Cheryl H. Burstein, a member of the firm, concentrates her practice on construction-related litigation and arbitration and also focuses on complex commercial litigation, including business disputes and trust and estate litigation. In addition to litigation, she has extensive experience representing construction clients in all phases of a project, from negotiating and drafting contracts and other project documentation, to addressing issues as they arise during construction, as well as post construction dispute resolution. She is well-versed in construction lien law for both public and private projects.
Cheryl serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. She is Mayor of the Township of Millburn, finishing her first three-year term as a Millburn Township Committeewoman. She had previously sat on the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment for seven years. Cheryl currently sits on the Millburn Township Planning Board and is a Trustee of the Millburn Public Library. She continues to act as counsel to the Millburn Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad on a pro bono basis.
Cheryl consistently achieves successful outcomes for her clients; in fact, she recently has obtained a number of substantial judgments for construction clients after lengthy arbitrations. Recently she successfully defended a trade subcontractor against a multi-million dollar claim bringing in a $0 award. Cheryl’s knowledge of construction law is complemented by her rich background and extensive experience in employment litigation and counseling, title litigation, and banking. She gained securities litigation experience while employed at other regional and major national law firms. Cheryl is fluent in Hebrew.
The New Jersey State Bar Association (Construction Section; Women in the Profession Section)
American Bar Association
West Virginia Steel Corp. v. Sparta Steel Corp., 365 N.J. Super. 398 (App Div. 2003)
Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co. v. Kurnos, 340 N.J. Super. 25 (App. Div. 2001)
Great Falls Bank v. Pardo, 273 N.J. Super. 542 (App. Div. 1994)
Resolution Trust Corp. v. Berman Indus., 271 N.J. Super. 56 (Law Div. 1994)
State of California, 1986
State of New Jersey, 1989
State of New York, 1985
Hofstra University School of Law, 1985
Hofstra Law Review, Member, 1983 – 1985
State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979