Practice Areas

Divorce and Family Law; Wills and Estates; Real Estate; Municipal Law; and General Legal Services

Larry maintains a general legal practice, providing professional services and counsel on a wide variety of legal matters. He is the firm’s primary attorney for all domestic and family law matters, including divorce and separation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, custody, visitation and child support matters, PINS petitions, guardianships and adoptions. Larry also represents clients in residential real estate transactions, business and contractual matters, estate and estate planning matters (including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and similar life-planning documents) and maintains an active Municipal Law practice as attorney for the Village of Hilton.

Larry is the resident partner responsible for the operation of the firm’s Greece and Hilton satellite offices, is a former member of the firm’s Management Committee and a former Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, and actively participates in many administrative and operational committees of the firm.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Monroe County Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association


Larry has received a BV Distinguished Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as among the top 5% of Upstate New York Lawyers, by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 Family lawyers in New York State, by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for excellence in client satisfaction and by the Lawyers of Distinction as among the top 10% of family and divorce lawyers in the country.

See the Super Lawyers website for a description of the selection methodology.  Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence (J.D., 1982)
  • Dartmouth College (A.B. cum laude, 1979)


  • New York State Bar (1983)
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York (1983)


Larry resides in Penfield, New York. He enjoys recreational boating on Irondequoit Bay and supporting his hometown Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

Blog Posts & Resources by Lawrence

  • Limited Time Remaining for Spousal Maintenance Tax Benefits

    April 26, 2018

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  • Uncertainties Regarding Spousal Support Call for a Change in Law

    July 24, 2015

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