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Gretchen Beall Schumann

EMAIL: [email protected]
DIRECT DIAL: (212) 512-0814

Gretchen Beall Schumann, a founding partner of the firm, has extensive experience in matters involving complex domestic and international aspects of family law in trial and appellate courts, with an excellent record of success in her litigated cases. Adept at handling sophisticated financial and child-related matters, Ms. Schumann is listed in Metro Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in New York and Top 50 Women Attorneys in New York. She is rated by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide and featured in The Spear’s 500.

In addition to serving as a Neutral Evaluator for the New York Supreme Court Matrimonial Neutral Evaluation Program and as an expert on New York law for foreign courts, Ms. Schumann is a frequent presenter for legal, academic and corporate institutions here and abroad, including on aspects of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, electronic privacy and family law, cross-border enforcement of marital agreements, trust assets and divorce, jurisdictional disputes, equitable distribution of New York businesses, and trial advocacy. She has served as a commentator for print and other media and has authored chapters on New York family law practice for international publications.

Ms. Schumann is the former President and a current Director of the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation, Inc. and a past President of the New York Women’s Bar Association (2010-2011). Ms. Schumann is also a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Ms. Schumann is admitted in both New York and New Jersey.

Cornell Law School (J.D.)
Columbia College, Columbia University (B.A.)

“USA – New York Divorce Laws, Providing Current and Practical Legal Information,” part of International Comparative Legal Guides Series (2017-2022)

London Global Legal Post “From complete shut-down to great agility: how family courts across the world have responded to Covid-19” (May 19, 2020)

Dalloz Actualite Juridique Famille Divorce Dans Le Monde Etats Unis (New York Chapter, November 2015)

Super Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers

Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers

Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide, Family/Matrimonial: High Net Worth in New York, 2020-2022

The Spear’s 500, 2020-2022

Member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association