Orrit Hershkovitz


Orrit Hershkovitz

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Orrit Hershkovitz represents clients in all aspects of matrimonial and 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 contentious domestic and international 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 is an active supporter of Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to victims of gender violence, representing clients pro bono on Sanctuary’s behalf. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert. Orrit 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 and is a former triathlete.

Orrit Hershkovitz - SuperLawyers




Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Represented Spouses in Litigated Divorce Matters
    • Represented husbands and wives in litigated divorce cases in New York, Kings, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties involving all aspects of divorce, including child custody and access, child and spousal support, and equitable distribution of marital property, from inception through settlement or trial.
  • Counsel Regarding Valuation of Business Interests
    • Counseled clients through the valuation of their or their spouses’ business interests.
  • Favorably Resolved International Custody Disputes
    • Achieved favorable outcomes for clients involved in contentious international custody disputes.
  • Litigated Post-Divorce Custody and Financial Disputes
    • Represented clients in post-divorce custody and financial disputes.
  • Obtained Enforcements of Divorce Decrees
    • Obtained orders and negotiated agreements enforcing domestic and foreign divorce decrees.
  • Consultant During Divorce Mediation
    • Served as a consulting attorney for clients engaged in divorce mediation.
  • Settled Favorably Through Mediation Proceedings
    • Participated in the mediation process to achieve clients’ favorable settlements.
  • Negotiated Pre- and Post-Nuptials
    • Negotiated pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
  • Litigated Cases on Appeal
    • Prosecuted and defended cases on appeal.