Lara Traum

118-35 Queens Boulevard, Suite 400
Forest Hills, New York 11375
United States
Office Phone: 9175610315
Member since 2018
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Lara Traum is partner, collaborative attorney, mediator, and parenting coordinator with Roytberg Traum Law and Mediation, P.C., 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 additional approval under California DRPA).

Lara received her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. 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 Bachelor of Arts from New York University. In law school, Lara was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. She won first place at national and international Cyberweek eMediation competitions, as well as second place in the Northeast Regional ABA Representation in Mediation Competition.

Lara is President of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, an officer on the Board of the Zamir Choral Foundation, and a past director of the Boards 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 the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Family Court Review. Noted publications include: 1)Involved, Empowered and Inspired: How Mediating Halakhic Prenuptial Agreements Honors Jewish and American Law and Builds Happy Families; 2) It Takes a Village: Using Seniors to Help Divorcing Families, (with Forrest S. Mosten); 3) The Family Lawyer’s Role in Preventive Legal and Conflict Wellness (with Forrest S. Mosten); 4)The History and Legacy of the Pound Conferences (with Brian Farkas); 5) Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Family Law, (with Forrest S. Mosten); 6) FINE TUNING YOUR COLLABORATIVE TEAM, in BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIVE LAW PRACTICE; 7) HEARING HARMONY IN HARD TIMES in FAMILY CONFLICT IN A PANDEMIC: STORIES OF STRUGGLE AND HOPE; 8) Effectively Representing Clients in Family Mediation (with Forrest Mosten and Hon. Elizabeth Scully)

Before pursuing her mediation career, Lara worked with the Zamir Choral Foundation. In addition to conducting a HaZamir chapter, Lara sang as a soprano and soloist, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Area(s) of Practice: Blended Families Cohabitation Agreements Couples Divorce Family Law Gay/Lesbian Families LGBTQ Matrimonial Law Mediation Parenting Post-Divorce Disputes Pre/postnuptial Agreements Probate (Civil Collaborative) Separation Special Needs Children Wills and Trusts (Civil Collaborative)
License(s): New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut (Bar Admitted and Licensed to Practice)

Professional Activities

President: New York State Council on Divorce Mediation New York City Bar Association New York State Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association American Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

New York University, 2010

Professional Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2016