Erik Kristensen graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1996 and was admitted to the New York bar in 1997. Commencing in 2000, Mr. Kristensen limited his practice to exclusively matrimonial and family law matters, with regard to which he has represented litigants in the County of Westchester, and the five counties within New York City, in both the Supreme and Family Courts, as well as before the Supreme Courts for both Rockland and Ulster County.
Mr. Kristensen has represented litigants in appeals to the Appellate Division, Second Department, upon family law matters on numerous occasions and in which the Court adopted the position he advanced on behalf of his client: (Matter of Duff v. Gregory, 2016 NY Slip Op 00185 [2nd Dept 2016]; Casler v. Casler, 131 A.D.3d 664 [2d Dept 2015]; Dickson v. Dickson, 127 A.D.3d 1128 [2d Dept 2015][on the brief]; Matter of Gregory v. Gregory, 109 A.D.3d 616 [2nd Dept, 2013]; Boster-Burton v. Burton, 92 A.D.3d 909 [2nd Dept 2012]; Boster-Burton v. Burton, 73 A.D.3d 671, 900 N.Y.S.2d 375 [2nd Dept 2010]; Szekely v. Szekely, 73 A.D.3d 1158, 902 N.Y.S.2d 129 [2nd Dept 2010]; Milone v. Milone, 51 A.D.3d 643, 857 N.Y.S.2d 673 [2nd Dept 2008]; Gross v. Gross, 15 A.D.3d 442, 789 N.Y.S.2d 447 [2nd Dept 2005].
Mr. Kristensen is a member of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, of which Section he is a member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee. Mr. Kristensen has lectured for the New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program upon the following topics: “The Basics of Matrimonial Practice : Actions/Moderator, (October, 2017); “The Basics of Business Valuation in Matrimonial Practice”, (March 2016); “Family Court Practice. Topic: Motion Practice”, (April 2014); “Basic Matrimonial Practice – Motions and Pretrial Intervention (October, 2013); “Basic of Matrimonial Practice: Practice Management, Ethics, and Professionalism”, (Spring, 2009). Mr. Kristensen is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Westchester County Bar Association, with regard to which he is presently the 2nd Vice Chair. Mr. Kristensen has lectured for that organization upon the topic of “Cutting-Edge Legal Technology for Family Lawyers and Using Your iPad in the Courtroom” (June, 2013). He is a resident of the Village of Pleasantville, where he serves as a member of the Village’s Ethics Committee, and as a Board Member of the local AYSO chapter.