Elliot J. Wiener

Elliot J. Wiener: Attorney with Phillips Nizer LLP AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Phillips Nizer LLP (66 Attorneys)
  • 485 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017
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  • Elliot J. Wiener is the Chair of Phillips Nizer's Matrimonial & Family Law Department. A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers with over 30 years experience practicing family law, he concentrates his practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law including divorce, custody/visitation, support, and related matters. He has a particular interest in child custody and visitation issues and in trial work.
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Biography

Elliot J. Wiener is the Chair of Phillips Nizer's Matrimonial & Family Law Department. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers with over 40 years' experience practicing family law, he concentrates his practice in the areas of matrimonial and family law including divorce, custody/visitation, support, and related matters. He has a particular interest in child custody and visitation issues and in trial work.

Mr. Wiener is also a trained mediator and has been selected by other matrimonial attorneys to act as the mediator and the Neutral Evaluator in numerous cases in New York County. He is also trained in collaborative law. Mr. Wiener has a broad range of experience in family law having been the attorney for hundreds of children in proceedings which span the entire range of family law. He has also successfully defended parents falsely accused of “shaken baby syndrome”.

Speaking Engagements

•Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law (numerous)
•Westchester County Bar Association’s Domestic Relations and Family Law Section, presentation on “The Spectrum of Parental Alienation and Estrangement: Challenges for Mental Health Professionals, Attorneys and the Court” (May 2006)
•New York State Judicial Institute presentation on “Parental Alienation” (2007)
•New York State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education program, Matrimonial Law: New Legislation, Counsel Fees, Relocation and Ethics, (2010)

Representative Sampling of Published Articles

• The Separate Property Credit in Divorce Actions (New York Law Journal, Matrimonial Law Special Report, July 31, 2017)
• Conflict-Ridden Homes, Harm to Children, and Reform of DRL 234 (Family News & Views, a publication of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts/AFCC-New York, 2017 Volume 2, Issue 1)
• The Impact of Internet Pornography Use and Cybersexual Behavior on Child Custody and Visitation (Journal of Child Custody, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2013)
• Collecting Support from a Payor Who Has Filed Under Chapter 11 (The Matrimonial Strategist ALM Law Journal Newsletter, November 2007)
• Court-Ordered Psychotherapy In Custody Disputes: Do parties benefit when they are forced to participate? (New York Law Journal, Matrimonial Law Special Section, July 30, 2007)
• Reforming the Language Of 'Custody' Law: Let's remove that term as well as 'visitation' (New York Law Journal, Matrimonial Special Section, August 7, 2006)
• Our Dual System To Modify Child Support (New York Law Journal, Matrimonial Special Section, June 6, 2005)
• Unconscionable Separation Agreements in New York (New York State Bar Association Family Law Review, June 1999)

Peer Review Rating

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

RECOGNITION

•The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law (2010 - 2019)
•Super Lawyers - New York Metro Edition (Family Law), (2006 - 2018)
•Selected as one of Ten Leaders in Matrimonial & Divorce Law in the New York City (Manhattan) region

News & Publications

•Super Lawyers (2018)
09/13/2018

Seventeen Phillips Nizer attorneys were announced on September 13, 2018 as selected for inclusion on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Attorneys represented a cross-section of several practice areas and industry teams.

•U.S. News - BestLawyers (2019)
08/15/2018

Best Lawyers recognized Alan Behr, Helene M. Freeman, Michael W. Galligan, Donald P. Perry, Evan J. Spelfogel, Lauren J. Wachtler, Martin B. Wasser and Elliot J. Wiener.

•Speaking Engagement - Elliot Wiener, Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, joins panelists to address the subject of Parental Alienation at the International Academy of Family Lawyers' Open Conference on International Family Law in New York City.
04/20/2018

Conference details and to register here .

•U.S. News - BestLawyers (2018)
11/01/2017

U.S. News-Best Lawyers announced on November 1, 2017, Phillips Nizer's recognition as one of the nation's Best Law Firms for 2018. The listing is presented in ranking tiers from 1 - 3. We ranked highly, Tier 1, nationally in Copyright Law, Trademark Law and Trusts & Estates Law. We were also ranked in the New York City Metropolitan listings.

•Super Lawyers (2017)
09/20/2017

It was announced on September 20, 2017, that sixteen Phillips Nizer attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2017 Super Lawyers list. Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking, Business Litigation, Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Trusts & Estates practices were represented.

•Conflict Ridden Homes, Harm to Children, and Reform of DRL 234 (Family News & Views, a publication of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) - New York Chapter)
08/01/2017

•The Separate Property Credit in Divorce Actions (New York Law Journal)
07/31/2017

•U.S. News - Best Lawyers (2017)
11/01/2016

U.S. News-Best Lawyers announced Phillips Nizer was recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in the nation for 2017 ranking highly nationally in Trusts & Estates Law. The firm was also ranked in the New York City Metropolitan area in Trusts & Estates Law, Copyright Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law.

•Super Lawyers (2016)
10/21/2016

On September 21, 2016 it was announced by Super Lawyers that twenty-three Phillips Nizer attorney were selected for inclusion on the 2016 Super Lawyers and 'Rising Stars' lists. This is the second consecutive year the firm has had twenty-three lawyers recognized.

•Court Intervention in Child Alienation Cases (New York Law Journal)
07/01/2016

by Elliot J. Wiener and Dr. Bernice Schaul (clinical psychologist)

•U.S. News-BestLawyers (2016)
08/17/2015

In an announcement on November 2nd by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, Phillips Nizer was recognized as one of the 2016 Best Law Firms in the nation ranking highly nationally in Trusts & Estates Law, Copyright Law and Trademark Law. The firm was also ranked in the New York City Metropolitan area in Trusts & Estates Law, Copyright Law, Family Law, Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law.

•Super Lawyers (2015)
10/01/2014

Phillips Nizer was honored to announce that twenty-three of its attorneys were recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys who were recognized represented over a dozen practice areas. The annual Super Lawyers lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.

• Super Lawyers (2014)
10/01/2014

In an announcement on September 23, 2014, twenty-six Phillips Nizer attorneys were recognized on the Metro New York 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Twenty-two partners, senior counsel and counsel were selected as Super Lawyers. Four counsel and associates were selected as Rising Stars. The 2014 selections crossed all major practice groups. The annual Super Lawyers lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.

•Super Lawyers (2013)
10/01/2013

Nineteen Phillips Nizer attorneys were selected by Super Lawyers and recognized in the 2013 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition publication. As was the case in 2012, attorneys selected represented several practice areas. The Firm achieved a significant increase in the number of honorees, including one recognized as a Rising Star . Each year, attorneys are nominated across various legal practices and vetted through a process of confidential peer review. Independent research by the publisher is an important component before one can be selected as a Super Lawyer .

• U.S. News-Best Lawyers (2013)
10/01/2013

For the second consecutive year, Phillips Nizer was honored as one of the nation's Best Law Firms . The Firm received high ranks the areas of Trusts & Estates Law, Trademark Law, Copyright Law and Family Law.

•Super Lawyers (2012)
09/21/2012

Phillips Nizer was honored with the selection of twelve of its attorneys for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers - Metro edition. The attorneys were recognized across seven practice areas - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Family Law, General Litigation, and Real Estate Law.

•U.S News-Best Lawyers (2012)
11/01/2011

Phillips Nizer was recognized as a Tier 2 law firm in the City of New York in Family Law and Trusts & Estates Law. Law firms ranked on this list are presented in tiers and showcase firms nationwide in major legal practice areas.

• Super Lawyers (2011)
09/26/2011

Thirteen Phillips Nizer attorneys represented across seven distinct areas were recognized as 2011 Super Lawyers . Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, reviews nominations of attorneys across various legal practice areas. Those ultimately selected as Super Lawyers were vetted through a process involving peer review and independent research by the publisher.

•The Chief Judge Clarifies the Role of Attorneys for Children (NYSBA Family Law Review)
06/27/2008

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Immediate Past Co-Chair, Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law. Member, Board of Editors, The Matrimonial Strategist, ALM Law Journal Newsletter. Member: New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section; Member, Executive Committee); New York County Lawyers' Association (Co-Chair, Matrimonial Section).

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Matrimonial & Family Law
  • Private Clients Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(212) 841-0726  Phone
212-262-5152  Fax
www.phillipsnizer.com/attorneys/wienerell_bio.cfm
University Attended:
Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1977
Admission:
1979, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1977, New York; 1980, District of Columbia
Memberships:

Professional Memberships:

•American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
•International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Member)
•New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section; Member, Executive Committee)
•New York County Lawyers' Assn. (Co-Chair, Matrimonial Law Section)
•New York College of Matrimonial Trial Attorneys (Faculty Member)
•FamilyKind Ltd. (Chair, Board of Directors)
•Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law (Immediate Past Co-Chair)
The Matrimonial Strategist, ALM Law Journal Newsletter - Member, Board of Editors

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: S v. K, Supreme Court, NY Co. (2017) ($900,000 counsel fee awarded to client following financial and custody trial); C v. H, Family Court, NY Co. (2016) (client's petition to modify custody granted); R v. M, Supreme Court, NY Co. (2015) (client award of pre-trial exclusive possession of marital residence); S v. T, Family Court, NY Co. (2015) (successful defense of family offense proceeding); S v. K, Supreme Court, NY Co. (2013) (custody awarded to client after trial and successfully defended on appeal); B v. B, Supreme Court, NY Co. (2009) (judgment upholding client's right to retain shares of stock in closely held business)
ISLN:
902775372

Peer Reviews

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