Sylvia Goldschmidt

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Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1983
  • United States Supreme Court

Sylvia Goldschmidt, senior member of Goldschmidt & Genovese LLP, has devoted her career to helping people navigate through extremely sensitive and emotional situations, including disputes over custody, support and property division. As a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Past President of the New York Chapter of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Past President of the US Chapter of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, she has encouraged the study and improvement of the practice of matrimonial law.

Ms. Goldschmidt serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the NYSBA, is past Co-Chair of the Matrimonial Committee of the Westchester Women's Bar Association and has written articles and lectured for Pace Law School, NYSBA, and various bar associations. She has an LLM in Taxation from NYU School of Law.

Practice Areas


  • Matrimonial and Family Law
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Same-Sex Relationships
  • Family Court
  • International Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Property Distribution
  • Child Support and Spousal Support
  • Post-Divorce and Post-Judgment Modifications and Enforcement
  • Collaborative Law and Mediation: Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Arbitration: Family and Matrimonial Law

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, New York Chapter
  • Past President, US Chapter, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Family Law Section of the NYSBA, Executive Committee
  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Past Co-Chair, Matrimonial Committee
  • City Bar (NYC), Former Member of Matrimonial Committee
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Vice President New York Chapter
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Women's Bar Association
  • Rockland County Bar Association
  • Rockland County Women's Bar Association
  • New Rochelle Bar Association


  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 1981
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. in Tax - 1982
  • SUNY Buffalo
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
Rated By Super Lawyers | Top 25 Westchester County |
Rated By Super Lawyers | Top 100 New York- Metro |
Sylvia Goldschmidt | Recognized By Best Lawyers | 2024