Senior Associate

Esther Chyzyk Bernheim, a senior associate, joined Sager Gellerman Eisner LLP in 1998 after a short sabbatical as a stay-at-home mom and has practiced family law for more than 22 years. She worked closely with the founding partner, Audrey M. Sager, analyzing discovery, preparing and strategizing for trial and most significantly drafting motions, memorandums and appellate briefs. Her longstanding commitment to the resolution of disputes, her negotiation skills and her compassion assists clients in avoiding bitter litigation.

Prior to joining Sager Gellerman Eisner LLP, Esther worked with the late Gerald Goldfeder, a respected family law attorney in Queens, handling her own caseload and all aspects of litigation. Esther began her legal career representing horsemen and horsemen’s organizations as well as the Nassau County’s court officer’s union, concentrating in administrative hearings, Article 78 proceedings and appellate practice with Joseph A. Faraldo Esq.

Esther C. Bernheim Associate

Esther is a member of the Queens County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, Southern and Eastern District, the New York State Bar Association and has been published in the New York Law Journal. She received the Jurisperitus Award from the Court Officers’ Benevolent Association of Nassau County and a Citation from the Office of the Executive, Nassau County for her service to the New York State Bar and the Court employees of Nassau County. Esther received her Juris Doctor Degree from New York Law School with a BALSA merit fellowship in 1982 and is admitted to Federal Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Residing in Queens with her husband of 36 years, she is an immigrant of Cuba and is fluent in Spanish. Esther is involved in various charity organizations and enjoys traveling, indoor cycling, reading, entertaining, cooking for family and friends, spending time with her five children (two which have married into the family) and her precious grandson, all of whom, thankfully, live only a hop, skip and a bridge toll away.