Esther Schonfeld is a founding partner of the firm Schonfeld & Goldring, LLP and formerly a founding partner of Mosery & Schonfeld, PPLC. Ms. Schonfeld received her J.D. from Touro Law School in 1999, Summa Cum Laude, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2000, and has since been admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Queens County Bar Association.
Ms. Schonfeld is the author of two legal publications: “To Be Or Not To Be A Parent?” The Search For A Solution To Custody Disputes Over Frozen Embryos, 15 Touro Law Review 305 (1998) and Malicious Prosecution As A Constitutional Tort: Continued Confusion And Uncertainty, 15 Touro Law Review 1681 (1999). Since her admission to the New York State Bar, she has actively specialized in the fields of matrimonial and family law.
Aliza Goldring is a partner at Schonfeld and Goldring, LLP. Ms. Goldring received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1996, and has since been admitted to both the New York State and New Jersey State Bars.
Over the past fifteen years she has specialized in the fields of matrimonial and family law. Ms. Goldring has had extensive experience in all phases of matrimonial proceedings, including pleadings, motions, hearings and trials in Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, Queens, Rockland, Bronx and New York Counties, as well as appellate practice before Appellate Division in the FIrst and Second Departments. She was previously associated with the law firm of Mallow, Konstam & Hager, P.C.
Alexandra Schonfeld Weaderhorn received her J.D. from New York Law School in May 2012, and has since been admitted to both the New York State and New Jersey State Bars.
Among other things, while in school, Alexandra participated in an Elder Law clinic where she was the court evaluator in an Article 81 guardianship proceeding and also became a member of of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Alexandra focused on Family Law while in Law School and contributed to the Family Law Blog.
Alexandra has also spent time with the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, Family Court Legal Services and the New York Center for Juvenile Justice. Alexandra specializes in Matrimonial Law, Prenuptial Agreements, and issues pertaining to religious divorce.
Alexandra is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association and has written many articles on the topic of Matrimonial Law as well as an article in the New York Law Journal related to constitutional consideration in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. You can reach Alexandra via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Marks is seasoned litigator and former criminal prosecutor. She gained her trial and advocacy experience as an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Nassau District Attorney’s Office.
Rachel is a graduate of Barnard College. She received her J.D. from Fordham Law School in 2003 and has since been admitted to the New York State Bar. She is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association
Rachel is also well versed in all aspects of Beit Din proceedings after having spent time as the Administrative Attorney at the Beth Din of America. Her strong skills and experience make her an invaluable asset to our Matrimonial practice.
Rachel is active in community affairs and has a proven track record as an advocate for those in need.
Aura Engel received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 2006 where she received the Brooklyn Law School Gold Public Service Award and was a Brooklyn Law School Public Interest Fellow.
Aura has been admitted to both the New York and New Jersey State Bars, and is a graduate of Barnard College. Aura’s specialization in family and matrimonial law includes her experience as a trial attorney at the New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services where she represented NYC on Article 10 child abuse and neglect proceedings.
Additionally, Aura is certified in Divorce Mediation, and has worked in the community as a pro bono attorney specialized in FEMA training, post Hurricane Sandy, where she provided legal advice and assistance within the community.