I have had the privilege to assist some extraordinary people in their personal and familial affairs, including marriage, divorce, children, parents, family wealth and migration since 2004. I am a recognized expert in international family law, U.S. immigration law and Chinese family law. The New York Law Journal named my firm, Law Offices of Rong T. Kohtz as one of the three Best Judicial Enforcement Providers (International) in 2012, 2013 and 2016. I have been accepted as a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, an exclusive association of practicing lawyers who are recognized by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries. I was invited to join the Hague Convention Attorney Network under the Office of Children’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State in 2015.
I received my J.D. and L.L.M. from Columbia University Law School in New York City, where I was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. I am also a graduate of Peking (Beijing) University Law School, Beijing, China. During my time in Beijing, I worked on projects funded by the Ford Foundation to promote women’s rights, social equality, constitutional democracy and rule of law in transitional societies in Asia and Eastern Europe. After working for some renowned international law firms in New York, Beijing, and Hong Kong, I established my own practice in New York City in 2004 and in 2016 I expanded my practice to Michigan, where my family now resides. For over a decade, I have represented clients from nearly 50 countries. I have litigated and tried high-impact international family law cases in federal and state courts in New York. I am frequently hired by U.S. and foreign law firms to consult or serve as expert in matters involving multinational matrimonial litigations. I have testified as an expert of international law, U.S. law, and Chinese law in various foreign country courts and U.S. courts.
My husband, Dr. Stave Kohtz and I are proud parents of three talented daughters. Our family enjoys cooking, gardening, playing musical instruments, sailing and exploring remote tropical locations.