Stacy M. Sadove, Esq., is a founding Partner of Fitzgerald & Sadove PLLC. She has practiced in the area of education law and special needs planning for over six years. Ms. Sadove assists families with special needs using a holistic approach to determine the necessary benefits and estate planning tools required to help them succeed. As an effective advocate, she helps students to obtain an appropriate education and necessary related services available under the law. She is well versed with all areas of education law from advocacy, through impartial hearing and subsequent appeals.
As a mother of a child with a speech language impairment, she also has a special affinity for working with families to navigate the early intervention process. She is a strong advocate regarding early evaluation and advocacy for services.
Additionally, Ms. Sadove assists families with managing and obtaining government benefits through proper special needs planning, including counseling with regard to OPWDD, Medicaid and maintaining benefits if in receipt of a settlement.
Ms. Sadove received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College. Upon completion of her law degree, Stacy received a Public Service Fellowship where she served in the General Counsel’s Office of Safe Horizon, a victim’s assistance nonprofit organization focused on helping battered women. Additionally, she worked as a Pro Bono attorney for Sanctuary for Families’ Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, where her practice focused on contested and uncontested divorce proceedings, orders of protection, and child custody and visitation cases.
Ms. Sadove is a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Hamilton College Gold Engagement Committee as well as the Chair of the Elihu Root Society, Hamilton’s law affinity group. Additionally, Ms. Sadove is a member of the Parent Committee of The Children's Garden Center Preschool at Temple Beth Abraham. She is also an active member of the Wild Center, a museum in the Adirondacks whose mission is conservation and education on conservation of the Adirondacks.