Firm Overview

The situations requiring a family-law lawyer are often the most stressful of people's lives. People in family crises often feel threatened and frustrated. The person you've relied on has perhaps now become an unrelenting adversary. You might now feel threatened with your entire future, your emotional and financial well-being threatened, and those of your loved ones. And to ensure that you obtain justice and avoid being taken advantage of, you must navigate an antiquated legal system with its complicated laws, rules, processes, and procedures and foreign, even Latin, terms. That’s enough to cause even the most powerful, intelligent person to feel helpless and adrift, dis-empowered and lost, and without the information you need to protect yourself, your future, and your loved ones.

At CHAIM STEINBERGER, P.C., we re-empower people going through life transitions. We give them the information and advice they need (and the safety they require) so that they can calmly, intelligently, and wisely make the decisions that serve them and their loved ones not only today but well into the future.

With an emphasis on strategy and tactics (including the teachings of Game Theory) and utilizing the latest and advanced negotiation techniques (Chaim has been mediating since 1992), Chaim believes in negotiating through strength. He calls it "powerful benevolence," benevolence that comes from strength and power rather than from weakness and timidity. Using these techniques Chaim has been able to achieve what seemed like impossible results for his clients and will do his best to achieve a favorable outcome for you as well.

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150 East 58th Street, Suite 2701
New York NY 10155


(212) 964-6100


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Chaim Steinberger

Chaim Steinberger, P.C.

After graduating near the top of his 1994 law school class, Chaim worked at some of the most prestigious New York City law firms (including Schulte Roth & Zabel, and Morgan Lewis & Bockius). He clerked for Judge Edward R. Korman in the Eastern District. Unfortunately, during this period of time he went through a rather nasty divorce and said to himself, “There’s got to be a better way.” He then dedicated his life to practicing that better way, shepherding clients through difficult family transitions, protecting, defending, and empowering them when their closest confidantes had morphed into their worst adversaries. Practicing “divorce without destruction,” Chaim uses the teachings of game theory to help his clients obtain better results collaboratively then they likely would have ever been able to achieve adversarially.

Chaim is now in a second term chairing the Custody Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Family Law Section (“FLS”), and served on the council of the ABA FLS. He chaired the ADR Committee of the ABA FLS, and co-chaired the Collaborative Law Committee of the NYSBA DR Section. He mediates both privately and on numerous court panels. He is the author of “Divorce Without Destruction,” NYLJ 7/30/18, “The Perils of Prenups,” NYLJ Feb-Mar. 2020, and “Father? What Father? Parental Alienation and its Effects on Children,” 22 NYS App. Div. Law Guardian Reporter 3 (Aug., 2006), and “Make More Money by Being More Ethical,” 33 Family Advocate 2 at 12 (ABA Family Law Section, Fall, 2010). He can be reached at (212) 964-6100, [email protected], or via his firm’s website,

Chaim is also admitted to the Bar of the United States District Courts of the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.


Bar Number: 2645505
New York, 1995


Adelphi University
BA, 1983

Brooklyn Law School
JD, 1994

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