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About Us

Congratulations to Dror Bikel, who was voted in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year by his peers and legal journalists as one of the top 5% family law attorneys in New York State. -New York Super Lawyers

In 2012, Dror Bikel was appointed to serve as Co-Chair to the Matrimonial Section of the New York County Lawyer’s Association.

Bikel & Mandarano is a midtown Manhattan-based boutique law firm devoted exclusively to matrimonial, divorce and family law as well as related legal matters such as estate planning. The founding members, Dror Bikel and Liz Mandarano, have a unique combination of strong trial experience, effective negotiation skills, and attention to detail that achieve the best resolution possible.

We and our of counsel have backgrounds and training in areas of law that often intersect with family and divorce law, including business and commercial law and litigation, federal and appellate practice, tax and asset valuation and estate planning. Additionally, we regularly collaborate with accountants, tax and financial planning experts, valuation experts, investigators, counselors, and other professionals to develop optimal strategies for each case to achieve the best possible outcomes for every client and his or her family.

As a boutique venture, we seek creative solutions and invest all of our resources to provide our clients depth and scope of legal expertise in our specialized practice. Our small size allows us to give clients our full attention and flexibility to help them avoid costly and emotional conflicts. Given our specific focus and size, we act quickly and without the bureaucracy or generalized approach of a large or mid-sized firm. When appropriate, we are aggressive and innovative. Because we do not have larger firm billing quotas, we can charge lower fees while providing top-notch services with faster results without overhead due to a large bureaucracy. This frees us to focus on practicing law and communicating directly with our clients rather than dealing with administrative functions.

Understanding that our clients rely on us for counsel on personal family matters, we maintain a professional yet compassionate approach that is a key to our success and our clients’ satisfaction. We treat each matter and each client with attention and respect, and are an inclusive practice that stands on the cutting edge of novel issues such as same sex marriage and non-traditional forms of adoption and reproductive collaboration.

We invite you to examine our range of services under our Areas of Practice and contact us to see how we may address your specific needs.