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Welcome to Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., where it is our commitment to provide all of our clients superior and highly individualized legal services while helping them navigate through the often complicated and emotional legal process.
Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq. and Meredith Sales Friedman, Esq., the firm's founding attorneys, are dedicated to providing the most effective legal solutions to their clients in a practical and economic manner. Our firm upholds the highest standards of expertise and professionalism. If you are contemplating a divorce or are served with divorce papers, contact our office to schedule a comprehensive consultation to go over all of your rights, obligations, and options. At Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., we pride ourselves on providing top-notch service while upholding the highest level of ethics and professionalism. Meredith, Kim and Alissa received the Leadership in the Law Award by Long Island Business News.
Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq., serves as the managing partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., she earned her Bachelor's in Science for Public Administration from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA, and her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware.
A seasoned family law attorney, Alissa has extensive experience with cases involving divorce, adoption, custody, child support, orders of protection, foster care litigation, name changes, prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements. Alissa volunteers her time in the community by coordinating free legal seminars with other professionals to assist in educating individuals involved in family and matrimonial matters, and is a member of various online groups to further assist individuals in need.
Meredith Friedman, Esq., is a managing partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., she has received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Juris Doctor from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Meredith is active in the legal community, and is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.
While it is generally her goal to obtain harmonious resolutions, Meredith aggressively advocates on behalf of her clients when the other side is uncooperative. She values clear communication with her clients about their goals and how the legal process works, and helps them to address their short and long-term needs.
Angela A. Ruffini, Esq. is an Associate Attorney with Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., practicing exclusively in all areas of matrimonial and family law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ruffini served as the Principal Court Attorney to the Honorable Hope Schwartz Zimmerman, J.S.C., Supervising Judge of the Nassau Supreme Court, where she worked closely with Judges presiding over divorce actions and post-judgment matrimonial matters including, equitable distribution, maintenance, custody, parenting time, contempt matters and child support. Her unique court experience in conferencing and settling matters with counsel and pro se litigants allows her to take an alternative dispute resolution approach to cases, as she has first-hand knowledge of the intimate details that go into rendering decisions that serve families best in matrimonial cases. Her experience working in the courtroom provided invaluable experience in litigation and settlements, which she implements in her zealous client advocacy.
Kim Goldstein, Esq., works of counsel to Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. Kim's extensive experience is a valuable asset to her clients who require representation in residential and commercial purchases, sales, leasing and refinancing; as well as evictions, property violations, resolution and clearance of title issues, mortgage modifications, and defense of foreclosure proceedings.
Kim Goldstein prides herself on delivering the highest quality legal representation without compromising on the personal attention and compassion that each of her clients expect, and certainly deserve.