Michael E. Ratner


Contact

Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP

Locations

Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP
3 Dakota Drive Suite 300
Lake Success NY, 11042
Phone: 516-328-2300
Fax: 516-368-9570

Introduction

Michael E. Ratner is a partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP. Mr. Ratner represents the firm's clients in family law, divorce and other litigation matters. In addition to his practice, Mr. Ratner is actively involved in numerous legal organizations and associations. Shortly after being admitted to the bar, Mr. Ratner became involved in the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County. He was selected to serve as an officer in the association in 2005 and continued through the chairs becoming the youngest President in the history of the Association in 2010. Mr. Ratner has also been as an administrator for the Nassau County Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness program (P.E.A.C.E.) for almost 15 years. This program is designed to educate parents going through custody issues in relation to divorce and/or separation. He has lectured to over 5,000 parents during his tenure as an administrator. Mr. Ratner is a member of the Association of Family Court and Community Professional, and was a founding member of its New York Chapter. A member of the Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), Mr. Ratner is active in the matrimonial law and commercial litigation committees. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Nassau Academy of Law where he has organized and participated in continuing education lectures and programs. In that capacity, he has lectured on various topics, including the impact of divorce/separation proceedings on health insurance coverage, the new "no fault" divorce laws, and the recent changes to spousal support/maintenance guidelines. Mr. Ratner was recently granted Fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition, he has been designated as a Super Lawyer from 2014 to present, a distinction achieved by no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state. Mr. Ratner was presented with the 2013 Rising Star Award from The Queens Courier, which recognized “40 Under 40” Rising Stars and was selected to the 2013 New York Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ratner clerked for Bee, Eisman & Ready, LLP, working in the areas of matrimonial, corporate, labor, employment, real estate, and personal injury law. He also interned for former Nassau County District Court Judge Kenneth L. Gartner. Mr. Ratner received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. In law school, he was elected Managing Editor of Articles for the Family Court Review, where he published a student note in the October 2001 issue, entitled "In the Aftermath of Troxel v. Granville: Is Mediation the Answer?"

Emphasis

Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Nassau, New York
  • New York, New York
  • Suffolk, New York

Legal Organizations

Advisory Board Member, Nassau Academy of Law (2009 - present) President (2014), Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County Administrator, Nassau County PEACE Program (2001 - present)

Awards

Super Lawyer (2014-present) Rising Star, Super Lawyer (2013)

CLE Presentations

The State of Maintenance in the State of New York (May, 2015) No Fault Divorce, Maintenance, Counsel Fees (2010)

Author

In The Aftermath of Troxel v. Grenville, Is Mediation The Answer, Family Court Review, October, 2001