Sari M. Friedman
Attorney Sari M. Friedman has received several honors during her years of practice as lawyer. In 1999, Sari was distinguished by the Long Island Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, who recognized her for her outstanding achievements in the business community. Later in 2012, the Long Island Business News awarded her the Leadership in Law Award, which honors its recipients for their hard work, excellence, and impact on the community. She also received the 2014
"New York's Women Leaders in the Law" award by New York magazine, since she was recognized as one of the top female lawyers in the area. Sari also recently was chosen as a
2014 New York Metro Super Lawyer, a distinction given to only 5 percent of the attorneys in New York State. Sari is listed in the
Who's Who of American Law and Who's Who of American Professionals, publishers that include valued members of the law community.
To obtain both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Sari attended Hofstra University, located right outside of New York City. She graduated with her B.A. in 1977, and went on to continue her professional degree, which she finished in 1980 with honors and as a member of the Law Review. That same year, she began to clerk in the Appellate Division Second Department, where she obtained special knowledge in appellate litigation. In 1984, she left the public sector, because she wanted to begin private practice that focused particularly on matrimonial and family law.
Currently, Sari serves on the General Counsel for the Fathers' Rights Association of New York State and Fathers' Rights Association of Long Island. She regularly lectures at the Marino Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminars for attorneys, teaching them about matrimonial law. She has also written and published articles about both matrimonial and family law, her primary areas of practice. In addition, she appears on television and radio shows that want her to discuss issues regarding child custody, visitation rights, and divorce. Sari has had over twenty years of experience in protecting the rights of families, successfully winning custody for countless parents in the area.
We believe that no greater vocation can be had by woman or man than to be a parent. Our purpose is to promote the equality of that vocation and to offer men and women an opportunity for the mutual support to pursue their rights.
"What people need most is an attorney who will fight hard for them" - Sari M. Friedman
Andrea B. Friedman
Andrea B. Friedman is an associate at The Law Offices of Sari M. Friedman, P.C. who has carried this role at the law firm since 2009. The attorney launched her law career after obtaining her J.D. from Hofstra Law School in Hempstead, New York. Prior to that, she obtained her B.A. from The George Washington University. When Andrea works with her clients, she offers both a compassionate disposition and an attitude of aggressive advocacy. It is this approach that is brought her respect both inside and outside the courtroom.
In addition to strong legal advocacy, Andrea she understands the importance of preparation and sharp legal insight. "Diligence is key, and I enjoy what I do," Andrea says, describing her approach. "What my clients are looking for is someone who will look out for their best interest." Andrea resides in Manhattan, which is where she has opened a secondary office. This allows her to better serve Manhattan residents with their divorce and family law matters.
Katherine Ryan, Esq. is an attorney at The Law Offices of Sari M. Friedman, P.C. who is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. Her practice concentrates on the areas of matrimonial, family and criminal law. The lawyer has a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, which U.S. News has recognized as a first tier "Best Law School." While a law student, she specialized in family law and domestic violence. Katherine also has a B.A. in English from Villanova University, where she graduated with cum laude honors.
Katherine is equipped to handle all types of adversarial matrimonial actions, which includes complex equitable distribution disputes in divorces involving high net worth clients. She has represented clients before both the Family Court and the Supreme Court, handling matters such as those pertaining to paternity, visitation and possible termination of parental rights. She also is also able to provide defense to clients who are dealing with criminal charges and CPS/ACS cases, with a special focus on the area of domestic violence. Katherine is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. The courts she has appeared in include the courts of the New York boroughs, Nassau and of Suffolk County.