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Lara Traum

Lara Traum is a lawyer and mediator with Roytberg Traum Law and Mediation, PC., offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, and trust and estate matters. She is fluent in Russian.

Lara has been actively practicing as a mediator under NYS Unified Court System approval since 2013. She has completed training with the New York Center for Interpersonal Development, the Cardozo Divorce Mediation Clinic, and Mosten Mediation Training (where she served as an Assistant Trainer with Forrest S. Mosten and received approval under California DRPA).

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.