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Shannon Simpson is the firm’s Managing Partner and an experienced trial lawyer. Ms. Simpson practices in all areas of matrimonial and family law matters, advising in high net worth and ultra-high net worth matters and is a vigorous advocate on behalf of her clients.

“Shannon Simpson is an excellent lawyer. She is so good to deal with; she is very responsive and knowledgeable.”

Chambers and Partners: Family Law/High-Net Worth (2021)

Ms. Simpson has negotiated successful settlements on behalf of clients and assisted clients as they proceed through mediation. When necessary, she has litigated numerous complicated financial and custody matters through to trial, including matters garnering national and international attention.

Ms. Simpson advises Family Offices on the application and potential application of matrimonial law to the administration of multi-generational family trusts and on the benefits of a prenuptial agreement for members of the second and third generation and beyond.

Ms. Simpson lived in London for two years (2016 - 2018) and frequently advises on matters with multi-national matrimonial issues, including in Europe and Asia.

Ms. Simpson is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers and is recognized by Chambers in the category of Family / Matrimonial: High Net Worth - New York.

Ms. Simpson is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Family Law Section) and an active participant in the New York Women’s Bar Association Pro Bono Matrimonial Law Project. She is a former member of the Matrimonial Committee of the New York City Bar Association and has co-presented “A Woman’s Roadmap to the Detours of Life” to Bloomberg and Sirius Radio, as well as “Helping Your Clients Through Divorce” at the 2019 Barron’s Women Summit.

Ms. Simpson is on the Board of Advisors of the Family Law Network at the University of Virginia School of Law and has participated in family law lectures at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Ms. Simpson received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and her BA in English literature and neuroscience from the University of Virginia.

Ms. Simpson lives in New York City with her husband and two children and is an active member of St. James’ Church.