Georgia Kramer is one of the pioneering attorneys of New York divorce law, having built a career breaking through professional barriers and establishing precedent-setting law along the way. Creative, aggressive and tough, Kramer has a record of shrinking from few showdowns. It's a remarkable reputation as a courtroom litigator that many in the field quietly admire.
Growing up in the Bronx (she attended Bronx High School of Science before heading to Barnard), Kramer had the early support of a progressive family active in the Civil Rights movement, and remains steadfast in her values of social fairness.
Kramer went to NYU Law in large part because "more women were in the class"; she graduated near the top of it and was awarded The Order of the Coif. She and her husband, Nathaniel Kramer, a trademark attorney, are longtime residents of Westchester County. She became the first village attorney for Rye Brook, N.Y. and helped create the laws for the new entity.
Empowered in part by strong financial skills (she received a separate Master's degree in taxation) Kramer was a confident advocate even early on. With her first divorce cases Kramer found the playing field woefully uneven; over the years she lobbied hard for changes that allowed the valuation of such assets as professional practices, retirement benefits, contract rights, even golf club memberships. Such assets are routine parts of marital property today, in no small part thanks to attorneys like Kramer. In the last decade Kramer has solidified her place among the elite of divorce law, representing the spouses of judges and lawyers, as well as lawyers themselves. "I'm an advocate - people don't come to me if they have an easy case."
Nearly two decades ago, Kramer teamed with Neil Kozek while they were both partners with a Manhattan based firm. In 2003 they formed Kramer Kozek LLP, now already one of the leading firms in the region. The walls of their White Plains offices are adorned with colorful, modernist portrait art, another longtime love of Kramer's. She and her husband have two grown children of accomplishment; daughter Cheryl is the Editor-in-Chief of Star magazine, and son David is an intellectual property attorney and is a partner at his Silicon Valley law firm.