Erik Kristensen

(914) 431-7229

About Erik Kristensen

Erik Kristensen is a founding partner of Kristensen Law Group P.C., a law firm devoted exclusively to the practice of matrimonial and family law, serving the New York metropolitan area, and located in White Plains, New York. Mr. Kristensen’s comprehensive practice includes litigating matters from commencement through trial, appeals, settlement through negotiation, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements and post-judgment matters.

Mr. Kristensen is a recognized leader in his field, receiving numerous peer-reviewed awards, holding leadership positions in the family law sections of New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and Westchester County Bar Association, teaching and authoring materials for accredited continuing legal education courses taught to attorneys and the judiciary, and advising on pending legislation in the family law field. 

Mr. Kristensen is the Chair of the Westchester County Bar Association Domestic Relations/Family Law Section. He has served as an Executive Committee member of that section and officer since 2012. Mr. Kristensen has been a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section since 2016, and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Family Law Section from 2019 to the present. As Co-Chair, he drafts proposed opinions for the Executive Committee on the impact of pending laws in the NYS Legislature in the field of matrimonial and family law.

Mr. Kristensen has prevailed on behalf of his clients on numerous appeals to the Appellate Division, Second Department, in family law matters. He has also lectured extensively for the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section, and the Westchester County Bar Association, Domestic Relations/Family Law Section, on trial and pre-trial practice, complex tax, business valuation, financial matters, and practice management in the area of family law. Mr. Kristensen graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1996 and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1997. Commencing in 2000, he limited his practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law matters. He has represented clients in the five counties of the City of New York, and in Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, and Ulster counties. 

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by peer review for inclusion in Best Lawyers in American, Family Law, each year from 2018.
  • AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating standard given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.

Reported Trial & Appellate Decisions:


New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program

  • Matrimonial Trial Institute: A Mock Financial Trial (December, 2019)
  • Matrimonial Law Practical Skills: Preparing for and Conducting Party Depositions (October, 2018)
  • The Basics of Matrimonial Practice: Actions/Moderator, (October, 2017)
  • The Basics of Business Valuation in Matrimonial Practice, (March 2016)
  • Family Court Practice. Topic: Motio Practice, (April 2014)
  • Basics of Matrimonial Practice - Motions and Pretrial Intervention (October, 2013)
  • Basics of Matrimonial Practice: Practice Management, Ethics, and Professionalism, (Spring, 2009)

Westchester County Bar Association Domestic Relations/Family Law Section.

  • “DRL § 240-d: Support of Disabled Adult Dependents – What the Family Law Practitioner Should Learn From a Trusts & Estates Attorney” (June, 2022)
  • “The Impact of COVD-19 and Tax Law Changes on Business Valuations in Matrimonial Matters” (April, 2021)
  • “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How the New Tax Laws Will Affect You and Your Practice” (December, 2018)


Brooklyn Law School


Purchase College, SUNY

B.A. Political Science