Rebecca L. Mendel, Esq. is a partner in the New York City firm, Rosin Steinhagen Mendel. She has been with the firm since 1998, and became a partner of the firm in 2004. Rebecca Mendel graduated from Emory University in 1993, with a B.A. in political science. In 1998, Ms. Mendel received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
At Rosin Steinhagen Mendel, Ms. Mendel=s focus is on is adoption law, and she handles domestic independent/private adoptions, step-parent adoptions, second-parent adoptions, birth parent representation, re-adoptions, registration of foreign adoption decrees, private agency adoption, adult adoptions, and foster care adoption matters.
Ms. Mendel has also represented numerous foster care agencies in termination of parental rights proceedings and other aspects of foster care litigation in pursuit of permanency for children in foster care. Ms. Mendel also assists in custody/visitation matters and estate planning. She also manages the appellate practice of the firm.
Rebecca Mendel has lectured about adoption at numerous organizations. Recently, Ms. Mendel lectured about adoption law as part of the training for the New York City Family Court Judges.
Ms. Mendel is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. Ms. Mendel is the Chair of the Family Court & Family Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, Committee on Adoption. Ms. Mendel serves on the Adoption/TPR advisory committee to the Administrative Judge of the New York City Family Courts. On that committee, Ms. Mendel also serves as the chair of the adoption subcommittee.