Rosin Steinhagen Mendel is a law firm dedicated to serving our clients in New York City, and the surrounding counties in southern New York State and in New Jersey.

We represent our clients in all types of proceedings that include termination of parental rights, permanency hearings, custody hearings, guardianship, administrative proceedings, and adoption. Our goal is to provide each of our clients with the best possible representation in all aspects of their cases, and clients appreciate our careful analysis of individual cases, through preparation and attention to detail.

Our firm has had the privilege of representing Foster Care Agencies in New York City for over thirty years in all aspects of their Family Court and New York State Administrative proceedings, and appears in Family Court, Supreme Court, Surrogate’s Court, Town Courts, the Appellate Divisions in New York, and the New York State Court of Appeals on their behalf. Rosin Steinhagen Mendel provides on-going legal counsel to their Agency clients on cases, legislative changes that affect their work, procedural changes in Family Court practice, and provides regular legal training to their staffs.

Rosin Steinhagen Mendel represents foster parents in all phases of Family Court proceedings. Our firm represents persons seeking adoption (privately and through foster care), custody, guardianship, visitation, and relatives of children in foster care.

We represent parents in abuse and neglect proceedings, expungement proceedings, and other administrative hearings. Our firm has represented several Native American Tribes in Family Court proceedings.

The firm’s adoption practice includes domestic private-placement/independent adoptions, private agency adoptions, foster care adoptions, interstate adoptions, stepparent and second parent adoptions, adult adoptions, re-adoptions and registration of foreign adoption decrees. Rosin Steinhagen Mendel represents birth parents in adoption matters.  Our firm assists in the unsealing of adoption records, and in custody and guardianship proceedings.