Why I love my job

In my case, there is no line between business and personal.

I have a lot in common with my clients. I have been through a bitter divorce,  and I know the complex emotions that go with it. I’ve been there. As a result, I am at once an attorney, a confidant and an advisor. When I look at a client, I recognize the fear and helplessness in the eyes that look back. I know that good people often fall into bad circumstances. I know because it’s happened to me.

That’s why I take such a personal interest in my clients. It’s not just a matter of legal representation; I’m mentoring my clients through some of the most difficult times in their lives. When clients call, they speak directly to me. I have no assistants, associates or paralegals to complicate the relationship. It’s friendly, personal, face-to-face counseling, nothing more and nothing less.

Recognizing the Value and Dignity of All

I am a first-generation American, born to parents who fled Europe on the heels of the rise of Nazi Germany. My parents never took the value of human life for granted; they taught me that everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect.

I carry that lesson with me in all professional interactions. Divorce, bankruptcy and all the resulting issues can heartbreaking, stressful and embarrassing. I aim only to make the proceedings as painless as possible for my clients. I believe everyone deserves an attorney who will take a compassionate approach, fighting for the client’s interests in court and providing a sympathetic ear all other times. It’s the least I can do.

There are better days ahead, and I am living proof. I help my clients get through the tough days so they can appreciate the good ones.

If you are interested in my work as a divorce mediator, please visit my other website, MediateNYS.com.