Terri L. Weiss

Of Counsel, Matrimonial
info@yklaw.us
(212) 837-2600
Location: New York, NY

Terri Weiss is Of Counsel with YK Law, and practices predominantly in the area of matrimonial and family law, with a special emphasis on negotiating and resolving equitable distribution of marital assets, support, visitation, and child custody disputes on behalf of high net worth individuals. She represents clients at all stages of marital and pre-marital matters, including prenuptial agreements, post-marital and separation agreements, modifications, enforcement, motions, and appeals. She also represents clients in child custody and relocation cases. In addition, she has represented clients in divorce mediations and collaborative divorces.

Prior to joining YK, she was a litigator in the New York offices of Morgan Lewis, and Rosenman & Colin (now Katten Muchin Rosenman). With more than three decades of experience, Ms. Weiss is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and recognized in Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Weiss is also an acclaimed author, having written two novels and several short stories, with more on the way.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1981)
  • Georgetown University, College of Arts and Sciences, B.A. (1978)

Bar Admissions

  • New York State
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys: Metro New York, Westchester
  • Top Women Attorneys: New York Metro Area
  • Best Attorneys in New York
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers, The American Registry

Publications & Presentations

Numerous articles and lectures on topics relating to matrimonial law for professional and lay audiences including The New York Law Journal, The Matrimonial Strategist, Family Advocate (American Bar Association), Huffington Post, Divorce Saloon, Practicing Law Institute, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Experience

[Matrimonial matters are highly confidential. They can be protracted and emotionally grueling for clients. As such, any identifying characteristics of clients or opposing sides are omitted from case descriptions.]

  • Represented client where opposing spouse had established numerous undisclosed offshore financial accounts, using fabricated social security numbers. After the accounts were identified by the Internal Revenue Service, I protected the client against all tax liability and recovered considerable assets for equitable distribution.
  • Represented client whose spouse had both tangible and intangible assets of extensive value. I convinced opposing counsel to settle favorably to my client, rather than to expose the high-asset spouse to governmental, shareholder and public scrutiny.
  • Represented well-known sports figure in prenuptial agreement providing for equitable distribution, support and additional expenses in the event of divorce or separation.
  • Represented client in post-divorce custody litigation where ex-spouse manipulated and falsified media in order to deny my client any access to the parties’ minor children. After full trial on the merits, court awarded sole custody to my client.
  • Represented client in relocation case where client’s new spouse held unique position in privately-held corporation located fifteen hundred miles from New York State. Following trial, court awarded sole custody to my client.
  • Represented inventor and entrepreneur in post-marital litigation involving modification of vaguely-worded separation agreement, seeking to limit ex-spouse’s interest in increased value of intellectual property. Hearing led to settlement terms advantageous to my client.
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