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Abrams Fensterman, LLP
3 Dakota Drive,
Suite 300
Lake Success, NY 11042

Samuel J. Ferrara

Samuel J. Ferrara is an Executive Partner and Co-Director of the Matrimonial Law department at Abrams Fensterman, LLP. Mr. Ferrara represents a variety of clients in a range of matrimonial and family law issues, as well as transactional, corporate and commercial matters. He has particular expertise with contested custody cases, high net worth cases and commercial transactions.

Mr. Ferrara counsels clients throughout all phases of the divorce and separation process, including custody/parental access disputes and support/property distribution issues. He also assists clients in resolving corporate and commercial issues. His experience includes transactional work such as buy/sell agreements for multimillion dollar entities and smaller, individual transactions. These include such issues as employment, shareholder and partnership agreements, licensure issues, and real estate and general business/corporate consultation. Mr. Ferrara is also well-versed in ADR, serving as mediation counsel as well as mediator in multiple disciplines.

Mr. Ferrara presents numerous programs and/or teaches at various professional organizations on parent education, custody, parental access, property distribution, trial advocacy, appellate advocacy and ethics. He is also published in professional journals and newsletters. Mr. Ferrara is an adjunct Professor at Hofstra University.

  • J.D. Hofstra University School of Law - 1994
  • M.A. Boston University - 1991
  • B.A. Boston University - 1991
Awards & Accolades
    • Super Lawyers®, 2008-Present
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2015-Present
    • Top 10 Matrimonial and Family Attorneys, Ten Leaders Program,
    • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated℠
    • The New York Times, Top Attorneys in Metro New York - Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement, 2015
  • Associations & Memberships
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
    • Nassau County Bar Association, Past Director, Matrimonial Law Committee, Past Chair & Member
    • Nassau County Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, Past Chair & Past Member
    • American Bar Association, Member
    • New York State Bar Association, Member
    • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Court, Member
    • Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness Program, Director