Michael Calogero has a unique perspective of matrimonial and family law initially gleaned by serving as a Court Attorney for the Hon. Deborah Kaplan in a dedicated matrimonial part in Supreme Court, New York County, from 2010-2013. He has applied, honed, and amplified that litigation experience since joining Cohen Clair in September 2013, and was promoted to a Partner of the Firm in 2022
Mr. Calogero has extensive experience with all issues attendant to matrimonial and family law. He regularly handles high-net-worth divorce cases and the complexities inherent to them. This includes negotiating favorable and creative settlements for his clients or, if necessary, litigating complicated financial cases with nuanced asset valuation and tracing issues through trial. He is also skilled at guiding his clients through the most difficult and contentious child custody cases and trials, including cases involving psychiatric and substance abuse issues. Additionally, Mr. Calogero’s experience includes litigating more novel and unique issues as well, such as contesting a determination of parental rights as it relates to mistakenly implanted embryos, obtaining a finding of contempt against a parent who refused to transition a child to the other parent in derogation of their custody agreement, and trying a multi-phase arbitration concerning the efficacy and implementation of intricate and interrelated financial agreements. Described by both colleagues and clients as a “true professional”, Mr. Calogero prides himself on remaining focused on his client’s big-picture strategic goals at all times, no matter the temperature or the posture of the case.
Mr. Calogero has been recognized by his peers both inside and outside the legal community for his excellence. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and was chosen as one of New York’s “Best Lawyers” by The Best Lawyers in America. He was also selected for inclusion in the 73rd Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America representing the field of Law.
Mr. Calogero is admitted to practice both in New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association. He graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School in 2010, where he served as a Senior Editor of the Albany Law Review. He earned his BA in political science and history from the College of the Holy Cross in 2007.