Lawrence J. Schwind
Lawrence has retired from the full-time practice of law as of December 31, 2023, and will be continuing on a limited basis through April 30, 2024. Please contact our office for immediate assistance.
Attorney Lawrence Schwind is a partner and the Chair of Lacy Katzen’s Family Law Department. Larry brings over 40 years of legal experience and knowledge to his clients in a wide variety of practice areas, with an emphasis on divorce and other family law matters. When working with family law clients Larry can help with divorce and separation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, custody, visitation and child support matters, PINS petitions, guardianships, adoptions, and name changes.
Larry realizes that many of his family law clients are going through a major life change, such as divorce, and works hard to communicate what is happening in clear and understandable language each step of the way during what is most likely a very stressful and confusing life event.
In addition to an active family law practice, Larry also maintains a general practice of law, representing clients in residential real estate transactions, estate planning matters (including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and similar life-planning documents), estate probate and administration matters, business and contractual matters and maintains an active Municipal Law practice as attorney for the Village of Hilton.
In addition to being the Chair of the firm’s Family Law Department, Larry is the resident partner responsible for the operation of the firm’s Greece satellite office, is the chair of the firm’s Technology Committee, is a former member of the firm’s Management Committee and a former Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department.
- Contributing author, “Strategies for Family Law in New York”, 2016 Edition
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
- Monroe County Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- State University of New York at Buffalo Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence (J.D., 1982)
- Dartmouth College (A.B. cum laude, 1979)
- New York State Bar (1983)
- United States District Court, Western District of New York (1983)
ABOUT Lawrence J. Schwind
Larry resides in Penfield, New York. He enjoys recreational boating on Irondequoit Bay and supporting his hometown Buffalo Bills and Sabres.
Larry has received a BV Distinguished Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as among the top 5% of Upstate New York Lawyers, by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 Family lawyers in New York State, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for excellence in client satisfaction, the Lawyers of Distinction as among the top 10% of family and divorce lawyers in the country, and is listed in The Daily Record’s Power 20 in Family Law for 2022.
See the Super Lawyers website for a description of the selection methodology. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.