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Phillips Nizer Press Release

October 1, 2003
Contact: Vikki Grodner
(212) 841-0703

Elliot J. Wiener Joins Phillips Nizer's Matrimonial Law Practice

NEW YORK -- The New York law firm of Phillips Nizer LLP announced the addition of
Elliot J. Wiener to their Matrimonial Law practice as a partner.  A recognized and accomplished litigator for over 25 years, Mr. Wiener concentrates his practice in the areas of divorce, custody/visitation, support and related matters, and international and domestic adoption proceedings.  He has extensive experience representing parents in child neglect and abuse proceedings, and has successfully defended individuals charged with child sexual abuse and allegations of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Mr. Wiener is a member of the Executive Committee of the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, and is co-chairman of PEACE/NYC.  He is a member of a Matrimonial and Legislation Subcommittees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and is the Subcommittee’s delegate to the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law.  Mr. Wiener is also a member of the Matrimonial Section of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

Mr. Wiener received his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law, and his Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University.  He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York and the District of Columbia.

Phillips Nizer LLP has been engaged in a wide-ranging practice of domestic and international law for over 75 years.  Established by world-renowned trial attorney Louis Nizer, the firm today consists of almost 80 lawyers, well-respected and recognized in their fields.  The firm’s principal office is in New York City, with additional offices in Garden City, New York and Hackensack, New Jersey.