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April 29, 2021

CSG's Ifedapo Benjamin Recognized with Garden State Bar Association's Top 25 Under 40 Award

CSG’s Ifedapo (“Ife”) Benjamin was acknowledged as part of the Garden State Bar Association's (“GSBA”) Young Lawyers’ Division inaugural Top 25 Lawyers Under 40 program. The recognition was announced during the GSBA’s 2021 Lift As We Climb Convention on April 17, 2020. Notably, Ife was also named the GSBA’s Member of the Month for November 2020 during the convention.

Ife, an Associate with CSG's Litigation Group, conducts legal research and analysis, prepares legal documents, compiles case materials, communicates with clients, and develops reports supporting CSG’s litigators. He graduated from Seton Hall Law School in 2020, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal and published “Restructure the Structuring Law: The Need for a Restrictive Interpretation of the Minimum Cash Requirement Under the Structuring Statute.” Ife was a Summer Associate with a New Jersey-based law firm, a Legal Extern for the United States Attorney’s Office, and a Student Advocate for the Conflict Management Program: S.D.N.Y. Representation in Mediation Practicum. Before law school, Ife graduated with honors from Marist College, where he majored in Political Science and Government. Ife will be clerking for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey for the 2021- 2022 term for the Hon. Zahid N. Quraishi.

The GSBA is New Jersey's oldest and largest professional organization for African American judges, lawyers, and law students.  Since 1975, the GSBA has continuously assisted African Americans and other ethnic minorities in becoming an effective part of the judicial and legal systems. The Association also seeks to advance the science of jurisprudence, improve the administration of justice, support initiatives designed to improve economic condition of all individuals, and eliminate discrimination and inequality based on racial, ethnic or sexual considerations. The GSBA began the formation of the Young Lawyers Division in 1996 to address the needs of recent law school graduates and practicing attorneys. The Association’s membership is more diverse and has increased since its inception.

To learn more about the Garden State Bar Association, please visit their website.


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