Michelle Benedek-Barone Joins Matrimonial & Family Department as Partner

Michelle Benedek-Barone

We are excited to welcome Michelle Benedek-Barone as Partner in the firm’s Matrimonial & Family Law Department.

With a passion for helping clients navigate the complexities of high-stakes divorce proceedings, Michelle has more than 20 years of expertise extending far beyond traditional family law practices.

Known for her strategic approach and keen legal insight, she handles a broad spectrum of novel legal issues, offering her expertise as a fixer when divorce proceedings take unexpected turns. Her compassionate nature and hands-on approach allow her to provide unparalleled support to clients, guiding them step by step through their case. Michelle ensures her clients fully understand every aspect of their legal journey, providing frequent check-ins and comprehensive explanations to alleviate anxiety and uncertainty.

Michelle’s pursuit of excellence led her to earn an MBA, specializing in Finance and Management, enriching her practice. She collaborates seamlessly with forensic accountants, meticulously analyzing and uncovering gaps in discovery, especially in complex cases involving high net worth individuals and intricate financial structures. Michelle’s innovative strategies and ability to think outside the box consistently deliver favorable outcomes.

We are excited to welcome Michelle to our firm,” said HDRB&B’s Managing Partner, Paul S. Doherty, III. “Her impressive background sets her apart as a lawyer who can tackle the most complex financial aspects of divorce cases.”

Previously, Michelle was a partner at Laufer, Dalena, Jensen, Bradley & Doran, LLC, and an associate at Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio, & Newmark and Haber & Silver, PC. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephan J. Schaeffer.

Michelle earned her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, obtained an MBA from Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business, and holds a certificate in Mergers and Acquisitions from the Wharton Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Drew University.

Admitted to the New Jersey State Bar and New Jersey District Court Bar, Michelle actively participates in the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Association.

Beyond her legal accomplishments, Michelle volunteers in her community, previously serving on the Morris County Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team and Lecture Series. She can read braille and is passionate about bringing awareness to, and about, the capabilities of the visually impaired, blind, and disabled community.

Michelle will be based out of the firm’s Short Hills office and can be reached at mbarone@hdrbb.com.

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