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Louis I. Newman Attorney, Managing Partner Newman LawGroup P.C. New York, NY For more than 10 years, Louis I. Newman has utilized his expertise in matrimonial law as an attorney and a managing partner at Newman Law Group, P.C., a New York City-based firm through which he helps his clients through their most difficult personal moments. A master in the art of negotiation and a renowned voice in the legal field, which has culminated in numerous TV and radio appearances, as well as testifying as an expert witness, he has represented professional athletes, celebrities and judges in divorces across New York State. Building a career on ethics, integrity and honesty, Mr. Newman notes, “For me, it’s not just [about] getting the check in the mail … if I can help someone and I can put a smile on their face, there’s a reward in that for me. That goes a long way and it’s very satisfying. Though Mr. Newman’s primary passion and skills lie in the law, his foundation as an academic is in accounting and economics, which were the focuses of his studies when he attended Queens College in his youth. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1965, however, he felt there was “something missing,” as he wished to help others beyond crunching numbers. He was able to fill this void with the law and subsequently earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from New York Law School in 1967. Admitted to practice law in the state of New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States, he gravitated toward matrimonial law because – years ago – it was an unpopular practice. In addition, his background in accounting has benefitted him greatly in his practice. Mr. Newman has found that this background has been helpful in guiding clients and structuring a settlement: “You can deal with the economics of what and how the dollar should be divided. How have you navigated disruptions in your industry to remain a top professional? When you come before a court, you should always do so based on past conduct with the understanding that the court has respect for your opinion and that you are in a position to present information to the court, which is