Cheryl H. Burstein, COO

Cheryl H. Burstein, COO

Partner

Cheryl H. Burstein is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Mandelbaum Barrett as well as a Partner in the firm. As COO, Cheryl is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm as well as ensuring that all of the systems, resources, and people are in place to achieve the goals set forth by the executive team. Additionally, Cheryl continues to improve operational efficiencies, accelerating innovation and growth through her transformative leadership. She also sits as an ex officio member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Prior to becoming COO, Cheryl concentrated her practice on construction-related matters and complex commercial litigation, including business disputes and trust and estate litigation, as well as employment law. She continues to provide legal counsel to clients.

Serving her community has been a cornerstone of Cheryl’s life. In both 2014 and 2017 she was elected a Committeewoman of the Township of Milburn and was honored to serve as Mayor for 2 years. Prior to holding office, she sat on the Millburn Township Zoning Board of Adjustment for eight years. Cheryl sat on the Millburn Township Planning Board and was 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 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

Member Cheryl Burstein Successfully Defends Appeal of Judgment

April 3, 2016

Cheryl Burstein successfully defended an appeal of a judgment granting possession of commercial space where the former tenant argued that the special civil part lacked both personal jurisdiction over the defendant and subject matter jurisdiction. The appellate division rejected the former tenant’s arguments of improper