Cohen Seglias brings in highly regarded Daly to launch Family Law Group

Newark-based Cohen Seglias is launching a Family Law Group and has brought in the highly regarded Carolyn Daly as a partner to lead the effort, the firm announced this week.

Daly will be joined by associate Sean Gaynor.

Designated as a Certified Matrimonial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court, a title held by only 2% of statewide attorneys, Daly handles matters involving divorce litigation, domestic violence, the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act, custody and parenting time, grandparents’ rights, emancipation, alimony, child support, college contribution, prenuptial agreements, enforcement of settlement agreements, equitable distribution and division of complex assets. She is trained in collaborative divorce, divorce mediation, parent coordination and arbitration, and is regularly appointed by family court judges as a mediator, Guardian ad Litem and parent coordinator.

Prior to joining Cohen Seglias, Daly founded Daly & Associates, which she operated for more than a decade. She said she is eager to begin the new role.

About Cohen Seglias

Founded in 1988, Cohen Seglias is a law firm with more than 80 lawyers in offices across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky. The firm provides client service on a national basis in areas including business transactions, commercial litigation, construction, creditors’ rights & bankruptcy, family law, family law, financial services, government contracting, labor & employment, government law & regulatory affairs, insurance coverage & risk management, real estate, research misconduct, student defense, Title IX, wealth preservation and white-collar defense & internal investigations.

“I am proud to join such a reputable firm as Cohen Seglias, which is known for the integrity and teamwork their attorneys bring to client interactions,” Daly said. “After managing my own boutique firm for more than a decade, I’m thrilled to seamlessly integrate my practice with a large network of professionals across a broader footprint, which will allow my practice to continue to thrive and grow.”

Cohen Seglias Managing Partner Steven Williams said the firm is thrilled to have her.

“We are excited to add a new practice to the services we provide our clients and complement our growing estate planning capabilities,” he said. “Carolyn, who is highly regarded for her work in New Jersey, helps us achieve our goals of strategic growth.

“We welcome Carolyn and Sean and look forward to their contributions in growing our newly established family law practice.”

Daly has been accepted as a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers — among only 1,300 family lawyers nationwide and fewer than 45 in New Jersey to receive this distinction by demonstrating the highest standards of matrimonial practice. Currently, Daly serves as the president of the New Jersey chapter of the AAML. In addition, she has been selected for inclusion on the New Jersey Super Lawyers lists published by Thomson Reuters for 2013-2022, including the Super Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers and the Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Lawyers.

A frequent author and speaker on family topics, Daly strives to educate audiences on the process of separation, divorce, cohabitation and post-judgment modifications, as well as the division of complex assets, compensation packages and deferred compensation and family businesses.

Daly earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Gaynor devotes his practice to representing family law clients. He handles a wide variety of cases dealing with nearly every area of family law, including issues relating to custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, college contribution, removal/relocation, emancipation, life insurance and division of assets, such as real property, retirement accounts and stock accounts.

He received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and his B.A. from the Catholic University of America. Gaynor has been selected for inclusion on the 2022 New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters.