Mediator's Profile

Alayne Katz

Business Name: Law Office of Alayne Katz, P.C.

Alayne Katz is a family and matrimonial attorney in private practice in Westchester County. Her practice is varied as it includes the representation of adults and children in the processes of mediation, collaborative law and litigation. The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, two County Executives and numerous N.Y.S. and Federal legislators have recognized her contributions to families and children spanning more than three decades.

Your divorce or legal matters, especially when children are involved, often represents the most critical time in your life. There will NEVER be a more important time to have someone in your corner with answers to the storm of questions that you will be facing. Alayne Katz will help you to navigate this foreign landscape because it is not foreign to her. Alayne’s knowledge, tenacity, diligence and experience will guide you through this emotionally daunting and overwhelming experience into a safe place where you have not only answers, but solutions and new beginnings. Alayne creates new lives for her clients after winning them a fresh start.

We are dedicated to resolving  your matter as amicably and expeditiously as possible. Whenever possible, we recommend mediation or the collaborative process. However, some matters due to the facts or the people, require court intervention, and then we apply our extensive litigation experience to get you the results you deserve.

In addition to her private practice, Ms. Katz has been actively involved in professional and community organizations, serving on boards and chairing committees in collaboration with other bar associations, the judiciary and other organizations in a continuing effort to improve justice for children and families.

Ms. Katz is the founder of Gail’s Fund, established in memory of her sister, who was a victim of fatal domestic violence. Gail’s Fund supports the Pace Women’s Justice Center’s efforts to promote justice for women and families and eradicate domestic violence and elder abuse.

The Law Office of Alayne Katz, P.C. focuses on family law cases and routinely handles:

  • Divorce Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Child Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Custody & Visitation Rights
  • Child Support
  • Divorce Litigation


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1997
  • New York, 1987


  • George Washington University, J.D., 1985
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., M.S., 1980

Associations & Memberships

  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York ( Chair, Amicus Committee, 2004-2013)
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association (Vice President, 2000-2004; Chair, Families, Children and the Courts Committee, 1998-2016)
  • Association of Family & Conciliatory Courts (Director, New York Chapter, 2004-2014)
  • Board Chair: Pace University School of Law’s Women’s Justice Center’s “The Friends of Gail,” since 2002
  • Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, since 2008
  • Member, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, since 2008
  • Board Member: Irvington Education Foundation, 2007-2013
  • Member: Westchester and Rockland Counties Attorney for the Child Panels
  • Member: Irvington Community Advisory Board, 2003-2008​

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