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Their office is devoted exclusively to family law and criminal matters, including collaborative divorce and medaition, custody, child support, criminal defense in all courts, and appeals.

Elena Jaffe Tastensen began her legal career in 1998 as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office in Manhattan under Robert Morgenthau. After serving as an Assistant District Attorney for four years, she relocated to the Capital District. She served as an attorney for the New York State Consumer Protection Board in Albany, before opening her private practice in Saratoga Springs in 2004.

She devotes her entire practice exclusively to family and criminal law. After litigating matrimonial and family cases for years, she was thrilled to participate in the formation of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District in 2007 and 2008.

While she continues to handle litigated matrimonial cases, she strongly believes that the collaborative approach to matrimonial cases, as well as divorce and family mediation, results in better outcomes for clients and their families as they work through this time of transition in their lives. Elena also continues to represent individuals charged with crimes in all courts, including misdemeanors, felonies, DWI, drug cases, and traffic offenses.


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