Steven M. silpe

New York Divorce and Family Law Lawyer: Steve M. Silpe

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  Phone: 212-750-1333
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Steve has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an organization comprised of the top family lawyers in the country, since 1994. He has been named as one of New York Magazine’s “Super Lawyers” since 2007 and one of the Best Lawyers in the New York Metropolitan Area. Steve served on the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law. He is an experienced and highly regarded trial attorney and is also a trained mediator and has been chosen by his colleagues to mediate and arbitrate issues in their cases.

Admitted to the bar in 1981, Steve has limited his practice to matrimonial and family law since that time. He has extensive experience in all phases of matrimonial practice, including divorce, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, and pre and post marital agreements. Steve has been recognized by judges and colleagues as one of the top matrimonial lawyers in New York.

Steve’s approach to each case is very client-centric and personal. His clients have his cell phone number and are encouraged to use it, even in the evenings and on weekends. “Problems don’t just arise during work hours. In fact, most of the high conflict issues between a husband and wife naturally happen at night and on weekends, when everyone is home. And when they do, you can’t wait until Monday morning for help or advice from your lawyer.”

In founding Garr Silpe, P.C. with his longtime friend and colleague, Ira Garr, Steve brings his breadth of experience to all aspects of their family law practice with the goal of achieving the best resolution of the problems of each individual client.

Steve has also lectured on matrimonial and family law issues. He is married, lives in Westchester, NY, has three children, and is an avid bicyclist, snowboarder and golfer.


New York Bar, 1981
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2012

professional associations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
New York State Bar Association