Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP
Litigation Collaborative Law Mediation
We offer all 3 ways to divorce
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Honors & Awards

US News and World Report, Best Law Firms, Tier One, 2019, 2021-2022
US News and World Report Best Lawyers in America, 2023: Evan Schein
US News and World Report Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2022: Jacqueline Newman
US News and World Report Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2021: Barry Berkman
US News and World Report Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2021: Marc Fleisher
New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys, Super Lawyers, 2013-2021, Jacqueline Newman *Note to change to 2021)
New  York City’s Best Lawyers, 2016-2020: Jacqueline Newman
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion, 2018-2021: Evan Schein
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion, 2018-2021: Jessica Toelstedt
AV-Rated Preeminent, 2015-2022: Jacqueline Newman
AV-Rated Preeminent, 2015-2022: Barry Berkman
AV-Rated Preeminent, 2015-2022: Jessica Toelstedt
Avvo Rating of 10, Top Family Attorney: Evan D. Schein
Avvo Rating of 10, Top Divorce Attorney: Jacqueline Newman
Avvo Rating of 9.4, Top Divorce Attorney: Jessica Toelstedt
Law Firm of the Year, Finalist, SmartCEO Magazine, 2014
America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Ten Leaders Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, 2011: Barry Berkman
America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Ten Leaders Matrimonial & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under, 2011: Jacqueline Newman

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Options for Divorce

Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein is one of the largest family law firms in New York offering three ways to divorce: litigation, collaborative law, and mediation. While litigation can be necessary when spouses simply cannot agree on financial or custody matters, a collaborative process or mediation offer a lower conflict way to divorce that can also be less expensive. Our team of trained, elite lawyers help clients decide what process is right for their needs. We pride ourselves on having a deep bench of attorneys who can advocate zealously in court when a divorce calls for it, or successfully mediate a resolution that satisfies both spouses.

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Practice Areas

  • 100%Family Law

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Family Law

All Focus Areas

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

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