Zehava Schechter, Esq., concentrates her private practice in trust and estate planning, estate administration, real estate law, contracts, and business formation. She is admitted to the Bar in New York (1989), Massachusetts (1989), and the State of Israel (1993). Ms. Schechter graduated with a B.A. in Politics in 1983 from Brandeis University and received her J.D. in 1989 from Suffolk University Law School. She is formerly the Chairperson of and adjunct instructor in the Paralegal Program at Bramson Ort College in Queens and Brooklyn, New York.
Throughout her 25 year career, Ms. Schechter has practiced in secular courts and Batei Din (Jewish religious courts). She began her career as a public defender with the New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division. Her career has included law firm practice as well as sole practitioner status, both in Israel and New York. Ms. Schechter is an active member of a number of networking groups, including the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce (where she serves as Recording Secretary), SCWEBC, C2C Business Exchange, and CNG/Jewish Business Development, where she is a former director of the organization and the current director of the attorney sub-group. Ms. Schechter was chosen as 2015 Business Person of the Year by the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Schechter’s favorite quote is “You Miss 100% of the Shots You Don’t Take” (attributed to Wayne Gretzky). In addition to her law practice, Ms. Schechter is an author and the managing member of Your Shady Window Lady, LLC, a custom window treatment business.