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Elena Lynn Greenberg

Divorce and separation Attorney at Garden City, NY

4.9   31 reviews
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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
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DIVORCE IS ONE OF LIFE'S MOST PAINFUL AND FRIGHTENING EXPERIENCES. FASS & GREENBERG, LLP CAN HELP. CALL 516-844-3098

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Elena L. Greenberg is a graduate of the University of Rochester and St. John’s Law School. After having been admitted to the New York State Bar in 1983, Ms. Greenberg has concentrated almost exclusively in matrimonial law in her over 35 years of practice. Ms. Greenberg joined forces with Florence Fass in 2001, and is a partner in the Garden City firm of Fass & Greenberg, LLP; one of the top matrimonial law firms on Long Island. Ms. Greenberg is a founding member and President of New York Family Law American Inns of Court in Nassau County the Past Chair of the Technology and Practice Management Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, member of the New York State Bar Association (Family Law Section).

In addition to her extensive trial experience, Ms. Greenberg is a certified mediator, having completed two courses in both New York and California. She has been a matrimonial fee dispute arbitrator since 1994 and served as an adjunct faculty member for Hofstra Law School Trial Advocacy from 1999 through 2003. Ms. Greenberg has lectured to the Nassau County Supreme Court Judges, as well as attorneys for their continuing legal education for the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association, and accountants and other financial professionals. In addition to lecturing, Ms. Greenberg was a featured columnist on matrimonial law for the New York Law Journal, i.e., “Applying College Credits in Divorce Cases” (February 2008) and “How to Deal with CSSA COLA Adjustments in Child Support Agreements” (May 2008). Ms. Greenberg is rated “AV” in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been named a New York “SuperLawyer” since 2010. She has also been listed in Pulse Magazine’s “Top Legal Eagles – Long Island” from 2009 to the present, and named as one of the Ten Leaders of Women of the Law on Long Island by Digital Press. Outside of the office, Ms. Greenberg is a history buff and a competitive tennis player.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2021,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2015

Location

Fass & Greenberg, LLP

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2023
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Posted by Jonathan crowley | May 15, 2022
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A life saver
Going into a child custody battle/divorce is an extremely stressful situation. From the second I walked into Elena’s office I felt a sigh of relief. I was treated with open arms as a person not just a client. Besides that Elena got right down to busy talking to me and jotting notes about the complex situation I was in. Her and her colleagues were there any time I had a question and made me feel like family. Not only did they help calm my nerves but gave it to me straight which I utterly respect. I have actually had to hire Elena on 3 separate occasions. My children are the most important thing in life to me and not only did she meet expectations but she surpassed them each and every time by every measure. She is by far an exceptional lawyer and knows all the in and outs of every law and situation. She is an absolute life saver. THE BEST OF THE BEST! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Posted by Rob | March 4, 2022
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Making the Best of a Bad Situation
When I hired Fass and Greenberg, it was because I needed the very best. I thought my divorce would be easy. We had signed a mediation agreement within a year of separation, and I had made several concessions in the agreement. I never thought things would get so complicated. When I was taken back to court, I had hired a different attorney that I thought was adequate for my defense, but the bills started to add up and no end was in sight for a finalized divorce. After staving off a challenge and a renew/reargue to my original agreement, I was summoned to Brooklyn for a preliminary appellate hearing with a retired judge that seemed to be friendly with my wife's attorney. At that point, although I knew that my agreement was more than adequate, I realized that I needed to look for the best attorney available. I hired Fass and Greenberg, and Elena(Laney) took my case. She was professional, fair, responsive, and smart, and she gave great advice which is so important during a divorce. When it came time to go to the Supreme Court in Brooklyn, Flo also was involved. They made me feel important, and their defense strategy was pivotal in the Supreme Court ruling in my favor. In divorce, there is no winner, but they helped me avoid being a loser. I think if I kept my original attorney, then I would have lost. Years later, I summoned them again to write a modification and finalize my divorce. Everything had finally worked out. I have Fass and Greenberg to thank!
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2024
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Strong & Professional Divorce Attorney
I had the privilege of working with Laney and Flo during a challenging period in my life. Laney's strength, compassion, and work ethic stood out throughout the entire divorce process. Facing a formidable opponent with significant leverage, Laney's professionalism and extensive knowledge were invaluable. She genuinely cared about my case, even making efforts to minimize costs when possible. Our collaboration was seamless – she was responsive, organized, and always on top of things. Laney's dedication helped me stay focused on my goals, leading us to a fair settlement. Her commitment to understanding the uniqueness of my case, coupled with her willingness to go the extra mile, made the experience manageable. I am grateful for Laney's hard work and couldn't have imagined navigating this journey with a different team. Highly recommend this practice for their exceptional service.
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Posted by Marc | November 20, 2023
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Amazing, Ethical Marriage Attorney
Laney, brought me through the divorce process as easily as possible. Told me exact to expect. Was efficient, fair, easy to talk to. Never tried to run up the bill. She cares about her clients. Highly recommend.
Posted by Trish | June 15, 2023
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Professional and Compassionate!
I am so grateful I was led to Elena (Laney) Greenberg to take over my divorce Case as my first attorney was not moving things along and unavailable. I hired Laney on Valentine's Day (Yes) and 4 months into my case I was signing the agreement in her office. She was professional, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable of the law and my rights (which was difficult at times because my marriage only lasted 2 years). She always took my calls and communicated with me as well, through emails and phone calls. The support she provided was what I needed as her client. During that difficult time, she was patient with me but, firm as to what I could expect in a settlement. She suggested Mediation and we were able to come to a settlement. I can't thank her enough for her kindness, and support for bringing this negative experience in my life to a close. Although, the divorce will be finalized in a few months, I truly feel the closure I needed at this point in time. Thank you, to Laney and her firm for all their guidance and support.
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Posted by Val | March 31, 2023
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Excellent Choice! Don't Hesitate to Hire Her.
She was referred to me by another (non-marital) attorney who had personally hired her firm for divorce. That was a real vote of confidence in itself. I hired Laney and it was a truly correct and excellent choice. After a decades-long marriage I never expected divorce. Laney navigated these difficult waters with me, allowing me to make my own decisions, but always proactively protecting my interests now and into the future. She also was respectful of fees and did not waste billable hours. She does things very quickly and efficiently. She is also very responsive in returning calls, etc. Her interactions with my spouse's attorney were always professional and productive. She knows how to keep things moving forward. Laney was professional, personable, well-versed in the law and a strong advocate for me. She is "NYC big firm quality" on Long Island. Choosing legal representation in a divorce is actually an investment in your future. When I hired Elena Greenberg, I invested wisely.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2023
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Highly recommend!
Elena helped me through a difficult chapter I did not see coming in my life. She worked with me in the utmost professional manner and brought a sense of calm and relief. Without a doubt, she always had my best interests at heart and I trust her greatly. I would 110% recommend her for working through a pre-nuptial agreement. Elena knows the law, is extremely fair but also protective of my best interests and my rights. There's nothing more you can ask for in an attorney.
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Posted by Kate | March 31, 2023
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Professional Beyond Reproach and Compassionate
No one who gets married plans on getting divorced, but if you find yourself in a tough situation Laney is your best bet. I had a fairly uncomplicated divorce, but my communication with my ex was challenging because his lawyer was largely unresponsive. Laney was on top of the ball and I felt confident that should could handle any legal challenges that arose. She was very kind to me in answering my questions, and was very easy to get in touch with. Although we didn’t do mediation, I think Laney’s approach helped ensure a swift and fair resolution for both parties. While I hope to never use Laney again (ha!), I’d recommend a friend to her in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Libby | March 31, 2023
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Libby
Thank you Elena For making the most difficult situation peaceful. My husband and I were very contemptuous and you settled our situation without escalation. To the point after finalizing our divorce we have actually reconciled.
Posted by Andrew Sedgwick | March 30, 2023
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A true professional
Elena guided me through a tough period in my life, divorce. She worked tirelessly to move things along. From introduction to the time the divorce was finalized was 6 months. Her attention to detail, handling of sensitive situations relived me of much stress. Elena is a true professional, handles herself in a logical manner. Always a pleasure to work with, polite, responsive, even during tense times. She worked hard to ensure my best interests were at heart. I would recommend Elena and her firm, Fass and Greenberg, for any of your legal needs.
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Posted by Larissa | January 8, 2023
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Exceptional Service and Advice
The best investment is to have a good lawyer right at the beginning. I have worked several times with Laney. I recently got married and the only law firm I considered was Fass & Greenberg to draw up my prenup. Laney and Flo handled my mother's highly contentious divorce years ago and did an excellent job. Laney is a powerhouse. She is calm, logical, and thoughtful. Her work is top-notch. She also gave me a referral to a local, seasoned mental therapist familiar with family law issues. I highly recommend hiring her.
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Posted by Jessica | January 7, 2022
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Highly recommended
Divorce is incredibly difficult to say the least. Elena (Laney) walked me through each step and was always available to answer any questions I had (which was a ton). She’s very easy to talk to and makes sure everything is taken care of for you. I didn’t feel like I was just another case which was so important to me in such a life changing time. Very professional and very human at the same time! I highly recommend Fass & Greenberg!
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Posted by Jim | December 30, 2021
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Laney did a great job negotiating my divorce. She was very understanding and compassionate but also understood the complexities of negotiating a fair settlement. As a business owner it wasn't cut and dry in terms of how to structure a settlement that was affordable and balanced. She helped me through it and avoided unnecessary stress and acrimony.
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Posted by Dana | December 29, 2021
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Exceptional Divorce Attorney
From the beginning, through the process, until the end, these are the adjectives that describe Elena Greenberg at Fass and Greenberg LLC: empathetic, creative thinker, professional, brilliant, passionate. Always there, always ahead of the curve, - I was always in the best of hands with this most exceptional attorney, every step of the way. It is a missed opportunity if you do not give her a call.
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Posted by Paul | December 28, 2021
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Highly Recommend!!
Following my (first divorce) I still needed an attorney to help me sort through a number of challenges in regard to child support and other post marital issues. Laney was recommended and from my initial meeting I knew she was the right attorney for me. She explained my rights and responsibilities in a clear and concise way. Once I signed her on, immediate action was taken to make sure the scales were balanced. I had no intentions of running away from my responsibilities but I needed my rights protected. Laney is direct and never lets you feel your case is not her number one priority. It was a stressful time but there was a sense of relief with her as my attorney. There was also a lot of support from her entire team! Several years later I needed her services again. A failed second marriage but there were very few issues with both parties willing to work together and the matter was handled swiftly and professionally. Laney is a true professional and I would recommend her without question!
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Posted by Myat | December 28, 2021
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My case dragged me for 4 years. It was a very difficult time for me with psychological and physical exhaustion. Laney’s expertise and experience helped me went through very well. I recommend to everyone who needs help.
Posted by Ronald | December 27, 2021
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Thank you
Elena guided me through a difficult time with professionalism. She has great knowledge of the law and its ever evolving guidelines and best practices. The difference maker for me was the coaching Elena did with me on a personal level. She listened when I spoke from the heart and managed my expectations throughout the entire process.
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Posted by JH | November 6, 2021
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Professional Representation
Elena Greenberg is a highly competent, compassionate and caring lawyer. My divorce was a roller coaster ride from hell but Elana was able to reassure and keep me calm using her years of acquired law practice knowledge and experience. A dedicated lawyer who truly cares for her clients and it is shown in the end results. Highly recommended....
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Review of Elena (Laney) Greenberg
I researched many sites and decided that Elena (Laney) Greenberg was our best choice. She has excellent credentials and is very knowledgeable in the field of Matrimonial Law. Elena answered all of our questions and concerns in a courteous and supportive way. She handled our Court appearance using her expertise and understanding of this field of law. I would highly recommend Elena (Laney) Greenberg to handle your case. Posted 5 minutes ago-Anonymous
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Posted by Melanie | October 31, 2020
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Good Divorce experience
I found Elena Greenberg on "SuperLawyers.com" and that she is! Why? Because she listened to me and didn't push her agenda to make more money off of our divorce. I approached our divorce with an amicable tone and Elena respected that. She explained the law and provided me with guidance and information I needed to negotiate with my ex. She pushed where needed, expedited the work for me and laid out the process so I could plan my next steps with confidence that our agreed upon deadlines were not moving targets. This was all done remotely with zoom during the Covid pandemic. Elena responded to my emails or phone calls promptly, even after hours. She worked for me to meet my timeline and goals. She and her staff were professional throughout and I highly recommend Laney and her firm! Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fass & Greenberg LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Hofstra Law School
  • 1999 - 2003

Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Grievance Committee New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Master
  • 2000 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • New York Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association; Technology Committee
  • Chairperson
  • 2010 - 2012
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

  • New York Law Journal
  • Applying College Credits in Divorce Cases
  • 2008
  • New York Law Journal
  • How to Deal with CSSA COLA Adjustments in Child Support Agreements
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Matrimonial Trial Techniques & Strategies
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been Elena's adversary on very many cases over the course of thirty years. Her understanding of the law is surpassed only by her negotiating skills. She is a consummate professional who advocates for her clients with great diplomacy and integrity. I highly endorse this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"One of the finest and smartest adversaries that I have ever had on a matter. I recently finished a post judgmemt matrimonial matter with her. A well-respected member of the matrimonial bar, she has the instant respect of her adversaries and the judges. She is well liked, well prepared for every instance, and stops at nothing to protect and safeguard her clients. I do not hesitate for a second to endorse her, and do so without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Elena for many years. We have been adversaries, but we have also served on several committees together. I endorse Elena wholeheartedly and without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Elena is a highly regarded matrimonial attorney in Long Island and provides her clients with zealous advocacy. She is well versed in the law and I recommend her services to all clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Greenberg is well respected in both her local legal community and here within the AVVO community. I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone in need of Family Law representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Laney Greenberg. She is a fierce advocate for her client's, while also maintaining respect for her adversaries and the legal system. Laney never gives up and pursues every possible alternative resolution that she thinks is fair for her client."
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Garden City Divorce and separation Lawyer Elena Lynn Greenberg
Elena Lynn Greenberg
Divorce and separation Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 40 years
Virtual consultation available