Nan M. Sauer
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Bar Admissions
Massachusetts (2004)

New England School of Law (now New England Law | Boston), J.D., magna cum laude
University of Notre Dame, B.A.


  • Lee & Rivers LLP, October 2006-August 2016

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Massachusetts Probate & Family Court, 2004-2006

  • Principal Consultant, Headstrong, Inc. (formerly James Martin & Co.), 1989-2004

  • Consultant, Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), 1988-1989

Nan M. Sauer

Nan Sauer concentrates her practice on domestic relations law. She assists clients in a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, prenuptials, postnuptials, adoptions, removal cases, and unmarried partners. Nan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a magna cum laude graduate of New England Law | Boston (formerly New England School of Law).

Nan was previously associated with Lee & Rivers LLP, a preeminent domestic relations law firm which represents clients in complex matrimonial financial matters, contested child custody disputes and other associated substantive facets of domestic relations. Prior to entering practice, Ms. Sauer served from 2004-2006 as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Probate & Family Court, working on a variety of family law, probate, and equity matters. During law school, Ms. Sauer served as an intern to the Honorable Judith G. Dein, Federal Magistrate, and also as a law clerk to an appellate criminal defense attorney in Boston.

Ms. Sauer also has an extensive background in management and technology consulting to Fortune 1000 firms, both in the United States and abroad.

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Task Force on Hate Crimes (2017 to present)

  • Massachusetts Family and Probate American Inn of Court – Vice President (2017 to 2019); Board of Directors Member (2015-2019)

  • Greater Boston Family Law American Inn of Court – member (2013-present)

  • Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association – former Co-Chair of the Board of Directors (2015-2017); Board Member (2014-present)

  • Massachusetts Bar Association (“MBA”) member and MBA Civil Rights and Social Justice Section Council member (2016 to present)

  • Boston Bar Association (“BBA”) member and BBA Diversity & Inclusion Section member (2016-2017)

  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Committee to study the Uniform Bar Examination (2015-2016)

Awards / Achievements / Panels

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Family Law.

  • Named a “Best Lawyer” for 2020 in Family Law Mediation.

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) “Top 10 Attorney Award” (2019)

  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly “Top Women of Law” honoree (2018)

  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine’s and Law & Politics’ Super Lawyer publication (2016-2018).

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Boston Magazine’s and Law & Politics’ Super Lawyer publication (2008-2012).

  • Recipient of the Trustee Bradbury Gilbert Award for Excellence in Achievement (NEL|B)

  • Executive Case & Note Editor, New England Law Review

  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy (“Moot Court”) Competition, NEL|B representative.

  • Nan has participated in numerous educational panels and conferences hosted by various bar and professional associations, on matters such as Parenting Coordination, Guardians Ad Litem, Judicial Nominating Process, and others.