We are a midtown Manhattan law firm that focuses in the areas of Education Law, Labor and Employment Law, Developmental Disabilities Law, Civil Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Corporate Law.

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About Our Firm

Welcome to Shebitz Berman & Delforte, P.C. We are a boutique law firm located in Midtown Manhattan known far and wide for our work in the field of Education Law. We are a leader in the field. While our Education Law practice is dynamic and encompasses many different areas of law, our primary areas of focus also include Labor and Employment Law, Developmental Disabilities Law, Civil Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Corporate Law. For over 25 years we have created and represented public and private education institutions large and small, from preschools to colleges, as well as championed the rights of individuals.

Education Law is what we do; it is our passion, and that passion is what sets us apart. It is the reason why most of our clients have stayed with us for many years, and why we are really good at what we do. To learn more about how we can partner with you to protect your interests, please do not hesitate to call us.  

You can reach us 212-832-2797.


            We are operational and remain fully committed to providing outstanding service to our clients.  This remains our top priority.  In light of the current circumstances posed by the coronavirus pandemic, we also are taking precautions to protect the health and safety of our team and their families.  Therefore, in accordance with current guidance from health and government officials, and in step with much of the rest of the country, as of the close of business today, all of our employees will be working remotely until further notice.  We will be monitoring developments closely to determine how long it will be necessary to continue these precautions.

            Fortunately, the nature of our business lends itself to remote operations, and our technology will enable our attorneys and staff to work seamlessly from remote locations.  We will continue to meet your needs in the same highly competent, professional and responsive manner you expect from us.  During this period, we will be available to you as always.  The best way to reach us for fastest response will be by email.  Phone calls will go into voice mail and we will check our voicemails periodically, so that all phone calls will be returned, but there could be a longer response time than usual, which is why we recommend email where practicable.

            We thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.  We are confident that these steps will enable us to uphold our commitments of excellence and responsiveness to our clients, while doing what needs to be done to preserve the health of our team and help curtail the spread of the virus.  We wish you, your families and your teams good luck and good health through these trying times.

Fred Berman
Matt Delforte
Shebitz Berman & Delforte, P.C.

The law we practice is often complex and sophisticated and, as a result, we take a creative approach to law and litigation. As a boutique, we are able to provide our clients with the personal attention they might not find elsewhere, especially with larger firms whose practices and client bases are too broad to allow them the luxury of providing specific attention, knowledge, and resources to each individual client.

Latest News from the SBCD Chalkboard

Press Release

April 7, 2017
In a decision and order dated April 3, 2017, New York State Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia, determined that the New…
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Overtime Rule Halted, But Don’t Be So Quick to Avoid Reclassifying Your Employees

January 9, 2017
By now, most employers are aware that the United States’ Department of Labor’s (DOL) new federal overtime rule, which would have…
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