Valerie S. Wolfman
Ms. Wolfman is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, Supreme Court of the United States, the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. She started her legal career working for Edward Morrison, a former Deputy Mayor of the City of New York. She was an associate attorney in the firm of Wasserman Schneider & Babb a firm concentrating on various international commercial issues. At both firms, before starting her own boutique firm, Ms. Wolfman would handle the firm’s divorce and family law cases in addition to the firms’ commercial matters. She is a member of the prestigious International Association of Family Lawyers. She is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
For most of the past thirty years she has been on the French Consulate’s referral list. Many of her clients are French citizens residing permanently or temporarily in New York. She is fully familiar with the various types of French prenuptial agreements. She is also on the State Department’s list of referrals for matters involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction.
Before College, Ms. Wolfman lived in Switzerland, France, Texas and California (San Francisco). She speaks French, German and Swiss German. Ms. Wolfman lives in New York City with her husband, an architect. They have one son.
In addition to having been at the forefront of cases involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, Ms. Wolfman has settled cases involving complex financial compensation and choice of law questions such as whether to file in New York or in the person’s home country.
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 1989
B.A., Montclair State University, 1974
International Association of Family Lawyers