“Knowledge is power, finesse propels you forward, and deal making grows empires.”
Rania V. Sedhom is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sedhom Law Group, PLLC. She started this law firm to help small to medium sized business obtain stellar legal support without the mystery behind legal fees and costs. As such, most of the firm’s clients utilize alternative billing arrangements that eradicate surprise invoices.
Rania immigrated to the United States from North Africa at a young age. While she acclimated to her new home, she realized she was different –Rania looked different, spoke differently (in fact, I didn’t speak English at all), dressed differently and didn’t understand how the system worked. Once she got the hang of everything, Rania was passionate about helping people and sharing her knowledge with others.
Today, Rania is an attorney who levels the playing field for traditionally underrepresented business owners and founders. Knowledge is power, finesse propels you forward, and deal making grows empires. Companies who want an attorney who is more like a business partner than a fireman may consider Sedhom Law Group, PLLC. If you want to work with an attorney who comes from a place of “know” rather than “no,” you are welcome to contact Rania or one of her associates.
Rania obtained her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Texas, as well as in the following: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey and Third and Fourth Circuits.
Rania is regularly in the media offering insights on Bloomberg Radio, Luxury Daily, American Marketer, L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money.
Rania is member and former Chair of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Committee of the NYC Bar Association. She is a Member of Entrepreneurs Organization and on its Membership Committee.
Rania loves singing. If she didn’t become an attorney, she would have become an entertainer. Can she sing? Invite her to Karaoke but be sure she can sing Lisa Stansfield!
“Our clients are busy taking over the world; they can’t afford to read a document just to ask for a plain English translation.”
Matthew J. Scott joined Sedhom Law Group in December 2019. He assists companies in litigation and transactional matters, including corporate formation, real estate, intellectual property, and debt and equity financings. He is admitted to practice law in New York, Texas, the Eastern District of New York, and the Southern District of New York.
An Ohio native, Matt earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from The Ohio State University. In law school, he was an editor of the Ohio State Technology Law Journal and participated in the Entrepreneurial Business Law Clinic. There, he provided pro bono legal services to start-ups.
Matt is driven, patient, and adaptable, and he believes those qualities are the keys to his success. His mission as a lawyer is to eliminate legalese from his vocabulary—our clients are busy taking over the world; they can’t afford to read a document just to ask for a plain English translation.
Matt is a Vistage member and participates in its Emerging Leaders program, which develops leadership skills for a company’s rising stars. He also serves as the Education Coordinator of Business Network International (BNI) Manhattan Chapter 32.
In his free time, Matt likes to play chess and listen to Dave Matthews Band (simultaneously, if he’s feeling wild). On weekends, you might catch him at a baseball game or a jazz club, or reading in Washington Square Park.
“I provide clients with an advantage both in the marketplace and when dealing with regulating agencies.”
While attending Columbia University in New York, earning a Bachelor’s of the Arts in Math and Religion, Sam worked in bars as a barback and bartender. After graduation, he attended the French Culinary Institute, after which he worked Blue Hill NYC, a three-star restaurant in Greenwich Village, both in the back and front of the house before deciding to attend law school.
Sam graduated from the University of Miami School of Law Magna Cum Laude, having acted as Executive Editor of the International and Comparative Law Review for which he wrote an article comparing EU, US, French and Californian regulation of wine.
His professional practice has been solely dedicated to serving the alcoholic beverage industry with a focus on retail. He sincerely believes that his unique perspective and background provides clients with an advantage both in the marketplace and when dealing with regulating agencies.
“Being a holistic problem solver means knowing everything about a few things and a few things about everything.”
Max isn’t a lawyer, but he was raised by one, and spent much of his childhood learning how to provide efficient support for law firms and their clients. Max’s career wound through many industries, including security, entertainment, real estate, and sales, before ending up back in law. While earning his Master’s in Information Science from Queens College, he fell into working with tech startups, and spent nearly a decade learning how to build businesses from a single room to an international scale. He now brings his unique insights and practical growth experience to the table for Sedhom Law Group as well as for its clients. As a believer in holistic problem solving, Max often incorporates knowledge and expertise from unexpected sources to achieve innovative solutions.
Max lives in Queens with his wife, Bryanna, who enjoys keeping things organized as much as he does. On the weekends, she plays lead guitar while he accompanies her on the bass.
“Problem solving is thinking outside the box. Creativity is getting rid of the box.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Alex earned his B.A as a Scholars Program Graduate from Brooklyn College and earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In law school, Alex was an editor for the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and a student intern at the Cardozo Tech Startup Clinic.
Alex believes that knowing the law is only half the battle. The best legal representation requires a lawyer who understands their client’s business and goals in order to craft narrowly tailored solutions.
Alex’s commitment to developing creative legal solutions has been molded by assisting individuals, small businesses, tech startups and publicly traded companies on matters including intellectual property, entity formation, employment, real estate, contract drafting and litigation.
Alex spends most of his free time playing the guitar, bike riding through NYC and cooking dishes from all over the world. A little bit of music, good food, and the great outdoors makes a for a great time.