Lisa R. Schoenfeld is a partner in the matrimonial practice of Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 2003 the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York in October 2003, and to the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2011. Since her admission to the Bar, she has practiced exclusively in matrimonial and family law at Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, and assisted the firm in the matter of Frankel v. Frankel, 2 N.Y.3d 601, 814 N.E.2d 37, 781 N.Y.S.2d 59 (2004), a significant decision that solidified the rights of non-monied spouses to receive counsel fee awards. Lisa also provides pro bono legal services for clients through the Volunteer Lawyers Project and was named by them as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Month in February 2010.

JOSEPH SOFFER has been practicing law for more than 30 years. His reputation as a compassionate and good listener comes from taking the time to understand his clients’ needs.

In 1991 Mr. Soffer opened his own firm which focuses on matrimonial and divorce matters. Today, he is a member of several renowned organizations including the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, New York Criminal and Civil Bar Association, National Association of Divorce Practitioners, New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.



John Whiteman is one of Long Island’s most respected divorce lawyers, having already amassed broad experience both in and out of the courtroom.  Some years back, he became one of the youngest members of any profession to be profiled by the Ten Leaders Cooperative.  What’s more, he is well respected in the Supreme and Family Courts of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties and is likely to have an impact on them for years to come.