Sylvia Goldschmidt

Top rated Family Law attorney in White Plains, New York

Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP
Sylvia Goldschmidt
Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, International; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1983

Education: Brooklyn Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Goldschmidt & Genovese, LLP

81 Main Street
Suite 405
White Plains, NY 10601 Visit website


Sylvia Goldschmidt is a founding member of Goldschmidt & Genovese LLP, a boutique matrimonial and family law firm based in White Plains, New York, with an office in New York City as well. She focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law, and able to apply her extensive experience in traditional representation, collaborative law and mediation to assist clients in Westchester, New York, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties with complex and difficult issues, including property division, child and spousal support and custody, that often accompany divorce  or the breakdown in interpersonal relationships. In her practice, Ms. Goldschmidt always strives to treat her clients with compassion while vigilantly protecting their rights.In 1981, Ms. Goldschmidt obtained her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. A year later, she earned an LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law. She was admitted to practice in New York in 1983.

Ms. Goldschmidt remains abreast of the latest developments in the fields of family and matrimonial law as a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), having served as president of the organization's New York Chapter. She is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), having been a past president of its United States Chapter; member of the Executive Committees of the Family Law Sections of the  NYS Bar Assoc. and Westchester County Bar Assoc.; and Board member of the AFCC-New York. Ms. Goldschmidt sat on the Advisory Committee for Honoring Families Initiative of IAALS. Among other leadership positions, she has served as co-chair of the Westchester Women's Bar Association's Matrimonial Committee and that of the Women's Bar of the State of New York.

Sharing her knowledge and experience with other attorneys through writing and teaching is another important part of Ms. Goldschmidt's professional life. She has given lectures and written articles for the NYS Bar Association, AFCC, AAML, IAFL  Westchester County Bar Asssociation, Pace University School of Law as a guest lecturerer, among others. Her dedicated service to her clients has garnered her multiple honors, including a listing in the Best Lawyers of America* for 20 years, as well as Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent** peer-reviewed rating.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, International

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 80% Family Law
  • 10% Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10% International

First Admitted: 1983, New York

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Pace Law School, American Bar Association, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer and various other Bar Association, Guest Lecturer
  • Direct and cross-examination of real estate appraiser, financial evaluator and accountant, Lecturer/Presenter, New York State Bar Association Mock Trial of Experts, Legal Profession, 2019
  • Lecture and mock trial presentation, Lecturer/Presenter, Voice Does Not Equal Choice AFCC-AAML, Legal And Mental Health Professions, 2019
  • Best Lawyers of America for 20 years
  • Martindale-Hubbell's AV-Preeminent Peer-Reviewed Rating
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter
  • Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association Family Law Section 
  • Past President, International Academy of Family Lawyers' U .S.A.Chapter
  • Past Co-Chair, Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Board Member AFCC-New York, 2020
Educational Background:
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Top 100 Attorneys NY Metro - Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 25 Westchester Attorneys - Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 50 Women NY Metro - Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law Westchester County - Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law Westchester County - Best Lawyers, 2014
Industry Groups:
  • Family Law

Office location for Sylvia Goldschmidt

81 Main Street
Suite 405
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-681-6006


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

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Top 25: Westchester County Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2012 - 2023 Top 50: Women New York — Metro Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Top 100: New York — Metro Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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