Alan D. Scheinkman

Years


Roles

Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 2018-

Biography

Judicial Offices
  • Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, Brooklyn, New York – Appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, January 1, 2018.
  • Administrative Judge, Ninth Judicial District – Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2009 to 2017
  • Associate Justice, Appellate Term, Second Department, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts – Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2007 to 2009
  • Justice, Supreme Court, Ninth Judicial District, Westchester County – Elected 2007 to 2020
Other Professional Experience
  • Delbello, Donellan, Weingarten, Tartaglia, Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP – Partner, 2002 to 2006
  • Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. – Partner, 2001 to 2002
  • Westchester County, New York, County Attorney, 1998 to 2000
  • New York State Senate, Associate Minority Counsel, 1997
  • Scheinkman, Fredman & Kosan – Partner, 1990 to 1997
  • St. John’s University, Associate Professor of Law, 1984 to 1990
  • New York State Temporary Commission on the Recodification of the Family Court Act, Associate Counsel, 1982 to 1983
  • Golenblock & Barell – Associate, 1979 to 1982
  • Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison & Tucker – Associate 1977 to 1979
  • Hon. Matthew J. Jasen, Senior Associate Judge, New York State Court of Appeals – Law Clerk, 1975 to 1977
Admission to the Bar
  • NYS Appellate Division, Second Department, 1976
  • United States Supreme Court, 1990
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, 2002
  • United States District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, 1976, 1977
Education
  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1975
  • B.A., George Washington University, 1972
Publications & Leading Cases
  • Practice Commentaries to McKinney’s New York Domestic Relations Law
  • Directing Editor, McKinney’s MFL (text and Forms for New York Family Law)
  • Co-Author, Practitioner’s Handbook to Appeals to the Appellate Division of the State of New York, New York State Bar Association (2nd and 3rd Edition), 2005 and 2007
  • “Joint Ventures Can Increase Revenues But Activities With For-Profits Must be Properly, Lawfully Conducted”, New York Law Journal, pg. 7, col. 1, July 2, 2001
  • Reporter, Task Force on Administrative Adjudication, New York State Bar Association, 1988
  • Co-Editor, One on One, the publication of the New York State Bar Association Section on General Practice, 1987-1989
  • Co-Author, “A Tribute to Judge Matthew J. Jasen”, 35 Buffalo L. Rev. 14, 1986
  • New York Law of Domestic Relations, West Publishing Company, 1986
  • Reporter, Association of Supreme Court Justices Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions – Civil, 1985-1997
  • Contributing Author, Chapter, “The Broker’s Duties and Liabilities”… Rohan, Goldstein & Bobis, Real Estate Brokerage Law & Practice, Matthew Bender, 1984
  • Contributing Author, Chapter, “Termination of Parental Rights”, Child Custody & Visitation: Law & Practice, Matthew Bender, 1984
  • “The Civil Jurisdiction of the New York Court of Appeals: The Rule and Role of Finality”, 54 St. John’s Law Review 443, 1980
Professional & Civic Activities
  • Co-Chair, Judicial Task Force on the State Constitution, 2017 to Present
  • Member, Commercial Division Advisory Counsel, 2013 to Present
  • Member, Association of Supreme Court Justices Committee on Pattern Jury Instruction – Civil, 2008 to Present
  • Member, Judicial Commission on Interbranch Relations, 2008 to 2010
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law, 1999 to 2008
  • 2nd Vice President, County Attorneys’ Association, State of New York, 1999 to 2000
  • Member, Judicial Hearing Officer Selection Committee for the Ninth District, 1993 to 2002
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law, 1991 to 1997
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law, 1990 to 1991
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Supreme Court Library at White Plains, 1990 to 1992, 2005
  • Executive Director, New York State Bar Association Task Force on Administrative Adjudication, 1987 to 1988
  • Lecturer, Annual Judicial Seminars, New York State Office of Court Administration, 1986 to 2000
  • Reporter, New York Pattern Jury Instructions – Civil, 1985 to 1997
  • Member, New York State Bar Association Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction, 1983 to 2004, 2008 to 2009
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