Class of 1998
Specializing in Corporate & Commercial Law,Litigation (specialty)
Shoshana Schiff is a partner with the law firm Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, P.C., in West Orange, New Jersey. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, and commericial litigation. She joined the firm in 1999 after completing a clerkship for the Honorable Robert Feldman, Superior Court of New Jersey, Civil Division, Monmouth County, Freehold, New Jersey.
Shoshana graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998. While at the law school, Shoshana was a member of the Legislative Journal. She also served as Co-Chairperson and Speaker's Bureau Coordinator of the Women's Law Forum, Senator in the Student Bar Association, Member of the Mentor Program, Student Coordinator of the Sandra Day O'Connor Medal of Honor Ceremony, Student Chairperson for the Kids in Business Auction, Student Representative for the Pro Bono A.I.D.S. initiative, and the Student Coordinator for Convention '96: Women Lawyers of New Jersey. At graduation, she received the Mary Franzese Humanitarian Award.
Shoshana serves as the co-chair of the New Jersey Chapter of IWIRC (International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation). In addition, Shoshana is an active member of the Essex County Bar Association and has been the Chair of the Debtor/Creditor section for several years. In 2007, she received the Young Lawyer's Achievement Award. She has served as the: Law Day Chair (2006-2008); Bar Goes Local Breakfast Chair for Maplewood, South Orange and Irvington (2000-Present); Vice-Chair of the MCLE Committee (2007-Present); Vice Chair and Membership Chair of the Young Lawyers' Section; and member of the Long Range Planning Committee. Shoshana has also been an active member of the Seton Hall University School of Law Alumni Council since 1999. She served as the Chair of the Young Alumni Council and also as the Reunion Chair for her 10 year reunion in 2008. Since 2005, Shoshana has coordinated the Freshman Sendoff for Lehigh University for the incoming freshman from the Northern New Jersey area. Shoshana is currently on the Board of Trustees of Partners for Women and Justice, a non-profit dedicated to providing legal assistance to women who are victims of domestic violence and has chaired the organization's Spring Benefit for the past 3 years. Shoshana has also worked with several non-profit organizations and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. Shoshana was both a student and a barrister in the Bankruptcy Inn of Court and a student in the Hayden Proctor Inn of Court.
Prior to attending law school, Shoshana received a B.A. in Government from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and a double major in Philosophy and Jewish Studies. Some of her honors at Lehigh included Dean's List, Sorority Woman of the Year 1995, Elected President-Panhellenic Council, Student Life Leadership Award, and Class of 1904 Award. She was actively involved in the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. In 1993, she studied abroad at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and in 1994, volunteered in the Israeli Army.
Shoshana lives in Montville, New Jersey with her husband, Warren, and their two children.
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