Founder & Managing Partner
Attorney Val Kleyman is the founder and owner of The Kleyman Law Firm in New York, New York. Nationally ranked as among the top attorneys in his region, as well as the entire country, Mr. Kleyman devotes his practice exclusively to family law, and he provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout New York City and beyond who are going through a divorce or have other serious legal issues affecting their families.
Having handled more than 1,000 divorce and family law cases in New York, Mr. Kleyman has achieved significant success assisting and guiding his clients through the process and helping them make the best-informed decisions that will affect their families for years to come. With extensive experience handling high net worth divorces and complex property division matters involving investment portfolios, real estate, foreign assets and other complicated financial issues, he has earned the moniker “The Wall Street Divorce Lawyer.”
Mr. Kleyman’s clientele has included many high-profile celebrities, Grammy-winning musical artists, Wall Street executives, professional athletes and others with considerable means; however, he is also a selfless attorney who has also volunteered his time and services pro bono for those less fortunate in his community.
Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Kleyman has gained a reputation as a leader in his field, and he has appeared on several local and national news programs and other outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics related to family law. He has also conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region, and he has served on the legal faculty at Marino Legal Academy.
A 1999 graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and psychology, Mr. Kleyman obtained his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 2004. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and he is an active member of the Libra Professional Network, the New York State Bar Association and the Psi Chi National Honor Society, among his other professional affiliations.
Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Kleyman has earned a Top 100 Lawyers for Divorce and Family Law ranking from The National Advocates as well as a Top 10 Under 40 Family Attorneys in New York from the National Academy of Family Lawyers. Moreover, the American Institute of Family Attorneys has designated him among the Top 10 Family Attorneys in New York, and the American Society of Legal Advocates has named him a Top 40 Under 40 of Family Lawyers.
Mr. Kleyman holds a Top 1% ranking from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel along with a listing in the Who’s Who Directory of Top Attorneys of North America and Top Divorce Lawyers in New York. He has also received 5 out of 5 peer rating on Martindale-Hubbell as well as “Superb” client ratings on Avvo.
Family law is not a job. It’s a calling.
Complex & contested divorce
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2004 – Member of a winning Moot Court Trial Team, National Competition.
Syracuse University, BS in Psychology and Neuroscience, 1999 – Psy Chi Honor Society
New York State Bar
U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
SuperLawyers – multiple years
Top 100 Lawyers for Divorce and Family Law
The National Advocates
Top 10 Under 40 Family Attorneys in New York
National Academy of Family Lawyer
American Institute of Family Attorneys
Top 10 Family Attorneys in New York
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Under 40 of Family Lawyers
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Who’s Who Directory of Top Attorneys of North America
Top Divorce Lawyers in New York
Avvo “Superb” client rating