Valerie represents individuals and families in all aspects of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, custody, spousal and child support, equitable distribution of property, pre-nuptial, post-nuptial, and divorce agreements, post-judgment matters, hearings, and trials. Valerie is a litigator with extensive courtroom experience. Prior to joining SSL, Valerie was a partner of Mishcon de Reya NY, LLP., a major international law firm, where she also focused on cross-border family law issues. Valerie is an expert in aiding high-net-worth families navigate the divorce process. Prior to devoting her practice to family law, Valerie served as a criminal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. Valerie also served as Court Attorney to the Honorable Esther M. Morgenstern, New York State Supreme Court Justice, in both the Kings County Family Court and the Queens County Integrated Domestic Violence Court, a unified court part handling matrimonial, family court, and criminal cases simultaneously, which she helped to establish. Valerie's work with victims of crime and domestic violence gives her a unique perspective on the emotional challenges facing families dealing with divorce.