Awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s Highest Rating for Very High Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
Since being admitted to the bar of the State of New York in 1984, Jeanne has limited her practice almost exclusively to the area of matrimonial and family law, and after just four years in which she established herself as a leading attorney in that field, she became a partner in the law firm of Lehrman & Breiter.
By the early 1990’s, Jeanne found herself increasingly uncomfortable with the standard type of service that was routinely provided by her contemporaries in the matrimonial bar, and – with the help of her soon-to-be husband, paralegal and office manager, Ken Sherber – began to formulate the ideas necessary to form an entirely different kind of matrimonial practice; one that would be based entirely on the needs and goals of the clients, rather than on the business goals of the practice itself. After carefully re-examining every step of the legal process that clients experience in litigation, a new, holistic system was developed to address the client’s legal and emotional needs from the first phone contact with the firm to the finalization of their legal matter.
In 1993, Jeanne left her professional partnership and struck out on her own, and since that time, has successfully pursued the ever-enlarging goals she set for her practice, providing not only the legal expertise to guide clients through the legal maze, but also the practical advice that can often keep clients out of the court system entirely, thus preserving both the emotional well-being, as well the monetary assets of her clients as intact as possible. The success of her new approach was quickly evident, and the practice has continued to grow, reaching a new goal in 2007 with the addition of a full partner, and a move to new, expanded offices.
Jeanne has continued to devote the practice to all issues pertaining to divorce – including the areas of custody, relocation, child support, maintenance, and equitable distribution of marital property – as well as issues pertaining to family disputes such as orders of protection, grandparent visitation, and modification of support orders. Jeanne has appeared before the courts in all five boroughs of New York, and has argued before the Appellate Division many times, including some major successes in winning favorable appellate decisions in cases involving relocation and grandparent visitation. Jeanne is a member of the matrimonial committees of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar, and has lectured at the Nassau County Bar Association.