Founder – Principal Attorney and Mediator
Location: Forest Hills and Manhattan
Phone: 718-575-9479 and 212-582-5757
Fax: 888-293-7930
E-mail: E-mail Me (website:

Alla Roytberg, who is a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, is a U.S. lawyer with over 25 years of professional experience in all aspects of family and matrimonial law, including legal representation, mediation, collaborative divorce and work on prenuptial and marital agreements.  Her areas of concentration also include general mediation, residential real estate representation and ancillary general practice. After graduating from Fordham University School of Law in 1991 and practicing law at two major law firms for five years, Ms. Roytberg founded The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg in 1996. Currently the firm has 2 New York City offices – in Manhattan and in Forest Hills, Queens.  Ms. Roytberg has consistently undertaken the leadership role in the Family and Divorce Mediation Community in New York.  She is a past president of Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators and she is an Advanced Practitioner Member with the Association for Conflict Resolution. Alla Roytberg was the Director of the New York City Bar Association’s Small Law Firm Center from 2006-2016 and continues to be actively involved in its activities.

Ms. Roytberg is also fluent in Russian and English languages. Her clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs to privately-held small and medium size companies.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Court Cases – Child Support, Custody, Orders of Protection, Adoption, Guardianship – Litigation and Mediation
  • Divorce and Separation –  Contested and Uncontested Divorces, Separation Agreements, Collaborative Divorce – Litigation and Mediation
  • Real Estate Closings – representations of buyers and sellers of houses, cooperative apartments and condominiums
  • Marital Agreements – Prenuptial Agreements, Post-Nuptial Agreements – Representation and Mediation
  • Complex International Divorce Cases – Litigation and Mediation
  • High Net Worth family Divorce Cases – Litigation and Mediation
  • Cross-Cultural and Culturally Sensitive Mediation and Litigation
  • Divorce and Family Mediation – Mediation of Divorces, Separations, Non-traditional family disputes
  • Non-traditional Family Disputes – Representation and Mediation
  • General Mediation – Mediation of Business Formation and Business Disputes, Elder and Surrogate Court related Mediation
  • Domestic Partnership Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements – Representation and Mediation
  • Legal Support for Clients who Represent Themselves in Court – Consultation and Legal Coaching Services


  • New York 1992
  • New Jersey 1992
  • NY & NJ Federal Courts
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Parenting Coordination AFCC Certified Training 2021
  • Divorce Mediation Training, NYC Bar 1995
  • Collaborative Law Training 2003
  • Advanced Collaborative Law Training 2006
  • Collaborative Divorce Training Interdisciplinary Model 2007
  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1991 J.D.
  • New York University, New York, New York, 1987 B.A.
  • Major: Comparative Literature
  • Stuyvesant High School, New York, New York, 1983

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Anatomy of a Matrimonial Case, Presentation to the SLF Committee at the New York City Bar, 2018
  • Helping Parties Navigate the Real Estate Quagmire in Separation and Divorce, NYSDMC Symposium at John Jay’s College, 2017
  • Pro Se Assistance and Unbundled Services for Solos and Small Firms, New York City Bar, 2017
  • Untying The Knot: Divorce Process Options in New York,  New York City Bar, 2015
  • The Basics of Family and Divorce Mediation Presentation, New York City Bar Small Law Firms’ Committee, 2015
  • Expand Your Practice by using Mediation for Your Clients, New York City Bar, 2015
  • Mediation in the Setting of Non-Traditional Family Disputes, Cardozo School of Law, 2014
  • Matrimonial Litigation and ADR Alternatives, New York City Bar Small Law Firms’ Committee, 2009
  • “Collaborative Law: Learn What all the Buzz is About”, Queens County Bar, 2008
  • “Representing Clients in Divorce Mediation”, New York City Bar CLE, 2007
  • “Presentation on Family Court procedure and ADR Alternatives”, New York City Bar Small Law Firms’ Committee, 2007
  • “Family Mediation – Counseling Your Client”, New York City Bar, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, Past President, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Former Director, Small Law Firm Center
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Advanced Practitioner Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Attorney Member
  • New York City Bar, Member, Committee on Legal Services for Persons of Moderate Means
  • New York City Bar, Member, Small Law Firms’ Committee
  • New York City Bar, Member, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • New York City Bar, Member, Taskforce on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession
  • AAA Hurricane Sandy Mediator
  • New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section and Dispute Resolution Section, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lawyers Foreclosure Intervention Network Attorney – NYC Bar/Federal Reserve Bank, 2008 – 2017
  • Arbitrator, New York City Small Claims Court
  • Divorce Mediator – Panel Member, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Queens Divorce Mediation Panel 

Matrimonial Mediation Panel Memberships

  • 3rd Judicial District – Supreme Court
  • 3rd Judicial District – Surrogate’s 
  • 4th Judicial District – Family
  • 4th Judicial District – Supreme
  • 4th Judicial District – Surrogate’s
  • 5th Judicial District – Provisional
  • 7th Judicial District
  • Bronx County Supreme Matrimonial
  • Bronx County Surrogate’s
  • Kings County Supreme Matrimonial
  • New York County Matrimonial
  • Queens County Supreme Matrimonial
  • Richmond County Supreme Matrimonial
  • Westchester County Family Court and Supreme Court – Matrimonial
  • Westchester County Surrogate’s Court
  • Nassau County Supreme Matrimonial