Divorce & Family Law Group Co-Chair

Malcolm S. Taub

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Professional Experience

Malcolm S. Taub is the Co-Chair of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron’s Divorce & Family Law group. Mr. Taub has decades of experience practicing law and handling complex high profile cases.

Mr. Taub has handled high profile divorce and family law matters, specializing in equitable distribution, maintenance and child custody issues. Mr. Taub has lectured on the issue of pre-nuptial agreements, as well as other family law issues, for various CLE programs.

In addition, Mr.Taub maintains a very active practice in the area of Art Law. He has been a contributing editor to the Lexis-Nexis Volume relating to Art Law. He has lectured extensively in the area of major art transactions and has also taught a similar CLE program. He has structured art transactions involving tens of millions of dollars. Mr. Taub was featured as a guest lecturer at the Chelsea Art Museum as part of its Winter-Spring Lectures for Collectors: “Legal Issues Relating to the Purchase and Sale of Art.”
Mr. Taub is active in complex commercial litigations in both State and Federal courts.

Mr. Taub appeared as a divorce expert in an issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine, has been profiled in Divorce Magazine, and has appeared twice on the Late Show with David Letterman. He has acted as an on camera consultant for CNN affiliates.

Mr. Taub has been involved with the ownership, operation and syndication of real estate in New York City. He has been involved in every aspect of such transactions, including financings, leasing and the structuring of such syndications. He has acted as a consultant to the New York Stock Exchange in its Market Surveillance Department and has presented seminars and training sessions regarding methods of improving market surveillance techniques for the NYSE.

Mr. Taub is presently on the Board of Trustees of the Gateway Schools of New York. These are specialized schools which provide education to learning disabled children. He is presently on the Board of Directors of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded corporation performing stem cell research in the field of Parkinson’s Disease as well as ALS.

Malcolm has also acted as an adjunct professor at Long Island University, Manhattan Marymount College and New York University Real Estate Institute where he taught the course in “Syndication for Real Estate Professionals.”

Malcolm has tried complex matrimonial, art and business matters, including:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Estate and fiduciary litigation
  • Director’s and Officer’s liability
  • Class actions
  • Family disputes
  • Corporate governance
  • Securities litigation
  • Art fraud and general art related litigation

Additionally, for several years Malcolm has served on the Matrimonial Committee for the Bar of the City of New York.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the wife of a major restauranteur in a divorce proceeding dealing with a marital estate valued in the tens of millions of dollars.
  • Handled major child custody trials.
  • Represented a renowned artist, in Federal Court litigation against an art dealer who was found in breach of his fiduciary duty to the artist.
  • Handled one of the first same sex dissolutions of a Vermont Civil Union.
  • Landmark real estate class action litigation which resulted in the preservation of the parks located at Tudor City, New York.
  • Represented a real estate entrepreneur in connection with corporate dissolution of real estate entities.

November 2017

“How Tax Reform Could Radically Change Divorce” Forbes (November 9, 2017)
“Is Tax Reform the Final Straw for Alimony?” CNBC (November 10, 2017)

December 2017

“Your Money: Get ready for a flood of difficult divorces in 2018” U.S. News & World Report (December 21, 2017)

Bar Admissions

  • New York Bar
  • United States District Courts for Southern, Eastern and the Northern Districts of New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • New York Metro Super Lawyer in the field of Family Law 2011-2018


J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School

B.A. degree from Brooklyn College

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