Cynthia Sharp

Cynthia Sharp

at The Sharper Lawyer

Location
Greater Philadelphia Area
Industry
Professional Training & Coaching

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Cynthia Sharp's Overview

Current
Past
  • Research Assistant, Dwan Professor of Taxation at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Staff Member at United States Senate Finance Committee
  • Law Clerk at Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division
  • Staff Member at U.S House of Representatives - Joint Committee on Congressional Operations
Education
Connections

500+ connections

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Cynthia Sharp's Summary

Cynthia Sharp established and ran one of the most successful elder law and estates boutique firms in the State of New Jersey. After 28 years of practice, she founded The Sharper Lawyer, a CLE company which gives her a forum to share the practice building and management techniques that she developed. Her many accolades and awards include being named by South Jersey Magazine as an Awesome Attorney and being recognized by NJBIZ as one of the Top 50 Female Business Women.

Specialties:
Professional Speaking
Attorney Coaching

Cynthia Sharp's Experience

Director of Continuing Legal Education

The Sharper Lawyer

Public Company; Myself Only; Professional Training & Coaching industry

January 2010Present (4 years 9 months)

After 28 years of practicing law, Cynthia Sharp founded The Sharper Lawyer ("TSL") an accredited CLE Provider (PA) and Attorney Coaching entity. Credits are fully reciprocal in New Jersey and New York. Cindy offers her programs to bar associations, law firms and other legal organizations.  Becoming a full time Professional CLE Instructor was a natural progression in her career since she has personally designed and delivered more than 100 CLE programs over the last 20 years. 

Uniquely, attorneys attending TSL programs will improve business development, client relationship and law firm management skills while earning required Ethics Credits.

Take a look at our website for detailed information about our course offerings and available coaching programs. Be sure to inquire about in-house delivery at your location.

Please follow this link to view a 4 minute Video Brochure featuring clips of a recent presentation along with audience testimonials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVy3z7T0AJk

Of Counsel

Rothamel Bratton

Partnership; 11-50 employees; Law Practice industry

January 2010Present (4 years 9 months)

Partner

Jenkins and Jenkins

19841993 (9 years)

Associate Attorney

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

March 1983June 1984 (1 year 4 months)

Cynthia worked as an associate in the tax department and handled employee benefit matters and participated in corporate and partnership tax planning.

Associate Attorney

Rawle & Henderson

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry

May 1982March 1983 (11 months)

Tax Department

Research Assistant, Dwan Professor of Taxation

Georgetown University Law Center

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

March 1980July 1981 (1 year 5 months)

Staff Member

United States Senate Finance Committee

March 1980May 1981 (1 year 3 months)

Worked under auspices of Senator Robert Dole on tax legislation

Law Clerk

Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division

September 1978March 1980 (1 year 7 months)

Staff Member

U.S House of Representatives - Joint Committee on Congressional Operations

June 1976September 1978 (2 years 4 months)

Summary of Proceedings and Debate

Cynthia Sharp's Skills & Expertise

  1. Public Speaking
  2. Attorney Business Coach
  3. Professional CLE Speaker
  4. Keynote Speaker
  5. Elder Law
  6. Coaching
  7. Estate Planning
  8. Trusts
  9. Wills
  10. Legal Research
  11. Legal Issues
  12. Motivational Speaking
  13. Estate Administration
  14. Powers of Attorney
  15. Legal Advice
  16. Tax Law
  17. Insurance Law

Cynthia Sharp's Publications

  • Public Benefits in the Context of a Divorce

    • Mercer County Lawyer
    • February 2009
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Five Estate Planning Mistakes

    • Round The Table, (Official Publication of the Million Dollar Round Table)
    • July 2008
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Appointment of Funeral Agent Authorized by the Cemetery Act

    • The Barrister (Newsletter of the NJ Camden County Bar Association)
    • June 2007
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Sponge Tax Reform Soaks the Taxpayer

    • New Jersey State Bar Association (Newsletter of the Elder Law Section)
    • August 2003
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Section 529 Plans Make the Grade: Tax Breaks for Education Savings

    • New Jersey Lawyer
    • April 2002
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Hospice Care: Practical Information and Personal Reflections

    • The Barrister (Camden County Bar Association)
    • January 2006
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • In Estate Planning, Who Is The Client?

    • New Jersey Law Journal
    • March 13, 2006
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Benefit the Right Beneficiary

    • New Jersey Law Journal
    • February 5, 2007
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Special Needs Trusts - Part I

    • The Barrister (Publication of the Camden County Bar Association)
    • February 2008
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp

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  • Medicaid Annuities - Alive and Well in New Jersey

    • Mercer County Lawyer
    • May 2005
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Final Minimum Required Distribution Regulations Issued By IRS

    • New Jersey Banker
    • November 2003
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey Substantially Revise Rules for Powers of Attorney

    • The Elder Law Report
    • May 2001
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • A Guide to Deductibility of Medical Expenses

    • NAELA NEWS
    • March 2000
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Hospice Care: Practical Information and Personal Reflections

    • The Barrister
    • January 2006
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • New Jersey Adopts Domestic Partnership Act

    • Mercer County Lawyer
    • April 2004
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Special Needs Trusts - Part II

    • The Barrister
    • March 2008
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Comparing IRAs: Here's the Lowdown

    • New Jersey Lawyer
    • April 13, 1998
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Parents of Children with Special Needs Entitled to Income Tax Benefits

    • New Jersey Law Journal
    • March 21, 2011
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Spotlight Article: "Mandatory CLE: Let's Stop Playing Time Games and Get Serious About Learning!"

    • Equipping Our Lawyers
    • April 7, 2011
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • PA CLE Annual Provider Conference Notes

    • Equipping Our Lawyers
    • August 2011
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Delegation Dynamics

    • In the Loop
    • December 1, 2011
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Improving Your Law Firm's Bottom Line: Part One

    • Cynthia Sharp for the Mercer County Bar Association Newsletter
    • August 2011
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp
  • Improving Your Law Firm's Bottom Line: Part Two

    • Cynthia Sharp for the Mercer County Bar Association Newsletter
    • October 2011
    Authors: Cynthia Sharp

Cynthia Sharp's Education

New York University School of Law

LL.M., Taxation

19811982

Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., Law

19771981

Ball State University

B.A., Philosophy

19721976

Cynthia Sharp's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Hiking, Biking, Art Museums, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pleasure Reading

Groups and Associations:

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, The Association for Continuing Legal Education – The Network for CLE Professionals Worldwide, National Speakers Association, National Association of Women Lawyers, American Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

November 2011 - Presented with Past President's Gavel by The Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey

September 2009 - Named as an Awesome Attorney by South Jersey Magazine

April 2009 - National Speakers Association, New Jersey Chapter (NSA-NJ) Member of the Month

March 2008 - Named as a Formidable Female by South Jersey Business Trends

February 2008 - NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business Award

September 2007 - Featured by South Jersey Magazine as an Awesome Attorney

May 2006 - Alzheimer's Association Kaleidoscope Award

September 2005 – present: Accredited Estate Planning Attorney

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