Martin Friedlander

Martin Friedlander

Divorce Mediation

Martin E. Friedlander, Esq. is an attorney who has been practicing matrimonial law for twenty-three years. Mr. Friedlander started his law career by interning and later becoming the associate to Jeffrey S. Sunshine, Esq. who is now the Administrative Judge for Matrimonial matters in Kings County. After Justice Sunshine assumed the bench, Mr. Friedlander remained at his prior firm as of counsel and later partner.

In 2008 Martin Friedlander opened his own firm, a boutique matrimonial firm in New York City. He is currently in Midtown Manhattan. Martin Friedlander has appeared in all Supreme and Family Courts in New York City and has argued before the Appellate Division before the First, Second and Third Department.

Additionally, Martin Friedlander, prior to his law career, was a Rabbi and received Semicha by Rabbi Pam, ZT"L. He holds an advanced Talmudic degree from Yeshiva Torah Vodaath.

Martin Friedlander has been involved extensively in the areas of Agunah and Beis Din litigation and has advised Rabbonim on the procedures as well as divorce issues.

Mr. Friedlander has written a number of articles that have been published in Jewish periodicals such as The Jewish Press and The Jewish Week, and his article “Can the Internet Cause a Divorce” has received the approbation of Rav Belsky, ZT"L and Rabbi Dr. Aaron Twerski, Shlit"a.

Mr. Friedlander has also been a CLE provider for Lawline and the National Academy in which he is featured in his discourse on legal procedures in Rabbinical Courts as well as how religious issues are handled in secular court. "The Matrimonial Strategist" a national periodical for matrimonial attorneys will be featuring an article that is to be published in January 2016.
Martin Friedlander has been on the board of directors for COJO of Flatbush since 2010. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Bar Association and is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association Family Law Section and AFCC.

Mr. Friedlander co-chaired a New York Counties Lawyers CLE in February 2016 on the legality of surveillance and computer forensics and cultural application in custody matters.

Mr. Friedlander has organized and conducted CLE segments and lectured at the Tahel Conference in Israel, an organization for abused women and children dealing with domestic violence and abuse and at the Nefesh Conference.

In addition to his litigation practice, he is involved extensively in arbitration both before Rabbinical Courts and other boards as well as having mediation practice.

The founder of the Yashar Coalition, Mr. Friedlander is working on developing a contract for prospective couples to enter into, that will provide for a healthier framework to address any disputes that may arise in the future.

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