Russell I. Marnell Earns Distinction on 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List

Super-Lawyers-logo-customThe Law Offices of Russell I. Marnell, P.C. proudly announce that family law attorney and firm founder Russell I. Marnell has been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyer® & Rising Stars list.  Mr. Marnell has consistently been ranked year over year as a New York Super Lawyer®, while also earning the highest rating of 5.0 (AV Preeminent®) on Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™,  and the most elite rating of ’10-Superb’ by AVVO. Each of these noteworthy distinctions is based on Mr. Marnell’s dedication to professional excellence in the practice of complex divorce and family law.


“Inclusion in the New York Metro Super Lawyers list highlights the exceptional work done by attorneys dedicated to not only their craft, but their clients,” said Russell I. Marnell, founder of the East Meadow, NY-based firm. “Our firm refuses to rest on its laurels and consistently operates at the highest level of excellence. This dedication has paid dividends not only in the form of satisfied clients, but distinctions that mark a concerted effort to excel in our profession. We are incredibly pleased to have been again named to the Super Lawyers list.” russell


With extensive experience across both legal and financial disciplines, Russell I. Marnell, is highly regarded as an expert in complex divorce, matrimonial and family law. When not litigating on behalf of his clients, he is a sought after guest lecturer and news media resource.  He successfully navigates clients through challenging legal situations which require a disciplined legal and financial eye given his cross-industry expertise in both finance/accounting and law.  Currently, Mr. Marnell is admitted to practice law in New York, California, Nevada and Florida, as well as the United States Tax Court and Federal District Court.  He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law (Long Island), holds an MBA in Accounting, and passed the Certified Public Accountants examination.


An Elite Distinction


In order to determine the top lawyers in each state, Super Lawyers uses a multiphase selection process that evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition. The organization uses nominations, evaluations, and independent research to find which attorneys are the leaders in their respective fields. Each year, Super Lawyers seeks to compile a diverse, credible, and comprehensive list of outstanding attorneys.


During the selection process, candidates are evaluated by the Super Lawyers research department after being nominated for recognition by fellow attorneys. Evaluations of an attorney’s honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; verdicts and settlements; professional activity; pro bono community service; transactions; representative clients; education and employment background; scholarly lectures and writings; and other outstanding achievements are completed and included within a patented, multiphase process.   The result of these efforts is a comprehensive list of the top five percent (5%) of attorneys in each state—and a resource to be used by both attorneys and consumers in their search for outstanding legal counsel.


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Spousal Maintenance: Revised Law in New York State


October 2, 2015 in Published Works by nyfdl


divorce-cash-25545550Significant revisions have been made to the guiding laws used to decide both pre- and post-judgement maintenance payments (support) in New York. The new law (Bill A7645/S5678) was officially signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on September 25, 2015.


“Establishing revised formulas to calculate both the duration and amount of maintenance and spousal support, the new law will hopefully bring more uniformity to judicial decisions,” said Russell I. Marnell, divorce attorney and founder of the Law Offices of Russell I. Marnell, P.C. “It will also make it easier to advise clients with greater confidence as to the amount and duration of the probable final maintenance award.”


Mr. Marnell continued, “The revisions will also simplify equitable distribution since licenses, degrees and enhanced earning capacity are no longer marital assets subject to valuation and distribution.”


To review the bill in full, visit: Bill A7645, or read Joel Stashenko’s comprehensive article in the New York Law Journal.