Testimonials

Testimonials

I have referred many clients to Robin Masson over the years. She is very skilled as a mediator and brings an impressive amount of experience, insight, and dedication to her work. She is sensitive to the needs of each set of mediation clients and tailors each mediation to allow for maximum progress. Her completed agreements are well written and easy for clients to understand. Robin is a mediator you can count on to provide an organized and respectful atmosphere for working through conflict.
Erin E. McKinley, Esq.
Lawyer & Mediator
I have known and worked with Robin Masson as an attorney and mediator almost forty years. I have the utmost confidence in her skills and professionalism. Robin brings to the table such a high degree of caring about the clients and about the process, and such a high degree of personal integrity that I and other members of the professional community have complete trust in her.
Charles Guttman, Esq.
Guttman & Reiter
Robin provided a very no nonsense approach to the sticky business of Divorce, for my ex-husband and Me. She understood that we got along well enough to discuss the custody of our three children---on OUR own terms. She navigated our differences regarding our Home​ so that we had a flexible and comfortable agreement for selling a home which we had built ourselves. She really heard our nuanced desires, and how we envisioned ourselves in the future.
Charlotte
Robin is fair and trustworthy and understands the value of working together to achieve a common result that helps the clients on both sides. She is trained in and devoted to mediating problems, to reduce the costs and stresses of litigation.
Carla McCain, Esq.
In multiple commercial real estate transactions where Robin and I shared clients but in different capacities, I found her to be thorough, thoughtful, professional, and anticipatory in every instance. I do not hesitate to either work with or recommend Robin.
Stephen Lipinski, President
Stephen Lipinski Associates, LLC
I gladly offer my highest possible praise for Robin Masson. As I've said over the years many times, I'm almost sorry I haven't had more work for her, such is her professional excellence.
Abby Nash, Owner
Malabar Enterprises
The Delta Chi Fraternity at Cornell, and I, personally, have used Ms. Masson's services for a variety of situations over the past decade. We have always been impressed with the professional nature of her advice and the timeliness of the response. We would certainly recommend her services to anyone who needs them.
David Weber, Retired
Robin helped to make a very difficult situation as smooth a transition as possible through her thorough knowledge and especially through her formidable interpersonal talents, creative solutions and negotiating skills. Throughout the emotionally arduous divorce process, I felt like I had a smart, powerful and determined advocate working with me to achieve the best possible positive outcome. And the voodoo divorce goddess on Robin's desk was a welcome inspiration too!
Pia Cryztal, VP Creative Services
Smith Marketing Services
Robin has helped me with personal legal matters ranging from adoption to real estate transactions over the last 6 years. I was impressed with her depth of knowledge and experience in the range of legal matters we worked with her on. I felt confident that Robin was not only giving us top notch legal advice but was also steering us towards options that worked for our family and made the process less stressful, while being efficient at the same time.
Michael Blakely-Armitage, Administrator
Ithaca Youth Bureau
As a financial planner with a focus on trust and estate planning, I find that clients I have referred to Robin are very satisfied with her ability to listen and develop plans that meet their needs. This together with prompt action on their documents allows me to give a very strong recommendation for her.
Robert Jewell, Trust Officer
Community Bank, N.A.
Robin is a skilled attorney and mediator who is active in her collaborative law community and always furthering her experience and training. She uses care and compassion in her work and I would recommend her to clients.
Kathleen Gleeson, Attorney
Kerker & Gleeson, PC
Robin Masson has done a fantastic job as an attorney for my husband Brian and me on several occasions. She took the time to research the cases that she was working on for us, and acted appropriately on our behalf, resulting in a favorable outcome. We would definitely hire Robin again, and recommend her highly.
Terry Mingle
Robin is a consummate professional of high integrity and will always be my first choice for legal services. In addition to being a legal expert and practitioner of collaborative law, she is always direct, articulate, and motivated to provide the best services and advice to her clients.
Steve DeGloria
I have great respect for Robin and her skills, experience, and integrity. She is warm and personable and truly cares about the wellbeing of her clients. She is always on top of details and gets the work done as quickly as possible. I always feel I am in good hands when working with her.
Micky Roof, Owner
The Jewelbox
Robin is smart and knows the law and also listens to you and acts on your goals. She is professional, personable, and holds her ground in a non-confrontational manner. I enjoyed working with her and highly recommend her.
Micheline Zion, Purchasing Analyst
Q2 Solutions

Articles

Negotiate in Mediation for What You Need -- And Get It.

Negotiate in Mediation for What You Need -- And Get It.
By Robin Masson on Jul 22, 2017 in Divorce Mediation

Face it: most of us are not very good at asking others for what we need. We tend to come off as either too aggressive or wishy-washy. Moreover, when we’re in conflict, our asking skills tend to deteriorate into either demanding bitchiness or passive-aggressiveness that descends into resentment. Not a good look, on anyone.

But, there’s a way to ask for what you need and to enlist others in giving it to you, by being respectfully assertive. It requires communicating clearly what your needs are, how others’ behavior affects you, and enlists others in satisfying your needs.

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Cohabitation Mediation - What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving in Together

Cohabitation Mediation - What I Wish I'd Known Before Moving in Together
By Robin Masson on Jun 09, 2017 in Cohabitation Mediation

Much less planning goes into cohabitation than into a wedding, but it is, in many ways, a bigger legal, financial and emotional step.

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Divorce Mediation - The Orange: A Parable About Interest-Based Negotiation

Divorce Mediation - The Orange: A Parable About Interest-Based Negotiation
By Robin Masson on Jun 01, 2017 in Divorce Mediation

Nick and Nora were separating and couldn’t agree upon who should get the orange. Since there was only one orange, it appeared that the “fair” solution (and the one most likely to be imposed if they were in court) would be for them to slice it in half, and each would get half an orange.

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