Associates

BURTON D. WITMAN

Burton D. Witman is an associate at Mantel, McDonough, Riso, LLP.  A member of the firm’s matrimonial and family law department, his practice focuses on navigating complex, high conflict cases often involving litigation, and negotiating resolutions to his clients’ satisfaction.  Dedicated to the field since 2013, his extensive experience allows him to maximize results for his clients no matter the situation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Witman worked for a Fortune 500 company in the finance sector as a compliance attorney.

He obtained his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2012, and obtained his undergraduate degree from Indiana University.

Mr. Witman is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York County Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association.

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MELISSA B. MANTEL

Ms. Mantel is an associate in the firm’s matrimonial department. She received her undergraduate degree from Emory University and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2012. She has devoted her practice exclusively to matrimonial and family law since 2013. Prior to joining Mantel, McDonough, Riso, LLP, Ms. Mantel worked as an associate at Alter, Wolff and Foley LLP and in the matrimonial department of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, LLP. During law school, she interned at the Children & Youth Law Clinic and was awarded Honors in the Trial Litigation Skills program. Ms. Mantel serves on the Matrimonial Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section. In 2019, Ms. Mantel has been selected, by peer evaluation, by SuperLawyers.

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PERRI BLITZ

Perri Blitz is an associate in the firm’s matrimonial department. Ms. Blitz brings special expertise to matrimonial disputes involving complex and sophisticated financial and business issues. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Blitz was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis in New York City and Jones Day in Tokyo, where she advised business clients on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Ms. Blitz earned her law degree in 2017 from New York University School of Law, where she was a Robert McKay Scholar. She received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.

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