For more than a decade, Sherri Sharma has been helping clients successfully navigate complex and often challenging legal matters involving their marriages and their families. Sherri’s clients value her broad experience in matrimonial law, which includes divorce-related issues such as equitable distribution of assets, custody, and spousal support and child support, as well as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Sherri handles all aspects of divorce for a range of clients – from investment bankers to hedge fund managers, from lawyers to business owners, and from artists to actors. She has extensive experience in handling complex financial negotiations, including those involving valuations of closely-held businesses, and disputes relating to child custody. Sherri devotes significant attention to each client as they work through this difficult time in their lives. She is driven by a strong belief in human resiliency and people’s ability to gracefully close one chapter in their lives and move on to the next.
A significant part of Sherri’s practice involves establishing pre-nuptial agreements, working with young clients – and often, their parents – to seek mutually acceptable terms that create clarity for the couple as they prepare for their wedding day. These agreements are strengthened by Sherri’s knowledge of the points of legal contention that often arise should a marriage encounter difficulties later in life.
Driven by equal measures of pragmatism and compassion, Sherri’s goal is always to achieve the best result for her clients. She strives to find creative, efficient solutions that work for everyone involved and that minimize acrimony. If negotiations are not yielding an acceptable result, however, Sherri is always prepared to fight for her clients in the courtroom. To ensure comprehensive solutions, Sherri often works in collaboration with a family’s personal, business or trust and estates lawyer to ensure comprehensive and effective solutions.
Sherri has been recognized in the legal industry for her acumen and accomplishments, earning acclaim from, among other groups, Metro Women Attorneys and New York Super Lawyers, which named her a Rising Star several times. She often lectures on topics involving matrimonial law, such as Equitable Distribution, Maintenance and Prenuptial Agreements, including to the New York State Bar Association.
Sherri earned her juris doctorate from the Columbia University School of Law in 2003. She earned her bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, from Yale University in 1998.
She and her husband, Matthew, live in Battery Park City with their two children. When Sherri is not helping clients or traveling with her family, she enjoys working on interior design projects and testing her mettle through a Tabata high-intensity workout regimen.