Divorce Lawyers Serving Nassau & Suffolk Counties
Sari M. Friedman has a long history of excellence, recognized by many in the New York law community. She has been selected for the 2014 "New York's Women Leaders in the Law" award, which is provided by New York magazine. This recognition is given to those who are deemed the leading female attorneys in New York. In 2012, Sari was also the recipient of the
Leadership in Law Award, an award given by the Long Island Business News that recognizes exceptionally dedicated and tenacious lawyers in the Long Island area. Recipients of this award are required to have an excellent law accomplishments, as well as large, positive impact on the community at large. Furthermore, Sari was honored by the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners in 1999, which awarded her for outstanding achievement in the business community.
Sari now serves on the General Counsel for the Fathers' Rights Association of New York State and Fathers' Rights Association of Long Island. She also lectures at Marino Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminars for attorneys about matrimonial law, an area she with which she is very familiar. She has written and published many articles regarding not only matrimonial law, but family law as well. Various radio stations and television have invited her on their programs to discuss issues surrounding divorce, trusting her extensive knowledge on the matter. Both Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in American Professionals, respected legal directories, have her on their listings.
Sari M. Friedman graduated with her Bachelor's degree in 1977 from Hofstra University in New York. She went on to attend Hofstra University School of Law, from which she graduated with honors as a member of the Law Review. Right out of school, Friedman clerked in the Appellate Division Second Department until 1984, where she developed expertise on the topic of appellate litigation. After her time there, she began a private practice that focused on matrimonial and family law. With now over twenty years of experience, Sari Friedman has defended the rights of husbands and wives that are seeking to protect their interests during a divorce.
"We believe that the greater vocation is that of a parent. Our purpose is to promote the equality of that vocation for both men and women, and to offer them an opportunity for the mutual support to pursue their rights."
Andrea B. Friedman
Andrea B. Friedman, an associate with The Law Offices of Sari M. Friedman, P.C. since 2009, began her legal career after graduating with her B.A. from The George Washington University and her J.D. from Hofstra Law School—which is located in Hempstead, NY. Now, she is known for her aggressive attitude and compassionate disposition, making her a well-respected lawyer both in and out of the courtroom. While Andrea focuses her practice around preparation and a strong understanding of the law, what truly sets her apart from the rest is that she is, first and foremost, a strong legal advocate for her clients.
"What my clients are looking for most is someone who will look out for their best interest," explains Friedman. It is for this reason that she whole-heartedly committed to providing the one-on-one attention that her clients both need and deserve. She has even opened up a secondary office in Manhattan so that she can better serve a greater number of clients in the area.
Prior to earning her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law—which has been ranked as a first tier, “Best Law School” by U.S. News—Katherine Ryan, Esq. graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a B.A. in English. She is now admitted to practice law in the State of New York and has gained membership in the New York State Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. As a member of The Law Offices of Sari M. Friedman, P.C., Mrs. Ryan focuses her practice around matrimonial, family and criminal law, handling all aspects of adversarial matrimonial actions. This includes complex equitable distribution cases involving high net worth clients, paternity and termination of parental rights proceedings in both Family and Supreme Court and CPS/ACS matters.