- Leonard Klein
Leonard Klein was born in New York City and raised in Poughkeepsie. He received his B.A. from the University of Buffalo in 1963 and his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University in 1966. He was a member of the “Albany Law Review” from 1964 to 1966. Mr. Klein’s practice is concentrated in the area of Matrimonial Law.
Mr. Klein is an active Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is currently serving as a Vice President of the New York Chapter of the Academy. He has previously been Treasurer, Parliamentarian and a member of the Board of Managers of the New York Chapter. He also is involved in several New York Academy Committees including the Interdisciplinary Accountants & Appraisers Committee where he is Co-Chair. In 1993 he successfully completed a course in Matrimonial Arbitration presented by the Academy. He has lectured on various aspects of Matrimonial Law for the New York State Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Dutchess County Bar Association and other organizations. He was recognized by Super Lawyers, a national publication, as one of the top Family Law attorneys in upstate NY from 2007 to 2013 and again in 2015 and 2016.
In his role as an active, well-known matrimonial attorney, Mr. Klein practices Traditional and Collaborative Divorce. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce and Dispute Resolution Association, Ltd. His cases have involved child custody, child support, parenting rights, spousal support, equitable distribution, retirement plan division, stock option division and other related issues.
Mr. Klein continues to handle complex matrimonial cases in the Family and Supreme Courts of the State of New York. He has the knowledge and skills to settle his cases where possible and to litigate his cases to conclusion when necessary.
Mr. Klein is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bardavon 1860 Opera House as well as the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Ethics Committee.