Meet the Team
We help you take the steps to protect your family and
make sure your assets are passed down generation to generation with proper Estate Planning.
Our clients come to us from all over the NY Metropolitan area
We at Sheryll Law, P.C. know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
Jay P. Sheryll, Esq.
Attorney and Owner of Sheryll Law
As a husband and father of two daughters, Jay Sheryll understands the importance of family relationships and legacy. When he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, he knew he wanted to start his own practice and devote it to estate planning because, in his words, “having a family is all we leave behind.” He established Sheryll Law, P.C. in Riverhead, New York, in 2017, where he and his staff cater to clients’ estate planning needs on the East End of Long Island.
Jay and his team help their clients leave a legacy and achieve the peace of mind of knowing that they can protect their family if something happens to them. Sheryll Law, P.C. understands that their clients have worked hard to build their legacy. It is their pleasure to help them leave their money to their loved ones according to their wishes. Having observed other firms haphazardly draft wills and throw together some powers-of-attorney without any thought to the planning aspect, Jay realized he could fulfill a need for East End Long Island clients.
Furthermore, because Sheryll Law, P.C. devotes its practice solely to estate planning, they know the rules of the game and explain them to everyone who consults with them. Notes Jay, “Our clients have a right to be educated so that we can help them make smart decisions and accomplish their objectives.”
Thanks to Jay’s decision to focus only on estate planning, Sheryll Law, P.C. is also an excellent resource for clients - not just in other law areas where they can connect them with like-minded professionals - but in most aspects of their lives. It’s the mission of Jay and Sheryll Law, P.C. to be the last attorney and law firm their clients shop for because they go beyond estate planning services to become a trusted advisor in a multitude of vital areas.
What makes Jay so passionate about estate planning law? “I enjoy seeing the ease and peace of mind our clients experience after we’ve helped them navigate through the process - especially because they often wait until the last minute. We guide them through a trying time in their lives and help them achieve their goals. That is what drives all of us at Sheryll Law, P.C.”
Although Jay and the Sheryll Law, P.C. team are consummate professionals with years of estate planning experience, they remain approachable and down-to-earth. In an area of law perceived to be stuffy and condescending, under Jay’s guidance, Sheryll Law, P.C. treats their clients with respect, courtesy, and warmth --as evidenced by their many online reviews.
When not working, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife Brigitte, and daughters Eliana and Lily; playing chess; and making music with various instruments, including the guitar, trumpet, and violin. He and his family reside on the East End of Long Island, within 15 minutes of the Sheryll Law, P.C. Riverhead office.
- TOURO COLLEGE JACOB D. FUCHSBERG LAW CENTER
Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude
- ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
B.A., Criminal Justice
Activities & Affiliations
- 2nd Vice President Riverhead Chamber of Commerce
- Board Member of the Long Island Science Center
- Board Member Rotary Club of Riverhead
- Member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association
- Published author in the Suffolk Lawyer and lecturer for continuing legal education courses for the Suffolk Academy of Law
- Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
- 2019 Long Island Business News Leadership in Law – Solo Practitioner
- New York
Brad Sheryll, younger brother of Sheryll Law, P.C. Founder Jay Sheryll, Esq., joined the firm as a paralegal in 2017. Following his graduation from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Brad enrolled in the four-year night program at Touro Law Center. He graduated last year with his Juris Doctor Degree and is currently waiting to be admitted to the Bar.
During his time at Stony Brook, Brad did a nighttime shift at another law firm to gain experience. Upon graduation, he became a legal assistant and remained with that law firm for three-and-a-half years. When his brother Jay established Sheryll Law, P.C., Brad accepted the opportunity to help his brother grow his Long Island Estate and Trust Planning Firm as a paralegal.
His favorite part of the job? “The interaction with the clients and being able to help them with their estate planning goals is my favorite part of my job at Sheryll Law, P.C.,” Brad says. “In our niche, we can create close connections with our clients and, for the most part, it’s a happy situation. There are some sad situations we deal with, but again, it’s gratifying to help our clients through those difficult times.”
In his paralegal role, Brad also handles Sheryll Law P.C.’s Medicaid cases, which involves a significant client interaction and collecting documentation and necessary information for the Medicaid applications.
When not working diligently on behalf of Sheryll Law P.C.’s clients, Brad spends most of his time in the great outdoors golfing, fishing, boating, going to the beach, and enjoying all the outdoor activities Long Island has to offer.
Client Support Manager
Client Support Manager Courtney Benediktsson joined Sheryll Law, P.C. in July 2020, after receiving her MBA at Quinnipiac University through the accelerated 4 + 1 program and her undergraduate degree in Marketing with a minor in Law and Society in 2019 from Quinnipiac University.
Although Courtney accrued valuable experience as an intern for Live Nation Entertainment, followed by over two years as an intern and customer service representative for Sea Tow Services, International, her role at Sheryll Law, P.C. provided her first exposure to estate planning. For Courtney, a typical day at the office involves managing the engagement process with clients from the moment they contact Sheryll Law, P.C. to ensure their complete satisfaction throughout the process once they retain the firm’s estate planning services. She also generates ideas for relevant and educational content for social media, emails, and webinars, manages local outreach efforts and strategizes with Jay and the team to develop and implement effective plans to assist even more clients in 2021 and beyond.
“I like learning about estate planning law because, as a young person who didn’t know anything about it and thought it did not concern me, it’s preparing me for important things I must be aware of moving forward. Helping our clients with their estate planning goals also helps me in my personal life. Since I had a minor in law, my work at Sheryll Law, P.C. provides real-world experience about how everything works. And I enjoy assisting clients in their efforts to protect their legacy and their families’ best interests.”
In her free time, Courtney enjoys listening to country music, going to concerts, keeping up with the latest trends in pop culture, fashion, and entertainment, dining at new restaurants, and visiting the North Fork on the weekends. A lover of travel, she plans to visit Switzerland and Norway in the not-too-distant future.
Legal Assistant Thomas Lennon joined the Sheryll Law Team in November of 2021, after obtaining his Paralegal Certificate and undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. While attending Marist, he gained his first law firm experience as a Legal Intern for Rutberg Breslow Personal Injury Law. Thomas has a passion for the law that started in High School, as he served as a member of the Southampton Town Youth Court. When he's not working, Thomas enjoys golfing, going to baseball games, and spending time with his family and friends.
At Sheryll Law, Thomas primarily assists with drafting on the Estate Planning side, Probate and Estate Administration, and Deed Transfers. He enjoys communicating with clients and working hands-on with them to ensure that their needs are met.