Karen L. Robarge

Karen has spent more than twenty-five years practicing exclusively in the area of matrimonial law. Karen joined the firm in 2007 after stints at her own law firm and as a partner in the matrimonial department at Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Sheinfeld, LLP.

She has served on the Matrimonial Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and was Chair of the Sub-Committee on Legislation.

Karen has co-authored, with a former client, a guide to New York matrimonial law entitled The Park Avenue Guide to Divorce (Even If You Live On Main Street), which was featured in a profile of her that appeared in the Mail on Sunday, the largest-circulation Sunday newspaper in Great Britain.

Karen has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America for the past several years, has been featured in the Bar Register of Prominent Women Lawyers, and is regularly honored by her peers as a “Super Lawyer” in the New York City metro area.

Karen is an accomplished pianist and serves on the Board of the American Friends of Salzburg Easter Festival.

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Admitted

1987  New York

Education

1986  Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.

1983  Russell Sage College, B.A., with highest honors

Awards

  • Karen L. Robarge

    Karen L. Robarge named Top Rated in Family Law by Superlawyers 2020

    Karen L. Robarge has earned recognition by Superlawyers® receiving Top Rated classification in Family Law for 2020.

    Superlawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters is a legal rating service

    This is the eleventh year in a row Karen has received this distinction.

  • Karen L. Robarge

    Karen L. Robarge has Received Tenth Consecutive Top Rated in Family Law by Superlawyers

    Karen L. Robarge has earned recognition by Superlawyers® receiving Top Rated classification in Family Law.

    Superlawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters is a legal rating service

    Karen earned her first Top Rated status in 2009.

  • Karen L. Robarge

    Karen L. Robarge has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America

    Karen L. Robarge has been recognized in Family Law for New York City by: U.S. News – “Best Lawyers in America”.

    Best Lawyers in America a U.S. News publication and legal practitioner rating service.

    Karen has been recognized consecutively for the years 2011 – 2020.

  • Karen L. Robarge

    Karen L. Robarge recognized by Superlawyers as Top Rated in Family Law

    Karen L. Robarge has earned recognition by Superlawyers® receiving Top Rated classification in Family Law.  Superlawyers is a part of Thomson Reuters is a legal rating service.

    Karen has been awarded this distinction each year from 2009 – 2020.

  • Karen L. Robarge
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She has served on the Matrimonial Law Committee at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and was Chair of the Sub-Committee on Legislation.

Karen has co-authored, with a former client, a guide to New York matrimonial law entitled The Park Avenue Guide to Divorce (Even If You Live On Main Street), which was featured in a profile of her that appeared in the Mail on Sunday, the largest-circulation Sunday newspaper in Great Britain.

Karen has appeared in The Best Lawyers in America for the past several years, has been featured in the Bar Register of Prominent Women Lawyers, and is regularly honored by her peers as a “Super Lawyer” in the New York City metro area.

Karen is an accomplished pianist and serves on the Board of the American Friends of Salzburg Easter Festival.

  • Settlement and Putting the Stip on the Record

    “Settlement and Putting the Stip on the Record”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2005

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Enhanced Earnings and the “Hougie Issue” – Continued Debate & Uneven Application

    “Enhanced Earnings and the “Hougie Issue” – Continued Debate & Uneven Application”

    Location: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Citibar, Center for Continuing Legal Education

    Date: 2004

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Update: A Discussion of Recent Cases and Current Issues

    “Matrimonial Update: A Discussion of Recent Cases and Current Issues”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Date: 2004

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Cross-Examination: Selected Problems – Some Easy Rules That Are Not So Easy to Apply

    ”Cross-Examination: Selected Problems – Some Easy Rules That Are Not So Easy to Apply”

    Location: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date:  2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Law: A Case Law Update

    “Matrimonial Law: A Case Law Update”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Date: 2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial and Family Law 2003: The Changing Economy and Critical Issues – What You Need to Know: Drafting for Bankruptcy Considerations

    “Matrimonial and Family Law 2003: The Changing Economy and Critical Issues – What You Need to Know: Drafting for Bankruptcy Considerations”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • How to Litigate a Child Custody Case

    “How to Litigate a Child Custody Case”

    Location: New York County Lawyers

    Date: 2002

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • How to Try a Matrimonial Case to a Jury

    “How to Try a Matrimonial Case to a Jury”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2001

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions

    “Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Time and Date: [date]

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Case Law Update: A Review of Developing Issues in Matrimonial Law

    “Matrimonial Case Law Update: A Review of Developing Issues in Matrimonial Law”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Practical Skills 2000 – “Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    “Practical Skills 2000: “Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date:  2000

    Co-Chair: David Aronson

  • The United States Supreme Court’s Troxel Decision and its Impact on Non-Parental Visitation

    “The United States Supreme Court’s Troxel Decision and its Impact on Non-Parental Visitation”

    Location: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date: 2000

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Handling Your First Contested Divorce Case

    “Handling Your First Contested Divorce Case”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Recognizing Estate Planning and Real Estate Issues in Matrimonial Matters

    “Recognizing Estate Planning and Real Estate Issues in Matrimonial Matters”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Selected Recurring Issues in Matrimonial Practice: Successfully Handling the Challenges

    “Selected Recurring Issues in Matrimonial Practice: Successfully Handling the Challenges”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The Expanding World of the Matrimonial Lawyer: New Cases, New Procedures and New Areas of Law: Discovery

    “The Expanding World of the Matrimonial Lawyer: New Cases, New Procedures and New Areas of Law: Discovery”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Handling A Child Custody Case: Intake to Trial

    “Handling A Child Custody Case: Intake to Trial”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial and Family Law Update: “Double Dipping” When a Professional License/Practice is in the Case

    “Matrimonial and Family Law Update: “Double Dipping” and its Interplay With Valuation, Distribution, Maintenance, and Child Support When a Professional License/Practice is in the Case”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Practical Skills Seminar: Basic Matrimonial Practice

    “Practical Skills Seminar: Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Presenting Valuation Evidence At Trial and For Appeal

    “Presenting Valuation Evidence At Trial and For Appeal”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Show Me the Money: Discovery and Treatment of Hidden Assets

    “Show Me the Money: Discovery and Treatment of Hidden Assets”

    Location:  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The ABCs of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Other Matrimonial Agreements

    “The ABCs of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Other Matrimonial Agreements”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Understanding Child Support and Custody: Significant Decisions Under the CSSA

    “Understanding Child Support and Custody: Significant Decisions Under the CSSA”

    Location: Practicing Law Institute

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The Construction of a Prenuptial Agreement

    “The Construction of a Prenuptial Agreement”

    Location: Association of the Bar of the City of New York

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

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