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Jacqueline Newman

Managing Partner

Phone: 212-867-9123 Fax: 212-983-8526

Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman’s practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and also in negotiating prenuptial agreements. Ms. Newman has taught the Collaborative Family Law class for The NY Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Center for Mediation in Law, as well as the Introduction of Matrimonial Law for Collaborative Divorce Professionals for the New York State Unified Court System. At Fordham University School of Law, she taught Family Law Practice with Barry Berkman. Ms. Newman is also a Lexis Nexis Practice Adviser and has drafted practice guides for matrimonial law.

Ms. Newman has appeared as an expert commentator on various television and radio shows and has been quoted as an expert in numerous publications, including Fox’s Business, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, The New York Times, Woman’s Day, Glamour, the New York Post,, Crain’s New York Business, U.S. News and World Report, Business Insider,, USA Today, Yahoo Parenting, Woman’s Day, and The Huffington Post.

These activities and her reputation for ethical standards and professional ability among her fellow lawyers have earned her the highest rating, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  Ms. Newman is also honored to be selected for inclusion in Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys since 2013 and was included in editions of New York City’s Best Lawyers since 2016.

Areas of practice

  • Divorce Litigation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce Actions
  • Appeals

Honors and Recognitions

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, 2019 Edition
  • New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys, Super Lawyers, 2013 -2018, Jacqueline Newman
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell - Preeminent and with High Ethical Standing
  • Avvo Rating of 1o - Top Attorney for Divorce
  • New York Magazine Leading Lawyer, 2018
  • Jacqueline Newman, selected for inclusion in Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Edition of Super Lawyers, Edition
    2012 - 2018
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of New  York City’s Best Lawyers
  • Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group Expert Council
  • Jacqueline Newman named  Top 20 NYC Divorce Lawyers 2014, Divorce Saloon, July, 2014
  • Lead Counsel Rated, 2013 and 2014
  • Jacqueline Newman, Joins the Exclusive Haute Lawyer Network, August 12, 2013
  • America's Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Ten Leaders Matrimonial
    & Divorce Law in New York City, Age 45 and Under, June 30, 2011, Jacqueline Newman

Professional memberships

  • Former Board of Directors for the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • New York State Women's Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Member, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Faculty of The Redwoods Initiative
  • Advisory board for Shining Service Worldwide
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Gerson Lehrman Group Expert Council
  • Founding member, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators

Jacqueline's Live Appearances

Jacqueline's Quotes and Publications


  • University of Delaware, B.S., 1996
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1999

Admitted to practice law

  • New York, 1999

AV Rated

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