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LAW OFFICE OF SOPHY SEDARAT, LLC
Sophy Sedarat, Esq., MA, LLM

"Personalized representation, tenacious advocacy"

PRACTICE AREAS

PRACTICE

AREAS

LAND USE LAW
  • Representation of commercial and residential developers and homeowners before Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment for:
    • Site Plan Approvals
    • Subdivision Approvals
    • Bulk and Dimensional Variances
    • Use Variances
    • Challenges to Zoning Interpretations and Determinations
  • Representation of clients in Superior Court and before governing bodies on appeals of Land Use Board decisions 
FAMILY LAW
  • Divorce, Child Support, Alimony, Equitable Distribution
  • Pendente Lite Actions
  • Post Judgment Actions
  • Premarital/Prenuptial Agreements
MEDIATION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION
  • Family Law Mediation
    • Collaborative Divorce
    • Divorce Mediation
    • Division of Assets and Debt, Child Support, Alimony
    • Private School and College Expenses and Tuition
  • Civil Mediation
    • Contract and Business Disputes​
ESTATE PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION
CONTRACTS
TRANSACTIONAL MATTERS
Law Office of Sophy Sedarat, LLC
504 Lafayette Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506

tel.:      201-942-8444
email: SedaratLaw@gmail.com

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"I have been practicing law in the state of New Jersey since 2008 and handling 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 has also served as the municipal alternate Public Defender and is currently the Board of Health attorney for the Borough of Oakland. Additionally, Ms. Sedarat is an Adjunct Professor, teaching Law and Sociology classes to undergraduate students.

 

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.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Sophy Sedarat, New Jersey Municipal Land Use: Constitutional Origin, Judicial Parameters, 33 Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation 165 (2018).

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of New Jersey

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Supreme Court

SOPHY SEDARAT, ESQ.

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