Harriet Newman Cohen

Harriet Newman Cohen

Top Rated/High Profile Divorce & Custody Attorney
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • New York
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Harriet Newman Cohen, known as one of the "heavy hitters" of matrimonial and family law attorneys in New York City, is a founding partner of Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP. Ms. Cohen represents celebrities and other high net worth individuals, as well as other worthy clients; she has represented Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the former wives of the Weinstein brothers, NBA star Paul George, Howard Stern’s former wife (Alison), Laurence Fishburne, Ute Lemper, Linda Lavin, among other celebrities. Ms. Cohen is dedicated to the practice of law in the finest tradition and is known for fierce advocacy and passionate representation. She makes herself available to her clients 24/7.

Cohen is frequently appointed by the court to represent children in contested family law matters and as a neutral evaluator to assist the court.
She has been listed as one of the “TOP 50 Female Lawyers” by NY Metro Super Lawyers, 2009-2021. This list recognizes "women lawyers who received the highest point totals in the NY Super Lawyers-Metro Edition nomination, research and blue ribbon review process" and is also recognized as one of the “TOP 100 Lawyers” (men and women), NY Metro Super Lawyers, 2010-2021. Super Lawyers honored Ms. Cohen’s former matrimonial law firm as one of the “50 Law Firms Professionals Should Know About,” based on the high ratings of all of the firm’s lawyers.

Throughout her professional career, Cohen has been awarded the highest AV® Preeminent™ rating (5 out of 5) by Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized legal directory, signifying the highest rating for legal ability and professional standards of conduct and ethics.

Ms. Cohen is a frequent news commentator, promotes reform in the law by authoring informative legal articles and sharing her knowledge and experience in the law with the Governor, the Legislature and the Courts. She was one of the authors of the equitable distribution law. Matrimonial and family law is her passion...you want her on your side.

Barnard College
B.A. | Cum Laude
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Bryn Mawr College
M.A. | Latin and Greek
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1975) | Cum Laude
Activities: Brooklyn Law School Law Review
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Top 50 Women Attorneys in NY Metro Area
New York Metro Super Lawyers
Top 100 Attorneys in New York Metro Area
New York Metro Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent
Martindale - Hubbell
Alumna of the Year
Brooklyn Law School
Outstanding Women in the Legal Profession
New York County Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 1180140
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 1180140
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Practice Areas
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Websites & Blogs
Cohen Stine Kapoor LLP
Contact & Map
11 Times Square - 10th Fl
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (212) 512-0801