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Chambers High Net Worth 2023 Highly Ranks Blank Rome Matrimonial & Family Law Group and Attorneys

Chambers High Net Worth 2023 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. Liberman, Morgan Fraser MouchetteStacy D. Phillips, and Mary T. Vidas

As profiled in Chambers High Net Worth 2023:

Blank Rome’s Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group

California (Band 2): The Blank Rome team specializes in handling divorce, child support, property distribution, and domestic violence issues for wealthy clients. The firm's California attorneys also advise on pre- and post-nuptial agreements and cross-border separations. A market insider notes: “The team is well versed in the law, and demonstrates expertise in not only the legal issues, but the ability to navigate the challenges of the emotional issues implicit in family law matters.” Another source states: “Tactically and strategically, Blank Rome is a very good team. They gave very good overall direction for driving the case forward.”

New York (Band 1): The team at Blank Rome is highly sought after by high net worth clients to advise on complex matrimonial matters, such as divorce proceedings and child custody issues. “The Blank Rome team has always done what needs to be done to make sure they are at their best ability,” said a source. Another interviewee adds: “The firm has a very strong team of lawyers with a great deal of experience.”

Blank Rome’s Matrimonial & Family Law Attorneys


Kristina Royce (Band 2) “has always been very strong, and she only improves over time,” says a market commentator. Another source states: “Kristina Royce has a great personality and is easy to work with.” Kristina Royce is co-chair of Blank Rome's family law group. Her practice includes complex divorce matters, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and property distribution issues.

Stacy D. Phillips (Band 1) “is technically on top of her game. She is a well-rounded, talented lawyer,” says a source. She frequently handles complicated matrimonial cases for high net worth and high-profile clients. Phillips is a highly experienced family law attorney and is highly regarded at the family Bar in California and nationally. An interviewee notes: “Stacy has the capability of analyzing the situation, and instead of just litigating, she achieves good results for her clients through negotiation.”

New York:

Brett S. Ward (Band 2) co-chairs the firm's matrimonial and family law practice group. Sources agree that Brett is renowned for assisting high net worth individuals on a variety of matrimonial matters. One source noted: “Brett is a sophisticated and strong adversary.”

Marilyn B. Chinitz (Band 3) acts for high net worth individuals in complex divorce cases, custody matters, and marital agreements. “Marilyn is a reasonable and creative problem solver,” says one interviewee.

Norman S. Heller (Band 1) enjoys a fantastic reputation as a go-to for complex and high-value family and matrimonial matters. “Heller is a personable, knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney,” states an interviewee, adding: “He is a pleasure to deal with, a very good advocate, but one with whom resolution is always a possibility.” Another source comments: “Norm is an excellent attorney. He is smart, sophisticated and practical.”

Lois J. Liberman (Band 2) is a well-known matrimonial lawyer with substantial experience acting for high net worth clients. “Lois is a winner. She's excellent, smart, strategic, clever, quick, intuitive, strong, wise and dynamic. I was so pleased with her talents and results,” states one market insider. An additional source adds: “Liberman is a superb attorney.”

Morgan Fraser Mouchette (Up and Coming) advises high net worth individuals on contentious family and matrimonial matters, including divorce proceedings and international custodial disputes. An interviewee states: “Morgan is an exceptional lawyer. She knows the material and law very well and understands it very well. Her skills, understanding of the laws and attention to details make her one of the best.”


Mary T. Vidas (Band 1) 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 matrimonial and family law in Pennsylvania. “Mary Vidas is one of the top lawyers in Philadelphia: great confidence, advocacy and experience,” said one market insider. Another source comments: “Mary is a top lawyer who has handled a variety of complex matters as a litigator and mediator.”

Blank Rome's Private Wealth Law Attorneys were also highly ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2023. To learn more, click here.

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