Areas of Practice

  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Pre/postnuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Profession

    Legal Professional

    Academic and Professional Credentials

    Harvard College, B.A., 1962
    Stanford University Law School, LL.B., 1965


    About my Practice

    Barry Berkman is a founding partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP. Specializing in matrimonial law and mediation, Barry has guided many of his clients to successful, highly satisfactory out-of-court resolutions through the collaborative law process or mediation. He has served on the American Bar Association Task Force on Standards of Practice for Divorce Mediation and has been a member of the Matrimonial Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Family and Divorce Mediation Counsel of Greater New York, and is a co-founder of the New York Collaborative Law Group. Mr. Berkman has taught matrimonial law as an adjunct professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Fordham Law School and teaches mediation at the Center for Mediation in Law. He has made numerous CLE presentations on behalf of the New York, Westchester and Nassau County Bar Associations, as well as the American Bar Association. These activities and his reputation for ethical standards and professional ability among his fellow lawyers have earned him the highest rating, AV® Preeminent„¢ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®. Similarly, Mr. Berkman has been selected by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 edition and in New York Super Lawyers in 2009 and in 2010. Mr. Berkman recently spoke about collaborative law on National Public Radio's €œThis American Life.€

    Professional Organizations

    The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association (Former Member, Task Force on Standards of Practice in Mediation), New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (Founding Member)

    Office Locations

    Location 1 ) 521 Fifth Ave., Floor 31 New York 10175