Norman S. Heller
Administrative Partner, New York
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Norman Heller is a partner in Blank Rome’s matrimonial practice group and administrative partner for the New York office. He represents high net worth individuals in negotiations and through trial in complex divorce, custody, support and equitable distribution matters in New York and Connecticut.
Mr. Heller advises clients in all aspects of matrimonial law, including:
- contested and mediated divorce and dissolution proceedings
- equitable distribution, spousal maintenance and related financial issues
- custody, visitation and child support
- pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements
Mr. Heller also serves as a mediator for parties who desire to resolve their divorce, custody and financial disputes amicably rather than through trial.
Mr. Heller writes on a variety of matrimonial law topics. He was a contributing author on post-nuptial and prenuptial agreements for The Family Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Manage Your Business from Legal Planning to Business Strategies (Palgrave Macmillan – 2010) and for Strategies For Family Law in New York (Aspatore – 2011). His articles include “Minimizing Divorce’s Impact On a Family Owned Business,” Family Business Magazine, Spring 2011; “Protecting Business Assets Using a Prenuptial Agreement, “Journal of Asset Protection, Vol. 1 Number 3, Jan/Feb 1966 (Warren, Gorham & Lamont); and "Mandatory Pro Bono: Get Ahead by Giving Back," New York Law Journal, May 4, 2015. Mr. Heller often speaks at conferences to attorneys, accountants and financial advisors on current legal issues in matrimonial law. Most recently, he participated at a program sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. His presentation, “Cross-Examination of the Mental Health Forensic Evaluator Re: parenting capacities when one or both parents suffer from these difficulties” included a discussion and demonstration of the application of the AFCC Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations.
Mr. Heller has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he has been repeatedly recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by the publishers of the New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine and as a “Best Lawyer” by the publishers of New York’s Best Lawyers magazine. He was also recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Family Law "Lawyer of the Year" in New York City.
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Mr. Heller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York Chapter). He is a former co-chairman of the Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Heller is a past president of the Naval Academy Parents’ Club of Connecticut and a past president of the Greenwich Reform Synagogue.