RISA A. KLEINER, Esq., APM

  • Has 25 years of experience in family law 

 

  • Specializes in helping couples transition through divorce without sacrificing their children’s best interests

Risa A. Kleiner, Esq. Attorney and Mediator.

  • Devotes her skills and experience to mediation, negotiation and Collaborative Divorce 

 

  • Drafts Pre-Nuptial Agreements

 

  • Assists with negotiation of post-judgment modifications           

 

 

  EDUCATION:

  • J.D. – Rutgers School of Law
  • M.A. – Rowan University
  • B.A. – University of Michigan

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LEGAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney since 1997
  • Accredited Professional Mediator (APM) since 1997
  • Trained as a Collaborative Law Practitioner in 2007
  • Member of Bench-Bar Courthouse committee, Middlesex County
  • Family Law Attorney, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, Woodbridge, NJ, 1988-2009
  • Family Law Attorney, solo practice, May 2009 – present
  • Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist for more than 20 years
  • Court-approved mediator: Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth & Somerset County
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Chancery Division, Family Part, Middlesex County, 1987-88

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ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Accredited Professional Member and Past Board member, Executive Vice-President and Secretary, NJ Association of Professional Mediators
  • Founding Member and Immediate Past President, Mid-Jersey Collaborative Law Alliance
  • Founding Member, NJ Council of Collaborative Law Practice Groups
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Member, NJ and Middlesex County Bar Association, Family Law and Dispute Resolution Sections
  • Member, Middlesex County Family Bar Executive Committee
  • Board Member, Fair Acres Condominium Association

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SEMINARS, PRESENTATIONS & TRAININGS:

  • ADR Day, Panel Moderator, “Collaborative Divorce: A Team Approach to Dispute Resolution” – June 2011
  • Collaborative Law Trainer, October 2010
  • Annual Family Law Case Update presentation to Bar Association, 1989 – 2009
  • Course Trainer, NJAPM 40 hour Divorce Mediation Course since 2009
  • NJAPM Annual Divorce Seminar, April 2009; April 2010
  • NJAPM Seminar for Non-Attorney Mediators, March 2009
  • Conference Co-chair, NJAPM Annual Conference, 2008 – 2012
  • Middlesex County Family Bar Association presentation on Collaborative Law, February 2008
  • Mediation presentation to Accounting Association, November 2009
  • Panelist, NJAPM seminar on Breaking Impasse in Mediation, February 2010