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Andrea Therese Vacca

Divorce and separation Attorney at New York, NY

4.5   8 reviews

also known as Andrea Vacca


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About Andrea

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“Divorce is difficult—but it need not be devastating.”

Hello. I’m Andrea.

I help my clients end their marriages without destroying their families. I get to know my clients, their concerns, and their goals for their future. I then assist them crafting an agreement that will meet those goals.

Divorce doesn't mean having to suffer the emotional and financial turmoil with which it is often associated.

As an attorney in the collaborative divorce process, I am a strong advocate for my client without being adversarial, and without inflaming the strong emotions that can arise during a divorce.

As a mediator in the mediation process, I help both parties—you and your spouse—to hear each other, bridge your differences, and arrive at an agreement that works for both of you.

To determine which path to divorce is right for you, read this or schedule a consultation.

Divorce is more than dividing assets or reconciling balance sheets—it is about you and your future. The decisions you make during the divorce process will affect you and your family for the rest of your life. By being educated on your options, you will be better prepared to make decisions that will allow you to move forward … without regret.

I’d be happy to explain the options available to you, and assist you in selecting the best option for you and your family. I look forward to speaking with you.

My Bio
I am a mediator and collaborative lawyer and I am a leader and member in many professional organizations that reflect my interest in dispute resolution and family law issues including:

  • President of the Board of Directors of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Associate Director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals
  • Member of the New York Women’s Bar Association
  • Member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of the Family and Divorce Mediation Counsel of Greater New York
  • Member of New York City Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

I graduated from SUNY College at Buffalo with a B.A. in Journalism and from Albany Law School of Union University with a J.D. I was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993 and to the Federal Bar, N.D.N.Y. in 1994. I received a Certificate in Positive Psychology in 2013.

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Licensed for 30 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Andrea

Vacca Family Law Group
60 East 42nd Street
#764
New York, NY, 10165

Reviews

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Posted by Stefaan | June 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful divorce lawyer.
I had been struggling with getting my divorce behind me until I met Andrea Vacca. As one can imagine, it wasn't the happiest of times for me, but once I met Andrew, things went great. Besides a few more calls to discuss details, she took care of the entire process and I only had to go back one more time to sign the documents. I would very much recommend using Vacca Family Law.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Need a Divorce or Family Lawyer? Vacca Family Law Group is it!!
Andrea and her team were a pleasure to work with and extremely reassuring during a very difficult time in my life. They helped me negotiate a settlement agreement agreement and made sure that my priorities where addressed.
Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tells it like it is
Andrea was very helpful to me - gentle enough to help me navigate the difficulties I was experiencing, and firm enough to be clear with me about the choices that I needed to make. Divorce is not easy, but Andrea’s expertise, knowledge, wisdom, and guidance made it far less painful than it could have been. Highly recommend to anybody who needs an outstanding attorney.
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Posted by William | September 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Expertise and Calming Manner
I can't imagine having anyone other than Andrea in my corner through what is a stressful process. She was incredibly professional and supportive and always made me feel more confident in the outcome. I highly, highly recommend her. An absolute pleasure to work with and overall wonderful person.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2015
Professional, Responsive, Excellent Trouble-shooter & Creative Attorney
I was referred to Andrea by a colleague of my mother's. I retained her after having to get rid of bad attorney. She was very professional, responded to all of my e-mails, returned my phone-calls, assisted me with resolutions and guided me through a dragged out divorce. Her recommendation of attending mediation via Family Kind [with Helene Bernstein, Esq. - another great mediator and attorney] helped move things along. My ex and I became amicable and ended on a bittersweet note with both parties ending off better than we started. Andrea listened, explained every process, answered all of my questions, and eased my anxiety. If you're looking for guidance, solutions, and answers this attorney is will provide that and much more.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
Professional, reliable, responsive attorney; strongly represented my interests; fair price.
I hired Andrea Vacca for a family matter - and am I glad I did. From the first call to meetings and follow-up emails/calls she patiently listened to my needs, provided helpful advice that I felt free to take or reject, and she made it very clear what interests were at stake each time. She always responded to my emails quickly and when she did, she was ready with the info or advice I asked without a need for further back-and-forth. She was kind yet strong when it came to representing my interests. As a lawyer myself - having worked with hundreds of lawyers - this combination of attributes is something I do not take for granted. I approached Andrea based on recommendations from several others who said she was the best -- so I was ready to pay the price. When the bill came, though, I was pleased with how efficiently she had used her time. She hadn't overcharged a minute and there were no surprises. I couldn't recommend Andrea highly enough.
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Posted by Randi | February 22, 2014
Professional, compassionate and creative
This was one of the most difficult times of my life and I was afraid I would have a horrible experience like other friends. A co-worker thankfully recommended me to Andrea! Working with Andrea to handle my divorce collaboratively was the best decision. She understood what was important to me and what my needs were, educated me about the law and guided me through the entire process. Andrea was sensitive and responsive. She has such a nice way about her that she even managed to keep my overbearing ex in line. Though my divorce did take longer than I thought it would, I now understand it's a process and we ended up with a settlement that works for me. Andrea - I couldn't have done it without you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
Never! Never hire her!
This lawyer is terrible! Andrea was milking me the whole process. She wasted a year of my life. She doesn't respond to her clients for weeks, she isn't responsible, and a complete waste of money. I wish she never became a lawyer. If you want somebody to play with your time and your life -- hire Andrea Vacca.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Vacca Family Law Group
  • 2004 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Esanu Katsky Korins & Siger, LLP
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Senior Associate
  • Mayerson Stutman, LLP
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Senior Associate
  • Walsh & Walsh, LLP
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Founding Partner
  • Law Office of Andrea Vacca
  • 1993 - 2001
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Education

  • Kripalu
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology
  • 2013
  • Center for Understanding in Conflict
  • Mediation Intensive Training Program
  • 2010
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice
  • 2009
  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • SUNY College at Buffalo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
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Associations

  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • FamilyKind
  • Advisory Board
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • New York Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • New YorkWomen's Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - 2012
  • New York City Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2002 - 2004
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Honoree
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014

Publications

  • Family Law Monthly
  • The Team Approach to Divorce
  • 2013
  • NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer
  • White Paper on Family Law
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop
  • Collaborating in the Face of Financial Betrayal
  • 2017
  • CE Course
  • Creating Durable Agreements: Tips and Techniques to Avoid Sloppy Drafting
  • 2015
  • Workshop
  • Divorce Doesn’t Have to be Taxing: What Tax Professionals Should Know About Divorce
  • 2014
  • Webinar
  • What Financial Professionals Should Know About Prenups, Postnups And Options for Divorce
  • 2014
  • Presentation
  • The Keys to a Positive Divorce
  • 2013
  • Presentation
  • Role of the Collaborative Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Presentation
  • The Collaborative Road Map In Action: From Understanding to Resolution
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Key Moments in a Collaborative Case, First Contacts with the Client and the Team
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Why Would An Attorney Want to Practice Collaborative Law
  • 2010
  • CLE
  • Role of the Lawyer in Mediation
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Andrea and I worked together on a collaborative divorce case several years ago and we have remained in touch ever since. Her expertise and knowledge is second to none. I always enjoy meeting with Andrea and working with her. She is a true professional whose passion for her work cannot be underscored enough."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable family law attorney, dedicated to her clients' success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very competent, very professional, and she clearly cares about doing a good job for her clients, while saving them unnecessary litigation and unnecessary legal fees. All in all, a real class act."

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New York Divorce and separation Lawyer Andrea Therese Vacca
Andrea Therese Vacca
Divorce and separation Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 30 years