Orrit Hershkovitz represents clients in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and access, child and spousal support, property distribution, post-judgment enforcement, relocation and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial, post-nuptial, and separation agreements. After more than 20 years of practice, Orrit joined Barton in June 2014, having previously been associated with a leading family law boutique in New York City. She has negotiated and litigated cases involving substantial, complex assets and compensation structures, and has also had extensive experience representing parents in custody disputes. Orrit has participated in important, cutting-edge litigation, including a 2010 landmark case in which the New York Court of Appeals recognized the parental status of her client, the non-biological mother of a child raised by a same-sex couple.
Orrit is known for her thorough preparation, tenacity, and unwavering dedication to clients. While she litigates regularly, she is committed to helping her clients resolve their disputes as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.
Orrit serves as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Matrimonial Law Committee, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Women’s Bar Association. She is an active supporter of Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to victims of gender violence, serving as a co-chair of Sanctuary’s Cynthia B. Rubin Matrimonial Committee and representing clients pro bono on Sanctuary’s behalf. Orrit also sits on the Board of Directors of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Thomson Reuters’ annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the New York metro area since 2012.
Orrit is fluent in Hebrew. She is also a former triathlete who enjoys running, swimming, and cycling.
- Child Support
- Equitable Distribution
- Separation Agreements
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Post-Nuptial Agreements
- Post-Judgment Enforcement
Quotes, News & Publications
- “Getting Married? Got Assets? Read This First.” Forbes.com. (January 30, 2015).
Awards & Honors
- Selected by Super Lawyers from 2012 to present