Paul C. Kurland

Paul C. Kurland: Attorney with Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP
  • Partner at Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP (10 Attorneys)
  • 11 Times Square, 10th Floor, W. 41 St. at the corner of 8th Ave., New York, NY 10036
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Paul C. Kurland concentrates in matrimonial and family law, as well as civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution in commercial, corporate, business and estate disputes, including arbitration and mediation. He is admitted to practice law in New York State and before numerous federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He received a B.A. degree from Brooklyn College (1967) and a J.D. from New York University School of Law (1970). Mr. Kurland has been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ (5 out of 5) rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the nationally recognized legal directory, signifying the highest rating for legal ability and professional standards of conduct and ethics. He has also been among the elite group of attorneys listed as Super Lawyers in New York for each year since the inception of Super Lawyers in 2006.

From 1970-1973 Mr. Kurland was a litigator with the law firm Cahill, Gordon & Reindel and a member of the team that represented The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case. Mr. Kurland served as chair of the litigation departments at Baer Marks & Upham (1979-1986) and at Snow Becker Krauss P.C. for 24 years (1986-2011). For more than 30 years, Mr. Kurland has been a member of the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) as well as the trial techniques programs at Hofstra and Cardozo Law Schools. He is a past President of the New York University School of Law Alumni Association (2004 & 2005). He is also a member of the Board of Directors and pro bono counsel for 26 years of WHY Hunger Year, a not-for-profit founded by the late performer Harry Chapin. He is on the Board of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Mr. Kurland is a mediator in the N.Y. Supreme Court and has served as an arbitrator for FINRA and the AAA. He is the former chair of the Committee on Recruitment of Lawyers of the New York City Bar Association. Mr. Kurland is a member of The Friars Club.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Matrimonial
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Trials

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-863-9477  Phone
212-512-0803  Phone
212-202-6100  Fax
University Attended:
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1967
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
1971, New York, U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; 1976, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1972, U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1972, U.S. Supreme Court
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Committee on Civil Rights, 1978-1979; Chairman, Committee on Recruitment of Lawyers, 1985-1988); New York State and American (Founding Member, Committee on Rights of Expression, Litigation Section, 1975-1979) Bar Associations.
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express

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  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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    11 Times Square, 10th Floor , W. 41 St. at the corner of 8th Ave.
    New York, NY 10036

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