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Sari Friedman among “Outstanding Women in Law”
  • By Emily Davenport
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  • Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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  • 03:32 PM UTC

Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys At Law is proud to announce Hofstra University School of Law named its Founding Partner Sari Friedman as a 2017 Outstanding Women in Law award recipient. The award celebrates women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. With more than 30 years of matrimonial and family law experience, Ms. Friedman will officially be presented with the Outstanding Women in Law award on April 25, at 6 pm at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale.

A distinguished family attorney, Ms. Friedman is being recognized for reaching many milestones throughout her career. Among her notable achievements, she led her firm to win an appeal in a high profile Long Island same-sex marriage case (Counihan v. Bishop). In this case, the court ruled the non-biological spouse “is a parent” of the child born during the marriage as much as the birth mother. This ruling set a precedent when an upstate New York judge ruled in a May 2014 case, “in a same-sex marriage the non-biological spouse has the same common law parental rights as the biological mother if the marriage ends in divorce.”

“Each case I come across involves a family trying to move forward, “ said Ms. Friedman. “Each case is unique and deserves one-on-one attention. I believe a cookie-cutter legal approach is never effective. Being recognized among this year’s Outstanding Women in Law for my efforts is a distinction I hold with great pride.”

A 1980 Hofstra University School of Law alumni, Ms. Friedman is a dedicated advocate for a father’s basic right to have a bonding relationship with his child, she is General Counsel for the Fathers’ Rights Association of NYS and Long Island where she also offers pro-bono consultations. She also lectures about matrimonial law at Marino Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

For more information, call Friedman & Friedman at 516-688-0088.

About Friedman & Friedman

Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law is a law firm concentrating on matrimonial and family law. From our offices in Garden City, New York and Westchester, NY our skilled attorneys take on cases throughout the metropolitan area. Some of our specific family and matrimonial law areas of practice include: divorce, separation agreements, child custody, child support, visitation, property division, alimony/maintenance, orders of protection, Fathers’ Rights, prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements.