Leitner & Getz LLP

Leitner & Getz LLP

For more than 20 years, Leitner & Getz LLP has been offering exceptional legal services to clients in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Firm Overview

ACCOMPLISHED NEW YORK CITY MATRIMONIAL ATTORNEYS
For more than 20 years, Leitner & Getz LLP has been offering exceptional legal services to clients in the New York Metropolitan Area. Using a team approach that leverages our combined, diverse skill sets and expertise, we achieve uniformly outstanding results for our clients in complex matrimonial and family law cases in New York. Uniquely qualified to handle every aspect of a case, from inception through litigation and appeal, we do not overstaff cases, ensuring quality legal service, efficiency, and direct access to us whenever necessary to promptly address your needs and concerns.

At Leitner & Getz LLP, we are committed to honesty, respect and integrity in client service, and the development of collaborative, effective working relationships with those we serve. Our ethics and skills in mediation, arbitration, litigation, and appeals have won the respect of clients and New York's legal community, with both partners being AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell a distinction signifying the highest quality legal work, professionalism and ethical standards.

Experienced, accomplished New York City matrimonial and family lawyers
For experienced, expert legal representation, contact Leitner & Getz LLP. We have extensive experience handling complex divorce cases, Including those involving large family trusts, throughout the entire litigation and appeals process. We are fully equipped to handle every stage of your case and will personally see it through to a successful conclusion.

Successfully serving clients in the New York Metropolitan Area
Leitner & Getz LLP represents individuals and families in New York City and throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, including Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Main Office
Main Office
35 East 35th Street, Suite 1A
New York  NY  10016
Phone
  • 212-635-0400
Websites
Business
The law offices of Leitner & Getz LLP will represent you in business legal matters.
Practice Areas:
-General Practice
-Arbitration
-Corporate
-Commercial
-Matrimonial
-Family Law
-Trust and Estate
-Insurance
-Professional Business Dispute Litigation

Gregory Getz

Recognized nationally for preeminence in legal ability and professional ethics, Jerome Leitner is an expert in New York family law and litigation. His expertise in complex matrimonial and litigation cases, coupled with his determination to see each case through to a successful conclusion, has been winning praise from satisfied clients for over twenty-five years. From international cases involving multi-million dollar estates to complex child support cases, Leitner brings his special blend of legal acumen and New York determination to bear in order to win even the toughest cases for his clients.

Hard work, determination, and achievement have always been driving forces in Leitner's life. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he is a first generation American who worked his way through college and law school as a waiter in a resort hotel in the Catskill Mountains during the summer and in local restaurants during the rest of the year. He is an avid athlete, who played basketball in high school, competed in tennis throughout his life, and has recently taken up boxing.

After graduating from Brooklyn Law School, Leitner began his career as an attorney in a storefront law office in Bedford Stuyvesant. There, he and his then partner, a former classmate at Brooklyn Law School, grew their law practice by accepting all kinds of cases. Achieving success in general practice, he opened an office in Manhattan shortly thereafter and began working diligently to build a practice focused primarily on matrimonial and family law.

Leitner later joined a mid-size New York partnership, where he continued honing his skills as a litigator and his expertise in divorce and custody cases. Often, he worked closely with Gregory Getz, another partner in the firm with expertise as an appellate lawyer and brief writer. Leitner and Getz found that their skill sets and areas of expertise complemented each other to benefit clients; and after several years of productive collaboration, they decided to start their own full service, boutique litigation firm specializing in matrimonial and family law cases.

Formed in 1992, Leitner & Getz LLP leverages the legal expertise and complementary trial and appellate skills of two of New York's preeminent attorneys. Together with his partner, Greg Getz, Leitner handles complex matrimonial cases and fights to win. By taking each case personally, strategizing plans that lead to the best outcome for clients, and following even the most difficult cases through to successful conclusions, Leitner has consistently won cases involving complicated child custody and support issues, complex premarital and postmarital agreements, and large estates and trusts.

Areas of Practice
-Matrimonial and Family Law
-Business Litigation
-Civil Litigation

Education
-Long Island University, B.A. in History
-Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Professional Associations and Memberships
-Brooklyn Bar Association
-New York State Trial Lawyers Association

Admitted to Practice
-New York, 1966
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1982
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for practicing law at the highest level of legal ability and professional ethics
Education
  • Brooklyn Law School
    J.D.

Gregory J. Getz

With over twenty years experience in New York family law, appellate law and litigation, Gregory Getz is a prominent attorney who has been recognized nationally by his peers for preeminence in legal ability and professional ethics. An accomplished appellate attorney and draftsman, Getz is accustomed to complex cases, lengthy trials and appeals and high stakes representation, having served as Law Clerk with the New York Court of Appeals, as an associate with a large Wall Street law firm, and as chairman and panelist for FINRA arbitrations. He thrives on helping clients exceed their expectations in complex family law cases that challenge him to develop complex strategies, sustain an intense involvement with the case and, ultimately, succeed in achieving the best possible outcomes for clients.

Throughout his life, Getz has consistently demonstrated his passion for challenge, drive for achievement, and expertise in developing and implementing complex strategies for outstanding results. He is an accomplished long distance runner, who has participated in ten New York City marathons and has finished within the top 250 entrants, as well as an expert downhill skier and avid outdoorsman, who has pursued big game hunting and fishing experiences throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

He graduated cum laude from Hamilton College with a major in government and concentration in writing and speech, and he then attended Albany Law School of Union University. There he published several articles for, and served as managing editor of, the Albany Law Review while graduating seventh in a class of approximately 200. He also served as Law Clerk to Sol Wachtler, Associate Judge of New York Court of Appeals, assisting in case analysis and preparation of opinions and thereby developing expertise in all facets of appellate law, procedure, and practice in New York.

In the 1980s , Getz became an associate attorney at a large, established Wall Street law firm, where he was involved in high stakes representation, including lengthy trials and appeals concerning a myriad of Fortune 500 clients. Having joined a mid size firm in the late 1980s, he met partner Jerome Leitner, with whom he often collaborated in preparing cases, since their skill sets and areas of expertise complemented each other so well. In the early 1990s, Getz and Leitner decided they could better serve clients by forming their own smaller full service litigation firm specializing in complex matrimonial and family law cases.

Formed in 1992, Leitner & Getz LLP leverages the legal expertise and complementary trial and appellate skills of two of New York's preeminent attorneys. Together with his partner, Jerry Leitner, Getz handles challenging cases involving divorce, child custody, pre- and postmarital agreements, and large estates and trusts. By understanding the particular nuances of each individual case, leveraging his expertise as a legal strategist, and utilizing his powerful experience and knowledge as an appellate attorney, Getz sees even the most challenging cases through to successful conclusion.

Areas of Practice
-Matrimonial and Family Law
-Business Law
-Complex litigation

Education
-Hamilton College, A.B. in Government, cum laude
-Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude

Admitted to Practice
-New York, 1981
-District of Columbia, 1981
-U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1983
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1990
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1989

Honors and Awards
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for practicing law at the highest level of legal ability and professional ethics.
-Honorary Member of Scribes honored while in law school.
-Justinian Society member honored while in law school.

Fraternities
-Delta Upsilon

Professional Associations and Memberships
-District of Columbia Bar
-New York City Bar Association
-Board of Arbitrators, FINRA Dispute Resolution

Publications/Presentations/Seminars
-"The Supervisory Status of Private University Faculty Members Under the NLRA: NLRB v. Yeshiva University," 43 Albany Law Review 162, 1978.
-"Physicians' Cause of Action Against Attorneys for Institution of Unjustified Medical Malpractice Actions: The Aftermath of Drago v. Buonagurio," 44 Albany Law Review 188, 1979.
Education
  • Albany Law School of Union University
    J.D.
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