Every family is different, and so is every family member. Each person who seeks our assistance has his or her own highly individual needs. Listening closely to those needs—hearing what drives my clients—gives me the best chance of guiding them to a satisfying result.

Jordan Messeri brings a compassionate, solution-oriented approach to the full range of matrimonial and family law matters. He advises clients on pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, divorce matters, child custody and access issues, spousal and child support matters, and enforcement matters.

In all of his engagements, Jordan works to identify the most practical and least disruptive resolution consistent with his clients’ goals. In most cases, this results in efficient out-of-court settlements. In others, Jordan brings substantial litigation experience to courtroom disputes. He has tried cases and regularly argues motions before courts throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Before co-founding KSTM, Jordan served as a partner alongside Valentina Shaknes in the matrimonial group at McLaughlin & Stern LLP. He also previously practiced at Blank Rome, where he worked with all of the founding partners of KSTM. He is a certified divorce mediator.



  • Partner | McLaughlin & Stern LLP


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2001)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 1998)


  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • New York City Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee


  • New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit