Lara Traum

108-18 Queens Boulevard, Suite 502
Forest Hills, New York 11375
United States
Office Phone: 718-575-9479
Member since 2018
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

Lara Traum is an attorney and mediator with The Law Firm and Mediation Practice of Alla Roytberg, P.C., offering assistance in prenuptial, postnuptial, matrimonial, real estate, and trust and estate matters. Lara is licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. She is fluent in Russian.

Lara’s writing on mediation, collaborative practice, and family law has appeared in numerous publications, including the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and the Family Court Review.

Lara's publications regarding Collaborative Practice are both forthcoming during the summer of 2018: a book chapter in the ABA's upcoming book "Building a Successful Collaborative Family Law Practice", and a co-authored Article with Forrest S. Mosten in the Family Court Review titled "Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Family Law Practice".

Other publications include:

Involved, Empowered and Inspired: How Mediating Halakhic Prenuptial Agreements Honors Jewish and American Law and Builds Happy Families, 17 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 179 (2015)

It Takes a Village: Using Seniors to Help Divorcing Families, (coauthored with Forrest S. Mosten) 17 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 767 (2016)

The Family Lawyer’s Role in Preventive Legal and Conflict Wellness (coauthored with Forrest S. Mosten) 55 FAM. COURT REV. 26 (2017)

The History and Legacy of the Pound Conferences (coauthored with Brian Farkas) 18 CARDOZO J. OF CONFLICT RESOL. 677 (2017).

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. She studied Collaborative Law with Adam Berner as part of the Cardozo Collaborative Law Skills immersion course.

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): Bar Admitted and Licensed to Practice in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Professional Activities

Board Member of New York State Council on Divorce Mediation New York City Bar Association New York State Bar Association New Jersey State Bar Association Queens County Bar Association American Bar Association

Undergraduate Education

New York University, 2010

Professional Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2016