New York’s 2018 Leading Lawyers
This year, two premier Westchester County law fi rms that focus exclusively on matrimonial and family law—Bodnar & Milone LLP and Berman Frucco Gouz Mitchel & Schub PC—became one, forming BodnarMilone LLP.
Now 11 attorneys, BodnarMilone LLP offers a unique depth of resources and experience in marital dissolution and post-divorce matters. Indeed, the firm includes several attorneys who are AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, as well as many who are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and past-Chairs and current Executive Committee members of the Family Law Sections of the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations.
“Our experience allows us to help our clients develop and achieve realistic goals, translating their concerns into concrete solutions,” notes Lydia Milone, who has been practicing law for nearly three decades. “By approaching each case with ingenuity and integrity, we’ve been able to make a real difference in people’s lives.”
The hallmarks of BodnarMilone LLP are its ethics, tenacity, attention to detail, and knowledge of the law, as well as its ability to both negotiate settlements and try cases. While each of the firm’s attorneys is a skilled litigator, the firm strives to resolve cases without resorting to court intervention whenever possible, whether through traditional negotiation, collaborative divorce, or mediation.
“Whether strategizing a case for litigation or settlement, it’s important to consider the emotional components with which the parties are grappling,” says Peter Bodnar, who brings more than 45 years of experience to his practice. “We are ever mindful that everything we do, whether it’s a parenting issue or a money-related issue, has an emotional aspect.”