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Arthur D. Ettinger


Arthur D. Ettinger is a partner and chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law practice group in Greenspoon Marder’s New York office. Mr. Ettinger has extensive experience litigating and advising clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including complex financial and custody issues, equitable distribution, child support. He is accomplished in successfully negotiating and drafting pre and post nuptial agreements and separation agreements, as well as litigating and taking such matters to trial when an amicable resolution is not possible. Mr. Ettinger also represents athletes in various legal matters.

Arthur is a member of the Matrimonial Law Committee of both the New York City and New York County Bar Associations, Practice Management Subcommittee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and the New York College of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers, a group of lawyers that provide legal education and trial advocacy programs to other lawyers in the field of matrimonial and family law. Arthur is a member of the New York Bars and is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

In 2020, Arthur launched the “Close to the Vest” podcast built for those who are currently going through divorce, contemplating divorce, or experiencing relationship issues.The podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • J.D., New York Law School,
    • Executive Editor, Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Vermont

Professional and Community Involvement

  • New York City Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Practice Management Subcommittee, Member
  • New York College of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “How To Try A Custody Case,” New York College of Matrimonial Attorneys, 2015-2016
  • Speaker, “Practical Skills – Basic Matrimonial Practice,” New York State Bar Association, 2013
  • Speaker, “Practical Skills – Family Court Practice: Custody, Child Protective Proceedings and Ethics,” New York State Bar Association, 2009


  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Family Law, 2021-2022
  • The National Law Journal, “Trailblazers: Family/Elder Law,” 2017, 2022
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “New York Metro Super Lawyers,” 2014-2021


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