "The Right to Be Heard on an Initial Custody Determination: The Court of Appeals Considers S.L. v J.R.", NYSBA Family Law Review, Spring/Summer 2016, 2016
  • Lectured to the General Practice Section at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association on matrimonial law., Speaker, NYS Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2009
  • The Court of Appeals Addresses Family Law: Some Welcome Attention", NYSBA Family Law Review, Fall 2016, 2016
  • Lectured on current cases, legislation, trends and developments in various areas of matrimonial law, Speaker, "Family Law: Helping Your Clients Through Difficult Cases", 2009
  • "The Ongoing Dilemma of Parental Alienation", NYSBA Family Law Review, Winter 2016, 2017
  • Member of panel of attorneys and State Supreme Court Justices at the Nassau County Matrimonial Committee May 2009 meeting, Panelist, Counsel Fees and Civility Issues in Matrimonial Law, 2009
  • “Advanced Family Law: Non-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes”, NBI, April 2017., Speaker, 2017
  • "An Update on Prenuptial and No-Fault Divorce Legislation", NY Family Law Monthly, (Sept 2008)
  • "Tolling the Statute of Limitations on Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: The Third (And Last) Version of DRL 250", Family Law Review, Fall 2008
  • "Let the Scrivener Beware: Drafting Matrimonial "Cohabitation" Clauses After Graev", NYSBA Lecture Materials, Annual Meeting, January 2009; and NYS Bar Association Journal, June 2009
  • "Modification of Support: No Easier to Get in Current Economic Times", NY Law Journal, June 2009
  • "Shopping Spree’ What’s Old and New in Attorney and Judge Shopping" (Part 1 of 3), NY Family Law Monthly, August 2009
  • "Shopping Spree’ What’s Old and New in Attorney and Judge Shopping" (Part 2 of 3), NY Family Law Monthly, September 2009
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Participated in the Nassau County Bar Association's annual "Pro Bono-Thon" , 2013
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Annual Pro Bonothon

Office location for Lee Rosenberg

300 Garden City Plaza
Suite 130
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-873-7200


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