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Maria C. Tebano

Family Attorney at Latham, NY

4.4   28 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 30 years
    New York - NY 30 years
    North Carolina - NC 31 years
    Florida - FL 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing - CLER Exempt No misconduct found

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

About Maria

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Practice areas

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 distribution,  spouse 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.

Location

Tebano & Associates, PLLC
26 Century Hill Drive
Suite 201
Latham, NY, 12110

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by April | March 2, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!
Maria saved me! After several other lawyers hacked up my case, took advantage of my resources & left me extremely vulnerable, she came in & cleaned things up! Rather quickly too! She helped me keep primary custody of my children after YEARS of litigation. She told me hard things I didn’t want to hear but helped me understand the reasons why. She even helped me learn to STOP CRYING so much, lol. Who knew lawyers were therapists too, haha. I wish I started with her at the beginning of my divorce, but the important part is that I ended with her & we won! I highly recommend her! She knows her stuff & shows up ready to defend you- in very creative ways too! Thanks to her, I can finally breathe & am out of the court system after so many exhausting years of back n forth. I don’t know how attorneys do this stuff day in & day out- how they’re able to keep focus on each case & give it 100%. She does it though. It’s a gift & I am beyond blessed to have had one of the BEST!
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Posted by Anthony | February 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney for favorable results!
Maria was hired in 2020 after researching top attorneys in the capital region and has been my attorney over the years representing me in multiple custody/support issues to the current date. One of the best decisions ever made as Maria brings results. Maria works hard to make her clients get a favorable and fair result and I could not thank her enough. She will know your case inside and out after meeting once with her. She is also very honest and never holds back her thoughts on any matter. She is the best attorney I’ve ever came across and will always recommend her to my friends and family.
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Posted by Nick | February 28, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the Job Done!
I hired Maria after the first attorney I hired completely misrepresented me. So glad I found her she knows her stuff and is a straight shooter. Let’s you know what to expect and how things work. Very responsive whenever I need her. She feels like a part of my family. I would highly recommend her with no reservations. If you’re looking for an attorney that works for you hire Maria, you'll be glad you did.
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Posted by Travis | April 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
hired Maria in 2020 for my Divorce matter. My Divorce case moved along in a timely fashion and she did an excellent job in representing my best interest. She would not let me settle for less than what I deserved and she did not let me get taken advantage of. She is very honest and to the point. There is no other way to say that Maria is an expectational attorney.
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Posted by Alisa | May 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maria rocked my divorce case with her exceptional expertise, dedication and timeliness
Maria rocked my divorce case with her exceptional expertise, dedication, leadership, communication skills, in an impressively prompt and timely manner, and I learned a lot from her as well. The pay rates were pretty reasonable, as well, which was highly appreciated, with me and my two children losing one of the family breadwinners. Her very knowledgeable and kind staff, Katrina, was also of a tremendous help. I would definitely recommend people to seek Maria's expert advice- trust me, you'll thank yourself for getting her on your side. Thank you, Maria.
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Posted by Peter | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Incredible Attorney....
Writing this review for my recent experience in retaining Maria Tebano as my attorney in an extremely difficult and contentious post-divorce case. It would be an understatement on my part to just say Maria did a good job.....rather she was absolutely incredible. Her attention to detail, her command of the law, her total understanding of my case, and most importantly her legal strategy were absolutey impeccable. Maria was steadfast in her approach and ensured my interests were protected 100%. She handled adversity, confrontation, and issues with the utmost of professionalism and resolve. On top of her professional skills, she was extremely effective and diligent in communicating with me every step of the way during this journey. She never once left me in the lurch looking for an answer or waiting for her to get back to me. She was very, very proactive in every aspect. I would completely recommend Maria Tebano to ANYONE seeking an extremely talented, dedicated, professional, and results-driven attorney. She was the absolute best!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
BEST IN THE AREA!
Maria has been absolutely downright amazing- I could not ask for more in an attorney. Her passion for family law is simply beyond what any words could describe. Maria not only does her job far better than any attorney I've ever encountered, but does so with strong integrity & heart. She is extremely responsive & has a miraculous way of making you feel like you're her only client due to her dedication to your case and level of efficiency. Also, the office staff is just as incredible!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2014
Phenomenal Divorce Attorney!
Maria Tebano handled my case very professionally and got results. Ms. Tebano was very responsive to my inquiries and was always available, when I called. She kept me apprised of everything that happened on my case and I didn't worry about anything because I knew she was handling my matter. She was also very good about her billing. I would highly recommend Ms. Tebano to anyone in need of a divorce or family law attorney. Top Notch!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2014
Absolutely Spectacular!
Without question, I can only define Ms. Tebano's talent as a divorce attorney by using these adjectives: divine, marvelous, delightful, magnificent, splendid, superb, just simply the BEST! Ms. Tebano is caring, compassionate and dedicated to her clients. A better choice, I could not have made. The highest recommendations I could possibly give. I received maintenance, custody, child support, counsel fees and much much more.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2013
Excellent Communication
I was extremely impressed, during the process of purchasing my home, that Maria and her staff kept me informed with all transactions. I never had to ask a question or felt I didn't know what was going on.
Posted by Jeffrey | August 7, 2013
Best Lawyer Ever
Maria had been absolutely phenomenal from the day I first call her. She clearly knows what she is doing with divorce and custody. I feel very comfortable talking to her and felt like she really cared. She is very professional with everything. Job well done ...Thank you!!!
Posted by Michelle | July 10, 2013
Best Divorce Attorney!
Maria goes above and beyond to handle her clients' needs. It is obvious that she is exceptionally talented and experienced in her field of expertise. I would definitely reccommend her as I feel she is the best divorce and best family law attorney anyone could ever hire.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2013
Thank You
We are selling property. Thanks to Maria Tebano, Esq. the process has been made easier by minimizing disagreements or confusion between any of the parties involved due to Maria's ability to set the groundwork for a smooth real estate transaction.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2013
Excellent advocate
How I wish I'd found Maria years ago! My original divorce attorney didn't keep me informed, did not return even infrequent phone calls, and made agreements with my ex's attorney without even consulting me, only telling me after the fact. I learned the hard way about what I had a right to expect from my attorney. Maria Tebano used her skills, insight, and unfailing advocacy to resolve a financial problem with my ex-husband. I am as grateful for her compassion as I am for her excellent work. I knew she was fighting for me every step of the way. I can't recommend Maria highly enough.
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Posted by scd | January 7, 2013
Simply the BEST!!
After my first Family Court appearance with a lawyer, NOT MARIA, I was shell shocked to say the least. I could not believe what had just happened. Suffice it to say, after that experience, I asked this lawyer, "OK, now put yourself in my shoes for a minute. Imagine your estranged spouse trying to destroy you. Who would you hire as your Attorney. Without hesitation, this lawyer said MARIA TEBANO." That being said, I'm not a big fan of Family Court / Civil Court. Also, I am not a fan of lawyers. However, I will say with conviction....Maria IS the EXPERT in Family/Matrimonial/Divorce Law who you want to have represent you! From day one, Maria was on time, organized and well prepared. As cliche as it may sound, Maria got results! A few things I appreciated most while being represented by her are; her ability to make you feel as if you are her only client, her timeliness of response to my e-mails and phone calls, her expert knowledge, and her warm professionalism throughout my entire Family Court / Supreme Court process. I have recommeded Maria, without hesitation or reservation, to anyone and everyone who has asked, "Do you know a good lawyer."
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Posted by Renee | January 4, 2013
A Tough, Thorough and Fair Client Advocate
Maria was very informative and well versed in family law. She was honest and sincere with me, even when the information and/or advice she gave me wasn't always what I wanted to hear. She won my case hands down and was fair with her billing practices. She was able to get me more than I anticipated in my divorce settlement. She also handled the closings of my sold and purchased homes with ease.
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Posted by SD | January 4, 2013
Passionate, Intelligent, Experienced Attorney
Maria has been a blessing to my family and I. She handled my custody case like the Ultimate Professional that she is. She worked very hard on my case, kept me focused on the "Bigger Picture" and always responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely manner. I was extremely impressed by her Professionalism, Passion and Knowledge of the Law. Maria is also not afraid to utilize other professional resources that will assist her in presenting a well thought out, balanced and researched case. If you need a hardworking attorney who is passionate about her work and truly loves what she does. Then, you NEED to retain Maria Tebano. I am a very Satisfied Client who would Definitely retain Maria again!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2013
Highly Recommended Attorney
Maria is an extremely knowledgeable and capable attorney. She works extremely hard and advocates zealously for her clients. She is very accessible and always available to talk and address any questions or concerns. I would recommend Maria to anyone.
Posted by Richard | December 30, 2012
Very helpful attorney
Ms. Tebano never hesitated to help with my traffic ticket no matter how big or small, she actually had one ticket reduced to a lesser violation and it saved my job
Posted by Caterina | December 30, 2012
Outstanding Attorney
Maria Tebano, is very professional in and out of court, her knowledge of the law is outstanding, Ms. Tebano handled my divorce and made sure that I received everything that I was entitled too. She also handed my child support, she never hesitated to go to court with me for non payment of child support. She was never to business to talk to me about my case or to take my phone calls she made me feel like my case was very important to her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Tebano & Associates, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tully Rinckey, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Ainsworth Sullivan Tracy & Knauf
  • 1994 - 2009

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1990
  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongfully Terminated Employee
  • Employee reinstated to his employment with back pay.

Associations

  • Colonie Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • "10 Best"
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • SuperLawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top 10
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • AV Preiminent Rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Matindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 2013 Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • 2012 Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Debt Collection and Judgment Enforcement
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Court Trial Institute II : Support Hearings, Enforcement and Downward Modification
  • Family Court Trial Institute II : Support Hearings, Enforcement and Downward Modification
  • 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Debt Collection and Judgment Enforcement
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (17)
Endorse Maria
Real estate Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Maria on a number of matters. She is a tough but reasonable advocate with a strong knowledge of the applicable caselaw. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Tabano is an excellent attorney. I have been involved in a number of cases with her including a very tough custody/parenting time/family offense matter. I endorse Ms. Tabano."
Family Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Maria is a tenacious advocate for her client's. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law and puts her clients in the position to succeed in their matters."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to family law matters, Ms. Tebano has demonstrated knowledge of the issues (as evidenced by her many helpful public service postings here on Avvo). I recommend Ms. Tebano, without hesitation; she clearly has the knowledge and skills to be an effective advocate in matters of divorce, custody, and other family law issues."
Family Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Based upon her numerous and practical advice to the AVVO community I recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With positive reviews from clients and lawyers describing Ms. Tebano's work and professionalism, her Avvo profile is impressive. I would encourage those with family/divorce-related issues in the Latham NY area to contact Maria Tebano, take advantage of her expertise, and speak to her about how she can be of help."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is apparent from Ms. Tebano's responses on AVVO that she is a highly experienced and knowledgeable divorce and family law practitioner."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Tebano's answers are exceptionally well thought out and informative. She is an asset to the matrimonial law community. Thank you!"
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on her insight and command of family law demonstrated on this site to Avvo questioners, I would heartily endorse Ms. Tebano. She clearly knows her stuff."
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Latham Family Lawyer Maria C. Tebano
Maria C. Tebano
Family Attorney
Latham, NY
Licensed for 31 years