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Sharon Melissa Siegel
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Sharon Melissa Siegel

also known as Sharon M. Siegel, Sharon Siegel

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Education, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

I was trained and practiced for many years at a large law firm.  I now practice law with my husband, Michael D. Siegel, pictured above.  It is our firm's mission to combine large firm quality service with personal attention and caring for clients and their problems.  If you have a legal problem, call one of us and let our family help you and your family.  Learn a little about me and my family at www.siegelandsiegel.com.

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Languages Spoken: Creole, French, Spanish, English, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Probate: 30%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
  5. Education: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Thomas Alan Holman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known her for many years and she is up there with the best. She has extensive experience in will, estates and trusts and would be an excellent choice for anyone needing a lawyer in those areas.

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    Thomas Holman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Theodore Lyons Araujo

    I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with the firm of Siegel and Siegel and their singular dedication to their clients. This close knit law practice "takes their work home with them" and provides excellent service. They are both highly qualified and recommended.

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    Theodore Araujo Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legal memberConsumer Price Index2011
Lifetime memberHadassah2000
Ford Foundation Grant for Political ScienceFord Foundation1998
Jacob Burns AwardYeshiva University, Benjamin N.Cardozo Law School1993
Editor-In-ChiefWomen's Law Journal, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law1992
Barnard College Thesis HonorsColumbia University1990
Barnard College, cum laudeColumbia University1986

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerSiegel & Siegel, P.C.1998 - Present
AssociateKurzman Karelsen & Frank1993 - 1998
Selected participantBet Tzedak Legal Services of Cardozo Law School1992 - 1993
Kurzman Karelesen & FrankSummer Associate1992 - 1992
Legal InternNew York City Human Rights Commission1990 - 1990
Legal InternNew York City Human Rights Commission1988 - 1989
InternInternational Society1987 - 1987
summer internNew York City Parks Department1986 - 1986
Office personalD & L Graphics1986 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Estate Planning Council of Central New YorkMember2011 - Present
Financial Planning AssociationMember2010 - Present
Barnard Alumnae & Affiliates NYCmember2010 - Present
New York State Women's Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Siegel Law GroupVice President2008 - Present
Lawyers.comChat host2003 - Present
Cardozo AlumniMember2003 - Present
Weekly Internet Chat by Lawyers.com are of Estate Planning and Probate LawHost2003 - Present
Community Message Board for Lawyers.com in the area of Estate Planning and Probate LawBoard Guide2003 - Present
New York Women's Bar Associationmember, committee on Trusts & Estates2002 - 2007
Nassau County Epilepsy FoundationBoard Member1999 - 2000
Siegel & Siegel, P.C.President1998 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationPanel Member1998 - 2003
New York State Bar AssociationMember1993 - 1998
New York City Bar AssociationMember1993 - 1998
Barnard College, Columbia UniversityBarnard Alumna Admissions Representative1986 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Menon v. Menonsuccess
Dalmacy v. DalmacySuccess

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Martindale-Hubbell publicationHave You Gifted Money To Loved Ones This Year2011
Cardozo Women's Law JournalAn introduction to CWLJ1993
ThesisThe Effect on Women's Voting Patterns1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Columbia UniversityBarnard CollegePolitical Science (cum laude)1990
Lawrence Woodmere AcademyN/AH.S.1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
ChatTrust and Estates2012
Martindale ChatTrusts, Estates & Probate2011
Parents of Children with EpilepsySpecial Needs Trusts2000