About Farrauto Berman & Slater

Our firm was founded in 1979 on the shared principles of trust, integrity and compassion. These principles continue to guide our practice today. Clients come to us because they know we will take their legal issue seriously, providing them with the personal attention and legal skill needed, in an economical and practical manner.

Why Farrauto Berman & Slater? Our reputation. The longevity of our firm. Our history of results. Our long list of satisfied clients. These are the things that set Farrauto Berman & Slater apart.

Our attorneys have committed their careers to improving the lives of residents in Yonkers and throughout the New York metro area. Whether that means resolving a family law dispute, guiding you through divorce, protecting your financial interests during a property transaction or helping you preserve your assets for the next generation, we are on your side.


Our attorneys work hard to settle cases, saving our clients time, money and stress. However, when litigation is necessary, we are trial-tested and will fight to protect our clients' interests in court.

Our Attorneys

Firm founders John P. Farrauto and Howard E. Berman are both Yonkers natives. Both were past presidents of the Yonkers Lawyers Association when they came together to form a partnership in 1979. They are as committed to the local community as they are to their clients, serving on many local boards and donating their time to many local causes.

Attorney Cheryl E. Slater joined the firm in 2005, becoming a partner in 2009. She brings over a decade of family law experience to the firm and is committed to helping families find efficient, cost-effective solutions during divorce, child custody disputes and other family law matters.

Attorney Lauren E. Michaeli practices in both family law and related criminal defense matters. She was one of the youngest lawyers to appear in Supreme Court, Westchester County and is already an experienced and respected litigator, having represented hundred of clients throughout the state.

For more information about our lawyers, please refer to their individual biographies linked below.

Contact Farrauto Berman & Slater

To learn more about our services or to discuss your legal need in detail, contact our firm. Call 914-979-2753 to schedule a consultation.