Law Office of Karen L. Cahn

Sole Practitioner able to give attention to my clients in the "old fashioned" way in an unhurried and professional manner. FLAT RATE DIVORCE FEES. Excellent service.

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Firm Overview

Family and matrimonial law firm.

Over 20 years experience handling matrimonial (divorce) and family law (custody, visitation, child support) matters. Having litigated more cases than I can recall, I am a firm believer in negotiating settlements whenever possible. It is much better for people facing divorce or other family law matters to resolve their issues themselves with the help of lawyers (accountants and therapists as necessary) rather than have the Court decide for you.

Attorney for more than 30 years.

Also represent families with health care proxy/ end-of-life issues.
Main Office

Karen L. Cahn, Esq.
232 Madison Avenue
Suite 1200
New York  NY  10016

  • 646-790-5556
  • 212.725.8567


Free Initial Consultation?

Free initial 30 minute consult. $400.00/hour after first 30 minutes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?


DIVORCE - $10,000.00 FLAT FEE FOR ONE FULL YEAR of representation including preparation of Summons/Complaint or Answer/Counterclaims, financial discovery, settlement negotiations, preparation of stipulation of settlement, preparation and filing of divorce papers. Does NOT include equitable distribution, custody or other trials (90% of cases settle). NO HIDDEN FEES. KNOW WHAT YOUR DIVORCE WILL COST (excludes court costs of approx. $350.00). ONE YEAR REPRESENTATION = $10,000.00 payable $7,500.00 upon retention; $2,500.00 within 90 days.

Hourly Rates

After first 12 months of represenation, $400.00/hour with additional retainer required of $8,000.00

Real Estate
Coop/Condo purchase and sales in New York City. Work with brokers, assist clients in preparing board packages, loan documents, etc. Due diligence performed to ensure healthy building financials.
Sole practitioner which allows me to give the individual attention to my clients that I demand and they deserve.

I am motivated and take great satisfaction in working with and helping people through their real estate purchases and sales, a time which I appreciate is very stressful.

Attorney for more than 30 years. Previous experience representing tenant organizations and Sponsors of cooperative conversions throughout New York City. Experience working with real estate brokers and title companies in New York and when necessary, banks and other entities to clear title.

I look forward to working with you in your next purchase or sale of your residence.
Sole practitioner with more than twenty years experience handling matrimonial and family law matters.
Practice devoted to family/matrimonial matters and residential transactional real estate. A lawyer for more than 35 years. As I run my own practice, I am able to provide individual attention to all my cases. With an eye toward resolution whenever possible, I try to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation. My experience has given me the ability to anticipate issues and draft settlement agreements that are comprehensive and detailed, thus helping to avoid future problems. I take great pride in helping people move on with their lives and do so in an expeditious fashion.

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

Simply put, I love real estate and I love helping people through the process of buying or selling their homes. An anxious time, but also a time of hope and change. My passion for helping people extends to my family law practice where I am able to guide most of my clients toward settlement terms that enable their families to move forward.

A firm commitment to representing clients in a pragmatic fashion with an eye on resolution. For my real estate practice,this positive and competent manner ensures contracts are prepared on a timely basis and issues anticipated and resolved to enable a smooth closing. In my family law practice, my ability to see the big picture allows my clients to move beyond potential road blocks to settlement, while paving a structure within which to move forward.

Attention to detail, responsive to telephone calls from brokers, mortgagees, title companies and clients alleviates much anxiety surrounding the purchase and sale of real estate and in my family law practice.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?


Karen L. Cahn, Esq.

Ms. Cahn's practice is driven by her passion to help people and she does this on her own terms. Working in her own practice, she is able to stay true to her values which is a commitment to providing legal services to her clients in an atmosphere that leaves room for creativity and flexibility. Her approach to cases is driven by her honest and pragmatic approach which, coupled with her experience and knowledge of real estate and her attention to detail and "get it done" attitude, makes her an excellent attorney to handle residential sales and purchases. Ms. Cahn's years of practice have not diminished her passion for helping people in their family law and real estate matters and she accomplishes this in the most efficient and least stressful manner possible.
  • Washington College of Law
    JD NY 1980 , 1978
    Member, NYS Bar Association, NYC Bar Association, NYC Bar Association Bioethics Committee

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