Gretchen Beall Schumann

Gretchen Beall Schumann


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Columbia College at Columbia University (B.A.)
Cornell Law School (J.D.)

11 Times Square, 10th Floor (W. 41st Street and Eighth Avenue) New York, NY 10036

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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Top 50: 2016 Women New York — Metro Super Lawyers


Gretchen Beall Schumann, is a partner at Cohen Rabin Stine Schumann LLP. She is a frequent participant on Continuing Legal Education and other panels, she has lectured for the New York State Bar Association on both the procedural and substantive aspects of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, for the E. David Woycik Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Hofstra Law School, for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York with regard to electronic privacy and family law and for events hosted by academic institutions and major corporate sponsors. In 2007, Ms. Schumann co-authored an article for the New York Law Journal, “The Alienated Child,” with partner Harriet Newman Cohen. She has served as a commentator for print media with respect to name change and other matters. Ms. Schumann was elected to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, New York Metro Edition, for both 2012 and 2013, and to "Super Lawyers" New York Metro Edition, in 2015.

Ms. Schumann is an experienced and highly respected matrimonial attorney both in New York and internationally.

Ms. Schumann is a past President of the New York Women’s Bar Association (2010-2011); before that, she served as the Association’s Vice President and Treasurer. Ms. Schumann currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation and is Vice President of the Foundation. From 2005 until 2008, she served as Secretary of the New York City Bar Committee on Children and the Law, and from 2004 until 2007, as Secretary of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Matrimonial Law Section. Ms. Schumann is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for the New Lawyer Institute at the New York City Bar and a member of the New York City Bar’s Women in the Legal Profession Committee.

Ms. Schumann graduated from Cornell Law School in 2001, where she was the recipient of the Robert S. Pasley Memorial Prize, and from Columbia College, Columbia University, with an A.B. in English, in 1998.

Ms. Schumann is also admitted in the State of New Jersey.

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International Comparative Legal Guides Family Law 2017 (USA-New York) TICLG January 17 2017

Godmother demands to be legal parent of adopted child in New York custody battle The Times October 23, 2016

Attorneys Schumann and Rabin representing the mother in a complex case testing New York State’s expanded definition of parenthood New York Times October 18, 2016

Manhattan mom can’t move to England with adopted son till ex-partner makes case for parental rights, judge rules New York Daily News September 1, 2016

New York’s Highest Court Expands Definition of Parenthood New York Times August 30, 2016

The Legacy of John Adams: Defending Due Process and the Rights of the Accused, New York Law Journal June 27, 2011

The Alienated Child New York Law Journal July 30, 2007