Judith C. Zerden

Ms. Zerden is an experienced litigator who has represented corporations, partnerships and individuals in complex commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. As counsel to the firm since 2006, Ms. Zerden has litigated in a variety of practice areas, including trusts and estatesreal estate, corporate, employment and civil rights law.

Prior to joining Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever LLP, Ms. Zerden's experience included the representation of a trustee in bankruptcy and litigation trustee in complex securities, bankruptcy and commercial litigation, and service as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office, where she represented the New York State Departments of Taxation and Finance, State and Insurance. Ms. Zerden has also served as chairperson and arbitrator on many securities and employment arbitration panels for the National Association of Securities Dealers, where she served on the Statutory Employment Discrimination Chairperson Panel, and for the New York Stock Exchange. She continues to serve in those capacities for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc., (FINRA). Ms. Zerden has also taught business law at Mercy College.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M, Corporation Law, 1986
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1977, Senior Editor/Member, Brooklyn Law Review
  • C. U.N.Y, Brooklyn College


  • New York State
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • Westchester Women's Bar Association, Litigation Committee

Reported Cases

  • Bank of America, N.A.V. 414 Midland Avenue Association, LLC, 78 A.D. 3rd 746 (2d Dept. 2010)
  • Matter of Jamaica Acquisition Inc. v. Shea, 2009 NY Slip Op 32320 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co., Sept. 25, 2009) (N.Y.L.J., Oct. 15, 2009)
  • Sassower v. Blumenfeld, 2009 Slip Op. 29198, 24 Misc. 3d 843 (Sup. Ct. Nassau Co., May 1, 2009)
  • Matter of Silverman, 2006-2082A (Surr. Ct. Westchester Co., Nov. 28, 2008) (N.Y.L.J., Jan. 2, 2009)
  • Matter of JPMorgan Chase Bank, as Trustee of the Trust Created Under the Last Will and Testament of Smathers, 2008 NY Slip Op. 28046; 852 N.Y.S. 2d 718 (Surr. Ct., Westchester Co., Feb. 12, 2008)