" I am known for my ability to bond with my clients not just as a lawyer, but in a hands-on personal way as they embark on their journey as loving parents."


Whether you are a birth parent making the decision about the future of your child or a prospective adoptive parent, you need to find a lawyer who can guide you through the process with skill, patience, and compassion. Cliff is nationally recognized as an expert in adoptions, but more importnatly, he brings a passion and commitment to the daily practice that clients truly appreciate. Cliff's emotional support, 24/7 availability, and ability to share the essence of the adoption process through his award ​winning adoption books (three of which are illustrated by his daughter)​ enable him to practice law in an incredibly meaningful ​ and rewarding fashion. Cliff truly feels blessed that he is able to help so many families in what is sometimes a difficult, emotional, and complicated process.​



and agencies. Cliff is an active member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (www.adoptionattorneys.org). Membership is by invitation only, based on criteria for excellence in the practice of adoption law. He has also been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer, which is an exclusive list of the most accomplished lawyers in a particular area of law. 

As the resident legal expert at the monthly Family Law clinic at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan, Cliff is extremely proud of his work with same-sex couples and has just finished his newest children's book about a young girl's adoption by two loving mothers.

Apart from being a single father to his two young children, adoption is the love of Cliff's life and his efforts to help families puts him in the forefront of adoption attorneys in New York State. In fact, his work was recognized by the U.S. Congress in 2011 with a designation as an Angel in Adoption. The Angels in Adoption Program is the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (www.ccai.org) signature public awareness program and provides an opportunity for all members of Congress to honor the work of their constituents who have made a lasting contribution to the world of adoption.


Cliff has devoted his entire legal career to helping children and families. After graduating from law school at George Washington University, Cliff served as a law guardian with the Legal Aid Society, working tirelessly to ensure that our city's foster children were protected and placed in permanent, loving homes. Now, as an adoption attorney, Cliff has helped over 4,000 New Yorkers adopt the children they love. 

Cliff regularly lectures at foster care agencies, and at State and National conferences, where he educates foster and adoptive parents about the legal process. He has written four children's books about adoption, and one on divorce mediation. Cliff has donated hundreds of these books to adoptive parents 

"My pride and joy, my everything in life, is my family."


​Law Office of Clifford l. Greenberg