Michael Stutman

Michael Stutman is a Founding Partner of SSL, LLP. He boasts a prestigious career as a New York matrimonial litigator. Michael is well known for handling matters for affluent individuals with pragmatism and discretion. His strong and resilient courtroom presence and excellent reputation for problem solving and intelligence provides a winning edge for his clients.

Michael Stutman

Founding partner Michael Stutman’s prestigious career spans three decades. He leads his peers and is frequently sought out as an expert in matrimonial law. Michael’s depth of knowledge not only on current and emerging issues in family law combined with his strong courtroom presence provide a winning edge when handling settlements and trials for his high net worth and notable clients.

Michael takes a straightforward approach instilling a level of trust and confidence at a time when people need it most. From heading up the New York matrimonial practice at the firm that handled Princess Diana’s divorce to authoring two books on divorce in New York and speaking at the nation’s top universities, Michael is known for his ability to distill the complicated intricacies of the divorce process to its clearest forms. He is an expert in finding options and solutions and arms his clients with everything they need to make important decisions.

Some of Michael’s most notable cases include a matter in which a wife received 100% of marital property, and another in which his client’s right to use captured computer files was upheld. Most recently, he prevailed in having a New York Court recognize and enforce a Father’s rights in a Singapore child custody arrangement—with the Mother being found in contempt and ordered to pay the Father’s expenses and counsel fees.

Michael has served terms as both the Vice President and President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter. He is also a Fellow of the Academy and serves on its National Board of Governors. He is again serving a three-year term on the prestigious Matrimonial Law Committee of the City Bar and has served two three-year terms on the Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Family Law Section and on the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Trusts and Estates Section. Michael is the author of ‘Divorce in New York’ and the co-author of ‘How to Divorce in New York”, two detailed guides to the divorce process. Since 2008 he has been certified as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in the annual Super Lawyers publications since its inception in 2006 and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. 

Michael is regularly sought after by numerous media outlets to comment and provide insight concerning legislation and notable cases.

Contact Michael at michael.stutman@sslllp.com or 646-688-4748