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Gretchen Beall Schumann

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Rabin Schumann and Partners LLP
11 Times Square, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-512-0802
Fax: 212-202-6100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed in New York Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law (90%), International (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Gretchen Beall Schumann is a founding partner at the New York City law firm of Rabin Schumann and Partners LLP.  Ms. Schumann has distinguished herself in the area of family law in New York City and the metro area.  Her dedicated representation and commitment to her clients has placed her among the top female attorneys in New York state.  Ms. Schumann brings years of experience when clients are facing challenges involving both negotiation and litigation, including in complex matters involving domestic and international aspects of family law.

The respect and reputation she has earned in her field make her a frequent choice for Continuing Legal Education panels and lectures for academic and corporate institutions.  Ms. Schumann has served as a commentator for print media with respect to name change and other matters and has authored chapters on New York family law practice for international publications.  She has earned an "Excellent" rating from Avvo.

Ms. Schumann is the current President of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc. and a past President of the New York Women’s Bar Association (2010-2011); before that, she was the Association’s Vice President and Treasurer. From 2005 until 2008, she served as Secretary of the New York City Bar Committee on Children and the Law, and from 2004 until 2007, as Secretary of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section. Ms. Schumann is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the New Lawyer Institute at the New York City Bar and the President’s Council of Cornell Women.

Ms. Schumann began her legal career in 2001 after earning her law degree from Cornell Law School.  She received her A.B. from Columbia University, Columbia College.  She is admitted in New York and New Jersey.

 

 

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%International
Focus Areas

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

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

About Gretchen Beall Schumann

First Admitted: 2001, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: https://rsaplaw.com/attorneys/gretchen-beall-schumann/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Vice President and Treasurer, New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Secretary of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section, 2004-2007
  • Board of Directors, New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the New Lawyer Institute at the New York City Bar
  • Past President of the New York Women’s Bar Association, 2010-2011
  • Member of the New York City Bar’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee
  • Former member, Sanctuary for Families Associates Committee
  • Secretary of the New York City Bar Committee on Children and the Law, 2005-2008
  • State of New Jersey

Honors/Awards

  • “Super Lawyers”, Rising Stars, New York Metro Edition, 2012 and 2013
  • Cornell Law School, Robert S. Pasley Memorial Prize, 2001
  • “Super Lawyers”, New York Metro Edition, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lectured for the New York State Bar Association on both procedural and substantive aspects of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, and for the E. David Woycik Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Hofstra Law School
  • Co-authored an article for the New York Law Journal, “The Alienated Child,” with partner Harriet Newman Cohen, 2007

Educational Background

  • Columbia University, A.B. in English, 1998
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Office Location for Gretchen Beall Schumann

11 Times Square
10th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Phone: 212-512-0802

Fax: 212-202-6100

Last Updated: 5/27/2021

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