Elena L. Greenberg

Top rated family law attorney in Garden City, New York

Fass & Greenberg, LLP
Elena L. Greenberg
Fass & Greenberg, LLP

Practice Areas: Family law; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1983

Education: St. John's University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Fass & Greenberg, LLP

1225 Franklin Ave
Suite 205
Garden City, NY 11530 Visit website


A partner of Long Island law firm Fass & Greenberg, LLP, Elena L. Greenberg has 35 years of experience practicing family and matrimonial law. Ms. Greenberg has gained a reputation as one of the most respected family law attorneys in the area, combining outstanding legal ethics with compassion and sound advice for clients. In addition to being an experienced litigator, she is both a certified mediator and matrimonial fee dispute arbitrator, helping clients resolve disagreements outside the courtroom whenever possible. Ms. Greenberg accepts clients in Queens and Long Island, New York.

After she received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester in 1979, Ms. Greenberg earned her Juris Doctor in 1982 from St. John's University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York.

An impressive track record has given Ms. Greenberg numerous opportunities to serve in leadership positions. Ms Greenberg is the acting President of the New York Family Law American Inns of Court. She previously served as an adjunct faculty member for the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association and as chair of the Nassau County Bar Association's Technology and Practice Management committee. She lectures at continuing legal education seminars and has written on matrimonial law for the New York Law Journal.

Ms. Greenberg has the highest rating of AV Preeminent* with Martindale-Hubbell and recognition by Long Island Pulse magazine as a Top Legal Eagle. Additionally, Ten Leaders has featured her as one of Long Island's Women of The Law. Ms. Greenberg is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association.

*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

Family law

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic violence, Name change, Paternity, Prenuptial agreements, Marital property, Mediation & collaborative law, Same sex family law, Father's rights

  • 100% Family law

First Admitted: 1983, New York

Professional Webpage: https://fglaw.net/our-attorneys/

  • One of the Ten Leaders of Women of the Law on Long Island by Digital Press, 2010 - Present
  • AV Peer Review Rated, 2010 - Present, AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale H-Hubbell
  • Pulse Magazine "Top Legal Eagles - Long Island", 2009 - Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Topic of the New Maintenance Law for the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, June 2012
  • Lecturer, Practice Management, New York State Bar Association, October 2009
  • Lecturer, New Divorce Laws, New York State Society of CPA's in October2010, January 2011 and February 2011
  • Lecturer, Topic of Basic Skills and Practices in Matrimonial Law on October 16, 2013
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute 2008 - 2010
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute, 2013
  • Articles, New York Law Journal on College Credits in Divorce Cases, 2008
  • Article, New Divorce Laws, May 2011 Edition of the Tax Stringer, a publication for Certified Public Accountants
  • Lecturer, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Lecturer, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Adjunct Faculty, Hofstra Law School Trial Advocacy, 1999 - 2003
  • Lecturer and Writer, NYSBA, NCBA,, NYLJ, 2005
  • Lecturer, Legal Ethics, New York State Bar Association, April 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Ten Leaders Women of the Law
  • Member of NYS Grievance Committee 10th Judicial District
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Past President, New York American Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair, Technology and Practice Management Committee, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Master, New York Family Law American Inns of Court,
  • Member, Matrimonial Law Committee
Educational Background:
  • University of Rochester, B.A., in Political Science, 1979
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • I completed training and serve as a matrimonial fee dispute arbitrator for the New York State Office of Court Administration in Nassau County, 1994
  • Completed 24 hour course on Mediation Skills Training by the Hofstra University School of Law Institute for the Study of Conflict Resolution. This course was approved by the New York State Office of Court Administration, 2007
  • I tried a child custody case in the Nassau County Supreme Court (Stack, J.) to conclusion which resulted in an award to the Father of a then five year old child born out of wedlock.  The case, The People, etc., ex rel. A.E.F. (Anonymous), o/b/o M.J.L-F. (Anonymous) v. K.T.L. (Anonymous), 810 N.Y.S.2d 903 (2nd Dept., 2006) was also affirmed on appeal., 2005
Representative Clients:
  • My law partner and i tried a custody case in Nassau County Supreme Court start to finish and obtained a favorable verdict from the Court. , 2017
Industry Groups:
  • Current Member Of The State Of New York Grievance Committee For The Tenth Judicial District
  • Current Secretary/Treasurer
  • Master Of The New York Family Law American Inns Of Court
  • Member And Past Chair Of The Technology And Practice Management Committee Of The Nssau County Bar As
  • Member Of The Matrimonial Committee Of The Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member Of The New York State Bar Association (Family Law Committee And Practice Management Committee
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Office location for Elena L. Greenberg

1225 Franklin Ave
Suite 205
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-742-8111


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  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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