MUNICIPAL COURT LAW
LAND USE LAW
"I have been practicing law in the state of New Jersey since 2008 and being a sole practitioner gives me the opportunity to handle every aspect of my cases directly from inception to completion. My practice philosophy is centered around providing a uniquely personalized approach to each client's individual needs with tenacity, decisiveness and confidence." -Sophy Sedarat
In addition to being awarded her Juris Doctorate degree from Albany Law School, Ms. Sedarat holds an LL.M degree in Environmental Law (cum laude) from Pace Law School, which is ranked number one in the nation for its Environmental Law program. She additionally holds a Master of Arts degree in Policy, Ethics and Technology, graduating top of her class, and is also formally trained in mediation and dispute resolution.
Ms. Sedarat is the Zoning Board attorney for the Borough of Oakland, representing the Borough's Board of Adjustment in land use matters and in litigation germane thereto. Further, she serves as a Panelist for the Bergen County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program, a NJ Rule 5:5-5 court-mandated program designed to assist matrimonial litigants resolve their economic issues and reach a settlement in their cases. Ms. Sedarat is also an Adjunct Professor and is a sitting commissioner on a local Zoning Board.
As a writer for the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, committee on Environmental Transactions and Brownfields, Ms. Sedarat researches and publishes monthly summaries of cutting edge issues in the field. Ms. Sedarat is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Oakland/Franklin Lakes Rotary Club, and is on the pro bono attorney roster for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Sophy Sedarat, New Jersey Municipal Land Use: Constitutional Origin, Judicial Parameters, 33 Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 165 (2018).
State Bar of New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Supreme Court