Alison Arden Besunder



Alison Arden Besunder is the principal attorney of Arden Besunder P.C., which she founded in 2009 after a decade practicing law in New York City and Long Island. Alison provides legal services to private clients and small businesses in the areas of Trusts and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, GuardianshipIntellectual Property and Business Succession Planning.

In 2019, Alison joined Goetz Fitzpatrick as Of Counsel. She brings extensive experience to both practices, counseling clients on matters ranging from the simple to complex, helping prevent future disputes through proactive planning and assisting to resolve disputes that proceed to litigation.  She is a frequent speaker on topics such as End of Life Decision Making, Cyber-Security for Lawyers, Social Media and Ethics, and laws relating to Gun Trusts.  

Prior to founding Arden Besunder P.C., Alison was a commercial litigation partner at a national law firm, where she represented large fashion companies in their fight against counterfeits of their trademarks and copyrights.  Her previous employment includes working with the Grievance Committee of the Second and Eleventh Judicial Districts, as well as a prominent First Amendment lawyer protecting small entertainment businesses affected by the change in New York City's zoning laws during the Giuliani administration.  

In 2019, Alison was selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list. She serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Artificial Intelligence subcommittee and sits on the board of the American Camp Association.