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Garden City, New York 11530
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The firm is skilled in managing matrimonial and family law-related matters is to achieve an amicable, affordable and proper disposition of the parties’ financial and custody issues, while at all times remaining focused on the client’s best interests. > Learn more
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The firm has experienced attorneys are experienced in the prosecution and defense of complex commercial litigation, including RICO claims, sophisticated commercial fraud, claims premised upon federal and state statutes, mortgage fraud, and coordination of multi-district litigation. > Learn more
Jeffrey L. Catterson, Esq.
Phone: (516)222-6500 ext. 20
A great attorney who works efficiently...
Posted by Doug
March 6, 2014
Jeff was dedicated to obtaining a good outcome in my case, and he always stayed in touch. He was also very careful about how client dollars were spent. Jeff was able to deal effectively with a difficult and aggressive opposing counsel. I've already recommended him and his firm to my friends.
Making a divorce less stressful
Posted by Dr. Scott Benson
February 10, 2014
In what was a difficult divorce for many reasons that I will not acknowledge here, Jeff remained grounded and focused and dealt with the opposing attorney in a competent and thorough manner. He was firm when he needed to be but did pay attention to the directive I issued when I started the proceeding. Most attorneys do not listen to their clients. Jeff does.
He had the knowledge of knowing what needed to be done
Posted by Donna
February 10, 2014
Mr. Catterson handled my very difficult divorce, Orders of Protection that I needed and other messy issues dealing with the divorce such as visitation. He had the knowledge to know what needed to be done but also the compassion that helped so much during situations where emotions run so high. He was professional and prepared at all times. For example, there was a Forensic Psychology Study done to help with some visitation issues. We were in Court one morning for a hearing and had to wait for my ex-husband's attorney to read the Forensic Report. Mr. Catterson had already been to the courthouse the day before to read the report and was ready for the hearing with notes he had written down from it. Besides always being prepared, Mr. Catterson would keep me informed of what was transpiring. He would respond to e-mails and my many questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Jeffrey Catterson to anyone that needs an attorney. I will only work with Mr. Catterson for my legal issues!
He's one of the best!
Posted by Ann
February 10, 2014
Jeff Catterson is a composed,well spoken and effective attorney.
I've been working with him for over 5 years on an involved & complicated divorce.
Dealing with my ex husband and his attorney has been extremely challenging yet Jeff has handled the situation with a deft hand & logical approach often disarming potential disasters.
He has even had to talk me off the ledge a few times and has done so with respect and understanding.
This is extremely important when dealing with a person's feelings and equally important when mapping out their financial future! Jeff is as cool as a cucumber and an expert in his field.This is a very good combination when typically we know that can't be said for many lawyers.He was careful not to over bill me. In other words, he didn't "milk the situation"(also atypical for many lawyers). If I had an occasional question about a charge he was more than willing to discuss it with me and adjust it if need be. All in all, Jeff Catterson is an extremely competent,very smart,fair & trustworthy attorney and I highly recommend him.
Areas of Practice
Education & Memberships
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
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
Vol. 60 No. 9
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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