About Us

  • Drexel LLC is a full-service family law firm concentrating in complex financial and custody matters, including those involving substantial marital estates and unique issues of law. Whether negotiating agreements, mediating disputes, or, when necessary, advocating in the trial and appellate courts, we strive to achieve practical, creative, and cost-effective solutions to the challenging and often emotionally-charged issues facing our clients.

Founding partner Allen A. Drexel began his legal career as a law clerk for a federal judge, and went on to practice family law and general commercial litigation at leading New York City law firms. Our clients have included successful businessmen and women, professionals, executives, entertainers, and their spouses and significant others. We have often been sought out by other attorneys as their counsel in connection with family law matters. We aim for excellence in every aspect of the cases we handle.

Drexel LLC attorneys regularly practice in the courts of New York City and surrounding areas, including Westchester and Nassau Counties. However, because we recognize that litigation is often a costly and inefficient means of resolving disputes, we strive to achieve our clients’ goals by negotiating non-litigated resolutions whenever possible. Whatever services your case may require, we are committed to providing them as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Family Law for Traditional and Non-Traditional Families

Despite the Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision extending federal recognition to same-sex marriage, same-sex couples, even if lawfully married, still do not enjoy throughout the U.S. the broad array of legal rights and protections afforded heterosexual couples; issues concerning income and estate taxes, medical decision-making authority, property division, child custody, spousal and child support, and other matters generally remain more challenging for them than for opposite-sex couples. Drexel LLC is committed to helping same-sex couples reach creative and practical solutions which protect them and their children despite the legal gaps that persist. We do so by advising our lesbian and gay clients of the unique legal implications of their relationships, preparing agreements setting forth their and their partners’ rights and responsibilities, and, when necessary, seeking equitable and legal remedies in court when a relationship dissolves. The law affecting same-sex families is rapidly changing, and Drexel LLC is proud to be on the cutting edge of developments in this field.

Drexel LLC’s areas of expertise include:

    • Divorce
    • Equitable distribution of assets and related valuation issues
    • Spousal and child support
    • Pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and separation agreements
    • Child custody and visitation matters
    • Parental relocation
    • Child custody and visitation matters
    • Same-sex family law issues, including cohabitation agreements, division of property upon separation, and custodial and child support rights and duties.
    • Adoption