Andrea Vacca

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in New York, NY

Vacca Law & Mediation
 | 60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 1420
New York, NY 10165
Phone: 646-741-4143
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (50%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%)
Attorney Profile

As the founder of Vacca Law & Mediation, Andrea Vacca and her team provide dedicated legal services to clients throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. The firm focuses exclusively on family law issues and assists clients with the following matters: divorce and separation, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, collaborative divorce, mediation, child custody and parenting agreements, child support, property division, spousal support, and modifications of agreements.

Ms. Vacca understands the difficult emotions that are often involved in family law cases and is committed to helping her clients resolve their differences as amicably as possible. She uses collaborative and mediation techniques to help clients reach agreements that meet both their short- and long-term needs, and in a way that seeks to prevent further damage to their families. Ms. Vacca is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from SUNY College at Buffalo, Ms. Vacca then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School. She is certified as a collaborative law attorney and as a family and divorce mediator. She also has a certificate in positive psychology.

In addition to helping her clients resolve their family issues, Ms. Vacca is also active in the legal community. She is Vice President of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals and a board member of the New York Women's Bar Association. Ms. Vacca holds memberships in several legal organizations, including the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, the New York City Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (50%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Mediation

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Mediation

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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White Papers

  • White Paper on Family Law (2011) - This article will discuss all the modes of ADR in divorce and family law. ADR processes have particular applicability in the field of divorce and family law. As one might guess, non-litigation resolutions are ideally suited for disputes that are so thoroughly interwoven with emotions and deeply personal histories. The ability of the parties to receive professional guidance from a mediator and counsel so that they can agree on their own arrangements—based on the unique story, needs and goals of their own family—is one of several reasons why mediation and collaborative law have received such great and growing acceptance by couples and family lawyers alike.

  • About Andrea Vacca

    Admitted: 1993, New York

    Professional Webpage: https://www.vaccalaw.com/lawyer-attorney-1706030.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyer, New York Metro Area, 2014 - Present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Collaborative Practice, 2006
    • Positive Psychology, 2013
    • Divorce Mediation, 2005
    • Mediation Intensive Training Program, 2010
    • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, 2009
    • Family and Divorce Mediator, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Matrimonial Law Committee, New York City Bar Association

    • Member, New York City Bar Association, 2001

    • Member, Family and Divorce Mediation Counsel of Greater New York, 2009

    • Member, New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, 2015

    • Assistant Director, New York Midtown Chapter, National Association of Divorce Professionals, 2017 - Present

    • Vice President, New York Women’s Bar Association, 2015 - 2018

    • Member, New York Women’s Bar Association, 2001

    • Board of Directors, New York Women’s Bar Association, 2005 to Present

    • Member, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2007

    • Board of Directors, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2009 to Present

    • President-Elect, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2018 to Present

    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1994

       

    • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York Chapter
    • Board of Directors, New York Women's Bar Association, 2014
    • Federal Bar, N.D.N.Y., 1994
    • Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, Member
    • Vice President, New York Association of Collaborative Professionals, 2017
    • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1993
    •  New York State Bar , 1993
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2007
    • Member, Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
    • Former Co-Chair, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, New York Women's Bar Association
    • Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York City Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • FamilyKind, Advisory Council, 2013-2016

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Presenter “Mediating and Collaborating in the Face of Financial Betrayal,” Divorce Catalyst Conference October, 2015

    •  “Why Would An Attorney Want to Practice Collaborative Law?” CLE sponsored by Lawline, August 2010

    • “Key Moments in a Collaborative Case, First Contacts with the Client and the Team” CLE sponsored by NYS Office of Court Administration, October 2011

    • “The Collaborative Road Map In Action: From Understanding to Resolution”, North Jersey Collaborative Law Group, September 2011

    • “Role of the Collaborative Lawyer,” Presentation sponsored by New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, January 2012

    • “Role of the Lawyer in Mediation,” CLE sponsored by NYS Office of Court Administration, January 2009

    • “The Keys to a Positive Divorce” presentation sponsored by First Republic Bank and Citrin Cooperman, 2013-2014

    • “What Financial Professionals Should Know About Prenups, Postnups And Options for Divorce,” Webinar co-presenter to Estate Planning Group of Sagemark Consulting, January 2014

    • Divorce Doesn’t Have to be Taxing: What Tax Professionals Should Know About Divorce,” workshop co-presenter at Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium, November 2014

    • “Creating Durable Agreements: Tips and Techniques to Avoid Sloppy Drafting” CE course co-presented to members of the Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, January 2015 and May 2015

    • Co-Presenter, “Mediating Financial and Child-Related Issues”, Members of New York Women’s Bar Association Matrimonial Law Committee, January 2016

    • Guest Blogger, What to Look for in a Mediation Attorney, 2013
    • Co-author, Onward & Upward: Guide for Getting Through New York Divorce and Family Law Issues, January 2015

    • Co-Presenter, “Mediating and Collaborating in the Face of Financial Betrayal,” Webinar to members of Association of Divorce Financial Planners, October 2015

    • “Collaborating in the Face of Financial Betrayal,” co-presenter of workshop at Annual Conference of International Association of Collaborative Professionals, October 2017

    • “Purposeful Prenups: The Importance of the Team,” co-presenter to members of Estate Planning Council of New York City, July 2018., 2018
    • Author, Navigating the Gray Divorce with Dignity, The Huffington Post, 2012
    • Author, The Team Approach to Divorce, New York Family Law Monthly, 2013

    Educational Background:

    • SUNY College at Buffalo, B.A. in Journalism, 1987
    Office Location for Andrea Vacca

    60 E. 42nd Street
    Suite 1420
    New York, NY 10165

    Phone: 646-741-4143

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    Last Updated: 12/4/2018

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