Ithaca, NY Law Office for Ithaca Lawyer Robin Abrahamson Masson

Street Address:

120 East Buffalo St.

Ithaca, NY 14850

Phone: 607.273.7200

Fax: 607.273.7240

Robin Abrahamson Masson

An Introduction 

I am committed to compassionate advocacy for my clients, using the law as a tool to help individuals and businesses solve problems and plan for the future.  In recent years, I have shifted the focus of my practice from litigator to facilitator, using modern methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation and Collaborative Family Law, to help clients resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully without resort to the courts.  Using interest-based negotiation, as a mediator or a collaborative lawyer, I assist the parties to a dispute in enlarging the pie, so that each person is able to receive more of what is important to him or her. I also represent children, and serve as a guardian ad litem for incapacitated clients, when appointed by the courts.

I began my legal career representing migrant farm workers in Upstate New York and the Finger Lakes region.  After several years as Clinical Attorney and Lecturer at Cornell Law School, I entered private law practice, first as a sole practitioner, then as a partner in the firm of Wiggins & Masson, and again as a sole practitioner.  I have represented thousands of clients in state and federal courts in trials and appeals and in negotiations. My extensive training and experience in family mediation has earned me Accreditation as a Divorce Mediator from the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.

For a recent article on the evolution of my law practice, please see the business profile published in the Lansing Star, an on-line news weekly.


Ithaca Lawyer

Areas of Practice include elder law, divorce, wills, real estate law, business law as well as collaborative family law and probate law.

Ithaca Adoption Lawyer

Legal services include assisting biological and adoptive parents with private placement adoptions, domestic agency adoptions, and international adoptions.

Collaborative Family Law

Legal help for separating or separated couples.

Divorce Lawyer - Ithaca, NY

Divorce - Legal services for the dissolution of a marriage.

Ithaca Elder Lawyer

Elder law - options include: powers of attorney; health care proxies; advanced health care directives; living trusts; supplemental needs trusts.

Estate Planning - Lawyer

Creating a will - planning what will happen to your property after death. In creating a will it is especially important to appoint guardians to take care of the children and their property.

Real Estate Law - Real Estate Lawyer

Buying real estate or selling real estate - we represent our clients through all stages of the sale or purchase of residential or commercial real estate.

Business Law

Sole proprietorships, Limited Liability Company, corporations, Limited Liability Partnership [for certain professionals only], or partnerships. We help our clients determine the right structure for their business.

Probate Lawyer

We help our clients navigate an often confusing maze of probate, insurance and tax matters.