The Law Office of
Lauren F. Riesenfeld Law, P.C.
Call Us Today: 516-605-0507
Legal Services Offered: Cases We Handle
Specializing in Matrimonial and Family Law
With almost a decade behind the firm, we've become well rounded in many facets of the law. Real Estate and Criminal Law are two of these branches. We've served clients in both branches and have a sparkling record to show for it.
Helping clients with there Real Estate needs isn't just another transaction for us. I've seen friends, family and clients buy and sell properties that changed their lives along the way. Being able to help from the thought ,through transition, brings shear satisfaction. I've also seen clients who sought out my services after being deceived in prior transactions. Knowing the nuances and details allowed me to guide and support them toward a positive outcome.
The scope of our Criminal Law branch found me along the journey. It began so many years ago with friend who needed help. Although this case was a more personal one for me, my abilities and skills allowed me to help others in this same realm. I've assisted so many individuals in clearing their names and having their innocence restored. I thrive when pursuing justice in your name... and honor the chance to do so.
With this said, Family Law and Divorce are the areas I serve more so than the others. The percentage of families having to navigate their way through this trying time is exceedingly high in numbers. Nothing warms my heart more then to unravel the discord that a family suffers, clean the slate and help their story to move forward with dignity and peace.
Please take a look at the additional pages that cover the three areas of Law that I am proud to represent.
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