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Robert M. Preston

Partner, Chair, Matrimonial and Family Law Group - NY
Overview

Robert M. (Bobby) Preston is a partner and Co-Chair of Greenspoon Marder’s Matrimonial and Family Law practice group in New York. For over 25 years, Mr. Preston has handled highly complex domestic relations cases and appeals. He has conducted a substantial number of custody and financial trials relating to all phases of family law in the Supreme and Family Courts in New York City and its surrounding counties. He has represented individuals from all walks of life including celebrities, professional athletes, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, elected officials and executives in the finance sector such as hedge funds, private equity firms and investment banks. He practices in the courts of all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester County and both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, where he practiced exclusively for the first 10 years of his career.

Mr. Preston is a Fellow of the New York Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) as co-chair of the Family Court Subcommittee. He also serves by appointment as Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee for the Matrimonial Committee of the New York City Bar. From 1997-2000, he was an investigator/ member of the Committee on Grievances for the Nassau County Bar Association.

Mr. Preston is a frequent lecturer at CLE programs around New York hosted by the AAML, NYSBA as well as the New York Law Journal.

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court, State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1990
  • Bachelor’s Degree, State University of New York at Binghamton, Honors, 1987
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), New York Chapter, Fellow
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Executive Committee, Family Court Subcommittee, Co-Chair, 2016-Present
  • New York City Bar, Legislative Subcommittee for the Matrimonial Committee, Chair
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Withdrawing from Representation Without Violating Attorney-Client Privilege, Can It be Done?,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, May 2016
  • Speaker, “The Basics of Business Valuation in Matrimonial Matters,” NYSBA, Family Law Section, March 2016
  • Co-Host, “Valuation Discounts: Applications in Matrimonial & Fair Value Business Divorce Litigation,” NYLJ webinar, September 2015
  • Speaker, “A Mock Financial Trial,” Matrimonial Trial Institute IV, November 2013
  • Speaker, “Real Dilemmas: Practical, Ethical Solutions,” Annual Meeting Family Law Section, January 2013
Awards

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV Preeminent®
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Family Law, 2015-2019
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “New York Super Lawyers,” Metro Edition, 2009-2018
  • The National Law Journal, “Trailblazers: Divorce, Trusts & Estates,” 2017
  • New York Women’s Bar Association, Matrimonial Pro Bono Project, “Volunteer of the Year,” 2015
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