Brian D. Perskin
For 22 years, Brian D. Perskin served as a powerful advocate for his clients, guiding both men and women through difficult divorces and complex family issues. His tough, sharp approach to litigation coupled with his dedication to his clients has enabled him to best achieve his clients' goals and safeguard their interests, whether he is dealing with complex matrimonial issues, custody cases, or other family law matters. Attorney Perskin's deep commitment to his clients enables him to serve them in a more powerful way, fighting to protect their interests as if each of their cases were about his own family.
It is this devotion and passion that has led to him achieving one of the highest ratings on Avvo, an unbiased rating system based on an attorney's background and reputation. While these ratings are based on information from public sources, state bar associations, court records, regulatory agencies, and published sources, this high rating reflects the sincere personal commitment Attorney Perskin makes to each of his clients. It depicts the tireless effort and rigorous work he constantly devotes to protecting the interests of his clients and their families.
Attorney Perskin does not only dedicate his time to his own clients, but to advancing legal knowledge more generally, too. He frequently speaks on topics related to family law, such as on the use of depositions in marriage proceedings, custody elevations, and judges' opinions on equitable distribution. He has also written on subjects related to divorce strategy, fathers' rights, custody rights of non-parents, pension fund assets and attorneys' fees. Most recently, he published a book titled Winning Divorce
Strategies, in which he maps out the most effective way to achieve one's goals in a divorce. Attorney Perskin's hope is to make divorce and family law issues easier for those undergoing them, and to devote his legal career to serving individuals in need of legal guidance through such challenging times.
In addition, Attorney Perskin is married and has three children. While in college at Brandeis University, he also studied at the London School of Economics. He is a major hockey fan, and the entire firm has been a "fan since day one" of the Brooklyn Nets.
- Washington College of Law, J.D., 1990
- Brandeis University, B.A., 1987
- Mr. Perskin is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts.
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- Hiring your Divorce Lawyer
- Importance of Discovery
Evan S. Seckular
Evan Seckular, a senior associate at Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., developed his deep interest in New York family law in college while attending the University of Pennsylvania and clerking during the summers in both the Family and Supreme Courts in Westchester County, New York. After determining that he wished to pursue a career in the law, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. At Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., he is in charge of the appeals department, is involved in complex motion practice, and regularly appears in Court before the Supreme and Family Courts throughout the five boroughs, in Westchester County, and in Long Island.
Mr. Seckular studied International Relations, Spanish, and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Bachelor's degree. He is originally from Long Island and was raised in Scarsdale, New York. Today, Mr. Seckular is married and lives in New York, New York. He also is a "foodie," enjoying the variety of exciting restaurants that New York City has to offer, and a diehard New York Mets fan.
Susannah L. Ashton
Susannah Ashton, a 2009 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, has been an associate attorney with Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C. since 2011. Before joining the firm, Ms. Ashton worked as an editor for the New York Law Journal's Smart Litigator as well as a volunteer attorney for a national non-profit organization wherein she drafted
amicus curiae briefs and proposed legislation to benefit the country's underrepresented youth in out-of-home care.
Since joining Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C., Ms. Ashton has appeared before the Supreme, Family, and Criminal Courts in all five boroughs of New York City and Long Island on a variety of cases. She is involved in complex motion practice at both the trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Ashton received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a major in Child Psychology. She is originally from Los Gatos, California, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband.