S. Yan Sin
Matrimonial, Family & Reproductive Law
B.A. | University of Virginia (2008)
J.D. | New York Law School (2011)
Yan Sin is an associate attorney in the Matrimonial, Family & Reproductive Law Group. Yan was the associate law clerk for the Hon. Ellen F. Gesmer, Associate Justice, Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department, when Justice Gesmer was a judge in the Matrimonial Part of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County. Subsequent to her clerkship, Yan practiced family law in a boutique matrimonial law firm. Yan has experience litigating divorce, custody, and support matters in Family Court and Supreme Court. She also has a background in immigration law with experience in family-based petitions and the naturalization process. Yan is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY), where she is the co-chair of the Women’s Committee and where she is launching the Family and Elder Law Committee. Yan is also co-chair of the Advance the Status of Women in the Profession Committee at the New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA). Yan represented NYWBA on the Democratic Party Independent Judicial Screening Panel. She enjoys volunteering her time at AABANY’s pro bono clinics and Justice for Our Neighbors’ immigration legal clinics.
A graduate of the University of Virginia and New York Law School, Yan lives in Manhattan and is active in the Chinatown community. She is conversant in Cantonese and loves yoga. Yan is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.