Ari H. Gourvitz, Esq.

E-mail: ahg@gourvitz.com

In 2008, Ari H. Gourvitz formed Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC, and is the managing member of the firm. Mr. Gourvitz has concentrated his entire legal career on divorce and other family law-related matters, but handles other legal matters for existing clients.

Mr. Gourvitz graduated Seton Hall Law School and then served as law clerk to Supreme Court of New Jersey Justice Virginia A. Long. After joining Elliot H. Gourvitz, Esq., as an associate, he assumed leadership of the firm and formed Gourvitz & Gourvitz, LLC. He has concentrated his entire legal career on Divorce and International Family Law matters, particularly, the abduction of children under the Hague Convention and high asset divorce matters. Mr. Gourvitz has been admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, the New York State Bar, the United States District Court of New Jersey, United States District Court of Vermont, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Gourvitz is a member of the American Bar Association, a member of the Union County Bar Association and a former Barrister in the Justice Virginia A. Long Inns of Court.

Mr. Gourvitz zealously represents his clients while paying close attention to each client’s individual needs.

He has co-authored the second and third editions of the firm’s Domestic Violence Source Book and has been responsible for handling most of the firm’s Federal and State practice helping to establish precedent which is not only shaped but changed and defined existing law.

Because of his various successes in litigation in both Federal and State Courts, he has been recognized by his peers as “Rising Star” as published by “Super Lawyers” in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Education:

University of Michigan, B.A.
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.

Court Admissions:

State of New Jersey

State of New York

United States District Court of New Jersey

United States District Court of Vermont

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals For the Third Circuit

Professional & Bar Associations:

American Bar Association

Union County Bar Association

The Justice Virginia Long Family Law American Inn of Court (former member)

District XII Fee Arbitration Committee Member

Past Experience:

Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Virginia A. Long of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Author:

Articles
Why New Jersey is Correct Forum for Expansion of Gay Marriage,” by Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (August 2002).

“Pay or Stay Hearings: Court must assess ability to pay before ordering coercive measures”, by Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (August 2004).

“Domestic Violence Update-The Cases Over the Past Couple of Years that Shaped the Current Law,” by Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Lawyer (September 2003).

“Parents Cannot Move Children Intrastate Without Impunity,” by Ari H. Gourvitz and Elliot H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (August 2003).

“When Enough is Enough Unequal Equitable Distribution in Large Marital Estate Cases,” Elliot H. Gourvitz and Ari H. Gourvitz, New Jersey Law Journal (September 2002).

Books
Domestic Violence Source Book, 2nd Edition, By Elliot H. Gourvitz, Ari H. Gourvitz, and Melissa Gourvitz.

Lecture
AAML Forum, September 2005, “How To Try a Hague Convention Case.”

Justice Viginia A. Long Inn of Court, May 21, 2015, “Counsel fees: Maintaining an Even Playing Field – The Fee Arbitration Process,” presented by Charles Centinaro (Director of Office of Attorney Ethics) and Hon. David J. Issenman, J.S.C. (ret.), moderated by Ari H. Gourvitz, Esq.

Justice Viginia A. Long Inn of Court, June 9, 2016, “Appeals,” presented by Justice Virginia Long, Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey (Ret.) and Hon. Philip S. Carchman, J.A.D., moderated by Ari H. Gourvitz, Esq.

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