Florence M. Fass

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Garden City, NY

Fass & Greenberg, LLP
1225 Franklin Ave, Suite 205
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-742-8111
Fax: 516-742-8999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

With 40 years of experience practicing family law, Florence M. Fass is recognized as one of New York City's most competent attorneys in her field. She handles a wide range of family and matrimonial law matters, including divorce, child and spousal support, custody and visitation, grandparent rights, paternity, separation and annulments, family offenses and the distribution of marital assets. Ms. Fass is a certified divorce mediator and helps clients resolve disputes outside of the courtroom when possible. At Fass & Greenberg, LLP, Ms. Fass accepts clients in New York City, Manhattan, Long Island and Garden City, New York.

After she received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1969, Ms. Fass continued her education there and earned a Master of Arts in public administration in 1976. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 1979 from Fordham University School of Law. Ms. Fass is licensed to practice law in New York.

Her commitment to outstanding legal ethics and quality client service has earned Ms. Fass the respect of her peers. In addition to receiving the highest rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell for the past 25 years, she has been featured in both the Ten Leaders in Matrimonial and Divorce Law on Long Island and in Ten Leaders of Women in the Law on Long Island for the past 17 years.

Ms. Fass frequently lectures on family law for numerous bar associations and appears on radio and television programs to share her knowledge with the public. She is an active member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the New York State Bar Association (where she has served on the Family Law Section, Executive Committee for the past 25 years), the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  She is also a retired member of the Vermont Bar Association. She is a Master of The New York Family Law American Inn of Court, and currently serves as the President of that Inn's Executive Board. When not practicing law, Ms. Fass is involved with charity work for underserviced children and her animal sanctuary in Ocala, Florida .

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Florence M. Fass

Admitted: 1980, New York

Professional Webpage: http://fglaw-net.tenleaders.com/fass.html

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, Suffolk County Bar Association on Family Law and Animal Law
  • Lecturer, Nassau County Bar Association on Family Law and Animal Law
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section

Honors/Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, ("AV" Highest Rating) 1995-date, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 50 Most Influential Women on Long Island, Long Island Business News, 2013
  • We Care Honoree for charitable work in community, especially underserved children (2006 and 2019), Nassau Co. Bar Association
  • Ten Leaders of Long Island Matrimonial & Divorce Law
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Face-to-Face Honoree, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • AAML Mediation Certification, 1989
  • Certified in Collaborative Family Law by the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2015

Educational Background

  • New York University, New York, NY, M.A. Public Administration, 1976
  • New York University, New York, NY, B.A. 1969

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Board of Directors, We Care Fund, charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association (1995-date), 1995
  • Shareholder, Officer and Member of Board of Directors of Remarkable Resques, Inc. a not-for-profit animal sanctuary in Ocala, FL (2018-date), 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member and Co-Chair Animal Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association (2018-date), 2018
  • Member, Animal Law Committee, New York State Bar Association, 2019
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Vermont State Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Matrimonial Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Committee for Solo and Small Firm Practice, New York State Bar Association
  • Former Member, Vermont Bar, 1989-2015
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, We Care Fund, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Committee for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, New York State Bar Association
  • Master, New York Family Law American Inns of Court
  • New York, 1980
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Office Location for Florence M. Fass

1225 Franklin Ave
Suite 205
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-742-8111

Fax: 516-742-8999

Last Updated: 6/4/2021

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