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John Teufel


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John Teufel joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd in January of 2015. John received his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2014, where he focused on family law. John has served as a fellow for Justice Deborah Kaplan in the Matrimonial Part of the state Supreme Court, and as an intern for the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York. He has authored several case studies published in the national journal Lesbian and Gay Law Notes, as well as a thesis studying issues unique to same-sex divorces across state lines. Prior to joining BBNR, John spent two years as a law clerk with a Brooklyn-based family law firm. John is also a writer with a degree in English from New York University, and regularly contributes his observations on family law matters to the Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd blog.


  • New York University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2014

Admitted to practice law

  • September, 2015 – New York

Professional memberships

  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Committee)
  • LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, LGBT Rights Committee)


  • “U.S. Bankruptcy Court Finds Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional” – Lesbian and Gay Law Notes, Summer 2011
  • “New York Court Dissolves Vermont Civil Union After Determining Parental Status Issues” – Lesbian and Gay Law Notes, September 2011

Areas of practice

  • Divorce Litigation
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Post-divorce Modification
  • Paternity
  • Relocation


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