Brian D. Perskin & Associates P. C.

Intelligent and aggressive representation for NYC Matrimonial and Family Law cases.

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Firm Overview

Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. is a New York City law firm that handles all types of divorce and family law issues, including contested divorce, complicated matrimonial and custody cases, prenuptial and separation agreements, uncontested divorce, spousal support, visitation and domestic violence. Our highly skilled legal team has over 40 years of collective experience serving clients throughout New York City as well as Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Island.

Our legal team consists of talented, dedicated family and divorce attorneys. We advocate for both men and women, in equal number, and skillfully educate, negotiate, mediate, or litigate to protect the interests of our clients. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, we use ingenuity and creativity to best address our clients' needs and work rigorously to achieve their goals. Contact a New York divorce attorney from our firm to receive our comprehensive legal support for your sensitive issue.
Main Office

Main Office
380 Lexington Ave
17th Floor
New York  NY  10168

Phone
  • 212-355-0887
Fax
  • 718-509-1378

Other Offices

  • Brooklyn Heights Office
    44 Court Street
    #1210
    Brooklyn,  NY  11201
Divorce
Brian D. Perskin & Associates is a New York City law firm that handles divorce and family law issues, including contested and uncontested divorce, custody cases, prenuptial and separation agreements, spousal support, visitation and domestic violence.
Brian D. Perskin & Associates is a family and divorce law firm that works with clients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. While we particularly handle contested divorce and complex matrimonial and custody cases, our attorneys provide legal services for all domestic relations matters including prenuptial and separation agreements, as well as uncontested divorce, spousal support, visitation and domestic violence.

Our law office is composed of highly dedicated, hardworking divorce attorneys who work rigorously to assist clients with a wide variety of family law issues. We aim to increase clients' comfort by responding to inquiries in a timely manner and we regularly update clients on the status of their cases. Due to our collective over forty years of experience, we have developed expertise in divorce and custody issues and avoid making mistakes that many other firms make.

Moreover, we believe that in order to provide the best possible legal assistance for our clients, a comprehensive team of professionals is needed. Thus, we have access to professionals including forensic accountants, psychologists and pension appraisers in order to protect the interests of our clients in their divorce or family law matter. These comprehensive services, in addition to our attentiveness and reliability, show our unmatched dedication to serving our clients. It is this devotion, our extensive experience, and our legal expertise that makes us one of the leading divorce law firms in New York.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

At Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C., we are deeply familiar with the fact that any family law issue, whether it be a divorce or otherwise, can be incredibly difficult and emotionally trying. Family law cases can have high stakes: the state of your family and finances may be in question, as well as the well-being of yourself and your family. Because of our understanding of these high stakes, we aim to help families get through difficult times. We are here to help make our clients' family law issues as pain-free as possible.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

The attorneys at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. have extensive experience handling complex legal matters. We are one of the most active divorce and family law practices in New York City and Long Island. Due to our extensive experience, our lawyers know how to avoid common pitfalls of family law cases and are well-suited to develop a strategy that can best meet your needs.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

In addition to our proficiency in handling a vast variety of cases, our lawyers are adept at aggressively litigating cases and at negotiating. We aim to make each case as easy and pleasant for the parties involved as possible by constantly updating clients on the state of their case and providing our full support and attention. No matter what our clients' goals are, we take their hopes to heart, fighting relentlessly to protect their interests and achieve the best outcomes.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

The law firm of Brian D. Perskin and Assoicates is comprised of both aggressive litigators, and attorneys who favor settlement outside of the courtroom. Our case strategy really depends on what is in the best interest of each specific client. Some cases will benefit from being argued in front of a judge, while simpler cases (much like uncontested divorce or child support) can easily be determined without having much court intervention.

Brian D. Perskin

For 22 years, Brian D. Perskin served as a powerful advocate for his clients, guiding both men and women through difficult divorces and complex family issues. His tough, sharp approach to litigation coupled with his dedication to his clients has enabled him to best achieve his clients' goals and safeguard their interests, whether he is dealing with complex matrimonial issues, custody cases, or other family law matters. Attorney Perskin's deep commitment to his clients enables him to serve them in a more powerful way, fighting to protect their interests as if each of their cases were about his own family.

It is this devotion and passion that has led to him achieving one of the highest ratings on Avvo, an unbiased rating system based on an attorney's background and reputation. While these ratings are based on information from public sources, state bar associations, court records, regulatory agencies, and published sources, this high rating reflects the sincere personal commitment Attorney Perskin makes to each of his clients. It depicts the tireless effort and rigorous work he constantly devotes to protecting the interests of his clients and their families.

Attorney Perskin does not only dedicate his time to his own clients, but to advancing legal knowledge more generally, too. He frequently speaks on topics related to family law, such as on the use of depositions in marriage proceedings, custody elevations, and judges' opinions on equitable distribution. He has also written on subjects related to divorce strategy, fathers' rights, custody rights of non-parents, pension fund assets and attorneys' fees. Most recently, he published a book titled Winning Divorce Strategies, in which he maps out the most effective way to achieve one's goals in a divorce. Attorney Perskin's hope is to make divorce and family law issues easier for those undergoing them, and to devote his legal career to serving individuals in need of legal guidance through such challenging times.

In addition, Attorney Perskin is married and has three children. While in college at Brandeis University, he also studied at the London School of Economics. He is a major hockey fan, and the entire firm has been a "fan since day one" of the Brooklyn Nets.

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Perskin is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts.

Publications:

Winning Divorce Strategies
How to Prepare for a Forensic Evaluation
Hiring your Divorce Lawyer
Importance of Discovery
License
  • Bar Number: 2379790
    New York
Education
  • Washington College of Law
    J.D. , 1990
  • Brandeis University
    B.A. , 1987

Evan Seckular

Evan Seckular, a senior associate at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., developed his deep interest in New York family law in college while attending the University of Pennsylvania and clerking during the summers in both the Family and Supreme Courts in Westchester County, New York. After determining that he wished to pursue a career in the law, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., he is in charge of the appeals department, is involved in complex motion practice, and regularly appears in Court before the Supreme and Family Courts throughout the five boroughs, in Westchester County, and in Long Island.

Mr. Seckular studied International Relations, Spanish, and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor's degree. He is originally from Long Island and was raised in Scarsdale, New York. Today, Mr. Seckular is married and lives in New York, New York. He also is a "foodie," enjoying the variety of exciting restaurants that New York City has to offer, and a diehard New York Mets fan.

Mr. Seckular has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 2009.
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
    International Relations, Spanish, and Economics
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009

Robyn S. Drew

Robyn S. Drew, a 2011 graduate of New York Law School, has been an associate attorney with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C. since 2013. Before joining the firm, Ms. Drew was in-house counsel, concentrating in litigation. She regularly appeared before the Supreme Courts of New York and the Civil Courts of New York. Her prior experience includes doing a volunteer internship with the Childrens Law Center.

As an associate at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., she appears in Supreme Court and Family Court throughout the five boroughs.

Ms. Drew received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a major in Sport Management. She is originally from Millburn, New Jersey, and currently lives in Manhattan.

Ms. Drew has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 2011.
Education
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Sport Management
  • New York Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 2011

Susannah L. Ashton

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Susannah Ashton, a 2009 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, has been an associate attorney with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C. since 2011. Before joining the firm, Ms. Ashton worked as an editor for the New York Law Journal's Smart Litigator as well as a volunteer attorney for a national non-profit organization wherein she drafted amicus curiae briefs and proposed legislation to benefit the country's underrepresented youth in out-of-home care.

Since joining Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., Ms. Ashton has appeared before the Supreme, Family, and Criminal Courts in all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island on a variety of cases. She is involved in complex motion practice at both the trial and appellate levels.

Ms. Ashton received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a major in Child Psychology. She is originally from Los Gatos, California, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.

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