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Jeffrey L. Catterson, Esq.


Phone: (516)222-6500 ext. 20

email:  jcatterson@cllawgroup.com


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Jeffrey L. Catterson, Esq., commenced his legal career with the firm in 1997, becoming a partner in 2008.  He specializes in all aspects of matrimonial and family law litigation, including, but not limited to: divorce, custody, support, equitable distribution, complex business valuations, modification and enforcement issues, and the negotiation and preparation of pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, and stipulations of settlements.


Mr. Catterson has represented, and assisted in the representation of, numerous high profile and celebrity clients.  He has extensive experience with respect to complex business valuations and enhanced earnings computations involving multi-million dollar wage earners and business owners.


Mr. Catterson’s matrimonial and valuation articles have been published in the New York State Bar’s Family Law Review, The Suffolk Lawyer and The Nassau Attorney.  He has also lectured for the New York State Bar Association and Suffolk County Bar Association on several occasions.  In addition to his appellate work, he also recently argued before the Court of Appeals.


Mr. Catterson’s other areas of practice include medical malpractice, personal injury, commercial litigation, general litigation and appellate practice.  Mr. Catterson’s personal injury experience involves complex litigation and appellate practice regarding traumatic brain injury, automobile accidents, construction site accidents, municipal liability and slip and fall accidents.  Mr. Catterson has successfully argued before the Appellate Divisions as well as New York State’s highest Court, the Court of Appeals.


Mr. Catterson has been selected to the New York Super Lawyers, voted a Top Attorney in New York by his peers, from 2013 - 2016 and selected as a Top Ten Nationally Ranked Family Law Attorney by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys from 2014 - 2016.


Mr. Catterson is a member of the American Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association, as well as the Matrimonial Law Committee of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, serving on the Executive Committee for the Nassau County Matrimonial Committee.


Family Law • Divorce • Child Custody • Equitable Distribution


Hofstra University School of Law, 1998

SUNY Stony Brook, 1994

Summa Cum Laude




New York Bar

American Bar Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Nassau County Bar Association - Matrimonial and Family Law sections

Suffolk County Bar Association - Matrimonial and Family Law sections



Valuation of Closely Held Business Interests

The Sulfolk Lawyer

Vol. 29 No. 4

January 2014



As recognized by the Court of Appeals in Amodio v. Amodio, 70 N.Y.2d. 5 (1987),there is no uniform rule for valuing a closely held business. The preferred indicator of value is the objective standard of Fair Market Value, i.e. “the price for which the property would sell if there was a willing buyer who is under no compulsion to buy and a willing seller under no compulsion to sell.” Kaye v. Kaye, 102 A.D.2d 682, 687 (2d Dept. 1984). However, due to the inherent nature of closely held businesses, where ownership is generally held by a small group of stockholders and where the shares are not usually saleable, the shares are not so easilyvalued. Id. at 687. >READ MORE

Pendente Lite Applications, Then and Now

Nassau Lawyer

Vol. 60 No. 9

January 2014



Prior to October 12, 2010, when discussing potential pendente lite support obligations with a client, the experienced matrimonial practitioner would routinely repeat the mantra “must maintain the status quo,” stressing the balancing act of both accommodating the recipient’s needs and the payor spouse’s ability to meet those

needs, as well as his or her own comparable standard of living. In traditional marriages, there is a “monied spouse” who generates the majority of the income to meet the family’s financial needs, and a “non-monied spouse” who is the primary caretaker of the parties’ children. >READ MORE

A Keane Double-Dipping Miscalculation and the

Vanishing Monied Spouse


Author: Peter Galasso, Jeffrey L. Catterson and Joel Rakower

NYSBA Family Law Review | Winter 2008 | Vol. 40 | No. 4

Exhaustive scholarly analyses on the double-dipping,or double-counting, phenomenon have adorned the pages of various legal publications since its initial recognition in McSparron v. McSparron.1 As we all know, in McSparron, the Court of Appeals held that maintenance awards are not to be drawn from the income stream that was relied upon in the calculation of the value of an equitably distributed marital asset. >READ MORE

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