Norman S. Heller

Attorney in New York, NY
Norman Heller is a partner in Blank Rome's matrimonial practice group and administrative partner for the New York office. He represents high net worth individuals in negotiations and through trial in complex divorce, custody, support and equitable distribution matters in New York and Connecticut.

Mr. Heller advises clients in all aspects of matrimonial law, including:

•contested and mediated divorce and dissolution proceedings

•equitable distribution, spousal maintenance and related financial issues

•custody, visitation and child support

•pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements

Mr. Heller also serves as a mediator for parties who desire to resolve their divorce, custody and financial disputes amicably rather than through trial.

Mr. Heller writes on a variety of matrimonial law topics. He was a contributing author on post-nuptial and prenuptial agreements forThe Family Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Manage Your Business from Legal Planning to Business Strategies(Palgrave Macmillan - 2010) and forStrategies For Family Law in New York(Aspatore - 2011). His articles include Minimizing Divorce's Impact On a Family Owned Business,Family Business Magazine, Spring 2011; and Protecting Business Assets Using a Prenuptial Agreement, Journal of Asset Protection,Vol. 1 Number 3, Jan/Feb 1966 (Warren, Gorham & Lamont). Mr. Heller speaks at conferences to attorneys, accountants and financial advisors on current legal issues in matrimonial law.

Mr. Heller has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer by the publishers of theNew York Metro Super Lawyersmagazine and as a Best Lawyer by the publishers ofNew York's Best Lawyersmagazine.

Community Service & Affiliations

Mr. Heller is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York Chapter). He is a former co-chairman of the Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers' Association. Mr. Heller is a past president of the Naval Academy Parents' Club of Connecticut.


The Family Business in Divorce[Event]
USA Divorce Financial Topics Workshop '11
San Antonio, Texas
October 13, 2011
Norman S. Heller


Avoiding A Scorched Earth Divorce For Your HNW Clients[Article]
Family Wealth Report
May 23, 2012
Norman S. Heller and Steven W. Goldfeder

Prenups: The Laws of Emotions[Article]
Huffington Post
September 30, 2011
Norman S. Heller and Dylan S. Mitchell

Minimizing Divorce's Impact on a Family-Owned Business[Article]
Family Business Magazine
Spring 2011
Norman S. Heller


Divorce: Who Wants the House?[Media Coverage]
October 1, 2011
Norman S. Heller

A Royal Prenup?[Media Coverage]
April 28, 2011
Norman S. Heller

Norm Heller Cited in New York Times Article on No-Fault Divorce[Media Coverage]
June 16, 2010
Norman S. Heller

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1978, New York
1993, Connecticut
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Law School Attended

Boston University School of Law

University Attended

Haverford College

Birth Information

Born in 1952
Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 1952

Bar Fellowship

of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (New York Chapter). He is a former co-chairman of the Matrimonial Law Section of the New York County Lawyers' Association. Mr. Heller is a past president of the Naval Academy Parents' Club of Connecticut.EventsThe Family Business in Divorce[Event]
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Norman S. Heller
The Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue,
New York, NY 10174


Blank Rome LLP (New York, New York)

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