Cynthia came to Court Square Law Project from Safe Horizon, the country’s largest victim services provider, where she served as Director of the Domestic Violence Law Project. Prior to that, she provided a variety of civil legal services to families affected by terminal illness across the five boroughs at The Family Center. Cynthia has extensive experience in matrimonial and family law, housing law, and trusts and estates, as well as in program design and management. She is passionate about helping all New Yorkers access the fundamental legal services they need.
Karen L. Cahn, Supervising Attorney
Karen, a native New Yorker, has been practicing law for more than thirty years. Her background includes criminal defense litigation, cooperative conversion work, Housing Court litigation, and general civil litigation and transactional matters. The majority of her practice, however, has been in the family and matrimonial law field, to which she has dedicated more than twenty years. A trained mediator, she has handled numerous cases involving divorce, custody, parental access, child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and post-judgment enforcement proceedings in both Family and Supreme Courts. Karen has also drafted and reviewed numerous pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Karen received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, and her B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Binghamton.
Denis graduated from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. While in law school, Denis interned for a private firm, Bronx Supreme Court Justice Donna M. Mills and the Legal Aid Society. Prior to law school, he worked in finance for companies such as UBS, PwC and Edison ParkFast. Denis has a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College with a major in Finance and minor in Mathematics.
Julia graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2018 with a concentration in Family & Children's Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She also received a certificate in Dispute Resolution from Cardozo. While in law school, she participated in the Divorce Mediation Clinic, and was the President of the Family Law Society. Julia earned her B.A. in Political Science from Muhlenberg College.
Sara graduated from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law in 2017. Before joining Court Square Law Project, Sara worked as a law clerk for a criminal defense attorney. During law school, Sara interned at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and an appellate public defender organization. She also represented clients through CUNY’s Criminal Defense Clinic, and competed in moot court competitions.
Julia graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2017. During law school, Julia worked with legal aid non-profits focusing on access to justice and government accountability and interned at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Prior to law school, Julia worked at Iraq Veterans Against the War, a veterans’ rights and anti-militarism non-profit.
Richard graduated from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. Prior to joining the Court Square Law Project, he volunteered at the Help Centers in Kings County Civil Court and in New York County Civil Court. During law school, Richard interned for the New York County Supreme Court and the First Judicial Department Appellate Term of the New York Supreme Court. In addition, he has worked at a variety of law firms of all sizes in New York City and Long Island. Richard also volunteers with several lawyers associations that provide legal services to the community.
In addition to assisting with CSLP’s general litigation practice, Aaron specializes in small business and intellectual property matters, including trademark applications and TTAB proceedings. Aaron graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2018, while working with various organizations including Atlantic Records and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Loveleen graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2016 specializing in general litigation, family law, and business law. During law school, she participated in the Divorce Mediation Clinic and was an editor for Cardozo’s Journal of Law & Gender. Loveleen also interned at the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission in its Division of Enforcement and J.P. Morgan Chase in its Compliance group. Before joining the Court Square Law Project, she maintained a law practice, worked at national employment law firm and was a legal fellow for the Honorable Gerald Lebovits in New York Supreme Court. Loveleen earned a B.S. from Fordham University with a major in Finance & Marketing and a minor in Economics.