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About Kim

For over 25 years, my legal career has been focused exclusively in the area of Divorce and Family Law. I represent clients in all aspects of divorce and family law matters, including divorce, custody, parenting schedules, support, equitable distribution, pre- and postnuptial agreements, and post-judgment proceedings.Sadly, the word "divorce" has become synonymous with "destruction." But it does not have to be that way. I believe that divorce can and should be a process of restructuring the financial and parental aspects of a family unit in the most cost effective way with the least amount of emotional distress as possible. To that end, my practice focuses on collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiated settlement in litigated matrimonial cases as highly effective alternatives to adversarial litigation. My goal is to ensure that my client's interests are heard, understood and acknowledged so that the work of restructuring can occur and a fair settlement can be reached as early as possible. A strong advocate for families, I am certified in mediation from the Ackerman Institute for the Family and highly trained in Collaborative Interdisciplinary Practice from the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. I am also a Special Master for the Nassau County Supreme Court, appointed by Judges to assist in resolving highly contentious matrimonial cases before trial.In addition to my professional legal experience, I am active in fundraising, philanthropy and community work through several organizations, including Girls Inc., Long Island, The Junior Welfare League of Huntington, The Safe Center, Hofstra University's Women in Leadership Initiative, and the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College.

work Experience

Principal
Law Office of Kim M. Ciesinski
Jan. 1, 1997 - Jan. 1, 2009
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Attorney
DiMascio & Associates,LLP
Jan. 1, 2009 - Jan. 1, 2011
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Attorney
Tabat, Cohen, Blum & Yovino, LLP
Jan. 1, 2011 - Jan. 1, 2013
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Partner
Schwartz & Ciesinski, LLP
Jan. 1, 2013 - Jan. 1, 2017
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Founder
Kim M. Ciesinski, Esq., PLLC - ADR Law
Jan. 1, 2017 - Current
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school Education

New York Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Law certification
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Hofstra University
BA - Bachelor of Arts
- 1986

Hofstra University School of Law
J.D.
- 1989

Ackerman Institute For The Family
Mediation certifcation
- 2009

N.Y.U. Heyman Center For Philanthropy and Fundraising
Fundraising and Philanthropy
- 2009

Molloy College
Trustee
- 2016

bookmark Awards

Super Lawyer
SuperLawyers
2017
Judge Gail Prudenti Top Women in Law Award
Hofstra University Center for Children, Families and the Law
2016
Leadership in Law
Long Island Business News
2016
Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business
Long Island Business News
2016
Top Legal Eagle
Long Island Pulse Magazine
2011
Top Legal Eagle
Long Island Pulse Magazine
2010
AV rating
Martindale-Hubbell
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group Associations

Board of Directors
Girls Inc., of Long Island
2014 - Current

Member
Nassau County Women's Bar Association
2012 - Current

Member
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
2012 - Current

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Hofstra University Women in Leadership Iniative
2011 - Current

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New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
2010 - Current

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New York State Bar Association
2009 - Current

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Nassau County Bar Association
1990 - Current

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Suffolk County Bar Association
1990 - Current

import_contacts Published Works

Collaborative Divorce: A Process Option Whose Time Has Come
New York Law Journal
Stress-Free Divorce Volume 03: Conversations With Leading Divorce Professionals
Remarkable Press
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