Alexis L. Cirel
Matrimonial, Family Law
Alexis is a Partner in the firm’s matrimonial and family law department. Prior to joining SSRGA, Alexis was a Partner at Mayerson Abramowitz & Kahn, LLP, a boutique matrimonial firm in New York City, and a litigation associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP where she represented individual and institutional clients in matters involving complex business disputes, commercial law, employment litigation and internal investigations. She left the corporate world in order to focus her talents and experience exclusively on the practice of family law, and to pursue her personal and professional commitment to the human element of client-focused advocacy. Alexis prides herself on being a passionate advocate and counselor who applies her technical and substantive litigation skills both effectively and compassionately.
Outside of her legal practice, Alexis is a tireless supporter and activist for family-building rights through the use of assisted reproductive technologies. She is at the forefront of legislative efforts to pass the Child-Parent Security Act, a bill that would extend rights to New York families conceived through assisted reproductive technologies, and she devotes herself to educating peers, lawmakers, and other professionals across many disciplines about the proposed bill and its far-reaching implications. She is a member of the board for the Chick Mission, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on fertility preservation for cancer patients including monetary need-based grants to cover the cost of egg freezing. She also serves on the Grant Committee for Men Having Babies Gay Parenting Assistance Program, and she is an active participant in the efforts of the Protecting Modern Families Coalition.
Alexis is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Matrimonial Committee, the New York State Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, and the American Bar Association’s Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies. She also co-chairs the New York Women’s Bar Association’s Judiciary Committee and Legislative Committee. Alexis has published articles in the New York Law Journal and she has been a guest lecturer at CLE programs sponsored by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the American Bar Association, and the New York Women’s Bar Association.
Alexis is a proud alumnus of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. She is admitted in both Federal and State Courts in New York. She lives with her family in Scarsdale.