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Ms. Tebano has litigated cases in all Capital Region courts that hear family law and divorce matters. After nearly two decades of practice, Maria offers extensive experience in the highly specialized areas of matrimonial law including agreements ( prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation), custody and visitation, equitable distributionspouse and child support evaluations, enforcement and modification proceedings,  awards of counsel fees and expert fees. Maria also offers strategic, goal oriented representation in a variety of other practice areas, among them are matters involving all aspects of civil litigation , employment law , real estate transactions, and trusts and estates .

Maria earned her B.A. degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany, her J.D. degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and then went on to obtain a Master of Laws in Taxation (L.L.M.) from the University of Miami School of Law.

Maria has been featured as a speaker for the National Business Institute (NBI) and Lorman Education Services on a variety of topics, including civil litigation, and family and divorce law. 


Super Lawyers has recognized  Maria as among the top 5% of attorneys in New York State in from 2010 through, and including, 2014.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    23 years
  2. Family: 50%
    23 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

27 total 

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  • Christopher P. Flint

    Maria is an outstanding attorney, who provides zealous yet ethical representation to each one of her clients. She is well-respected by the bench and bar alike. Maria's knowledge of and experience in family law and litigation in general are remarkable. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone seeking a top-level attorney.


    Christopher Flint Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Judd S Nemiro

    Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


    Judd Nemiro Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Tebano & Associates, PLLC

26 Century Hill Drive
Suite 201
Latham, NY, 12110


NYCurrently registered 199407/10/2016
FLMember in Good Standing - CLER Exempt199206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
"10 Best"American Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
SuperLawyersThomson Reuters2014
Top 10The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
2014 Top ContributorAVVO2014
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2013
Superb RatingAVVO2013
AV Preiminent RatingMartindale Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMatindale Hubbell2013
2013 Top ContributorAVVO2013
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2012
2012 Top ContributorAVVO2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2012
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2011
Super LawyersThomson Reuters2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerTebano & Associates, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerTully Rinckey, PLLC2009 - 2010
PartnerAinsworth Sullivan Tracy & Knauf1994 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colonie Chamber of CommerceN/A2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wrongfully Terminated EmployeeEmployee reinstated to his employment with back pay.
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarFamily Law A-Z2012
National Business Institute SeminarDamages in Personal Injury2012
National Business Institute SeminarThe Mechanics of New York Civil Procedure2011
National Business Institute SeminarNew York Civil Procedure2010
National Business Institute SeminarEffective Case Presentation at Trial2010
Lorman Education Services publicationDebt Collection and Judgment Enforcement2010
National Business Institute SeminarMilitary Divorce2009
National Business Institute SeminarFailure to Properly Manage Personal Affairs After a Divorce2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1992
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
State University of New York, AlbanyPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationDamages in Personal Injury2012
Continuing Legal EducationFamily Law A-Z2012
Continuing Legal EducationThe Mechanics of New York Civil Procedure2011
Continuing Legal EducationDebt Collection and Judgment Enforcement2010
Continuing Legal EducationEffective Case Presentation at Trial2010
Continuing Legal EducationNew York Civil Procedure2010