Sophisticated Legal Representation in Matrimonial Law

Lawrence B. LaRaus

  • Partner


White Plains, NY



Lawrence graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in May 1986. He was admitted to the New York Bar in January 1987. Since 1990, after serving as an Assistant District Attorney, Bronx County, Lawrence has concentrated his practice in the area of matrimonial law. From 1990 to 1992, Lawrence served as a senior associate with the firm of Pobiner, London, Bashian & Buonamici, a Westchester litigation firm concentrating in the area of matrimonial and family practice. From 1992 to 1998, Lawrence was a partner in the firm of Bertan & LaRaus. He then became a partner in the firm of Buonamici & LaRaus, LLP. Lawrence has been responsible for and has extensive experience in preparing motion papers, memorandum of law and appellate briefs in courts of this State, including the Appellate Division, First Department and Second Department. He has also conducted trials and hearings both in the Supreme Court and the Family Court of the State of New York.

Lawrence has been a member and active participant in the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section and the Westchester County Bar Association, Family Law Section. He has been a contributing author to the Domestic Relations Law Review of the Westchester County Bar Association's Family Law Section. Lawrence is also an active member of the Association of Collaborative Lawyers for Rockland/Westchester. He is also a past member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section, Westchester County Bar Association.

Areas Of Practice

  • Matrimonial & Family Law 100%

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1987


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1983
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • Rockland/Westchester Collaborative Law

Past Employment Positions

  • Assistant District Attorney - Bronx District Attorney' Offices, 1986 to 1989
  • Pobiner London Bashian & Buonamici, Senior Associate Partner, 1989 to 1990
  • Bertan & LaRaus, Partner, 1992 to 1998
  • Buonamici & LaRaus, LLP, Partner, 2010 to 2013

Sophisticated Legal Representation

American Law Society | America's Top Lawyers | 2018
AACFL | American Academy For Certified Financial Litigators
AACFL | American Academy For Certified Financial Litigators | Founding Member 2017
10 Best | Attorney Client Satisfaction | American Institute Of Family Law Attorneys | 2018
AACFL | Founding Member | Dedicated To Divorce Financial Education