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Michael Paul Friedman

Michael Paul Friedman

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About Me

I have been practicing law for over 32 years, specializing in matrimonial practice in trial and appellate courts of upstate New York.  Our firm handles all aspects of matrimionial law including divorce, custody, equitable distribution, maintenance and child support.


Languages Spoken: German, Greek

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Family: 100%
    39 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Christopher Noel Luhn

    I am pleased to endorse Michael Friedman. He is extremely knowledgeable, competent, and ethical.


    Christopher Luhn Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John Kieran Powers

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Powers Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Friedman and Molinsek, P.C.

2 Normanskill Blvd
P.O. Box 69
Delmar, NY, 12054-0069



NYCurrently registered 197703/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's Pro Bono Service AwardNew York State Bar Association1996
Pro Bono AwardAlbany County Bar Association1995
President's AwardAlbany County Bar Association1994
Distinguished Service AwardLegal Aid Society of Northeastern New York1987

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentFriedman and Molinsek, P.C.1981 - Present
Associate AttorneyAinsworth Sullivan Tracy and Knauf1977 - 1981


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Albany County Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2003
Albany County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - 2003
New York State Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates1993 - 1994
New York State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1981 - 2008


Publication NameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association Family Law ReviewThe Case for Parental Access Guiidelines in New York2008
New York State Bar Association Family Law ReviewThe Case for Joint Custody in New York1992
New York State Domestic Relations ReporterPensions and Retirement Plans: Valuation Strategies1992
Albany county Bar Association NewsletterMatrimonial Update 2003-2009N/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJuris Doctor1976
Union College (Schenectady, NY)MathematicsBachelor of Science1974
Eidgenossische Technische HochschuleMathematicsN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Matrimonial UpdateTrial of Fault in Divorce Litigation2008
Basic Matrimonial PracticeObjections to an Order of the Support Magistrate and Appeal After Objections2007