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Blank Rome LLP
1271 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Norman S. Heller

Norman Heller is a matrimonial and family law partner with Blank Rome LLP and past chair of the firm’s New York office. He represents high-net-worth individuals in negotiations and through trial in complex divorce, custody, support, and equitable distribution matters in New York and Connecticut. Norman advises clients in all aspects of matrimonial law, including contested and mediated divorce and dissolution proceedings; equitable distribution, spousal maintenance, and related financial issues; custody, visitation, and child support; and pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and separation agreements. He also serves as a mediator for parties who desire to resolve their divorce, custody, and financial disputes amicably.

Norman often writes and speaks at conferences to attorneys, accountants, and financial advisers on current legal issues in matrimonial law. He spoke on “Cross-Examination of the Mental Health Forensic Evaluator Re: Parenting Capacities When One or Both Parents Suffer From These Difficulties” at a program sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He was a contributing author on post-nuptial and pre-nuptial agreements for The Family Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Manage Your Business from Legal Planning to Business Strategies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and for Strategies For Family Law in New York (Aspatore, 2011).

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York Chapter), he is a former co-chairman of the Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association and a past president of the Naval Academy Parents’ Club of Connecticut and the Greenwich Reform Synagogue.

  • J.D. Boston University School of Law - 1997
  • B.A. in History Haverford College - 1974
Awards & Accolades
    • Chambers High Net Worth, Band 1 for New York, 2017-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law, 2008-2023
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠, 2022
    • Lawdragon, Top 500 Leading Family Lawyers, 2020
    • Best Lawyers, Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" in New York City, 2016
  • Associations & Memberships
    • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
    • Fairfield County Bar Association, Member
    • The New York State Bar Association, Member
    • New York County Lawyers' Association, Member