Jayde Divito Brian Schwartz

Szaferman Lakind is pleased to welcome the attorneys Brian M. Schwartz and Jayde A. Divito to the firm. The attorneys will both join the firm’s family law department and will operate out of their Summit, New Jersey location.

Brian M. Schwartz, a widely regarded divorce lawyer in New Jersey, will join the firm as a Partner. He is a former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Section and has been a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association since 2002.  In 2017, Mr. Schwartz received the Saul Tischler Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association presented for Lifetime Achievement in the advancement of Family Law. Mr. Schwartz also works with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice’s Divorce Program, volunteering in nearly every aspect of the program. Mr. Schwartz routinely lectures for the New Jersey State Bar Association and other legal organizations.  In 2011, Mr. Schwartz was a faculty member in the inaugural AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop in Washington, D.C.; he was again a faculty member in 2012 in Chicago, 2013 in Seattle, 2014 in New Orleans, 2016 in Denver and 2022 in Las Vegas.  He has also lectured for the AICPA at its Forensic and Valuation conference in November 2021 and November 2022 in Las Vegas.

Jayde Divito will join the firm as an Associate. Ms. Divito is a member of the Family Law Section and Young Lawyers Division of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Union County Bar Association.  Ms. Divito began her legal career as the law clerk for the Honorable Thomas Walsh, currently the Presiding Judge of the Family Part in Union County.  In 2022, Ms. Divito successfully completed the Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, an intensive eight-day advanced course to enhance trial skills and competency.  Ms. Divito also serves as an Early Settlement Panelist in Union County.

The team brings with them their assistant Sheena Martinez.

“We are pleased to welcome Brian, Jayde and Sheena to Szaferman Lakind,” commented Co-Managing Partner Brian Paul.  “Brian and Jayde are prominent members of the New Jersey legal community and will bring additional depth to our family law department. We look forward to working with them and for the continued growth and success of the firm.”