Sheryl J. Seiden


New Jersey Family Law Attorney

Sheryl J. Seiden is a partner at Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC in Summit, New Jersey. She is licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey since December 1996 and the State of New York since June 1997. She graduated magna cum laude from New York Law School in 1996 where she served as the managing editor of the New York Law School Law Review. She received her B.A. in Justice from the American University in Washington D.C. in 1993 where she graduated cum laude.

Practicing Family Law and Divorce Mediation in New Jersey

Ms. Seiden has been practicing Family Law since January 2000. She is an officer of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA and is slated to be the Chair of the Family Law Section for the 2019/2020 term. Ms. Seiden has been a member of the Family Law Section’s Executive committee since 2008 when she Co-Chaired the Young Law Subcommittee for the Committee. Ms. Seiden is also a fellow of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She was recently nominated by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys as one of the “10 Best Female Attorneys in New Jersey.” She also received recognition by Best Lawyers In America in 2015 and 2016. She also is a member of the Union County and Essex County Bar Associations. She previously was a member of the American Inns of Court. Ms Seiden has volunteered for Partners For Women and Justice and she has lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education on family law issues. Ms. Seiden also wrote and presented a three part seminar series entitled “How to Take A Case Through The Court System” which she presented to young lawyers to educate and mentors them about family law practices and procedures. She has also lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and Union County Bar Association. Ms Seiden serves as a Union County Early Settlement Panelist and as a mediator and has written an article on “How to Effectively Prepare a Case Information Statement”.

Ms. Seiden argued before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in the case of Gnall v. Gnall, on behalf of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She also was recognized by her peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” (Family Law) and as a “Super Lawyer” of New Jersey. Beginning in 2006, Ms. Seiden has been nominated as a:”Rising Star” by Super Lawyer. Ms. Seiden participated in the ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Program in May 2006, an eight day intensive trial program geared toward honing the trial skills of family lawyers.

Prior to joining Ceconi & Cheifetz, LLC, Ms. Seiden practiced matrimonial law for several years at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, where she worked with Eleanor B. Alter, Esq. and Helene Brezinsky, Esq. in complex and high-profile matrimonial cases in both the states of New York and New Jersey. Ms. Seiden also acquired significant litigation experience at both Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker and Thacher Proffitt & Wood in New York City.

Ms. Seiden moderated a seminar on current issues circulating in the NJ Legislature affecting Family Law issues at the 2016 Family Law Symposium, and she prepared and moderated a seminar entitled “Landmines in Negotiating and Drafting Property Settlement Agreements” at the May 2016 NJSBA annual meeting.

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Sheryl J. Seiden | Family Law and Divorce Mediator in New Jersey | Summit, Union County Divorce Lawyer
Best Female Attorneys for 2016

Ms. Seiden was nominated by AIOFLA as one of the ten Best Female Attorneys for 2016.

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Sheryl J. Seiden will be speaking at Hot Tips Seminar on November 11, 2015, will be lecturing on custody issues on December 9, 2015 and will be moderating a panel on legislation at the Family Law Symposium on January 30, 2016.

Sheryl J. Seiden was installed as the Secretary of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA in May 2015.

Cary B. Cheifetz was appointed as the Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Cary B. Cheifetz moderated a lecture on “Advanced Evidence for Family Lawyers” on October 19, 2013.

Kimberly Rennie and Sheryl J. Seiden are accredited as divorce mediators in New Jersey by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.