Melanie Mandery, Esq.

Melanie Mandery is a Partner at McDermott & Mandery, LLP, and has been in private practice since 1994. Prior to joining our firm, her experience, included working with some of New York’s most prominent divorce attorneys handling diverse transactional matters in matrimonial and family law, including prenuptial agreements; divorce; child custody; postnuptial agreements; separation contracts; and post-judgment custody, support modification and relocation litigation. In addition to her divorce expertise, Melanie also has extensive litigation practice experience in real estate, probate and trust, commercial, business and condominium law matters.


Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law, Cum Laude; Master of Science in Education, City University of New York at Queens College, Summa Cum Laude; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of New York at Albany, Magna Cum Laude.

Professional Designations

Ms. Mandery is an experienced civil litigator and divorce mediator. She assists couples who want to take a more pro-active role in reaching a collaborative divorce agreement directly with their spouse. She has successfully completed intensive mediation training programs at both the prestigious Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Center for Understanding in Conflict.


U.S. District Courts, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York; New York State Courts.


Former Adjunct Professor of legal research and writing in the Continuing Education Department of the City of New York at Queens College.

Practice Areas

Guardianships, Estate Planning, Estate Litigation, Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Business Transactions, Divorce & Family Law.