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Caroline Krauss is a fierce advocate for individuals in all matrimonial and family law matters, from pre-nuptial agreements to custody trials. She often protects the interests of clients whose legal issues are complicated by their significant assets and heightened public profiles.

For more than 25 years, Caroline has focused exclusively on matrimonial and family law, earning widespread praise in the area, including designation as a Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. Appreciating the intimate relationship between lawyer and client in matrimonial and family law matters, she co-founded KSTM as a boutique firm from which to offer counsel that is both caring and candid. Her frequent work includes:

  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Custody, parental access, and ancillary parenting issues, oftentimes working collaboratively with mental health professionals
  • Divorce negotiation and litigation
  • Equitable distribution, spousal and child support, and related ancillary issues

A trained mediator, Caroline seeks alternatives to disruptive litigation wherever possible, and regularly resolves marital disputes. When litigation is unavoidable, however, she provides aggressive advocacy in the courts. Among other successes, she secured a landmark decision in New York’s highest court that overturned longstanding prejudicial rules toward same-sex parents in child custody matters.

Before launching KSTM, she co-chaired the matrimonial and family law practice at Blank Rome, which under her leadership operated the largest such practice group in the nation.

On a pro bono basis, Caroline serves as a mediator in the Neutral Evaluation Program operated by the Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County, New York. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section and is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for the top 1% of attorneys.

Contact & Links
  • 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 7620
    New York, NY 10118
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., graduated 1991
  • Ithaca College, B.S., graduated 1986
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York State
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • New York State Bar Association - Member
Court Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Family Law
  • Chambers Family/Matrimonial Law: High Net Worth in New York (2021-2023)

  • Distinguished Leader, New York Law Journal (2020)
  • Elite Boutique Trailblazer, The National Law Journal (2020)
  • Divorce, Trusts & Estates Trailblazer, The National Law Journal (2017)
  • New York Super Lawyer in Family Law (2010-2022)
  • New York Super Lawyer Top 50 Women (2020, 2022)
  • Top 100 Attorneys, Worth Magazine
  • Women Leaders of the Law list, New York Magazine


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