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Lara Traum
Lara Traum

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Lara Traum

Lara Traum, partner at Roytberg Traum Law and Mediation PC, is a collaborative attorney, mediator, and parenting coordinator in private practice, offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, and trust and estate matters. She is licensed as an attorney in NY, NJ, and CT.

Lara received her JD from the Cardozo School of Law, cum laude, with a Concentration in Family and Matrimonial Law and a Jacob Burns Medal for Scholastic Achievement. She received a BA from NYU. Lara was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and won first place at national and international mediation competitions.

Lara focused her studies on cultural issues in family law mediation. Lara is fluent in Russian and works with members of various cultural communities.

Lara is the current President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Lara is also Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Zamir Choral Foundation, and a former director on the Board of COJECO (Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations) and the Townsend Harris  Alumni Association.

Lara’s writing on mediation and family law has appeared in numerous publications, including her 2023 ABA Book “Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation” (coauthored with Forrest S. Mosten and Hon. Elizabeth Potter Scully), as well as chapters in other books and articles in academic journals. Lara has also worked as an assistant mediation trainer with Forrest S. Mosten.

Previously, Lara worked with the Zamir Choral Foundation and sang in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

ADR Experience

Private Practice; Board of NYS Council on Divorce Mediation, Assistant Divorce Mediation Trainer to Forrest S. Mosten, Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic; First place winner of Cornell’s National Cyberweek eMediation Competition (2014); First place winner of Cornell’s International Cyberweek eMediation Competition (2015); Second place Northeast regional winner of the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition; Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution.


Mix of Evaluative and Facilitative, prioritizing the needs of the parties at hand.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D.); New York University (B.A.); Townsend Harris High School

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Faith Based
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Non Profits
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Pet Mediation
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Estate Planner
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Representational Lawyer

Fees and Provisos

1. Private Mediation: $395/hour

2. Moderate Means Mediation: sliding scale [for families with a household income of $20,000-80,000]

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • NYCID (Berner/Stadler)
  • Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic (Collins)
  • Mosten Mediation (Assistant Trainer)
  • NYACP Collaborative Law Training
  • AFCC Parenting Coordination Training

Professional Associations

  • NYSCDM - NY St. Council on Div. Mediation
  • Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • IACP - International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • AFCC - Assoc. of Family & Conciliation Courts
  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

Publications & Presentations

  • Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation (ABA Book, with Mosten and Scully)
  • Chapter 12 in Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian