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Matthew Scott Seidner

Divorce and separation Attorney at Garden City, NY

5.0   49 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
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  2. Child custody
    25%

  3. Family
    25%
    I invite you to my website www.seidnerlaw.com for a full discussion about our practice areas.

Selecting the right lawyer can determine the outcome of your case. When a client selects an attorney, they are often doing so at a very stressful time in their life and it is usually a major investment.  Our firm understands that.  Every client should feel that they matter because they do at Law Offices of Seidner & Associates, PC.  We hope that the evaluations by other clients and attorneys speak for themselves.  I look forward to meeting with you in person.

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Licensed for 19 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2003
Updated 06/05/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Law Offices of Seidner & Associates, PC
100 Quentin Roosevelt Boulevard
Suite 501
Garden City, NY, 11530

Reviews

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Posted by Fernando | December 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable and Resilient
Matt was very thorough from the very start. His deep understanding of Family law was clearly demonstrated through research and case law that supported our position. Without question, we were confident that we hired the right attorney and at the end, the results spoke for themselves. I highly recommend Matt and his team!!
Posted by Brad | September 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Courteous and Knowledgeable
I spoke to Mr. Seidner for a consult. I haven't hired him (yet) because I'm still debating how to move forward. But I found him very courteous, which is important to me when looking for a lawyer, and also very knowledgeable (also quite important!). I wouldn't hesitate whatsoever to retain him.
Posted by Charles | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism, Communication, and Responsiveness
Seidner & Associates were a breath of fresh air after two failed attempts at resolving a two year estate settlement. The clear and concise communication I experienced was always quick and in a terminology I could understand. I was comfortable leaving it in their hands and only having to get involved when something was needed of me. I had a difficult time with two other law firms until I found them. Mia's responsiveness and professionalism is why I'd recommend choosing Matthew Seidner and his associates to resolve your case.
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Posted by Dino | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr. Seidner is a detailed professional who truly took care in my case. He genuinely explained everything to me from the start, and is totally honest with all costs. My case was a very difficult one with a difficult person. He understood how to focus on the facts to get me more communication with my child with amazing insights. His associates Ms. Kennedy, and Ms. Hagler handled my case gracefully. They got me through a difficult time with thorough legal preparation. Communication is seamless with everyone I encountered. Ms. Alevari is super organized, and this team of professionals is second to none in my opinion. I recommend this firm if you want genuine representation that puts the family first. I feel privileged to have been represented by this establishment.
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Posted by Rocio | July 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney
My whole experience with the office of Matthew Seidner was excellent , from the first consultation where he took his time to listen to me with no rush and understood the pain of a morher and wife going through the divorce was just what i expected. Mr Seidner and his team answered all my questions and got the results they told me i will have. iI totally recommend his office for your Divorce no question that they were the best ! Than you
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I could not speak more highly of Mr. Seidner. I came to Mr. Seidner with an extremely complex case. Despite having my rights as a parent abused for years, I was not able to achieve justice with the prior law firms I had used. I then came to Mr. Seidner and he changed my life. After I presented my case to Mr Seidner, he and his team quickly and efficiently developed a plan to protect my rights. Almost immediately, the abusive behavior I was subject to for years was stopped. Ultimately, after a prolonged legal battle, my rights as a father are now permanently protected. Quite literally, Mr. Seidner and his team helped to save my relationship with my children and have given me the opportunity to instill in them the values and ethics that are dear to me. Mr. Seidner knows the law and is well respected by his colleagues And the court. He and his wonderful staff are always available to handle both big and small problems. He will use the law to protect you. If you feel like your rights have been violated, you should hire this firm and get the justice you deserve.
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Posted by Maggie | August 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I've made
I hired Mr. Seidner last year to help me with my relocation case and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. I consulted with several lawyers before meeting Mr. Seidner but his optimism, certainty, and frankness was something I had not seen in others. He was very patient during my hesitancies. It was a make or break situation for me so the anxiety was very high. In the end, it was apparent all his decisions (which some I didn’t understand at the time) were crucial for the positive outcome of my case and allowed me to move out of state and properly care for my child. He is very smart, strategic and hates losing! I highly recommend working with Matt. You wouldn’t want to be on the opposite side of him in a courtroom. Also, Joanne is a sweetheart.
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Posted by Joel | July 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, professional legal services
Very supportive in carefully providing thoughtful legal options in my case. Emphasized my rights and the information I needed to make informed decisions. Was assertive with other attorneys in reaching fair and equitable outcome without moving to litigation.
Posted by Bessie | March 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Seidner was always very supportive throughout my case involving child support. He and his affiliates always made themselves available to answer any questions or concerns I had. He was very professional and courteous and had my family’s best interest in mind
Posted by Bob | August 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Experience
Positive Experience during difficult time. Matthew and his staff were all professional, understanding and explained every detail of the process until it was clear and understood.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service
I had spoken to a few lawyers on the phone before finding Mr. Seidner, everyone in the office made me feel very comfortable and they were all extremely helpful throughout this entire process. Mr. Seinder was straight forward with me from the begging and truly had my best interest at heart, For that I am very great full.
Posted by Peter G | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service all around.
Matthew Seidner and his staff did a great job throughout my whole case. They are very positive thru these sometimes hard to deal with situations, while being very honest, even with the harsh realities of things from time to time. Never was there a single moment when the staff wasn't 100% professional and helpfull with any questions you could send there way, whether it was billing or something pertaining to the case. I had a full confidence in them from the beginning and they prevailed in the end. I would highly recommend this law office and all of its staff.
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Posted by Jeff | August 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service & Results
Mr Seidner and staff dedicated their time to expertly handle all aspects of my complicated case. His experience and knowledge combined with a total familiarity with the court system was instrument in achieving our successful outcome.
Posted by Domenic | July 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I highly recommend Matt Seidner and his Assocates , from the minute I walked into The firm I was treated like I was family . Every associate was professional and handled every aspect of my case to their upmost ability . They are the best Law Firm for Elder Care and their knowledge of what it took to handle my case was excellent . Thank You, Domenic F.
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Posted by Rolan | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough, Competent, Gets You Results...
I hired Matt based on some research I did and saw his high client ratings. My consultation with him, his team and office staff reinforced a high level of competence. This high level of competence was reinforced for the 13 months when Matt, his team of lawyers and office staff worked with me on my case. From inception, I followed Matt's sage advice and in my final settlement, I got what was best for my child and me. Custody battles are nerve wracking but knowing that I had Matt and his very competent team behind me made a very traumatic process more manageable and tolerable. Matt can be tough, but it's because he cares and wants to be an advocate for you, his client. His office support staff of Jackie and Joanne are wonderful. At times I needed to urgently speak to Matt and they were able to coordinate that for me in a timely manner. They are very pleasant and very accommodating in getting you your appointments with legal staff. Their office is very tech savvy, and since I was on-the-go and very often travelling, it was a huge convenience for me in that I could address matters immediately and not have any delays. I wanted my case to move fast and Matt and his team made that happen. Finally, I cannot understate that fact that Matt and his team are experts in the inner workings of the very difficult family court system. This was a huge advantage and when paired with Matt and his team high competence levels, it got me the results I wanted.
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Posted by Maria N | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied with my divorce settelement
I hired Matthew Seidner as my divorce attorney in the fall of 2014. I was very stressed and apprehensive about the whole process of finding a good attorney. During that time, I interviewed five divorce lawyers. By far, he seemed to be the most trustworthy, down to earth, and reliable lawyer among them all. Throughout my divorce settlement, Matthew listened closely to my concerns and worked around the clock to get the best settlement for me, promptly answering my calls and emails even during the weekend. He is extremely professional and efficient; I am very satisfied with my settlement. Without his help, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy my freedom and financial stability. On a personal level, he is kind, attentive, and a pleasure to work with. Aside from my interactions with Matthew, I also received excellent impressions from all the staff of his firm - including the junior attorneys and the clerical staff. Without any hesitation, and with great pleasure, I give Matthew Seidner my highest recommendation. Maria N
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Father's RIghts
When I first came to Mr. Seidner, I had another lawyer who was not able to do much for me. I only saw my son on Sundays 9:30-6. I did not even get to spend Thanksgiving, Christmas nor New Year with him. Mr. Seidner changed all that. In 2 mos. I got temporary joint custody of my son which now is permanent. He got my son for me for Father's day when my son's mother would not let me have him for that day. He helped me get through this tough process. He helped me understand the legal and personal aspects of getting divorced. He was also able to make this divorce as less costly for me as possible. Now that my divorce is almost officially over, as a father who's son means everything to him, I am glad that I have him on my side.
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Posted by kathy | June 8, 2015
Always on point !!!
Matt Seidner, Hands down is one of the best Matrimonial Attorney's on Long Island. He is gives 100% to all his clients, I would know I was his client, I was going through a bad divorce trying on my own to deal with my ex, which was impossible. When I sat down with Matt he explained everything in detail, he is extremely knowledgeable and straight forward. He is very sincere, helpful and prompt. I would highly recommend Mathew Seidner to anyone in need of extremely high quality legal representation to handle their Matrimonial problems. Matt really knows what he's doing, and he has his clients’ best interests in mind.
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Posted by Lolita | April 13, 2015
Getting the job done!
Mr. Seidner and his team were extremely helpful to me when I needed them. They kept me well informed and did everything necessary to get me the results I wanted.
Posted by Mary | April 2, 2015
Best Child Custody Attorneys
I hit the jackpot when I found the Law Offices of Seidner & Associates. I had been fighting for custody of my child for quite some time. This firm was extremely honest, caring and always followed up with status reports of my case. Matt Seidner and his staff put in 110% and this granted me full custody of my child. I will always be so grateful to them. I highly recommend this firm. - Mary O.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Part 36 Member in Nassau County
  • New York State Court Guardianship Panel
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Seidner & Associates, PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
  • 2002 - 2006

Education

  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • BA
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Patel v. Patel
  • Victory after Trial
  • WALCOTT v. DANVILLE
  • Granted modification petition and awarded sole legal and residential custody to mother.
  • Sanders v. Ballek
  • Granted sole legal and residential custody to father.
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Associations

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lawline
  • Faculty
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law and Procedure Steering Committee for Nassau Family Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Incorporated Village of Munsey Park
  • Trustee
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Incorporated Village of Munsey Park
  • Member of Zoning Board of Appeals
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Lawyer of New York Metro
  • Top Lawyers of New York Metro
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Family Lawyer in New York
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • SuperLawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Perent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Best New York Lawyer
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • A+ Rating
  • better business burearu
  • 2013
  • Heyman Scholar
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1999
  • Dean's List
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • 1999
  • Dean's List
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • 1997
  • Member
  • Sigma Beta Honor Society
  • 1996
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Publications

  • ABA Law Practice Magazine
  • Tough Market Conditions Force Law School Changes
  • 2015
  • Nassau Lawyer
  • Reverse Mortgages Offer Senior Homeowners a Better Quality of Life
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • 2014
  • SCOPE Adult and Continuing Education
  • Elder Law/Mortgages
  • 2008
  • Reverse Mortgages for Seniors
  • Reverse Mortgages for Seniors
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (10)
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart. Tenacious. Creative. A few adjectives to describe Matt. His client's best interests are his focus from the start to the end. I have witnessed his clients be protected from the beginning to the end. I do not hesitate to endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Seidner is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Seidner for a while now and his work and understanding of the law are exceptional."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is hard working and a true professional. He advocates to the best of his ability for his clients while at the same time showing respect to the court and to opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Seidner is a great AVVO contributor. I have found his responses to be sound and informative. He is also well respected in his legal community"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Seidner for many years and have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Seidner on countless occasions. He is dedicated to his clients, thinks on his feet and is prepared for anything. He is friendly, funny, smart as can be and extremely well regarded by other lawyers and judges. I cannot say enough to recommend him to potential clients. He is an amazing listener and very perceptive, so that he can understand clients and opposing parties and suggest solutions that make everyone happy. He takes the time to get to know his clients. He created his own law firm to better serve his clients because he is satisfied when they are happy."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Matt Seidner has a true talent for creating effective estate plans to fit each client's particular needs. I would highly recommend Matt Seidner to anyone seeking estate planning or elder law legal advice."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a consciencious caring attorney who always tries his best and won't give up."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Mr. Seidner for almost a year. His guidance has been immeasurable. Mr. Seidner is passionate for all of his cases and will devote the most committed representation, both in and out of the courtroom. I am so grateful to be working with him and to share in the great results that his clients receive due to his hard work."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an excellent family law attorney. He is well regarded in the legal community and is a wonderful advocate for her clients. He has a reputation as someone who is easy to work with yet he won't back down from a fight."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable of the law. He works hard for his clients and he possesses strong negotiating skills. He always handles himself professionally. Despite being on opposite sides, Mr. Seidner treated my client with respect, which greatly helped in moving toward a settlement on the case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt and I worked on a very difficult custody matter together. He handled himself with the utmost professionalism and respect. He represents his client and their interests zealously. It was a pleasure working with him."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Seidner is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgable and practical, and his experience is evident in his ability to work toward a solution without compromising his client's position. He is truly an asset to our profession."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Seidner's attention to detail and thorough understanding of both the facts and the law makes him stand apart from other attorneys and truly one of the "super lawyers" in the state."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Seidner brings "to the table", on behalf of his clients an indepth knowledge of the law, very strong negotiating skills, combined with the ability to listen to and evaluate for his clients the pros and cons of various courses of action where significant dollars and reputations are at stake. All this is done with grace, an adherence to the highest ethical standards and both efficiently and cost effectively. Mr.Seidner has my highest recommendation."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Matt, he knew how to advocate for his client while always acting in a professional manner. Matt worked hard with me and and was creative in working out a parenting plan that satisified both our clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer's work. He exhibits superior intellect, character and dedication in his approach to his practice. Matthew Seidner stands head and shoulders above his peers in that regard."
Real estate Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Matt worked on many transactions representing individuals and institutional lenders in a professional and courteous manner. He is thorough, detail oriented and reliable."
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Garden City Divorce and separation Lawyer Matthew Scott Seidner
Matthew Scott Seidner
Divorce and separation Attorney
Garden City, NY
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation