Jan L. Bernstein, a Member of the Firm, serves as Chair
of the Sills Cummis & Gross Family Law Practice Group. She has dedicated her entire career – over
three decades – to the successful representation of family law clients and the
development of strong client relationships.
Ms. Bernstein is renowned for finding creative solutions to complex and
novel family law disputes.
Ms. Bernstein enjoys representing a wide range of
clients, national and international, including high net worth individuals,
business owners, entrepreneurs, athletes and performers. While known for her thorough preparation,
keen negotiating ability, tenacity and unwavering dedication to her clients as
individuals, she is committed to resolving her clients’ disputes as efficiently
and cost-effectively as possible.
She has been recognized in Who’s Who in American Law, is repeatedly appointed by Judges to
assist in complicated cases, and is a Member of the New Jersey Bar
Association’s Family Law Section.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Bernstein was
appointed to five New Jersey Supreme Court Committees. In addition, she served on the Judicial and
Prosecutorial Appointments Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association,
is past Chair of the Women’s Rights Section of the New Jersey State Bar
Association, was a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
and was on the Board of Directors of the New
Jersey Lawyer newspaper. She has
spoken at multiple conferences and seminars on the topics of family law and
gender issues. Also, she has authored
numerous articles in the New Jersey
Family Lawyer, and other publications.
One of her articles is cited in NJ Statutes Annotated, entitled “Moving
On After Moving In: The Case for Including Unmarried Partners in New Jersey
Ms. Bernstein is also very involved at her alma mater,
the University of Pennsylvania. She was an Associate Trustee of the University,
appointed by the University President, to the Board of Athletic Advisors. Currently, she is a member of the Trustee
Council of Penn Women. She was Captain
of the Varsity tennis team in her sophomore, junior and senior years at the
University of Pennsylvania. She was
inducted into the University of Pennsylvania Tennis Hall of Fame in its
inaugural class, and also was inducted into the Tenafly High School Athletic
Hall of Fame in October of 2005, having been the leader in establishing girls
athletic teams at Tenafly High School in 1973.
She received the Fathers Trophy her senior year at the University of
Pennsylvania for the Outstanding Female Scholar Athlete of the University.
Our Family Law attorneys serve clients throughout the
State of New Jersey including the following counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson,
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset,
Sussex, Union and Warren. Their areas of emphasis include litigation, mediation,
arbitration, appeals, divorce, spousal and child support, custody and parenting
time arrangements, relocation issues, prenuptial, marital and separation
agreements, cohabitation agreements, reconciliation agreements, distribution of
complex assets, domestic violence issues, and post-judgment modifications of
spousal and child support, among others.
Our Family Law attorneys are available to meet with
clients in Newark, Princeton, Morristown and New York.