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Alissa L. Van Horn

Family Attorney at Westbury, NY

5.0   9 reviews

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Alissa L. Van Horn, Esq. is a Founding Member and Managing Partner of Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., a boutique family law firm, exclusively dedicated to handling family and matrimonial cases in the New York Metropolitan Area. 

Prior to founding Van Horn & Friedman, P.C., Alissa opened the doors to her first solo practice in 2010, the Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C. where she exclusively concentrated on matrimonial and family law matters.   Alissa was previously an associate of Rosin Steinhagen Mendel in New York, NY, a boutique family law firm, where she primarily focused on adoption and foster care litigation for more than three years.  Alissa began her career as an attorney in 2006, as an associate of Gildin, Zelenitz & Shapiro, P.C., where she engaged in general practice with a concentration in matrimonial and family law matters.

Alissa is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Family Law Chapter, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, a former member of the Queens County Women’s Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

 Alissa is licensed to practice law in New York, Connecticut and the United States Supreme Court.  Alissa has a juris doctor from Widener University School of Law, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Administration from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2017, Alissa received Alissa received the Long Island Power Women in Business Award and the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award and has been selected as an honoree at the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Awards in 2018.  Alissa is also a 4-time recipient of the Rising Star Award and the Top Female Attorneys Award for NYC Metro by Super Lawyers Magazine. Alissa received the “10 Best” Award by the American Institute for Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2017, the Top 10 Under 40 Award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the Top 100 Attorneys Award and the Top 40 under 40 Award for NYC by the National Advocates in the area of Divorce and Family Law, the Outstanding Women in the Law Award for 2016 by Hofstra Law School’s Center for Children and Families, and was featured by LI Pulse Magazine as a Top Legal Eagle in March 2017.

Van Horn & Friedman, P.C. was selected as a Top 10 Law Firm in New York in the area of Family Law 2 years in a row.

 Alissa began teaching CLE’s in 2015 on family and matrimonial matters for Marino CLE, LawLine and the National Academy for CLE.  Alissa was also a Guest Speaker at Legaltech’s LegalWeek in 2018 on the topic of starting and succeeding in a small law firm.  Additionally, Alissa has presented on topics related to divorce and Family Law by the New York State Society of CPA’s and New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Throughout the year, Alissa offers free seminars to residents of Long Island on procedural and substantive matters they face in Family and Supreme Courts.  Alissa is also a member of Pinktie.org, networking for a cause, and supports many local charities including the American Kidney Fund, Kids Clubhouse and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, LIAFF.

 
Alissa Van Horn
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Licensed for 16 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 07/18/2022
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/28/2022

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Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.
1025 Old Country Rd
Suite 407
Westbury, NY, 11590
Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.
132 Nassau Street
Suite 900
New York, NY
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Posted by Sara Anne | December 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prenuptial Agreement
I hired Vanhorn and Friedman to draft my prenuptial agreement. Alissa was very informative and made sure everything I needed was included. I highly recommend them!
Posted by Paul | December 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
Alissa and her team helped me with a Divorce followed by a custody action. Alissa was sensitive to specific areas of concern and always very quick to respond and helpful in navigating difficult waters with an emphasis on a desired outcome. I cannot sufficiently praise her ability to communicate clearly and set expectations so I could emotionally prepare and avoid unexpected surprises. Thank you again for all you have done!
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Posted by Cara | October 8, 2019
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Wonderful Attorney!
I hired Alissa to prepare and negotiate a prenuptial agreement. The service and attention I received from her and her staff exceeded my expectations. She is sharp, insightful and supportive, while realistic and straightforward. Alissa helped to achieve a resolution that all parties were happy with. I had a positive experience and highly recommend her to other prospective clients!
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Posted by Marissa | October 3, 2019
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Highly recommend Alissa!
I can not speak more highly of Alissa and her practice. They not only made the process of divorce painless, they handled it all with the utmost care, thought, and rigor when needed. They were in communication with me frequently and updated everything incredibly timely. I always felt protected, and would highly recommend for anyone seeking a divorce lawyer. You will be in amazing hands!
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Posted by Dave | October 2, 2019
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Knowledgeable and Professional
Working with the team at Van Horn and Friedman, P.C. really made my difficult divorce case much less stressful than I had anticipated it would be. Alissa Van Horn is very knowledgeable and capable against her adversaries. Her skills and experience are a major factor in the process of my case and I strongly recommend anyone in need of legal counsel to work with her.
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Posted by Bella | March 21, 2018
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Exceptional attorney and human being
I am very grateful to Alissa Van Horn and her team at Van Horn & Friedman, P.C for being so professional and helping me find the best possible outcome with my case. From the beginning Alissa took charge of the case and her experience and creativity helped me achieve our objective. Above all Alissa demonstrated that she was genuinely concerned with me and my situation and was able to produce results from the beginning till the end of the case. She was always responsive and caring. She really made a difference in my life and I am so grateful that I found her.
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Posted by Mike | July 23, 2015
Divorce!
Alissa is a no bullshit kind of attorney you want to represent you in your case. Be honest with Alissa to get the fullest she has to offer in representing your case and she will get the job done. Alissa plans ahead. Alissa and her staff keeps me informed. Alissa is very quick to respond to text email or telephone even one time while on a family trip. I'm very please with her actions as my attorney and would recommend Alissa to anyone. Job well done Alissa! Thank you and your staff for helping me through a difficult time in my life. Sincerely Mike.
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Posted by Michelle | July 8, 2015
Above and beyond.
Alissa L Van Horn went above and beyond in helping our family become whole. She represented us with class in a Foster Care System that can be very dispiriting. Lighting up our journey with her trusting confidence in the legal system, from start to finish she led our fostercare to adoption au courant!
Posted by Maria | July 1, 2015
Knowledge is power
Ms Alissa is a knowledgeable,trustworthy and professional woman. It was an honor to have her representing me as my lawyer. Thank you for all your advise in helping me at a time when I needed a friend. I highly recommend Ms. Alissa
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Van Horn & Friedman, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • President/Attorney/Managing Partner
  • Law Office of Alissa L. Van Horn, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rosin Steinhagen Mendel
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gildin Zelenitz & Shapiro, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Matter of A.H. v. C.B.
  • Father was given limited access and supervised contact only with the child. Father appeal and the outcome was confirmed.

Associations

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Women's Bar Association of New York
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Women
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2017
  • Long Island Power Women In Business
  • Schnepps Communications
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys
  • American Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Women in the Law Award
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorneys
  • National Academy for Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Firms
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Women In The Law
  • Hofstra University
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Class
  • Family Law Practice
  • 2018
  • LegalTech Small Law Firm Pavilion
  • Small Law Firm Management: Starting and Succeeding as a Solo and Small Law Firm
  • 2018
  • Annual Tax Conference
  • Protecting Your Client in a Divorce: A Look at the Law, Finances and Innocent Spouse
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you want someone who will work hard on your case and be a staunch advocate for you then you cannot do better than Alissa. She tells it how it is and will not back down from a fight. But at the same time, she will work towards an amicable resolution if that is the best outcome for your case."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alissa Van Horn is an extremely dedicated, knowledgeable attorney and a passionate advocate for her clients. I have known Alissa for 10 years and am consistently impressed by her commitment to and excellence in all aspects of family law."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alissa is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have referred clients to her office and they have always been thankful. She is an excellent advocate and I endorse her without hesitation."
Family Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have always known Ms. Van Horn as a worthy advocate for her clients. Alissa is a diligent and caring attorney who works well with her adversaries, while never compromising her clients position. I endorse Ms. Van Horn."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alissa and I have helped numerous couples negotiate and execute prenuptial agreements. Alissa is an honest attorney who works hard for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is nothing more important to a client than to be represented by attorneys who not only have the knowledge and experience behind them to fight for their clients, but to also have the compassion and dedication to represent them with respect and sincerity. It is a very rare combination and certainly worthy of praise. Alissa Van Horn and her partner, Meredith Friedman, are outstanding attorneys and I will continue to refer them to all my clients and friends in need of their expert assistance and advice. Kim Goldstein, Esq. Partner, Gates & Goldstein, LLP"
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alissa is an excellent family attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alissa and I worked together previously, and I know her to be an excellent lawyer with high moral character. She is a zealous advocate for her clients."
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Westbury Family Lawyer Alissa L. Van Horn
Alissa L. Van Horn
Family Attorney
Westbury, NY
Licensed for 16 years