Nicholas W. Lobenthal is a partner focusing on large, complex matrimonial litigation for high net worth individuals. He also represents domestic and international financial institutions, business organizations and individual clients in commercial litigation and fiduciaries in surrogate’s court. He joined the firm in 1998.
He has served as counsel in several reported appellate and trial court decisions including issues of first impression: Wolman v. Shouela, 129 A.D.3d 579 (1st Dep’t 2015); S.H. v. E.S., 52 Misc. 3d 1219(A) (Sup. Ct. Westchester County 2014); AXMS, Inc. v. Friedman, 2013 WL 2431968 (S.D.N.Y.); Peck–Barnett v. Barnett, 82 A.D.3d 540 (1st Dep’t 2011); One Communications Corp. v. JP Morgan SBIC LLC, 381 Fed. Appx. 75 (2d Cir. 2010); Ansour v. Ansour, 61 A.D.3d 536 (1st Dep’t 2009); Crowley v. Ruderman, 60 A.D.3d 556 (1st Dep’t 2009); In re Koester, 272 A.D.2d 473 (2d Dep’t 2000); Silverman v. Silverman, N.Y.L.J. 1202504319471, 7/22/11 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 2011) (front page article); Stang v. Lange, 17 Misc.3d 1124(A) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 2007); IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust Co. v. Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of USSR, 170 Misc. 2d 294 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County 1996).
An elected Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAFL), he has contributed a chapter on New York law to the international treatise “Family Law: A Global Guide (4th ed. 2019)” published by Thompson-Reuters (London) and lectured on matters ranging from business valuation to civil rights at the IAFL and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).
Mr. Lobenthal has been recognized by his peers as a “Superlawyer” and with an “AV Preeminent” highest rating (5 out of 5), including ratings of members of the judiciary, with Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings).
Mr. Lobenthal graduated from Columbia Law School (J.D., 1990; Stone Scholar; Wertheimer Prize for Labor Law; Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems), and Yale University (B.A., cum laude, 1983).
Mr. Lobenthal is admitted in New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.