Michael Calogero has a unique perspective of matrimonial and family law litigation initially gleaned by serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Deborah Kaplan in a dedicated matrimonial part in the Supreme Court, New York County, from 2010-2013. He has applied, honed, and amplified that litigation experience since joining Cohen Clair in September 2013.
Mr. Calogero has extensive experience litigating all manner of matrimonial matters. This includes high net worth divorce cases and the complexities inherent to them, as well as child custody cases containing significant psychological and psychiatric issues. Mr. Calogero also has experience litigating more novel and “out-of-the-box” issues such as: 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 the parenting agreement; termination of child support by virtue of a change of the child’s primary residence; and trying a multi-phase arbitration concerning the efficacy and implementation of various financial agreements. While he has substantial experience inside the Courtroom, Mr. Calogero also prides himself on maintaining his client’s big picture goals and, in furtherance of that, his ability to favorably settle cases at all stages of litigation, no matter the temperature or the posture of the case.
Mr. Calogero was selected for inclusion in the 73rd Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America representing the field of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from Albany Law School in 2010, where he served as a senior editor on the Albany Law Review, and earned his BA in political science and history from the College of the Holy Cross in 2007.
Mr. Calogero is admitted to practice both in New York and Massachusetts and is an active member of the New York County Lawyers and New York State Bar associations.