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Richard A. Abrams, Esq. New York Divorce Mediator
570 Lexington Avenue,
Suite 1600
New York, NY 10022

Richard Abrams

Since graduating from NYU Law School, I have devoted virtually my entire legal career to the practice of family law – always advocating for practical, reasonable and economical resolutions.  As a long-time partner in a highly-regarded firm, I negotiated and litigated many hundreds of cases with all of the premier family law practitioners in the New York area.  I tried dozens of cases and argued numerous appeals, acquiring an intimate knowledge of the legal system.  In 1985 I was elected a Fellow of the selective American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and am listed annually among the “New York-Metro’s Super Lawyers®.”

After decades of practice I became convinced that there were better alternatives for resolving the issues surrounding a divorce.  Being settlement-minded by nature and having long been successful at devising constructive solutions to those issues, I trained in the areas of mediation and collaborative law. I became a member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, and for years was active in the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.

In 2006, I became of counsel to Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP, a boutique matrimonial firm which is listed annually among the Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News. Early in 2019, I moved my office to 570 Lexington Avenue in New York City where I continue to practice matrimonial law exclusively. Although I continue to litigate when necessary, I much prefer to help clients achieve fair, timely, economical settlements through out-of-court resolutions, and to avoid the rancor, emotional debilitation and economic waste that too often accompanies the end of a once-loving relationship.

Currently practicing at 570 Lexington Avenue, in New York City, specializing in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

  • J.D. New York University School of Law
Awards & Accolades
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠
    • Super Lawyers®, New York Metro
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 1985
    • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, Member