Ankit Kapoor

Top rated Family Law attorney in New York, New York

Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP
Ankit Kapoor
Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2018

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023
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Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP

11 Times Square
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036 Visit website


Ankit Kapoor is a founding partner with Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP law firm in New York, New York.  A top-rated lawyer and emerging leader in his field, Mr. Kapoor focuses his practice primarily on matrimonial and family law, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater New York City metro area who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issues affecting their families.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Kapoor has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity when dealing with his clients, and he delivers the personalized counsel and trustworthy advice they need to make the best-informed decisions on the matters that will impact them and their families for years to come.  Mr. Kapoor is not only a skilled negotiator, but he also a zealous trial attorney. 

At all turns, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and interests, and he works hard to ensure that he has helped his clients pursue their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 2010 graduate of Hofstra University with a bachelor's degree in political science and government, Mr. Kapoor served as a police officer in New York City for several years before deciding to pursue his legal career. He then attended Brooklyn Law School at night and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2018. During his time in law school, Mr. Kapoor continued to serve a NYPD Police Officer, and completed several externships simultaneously, including with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office trial division, and a summer associate position at Herrick Feinstein LLP.

Mr. Kapoor is a member of the New York State Bar Association, where he was appointed to the Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform and was recently awarded the NYSBA Young Lawyers’ Section Trial Academy Scholarship, and he is a member of the New York County Lawyers Associations, where he has been appointed to the Matrimonial Law Committee, the New York City Bar Association, the South Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Practice areas

Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate

Focus areas

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

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate

First Admitted: 2018, New York

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Educational Background:
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • Hofstra University (B.A.)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • New York City Bar Association
  • South Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • New York County Lawyers Associations
  • Matrimonial Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Star 2021
  • Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform, New York State Bar Association, 2020
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • What happens when the AFC believes that the child’s wishes are contrary to the child’s best interests and finds himself/herself at a crossroads with the child? The AFC must then decide whether it is permissible to use substituted judgment. Topics include: Substituting Judgment in Cases With Parental AlienationHow To Substitute Judgment ProperlyDangers in Improperly Substituting Judgment This article discusses the substitution of judgment—proper and improper. It tells a cautionary tale about the pitfalls for the AFC who substitutes judgment without strictly adhering to the rules set forth by 22 NYCRR §7.2—in form as well as substance. It revisits the controversial nature of claims of parental alienation and the rejection of the parental alienation syndrome, while, nevertheless, recognizing that children found to have been influenced by their mothers are not infrequently deemed incapable of exercising knowing judgment, thereby justifying the substitution of judgment. When all is said and done, representing children can be incredibly rewarding and should not be eschewed. However, attorneys who represent child clients need to be wary and should not rush in where angels fear to tread., author, Substituting Judgment: Beware, Attorney for the Child, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, Law, Divorce, Custody, Attorney For The Child, Matrimonial, Complex Divorce, 2021
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Awarded the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers' Section Trial Academy Scholarship, 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Appeals and Post-Divorce Matters
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • High Net Worth Family Law Cases

Office location for Ankit Kapoor

11 Times Square
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 646-480-3661


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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