Elise Bloustein is a 1975 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe college. After studying at Cambridge University on a Fulbright Scholarship, she attended Harvard Law School where she graduated cum laude.
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Ms. Bloustein worked as a clerk to Federal Judge Milton Pollack in the Southern District of New York, and then worked as a litigator at Sullivan & Cromwell, where she had principal responsibility for, and was the principal trial lawyer on, numerous complex commercial matters.
With the birth of her children, Ms. Bloustein left Wall Street practice and decided to work in the area of family law. After working for a number of years at Teitler & Teitler, where she became a partner, she joined the Offices of Adria S. Hillman where she has worked ever since.
In addition to her training as a litigator, Ms. Bloustein has also received advanced training in mediation from The Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, The Center for Mediation in Law and the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution. She is also trained in Collaborative Law.
Ms. Bloustein’s practice spans the range of dispute resolution from trial litigation of complex, financial and custody issues, to negotiation and drafting of complex financial and custody settlements, to collaborative negotiations and simple and complex mediations, where she acts in some case as the mediator and in other cases as a consulting lawyer to parties in mediation.