The Law Office of Sharon Rivenson Mark, P.C. provides specialized representation in Elder Law and Disability Planning to address a variety of legal matters generally associated with estate and disability planning and addressing the needs of the seniors and persons with special needs. We are committed to protecting the rights, dignity and financial resources of senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
Sharon Rivenson Mark, Esq.
Sharon Rivenson Mark, Esq. is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the ABA-approved National Elder Law Foundation [CELA] and concentrates her practice in elder law, guardianship, conservatorship and estate matters, estate planning and administration, disability and special needs planning and trusts, and Medicaid. She serves as court-appointed counsel, Guardian Ad Litem, court-appointed guardian, conservator, executor and administrator of estates, and has served as a mediator in estate and probate matters. Ms. Rivenson Mark has lectured and published numerous articles on elder law, estate and guardianship issues and has received awards for her service to the elder and disability community and the legal community.
She is the author of the Thomson Reuters Westlaw NJ Practice Series on Elder Law (guardianships, conservatorships and Medicaid). She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Council of Advanced Practitioners [CAP] and is a NAELA Fellow. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in New Jersey Monthly as one of New Jersey’s top 50 women lawyers and as a “Super Lawyer” in Elder Law.
Ms. Rivenson Mark is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. She received her B.A. from New York University and her J.D. from Seton Hall University.
- State of New York – June 1978
- State of New Jersey – June 1979
- Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York – September 1978
- Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey – June 1979
- U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals – May 2007
- United States Supreme Court – 2015
- Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1977.
- Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1974.
Adrienne M. Bonds, Esq.
Adrienne M. Bonds’ legal experience, before joining the Law Office of Sharon Rivenson Mark, P.C., included solo practice in estate planning, family law and business matters. She was an adjunct course instructor for the Essex County College/Wise Women’s Center – SEA (Self-Employment Assistance) Program in Newark, NJ. She was Administrator for the New Life/New Beginnings Prisoner Reentry Mentoring Program for Churches in Cooperation, Inc. (a non-profit social services organization) in Newark, NJ. In the NJ Office of the Child Advocate, Adrienne served as Acting Child Advocate and as the Monitor of the Institutional Abuse Investigations Unit of the NJ Department of Human Services. She also served as Acting Director for the Office of Career Services and as Assistant Director/Public Interest Coordinator – Career Services, for Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. She also served as Staff Attorney for Essex-Newark Legal Services and was Legal Counsel for Essex Plaza Management Associates in Newark, NJ.
She was previously a law clerk for a solo practice and a legal intern for the Seton Hall Law School Center for Social Justice. Prior to becoming an attorney, Adrienne was a social worker with the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a Family Service Specialist at the NJ Department of Human Services’ Adoption Resource Center, a Social Worker for the NJ Division of Youth & Family Services and a Social Worker for the NJ Department of Corrections at Northern State Prison.
- New Jersey, 1996
- Maryland, 1997
- Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1996
- Seton Hall University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994
- Rutgers University – Douglass College
- Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 1983
- Criminal Justice Certification, 1983
Rahat A. Chatha, Esq.
Rahat A. Chatha’s legal experience, before joining the Law Office of Sharon Rivenson Mark, P.C., included serving as a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County Vicinage in the Chancery Division – Family Part, and previously serving as a legal intern in landlord and tenant, special civil and civil cases. She was a law clerk in the Hudson County Surrogate’s Court. She was a pro bono attorney for Northeast New Jersey Legal Services. She was also a legal intern in a Jersey City law firm and a law firm in White Plains, NY. She was a Research Fellow for the Brazilian American Institute for Law and Environment in White Plains, NY. She was a Judicial Intern with the Ninth District Judicial Internship Program in New City, NY. She was an intern with the Securities Arbitration Clinic in White Plains, NY. She was an intern with the Westchester County Tax Assistance Internship in White Plains, NY and a Financial Representative with a financial services firm in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
- New Jersey State Bar, December 2009
- New York State Bar, May 2010.
- Pace University School of Law, Juris Doctor May 2009
- Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts October 2003 Languages
- Urdu (Reading and Writing), Punjabi and Hindi (Fluent)
Sandip R. Pandya, Esq.
Sandip R. Pandya’s legal experience, before joining the Law Office of Sharon Rivenson Mark, P.C., includes serving as an intern and then as a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County Vicinage in the Civil Division, Chancery Division and Criminal Division. He also worked as a legal intern at Essex-Newark Legal Services, as a research assistant at the Center for International Law – New York Law School, as an intake paralegal at Legal Services of New Jersey and as a business litigation paralegal at a Chicago law firm. He was also a Director of Constituent Services for a member of the New Jersey State Legislature.
His volunteer experience includes teaching at the Street Law Education Program in Newark, New Jersey and working as site representative for Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) in Bronx, New York. He was also Editor-in-chief of the Rutgers Law Record at Rutgers School of Law – Newark.
- New Jersey State Bar, November 2014 Education
- Rutgers School of Law Newark, Newark, NJ, Juris Doctor, May 2014
- New York Law School, New York, NY, August 2011 – May 2012
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Bachelor of Arts Political Science – Pre-Law, August 2004