Reid Aronson

A lifelong New Yorker, Reid attended both college and law school in the Midwest. In 2006 he graduated (with honors) from the College at the University of Chicago, with a degree in economics. In 2009 he was awarded both a JD (cum laude) and an MA in Sports Management by the University of Michigan.

Reid is active member in the matrimonial bar. He serves on the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member of both the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and the American Bar Association.

Before joining AM&S, Reid spent five years specializing in complex commercial litigation at the prestigious national law firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jenner & Block. Reid’s education and experience (which includes having grown up in the home of a matrimonial lawyer) will serve him well when he is called upon to analyze the finances of families and large business enterprises while at the same time being sensitive to the unique problems and challenges that confront family lawyers.

Reid also has his creative side. At the University of Chicago, in addition to Economics, Reid also majored in Theater Arts. During his senior year he served as the Committee Chair of the U of C’s well-respected University Theater program. Reid continues to pursue his passion for theater by serving on the board of directors of Arc Stages, a Westchester-based non-profit educational and regional theater group and occasionally appearing as an actor in Arc’s stage productions.

That background serves him well in his professional life as a litigator both in formulating and presenting his client’s positions when standing before a judge and when drafting briefs. Reid co-authored the amicus brief in the US Supreme Court police brutality case Tolan v. Cotton, 134 S.Ct. 1861 (2014), where the Court summarily reversed a lower court decision dismissing the claims of a police shooting survivor against the officer who shot him. Justice Sotomayor’s opinion, which closely mirrored the arguments made by Reid and his co-authors, garnered voluminous media attention and has been cited in hundreds of reported decisions since. Reid brings that same ingenuity, reasoning, and emotional sensitivity to every case he handles.

Reid lives in New York City with his wife, Vanessa, and their son.

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Admitted

2010  New York

2009  New Jersey

Education

2009  University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (cum laude)

2009  University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, M.A. (Sports Management)

2006  University of Chicago, B.A (with honors, Maroon Key)

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Reid is active member in the matrimonial bar. He serves on the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member of both the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and the American Bar Association.

Before joining AM&S, Reid spent five years specializing in complex commercial litigation at the prestigious national law firms Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Jenner & Block. Reid’s education and experience (which includes having grown up in the home of a matrimonial lawyer) will serve him well when he is called upon to analyze the finances of families and large business enterprises while at the same time being sensitive to the unique problems and challenges that confront family lawyers.

Reid also has his creative side. At the University of Chicago, in addition to Economics, Reid also majored in Theater Arts. During his senior year he served as the Committee Chair of the U of C’s well-respected University Theater program. Reid continues to pursue his passion for theater by serving on the board of directors of Arc Stages, a Westchester-based non-profit educational and regional theater group and occasionally appearing as an actor in Arc’s stage productions.

That background serves him well in his professional life as a litigator both in formulating and presenting his client’s positions when standing before a judge and when drafting briefs. Reid co-authored the amicus brief in the US Supreme Court police brutality case Tolan v. Cotton, 134 S.Ct. 1861 (2014), where the Court summarily reversed a lower court decision dismissing the claims of a police shooting survivor against the officer who shot him. Justice Sotomayor’s opinion, which closely mirrored the arguments made by Reid and his co-authors, garnered voluminous media attention and has been cited in hundreds of reported decisions since. Reid brings that same ingenuity, reasoning, and emotional sensitivity to every case he handles.

Reid lives in New York City with his wife, Vanessa, and their son.

  • 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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