Neil E. Kozek

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Neil E. Kozek

ATTORNEY AT LAW

Biography

Neil E. Kozek has over 30 years of experience representing clients throughout New York State. He litigates, mediates and collaborates family law matters involving complex distributions of property, spousal and child support, custody, time sharing and parenting plans, domestic violence and real estate.  Mr. Kozek is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the American Bar Foundation. He is a highly experienced litigator and mediator, as well as a founder of the Collaborative Divorce Practice movement in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Kozek was instrumental in founding the Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland-Westchester and the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals (past President). He formerly served on the Board of Trustees for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He has been teaching Collaborative Practice skills and professionally lecturing on the topic since 2001. Mr. Kozek is a former Member of the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Kozek has been rated AV Preeminent by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a founding member of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

Mr. Kozek graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University with a BA in Psychology. He earned his law degree from Temple University School of Law and received his license to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1988. He is an active member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District of New Jersey as well as the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kozek also belongs to the Family Law Sections of The Westchester County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and has been a member of New York County Matrimonial Mediation Program as well as the First Family Law American Inn of Court in New Jersey.

 

 

Past Positions

  • Honorable Samuel D. Natal, Superior Court of New Jersey, Presiding Judge, Family Part, Law Clerk
  • Gloucester County, District 22, Committeeman, 1982 to 1983

Languages

  • Spanish

Published Works

  • Co-author, Chapter 22 “Collaborative Law”, of Family Law Services Handbook; The Role of the Financial Expert, John Wiley &Sons, Inc. (Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011)

Honor Societies 

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Sigma Iota
  • Psi Chi

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Board of Directors
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board of Directors
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, Founder and President
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Foundation Member, Executive Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Rockland/Westchester, Founding Member
  • Family Law Inns of Court
  • New York County Matrimonial Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Practice Areas

  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Family Law
  • Adoption Law
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Visitation Rights
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2014

Honors

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Founding Member of American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL)
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatingSM, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2020
  • Top 25 Attorneys in Westchester, 2007, 2019
  • Top Ten Leaders, Matrimonial & Divorce Law
  • Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)