120 East Buffalo St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Our Services Include:
- Domestic Partnerships
- Collaborative Law
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning
- Real Estate
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Small Business
Robin Abrahamson Masson
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.