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About Eric Wrubel

Chair of Warshaw Burstein’s LGBTQ Family Law Practice and Chair of their Matrimonial Group

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Eric was lead appellate counsel in New York’s most important LGBTQ parenting case where he convinced its highest court to overrule two prior decisions limiting the definition of who is a parent to biology and adoption. Recognizing that LGBTQ families have different pathways to creating a family, Eric convinced New York’s highest court to expand the definition of parentage so that LGBTQ individuals would be recognized as the legal parents of the children he/she raises.

Eric also helped have the presumption of legitimacy of children born during a marriage extended to same-gender married couples.  This right, a presumption based upon biological certainty, is now acknowledged to apply to couples in some states notwithstanding the fact that such biological certainty is impossible for both spouses in such a marriage. 

 

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Awards / Accolades

 
  • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2013 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML”) (2005 – Present)
  • Member, LGBT/Alternative Family Committee, AAML (2013 – 2018)
  • Co-Chair, NYSBA-FLS Marriage Equality Committee (2011 – 2020)
  • Chair, NYSBA Committee on LGBT People and the Law (2015 -2018)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2010 – Present)
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2008 – 2020

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Spousal/Child Support
  • Custody
  • Parentage Proceedings

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