Our Partners

As trial counsel, Susan L. Bender represented hundreds of clients, submitted at least as many motions and argued before many in both Family and Supreme Courts in various counties throughout New York State. Her trial accomplishments are only superseded by her success as an extensively trained arbitrator and mediator in family law matters. She served as a Special Referee by Court appointment. Susan has more than 45 reported Appellate Court decisions in family law issues.

Lauren Crane has focused her decades of experience as a successful litigator to specialize as a highly effective mediator. She completed two rigorous mediation training programs—the Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator with the American Arbitration Association and the Advanced Mediation Training with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In February 2020, Lauren was appointed by the New York County Supreme Court to be a Mediator on the New York County Supreme Court’s Roster of Matrimonial Mediators. Undoubtedly, Lauren is equipped with the knowledge, skills, and experience for the most successful mediation in divorce and child custody related issues.

Our Attorneys

Susan L. Bender


Lauren Crane