Three KSTM Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers for Family Law in New York
New York—August 18, 2022—Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLP founding partners Caroline Krauss and Valentina Shaknes have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers for Family Law in New York. Additionally, KSTM associate Malissa Osei has been recognized as One to Watch in Family Law.
Throughout her career, Caroline has been a fierce advocate for individuals in all matrimonial and family law matters, often protecting the interests of clients whose legal issues are complicated by their significant assets and heightened public profiles. She has been recognized as a top-tier lawyer by Chambers High Net Worth for Family/Matrimonial Law in New York, as a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal, and as an Elite Boutique Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation—an honor reserved for the top 1% of attorneys.
For 15 years, Valentina has practiced exclusively in matrimonial and family law, counseling high-net-worth clients on divorces, pre-nuptial agreements, and other family law issues. She is a well-established leader of the matrimonial bar and a “go-to” practitioner in the small community of lawyers with expertise in international child custody matters and Hague cases—a niche specialty. She also has been recognized as a top-tier lawyer by Chambers High Net Worth for Family/Matrimonial Law in New York, as a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal, and as an Elite Boutique Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.
Malissa concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and matrimonial matters. She has experience litigating complex contract disputes, negotiating pre-nuptial agreements, and litigating child custody and child support matters in New York’s Family and Supreme Courts. Malissa was selected for the American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers award, and has been named to the National Black Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40. She is also a member of the National Urban League Young Professionals, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the New York Women’s Bar Association, and the Metropolitan Black Bar Association.
The complete edition of 2023 Best Lawyers for Family Law in New York can be found online here.