Leslie F. Barbara

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Professional Experience

Leslie F. Barbara is the Co-Chair of DHC’s Divorce & Family Law group. With over 20 years of experience representing a wide-ranging network of high profile clients, Leslie Barbara is one of the most celebrated matrimonial and family lawyers in New York. She handles all aspects of divorce and family law litigation including separation, divorce, equitable distribution, custody and visitation, and complex business valuations, as well as the negotiation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Ms. Barbara has tried matters in both Supreme and Family Courts, and has argued before the Appellate Division. She has also successfully handled matters involving international custody disputes and abduction cases.

Ms. Barbara focuses on the representation of high-profile and high-net-worth clients, including celebrities, professional athletes, restaurateurs, chief executive officers, and their spouses. Ms. Barbara has extensive experience and is often called upon to comment on issues pertaining to divorce ranging from the recent trends in custody, the structuring of sophisticated financial settlements, to the potential fallout of a celebrity divorce.

Ms. Barbara counsels same-sex spouses through divorce.

Bar Admissions

  • N.Y.S. Bar, 1992
  • U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern Districts of New York)

Publications

  • Hofstra Law Review
  • Hollywood Life
  • New York Times
  • New York Post
  • New York Law Journal
  • Wall Street Journal

Education

Cornell University, 1985 (B.S.)

Hofstra University Law School, 1991 (J.D.) – graduated with distinction; member of the Hofstra Law Review