About us

History of the Firm

The firm came into existence approximately thirty five years ago when Lucille Rosenstock partnered with Robert Lowe and decided to devote their practice to adoption law. Suzanne B. Nichols joined the firm about seven years later, after which, the firm became known as Rosenstock Lowe & Nichols. In 1990 Ms. Rosenstock became the first Vice President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

After joining the firm, Suzanne spearheaded its expansion from a domestic adoption practice to include international adoptions. She began by working with foster homes and orphanages in Hungary and Ukraine. Suzanne traveled extensively throughout Hungary, Ukraine, and Moscow in order to meet with government officials and to lay the ground work for the adoptions by families in the U.S. and Europe. Reflecting Suzanne's international efforts, in 1991, Ms. Rosenstock was appointed by the U.S. State Department as a member of the United States Delegation to the Hague Conference's Special Commission of Intercountry Adoption.

In the early 1990's, sadly, Robert Lowe died suddenly. Lucille eventually became Of Counsel to the firm and remained in that position until her retirement from the practice of law in the late 1990's. At about that time, Andrew T. Nichols, Suzanne's husband, became her law partner. Andrew is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida as well as in New York and New Jersey.

The attorneys and staff take pride in maintaining the high standards of professionalism and personal attention to it's clients that has guided Rosenstock Lowe & Nichols for forty years.

our location

800 Westchester Ave., 641N
Rye Brook, NY 10573

the expert team

Our Team
Suzanne B. Nichols


  • Phone: 914-697-4870

Suzanne B. Nichols, Esq. has practiced exclusively in the area of adoption law for over thirty-five years.

She is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Suzanne holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, a Master's degree in counseling from George Washington University, and a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.

Prior to attending law school, Suzanne worked for several years counseling individuals and families. The combination of her work experience and her educational background gives Suzanne a unique set of skills to help prospective families navigate through the often emotional process of adopting children.

Suzanne has been a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted reproduction Attorneys since 1991. The Academy is the preeminent organization of adoption attorneys in the U.S. and Canada. Suzanne is also a member of the NYAFF (New York Attorneys for Family Adoption), American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association as well as national, state and local adoption educational and support groups.

As a well-known expert in the field of adoptions Suzanne is a frequent guest speaker at adoption conferences and educational workshops. She has also been the subject of various newspaper and magazine articles, and has appeared on national television and radio programs to discuss adoption issues and procedures.