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Long Island Attorney Steven E. Shumer cares about the outcome of your divorce or family law case. More importantly, he cares about the impact that your legal issues will have on your children. He will work tirelessly for you and your family.


 


Steven E. Shumer is a partner at the law firm of Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP. As a highly respected divorce and family law attorney with over twenty years of experience, Mr. Shumer has built a reputation as a knowledgeable and compassionate advocate for his clients. Steven E. Shumer has handled ground breaking cases. He has been interviewed and quoted in various publications including the New York Law Journal and Long Island Newsday. Mr. Shumer has authored a monthly legal column that appeared in over 25 local newspapers across Long Island and has participated in lectures to educate the public on matters involving divorce and family law. In October 2013 Mr. Shumer was nominated for “Best of Long Island” under the category of “Divorce Lawyer.”


 


Attorney Steven E. Shumer has handled thousands of cases ranging from divorce/separation actions, uncontested divorces, custody matters, support and visitation cases to multi-million dollar property distribution issues. In the family law arena he has covered everything from custody, support and visitation cases to order of protection matters, relocation issues and even cases of child abduction. 


 


Mr. Shumer’s first goal in a divorce or family law matter is to move the parties toward settlement of a case rather than litigation. However, there are times when settlement is not an option. In such situations, Mr. Shumer and the attorneys at Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP, have extensive trial experience. Throughout his more than twenty years of practice, Mr. Shumer has been involved in numerous litigations in the courts of Long Island and the five boroughs of New York city. 


 


Mr. Shumer, graduated from Brandeis University (cum laude) in 1989. He received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1992, where he was a member of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal. Mr. Shumer is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and was admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and Connecticut, ultimately settling his practice within Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County and the surrounding areas. On October 1,2013, Steven E. Shumer became the president of the 1st Resource Chapter of BNI, a worldwide networking group for business professionals.


 


Mr. Shumer’s first goal  in a divorce or family law matter is to move the parties toward settlement of a case rather than litigation.  However, there are times when settlement is not an option. In such situations, Mr. Shumer and the attorneys at Berger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP, have extensive trial experience.  Throughout his more than twenty years of practice, Mr. Shumer has been involved in numerous litigations in the courts of Long Island and the five boroughs of New York city.Mr. Shumer, graduated from Brandeis University (cum laude) in 1989.  He received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1992, where he was a member of the Hofstra Labor Law Journal.  Mr. Shumer is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and was admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and Connecticut, ultimately settling his practice within Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County and the surrounding areas.  On October 1,2013,  Steven E. Shumer became the president of the 1st Resource Chapter of BNI, a worldwide networking group for business professionals.


In addition to his respected position in the divorce and family law communities, Attorney Steven E. Shumer is proud of the firm’s position as one of the premier bankruptcy practices on Long Island representing both debtors and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy law from Chapter 7 and 13 filings to more complex Chapter 11 filings.


 


 


Steven E. Shumer lives on Long Island with his wife and 2 children.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 50%
    24 years
  2. Family: 35%
    24 years
  3. Bankruptcy: 15%
    24 years

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  • Henry Scott Shapiro

    Steven Shumer is as genuine of an attorney as they come. He goes above and beyond in ALL matters. He has spoken with clients I have sent to him, ones he cannot assist, but takes the time to listen and point them in the right direction. He listens to his colleagues and gives excellent career advice and legal advice. He is genuine, friendly, intelligent and most importantly, personable. He will never ignore a phone call. In the field of law he practices, dealing with divorcing spouses is not always a walk in the park. His persona makes a difficult process as "pleasant" as it can be. While I have never seen Steve in a bankruptcy context, if his work in bankruptcy parallels his work in divorce and family matters, then he is a top notch bankruptcy attorney as well. No questions asked, should the unpleasant topic of divorce arise, Steve is the attorney you want holding your hand during the process. He is worthy of this endorsement without question.

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  • Andrew Marc Lamkin

    I highly recommend Steven Shumer to all my clients. Steve is not only an expert in his area of practice, but has an ability to relay complex and difficult ideas in a manner that is easy to comprehend and understand. This versatility is uncommon in the legal profession and separates Steven from his peers.

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Contact info

Berger Fischoff & Shumer, LLP

40 Crossways Park Dr Ste 104
Woodbury, NY, 11797-2038

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015
CTRetirement199201/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Top Lawyers in New YorkThe Legal Network2015
Top Legal EagleLong Island Pulse Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBerger, Fischoff & Shumer, LLP2012 - Present
AttorneySteinberg, Fineo, Berger & Fischoff, P.C.2002 - 2012
Associate/Managing AttorneyLaw Firm of Anthony D. Denaro, P.C.1991 - 2002
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
BNI (First Resource Chapter)President2012 - 2013
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Long Island Newspapers"Monthly legal column"N/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Brandeis UniversityAmerican History/SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989