Michael A. Mosberg

(212) 521 3514

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Michael, a partner with the firm, represents clients in all aspects of family law.

Actively involved in city, state and national bar associations, Michael is a Fellow of both the American Academy and International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association (2011-2014), an Officer of the American Bar Association Family Law Section (Section Vice-Chair; Emeritus Member, Sponsorship; Co-Chair, Diversity Committee) and a member of the New York State Bar Association. In 2014, Michael was appointed to serve as a member of the New York State Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee.

Michael frequently lectures both within New York State and nationally on topics involving family law and trial practice. Organizations before which he has spoken include the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (NY Chapter), the Alabama State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the Legal Education Institute. He is the author of “Avoiding Deposition Pitfalls” (2010) (with Jonathan W. Wolfe), “Depositions Gone Wrong: The Seven Deadly Sins” (2009), and “The Secret To Success: Using Witness Consultants to Prepare Your Client” (2009). He has also contributed to the Matthew Bender and Co. publication “New York Civil Practice: Matrimonial Actions” (2009) and authored a chapter entitled “Prenuptial Agreements in New York: An Overview” (2011) for the treatise “Drafting Prenuptial Agreements” (Skoloff, Singer & Brown, Aspen Law & Business).

Michael, admitted to practice in both New York and Connecticut, has previously been selected as one of the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law in New York City under the age of 45 and for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2015-2017), New York’s Best Lawyers (2014) and Super Lawyers (2011-2017). Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Virginia M. Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Admitted

2014

Connecticut

1998

United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

1998

New York

Education

1997

Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (Richardson Scholar; Moot Court Honor Society)

1994

University of Michigan, B.A. (with Distinction)

Professional Organizations
& Awards

2015

Fairfield County Bar Association

2014

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

2014

New York State Matrimonial Practice Advisory and Rules Committee

2013-2014

Chair's Award, American Bar Association Family Law Section

2012

International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

2009

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

2008

American Bar Association Family Law Section (Officer: Position - Vice-Chair)

2008

New York City Bar Association (Chair, Matrimonial Law Commitee, 2011-2014)

1998

New York State Bar Association Family Law Section

Lectures

2017

"Imputation of Income, Tax Returns and New Child Support Guidelines" | 2017 Matrimonial Update for Court Attorneys, New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York

2017

"Imputation of Income, Tax Returns and New Child Support Guidelines" | Judges' School, New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York

2016

"Equitable Distribution in New York" | New Judges' School, New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York

2014

"Prenups, Postnups and Divorce – What Agents and Advisors Need to Know to Effectively Counsel Their Clients" | Sports Lawyers Association, Chicago, Illinois

2013

"Depositions Gone Wrong: The Seven Deadly Sins" | Alabama State Bar Association Family Law Section, Sandestin, Florida, May 2013

2013

"Social Media: Keeping Your Client Out of Trouble"| BNY Mellon, Seattle, Washington, April 2013

2013

“2012 Greatest Hits (and Misses): An Overview of the Year's Most Significant Family Law Cases” | Legal Education Institute National CLE Conference, Snowmass, Colorado

2012

“2011 Greatest Hits (and Misses): An Overview of the Year's Most Significant Family Law Cases” | Legal Education Institute National CLE Conference, Snowmass, Colorado

2011

“Bridge the Gap: Matrimonial Law” | New York County Lawyers Association

2011

“The Keys to an Effective Deposition” | American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Spring CLE Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

2010

“Depositions Gone Wrong: Taking An Effective Deposition”, Legal Education Institute National CLE Conference, Vail, Colorado

2010

“Matrimonial Law in the Tri-State Area: The Critical Distinctions Every Practitioner Must Know” | American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter

2010

“Matrimonial Practice in the Digital Age: What You Need to Know About Electronic Evidence & Why” | Association of the Bar of the City of New York

2010

“The Secret to Success: Using Witness Consultants to Prepare Your Client” | American Bar Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California

2010

“What You Should Know, What You Never Knew, and What You Forgot About Privilege and Work Product Protection” | American Bar Association Family Law Spring CLE Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009

“Bridging the Gap: Consultation with the Client and Moving the Matrimonial Case Through the System” | New York State Bar Association

2009

“Matrimonial Law in the Tri-State Area: The Critical Distinctions Every Practitioner Must Know & Hot Tips from the Experts” | Association of the Bar of the City of New York

2009

“Practical Skills: Basic Matrimonial Practice, Chair and Moderator” | New York State Bar Association

2008

“Depositions: Rewards and Pitfalls, American Bar Association Family Law” | Fall CLE Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona

Publications

2017

The Intersection of Fine Art and Divorce (Pall Mall Art Advisors Newsletter)

2011

Prenuptial Agreements in New York: An Overview for the treatise Drafting Prenuptial Agreements (Skoloff, Singer & Brown, Aspen Law & Business, rev. 2016 and 2018)

2010

Avoiding Deposition Pitfalls (with Jonathan Wolfe, Esq.)

2009

The Secret to Success: Using Witness Consultants to Prepare Your Client

2009

Depositions Gone Wrong: The Seven Deadly Sins

2005

New York Civil Practice: Matrimonial Actions (2d edition, Revision author)

1999

Handling Your First Contested Divorce: Trial Preparation (co-author)

1997

A Guide to Researching the International Principle of Self-Determination