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Chambers High Net Worth 2022 Highly Ranks Blank Rome Attorneys and Matrimonial & Family Law Group

Chambers High Net Worth 2022 has highly ranked Blank Rome’s Matrimonial & Family Law practice group in California and New York as well as co-chairs Kristina Royce and Brett S. Ward and partners Marilyn B. ChinitzNorman S. HellerLois J. LibermanStacy D. Phillips, and Mary T. Vidas

As profiled in Chambers High Net Worth 2022:

Blank Rome’s Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group

California (Band 2): Blank Rome LLP's matrimonial practice "deals with complex and high-value cases," says a source, while another interviewee adds: "The team is responsive." The team specializes in handling divorce, child support, property distribution and domestic violence issues for wealthy clients.

New York (Band 2): The team at Blank Rome is highly sought after by high net worth clients to advise on complex matrimonial matters. A market insider notes: "Blank Rome has a really good and reputable matrimonial department." A source praises the quality of the team, saying: "They have some absolutely lovely people in that department."

Blank Rome’s Matrimonial & Family Law Attorneys


Kristina Royce (Band 3) "is an excellent family law attorney," says a market commentator. Another source states: "Kristina cares about her clients and is an excellent advocate." Royce's range of expertise includes complex divorce matters, postnuptial agreements and property distribution issues.

Stacy D. Phillips (Band 1) "is at the top of the list of excellent family law attorneys," says a source. She frequently handles complicated matrimonial cases for high net worth and high-profile clients. An interviewee notes: "She is committed to her clients, puts their interests first and is very well respected."

New York:

Brett S. Ward (Band 2) co-chairs the firm's matrimonial and family law practice group.  A commentator remarks: "He is top of the game; he is one of the best litigators I have ever seen in my entire life. There is no better. He is kind, compassionate, extremely smart and brilliant in fact. He is one in a billion."

Lois J. Liberman (Band 2) is a well-known matrimonial lawyer with substantial experience acting for high net worth clients. "She remains calm under pressure and is always nice to have on the other side of a case," states one market insider, and another source adds: "She was always responsive, supportive and also educated me throughout the process."

Marilyn B. Chinitz (Band 3) acts for high net worth individuals in complex divorce cases, custody matters and marital agreements. "Marilyn is a good lawyer for family matters. She is very knowledgeable and capable," says one interviewee, and another notes: "She is an effective litigator."

Norman S. Heller (Band 1) enjoys a fantastic reputation as a go-to for complex and high-value family and matrimonial matters. "Norm Heller is my favourite lawyer at the matrimonial Bar," states an interviewee, adding: "He is smart, creative and great with clients. He is absolutely wonderful." Another source comments: "He's intelligent and really understands the issues, but also is very reasonable and practical."


Mary T. Vidas (Band 1) of Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia advises on marital agreements, child custody cases and adoption matters, as well as complex divorces. Sources agree that Vidas is a well-known practitioner in the matrimonial and family law space in Pennsylvania.

Blank Rome's Private Wealth Law Attorneys were also highly ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2022. To learn more, click here.

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