Mary Wynn Seiter is a partner with the firm, where the majority of her practice since joining BFC in 2003 has been advising many of the 220+ community associations the firm represents throughout New Jersey.  She is an analytical attorney with excellent communication skills, a strong leadership presence, and a solid background in matters of corporate governance and transactions, including contract drafting and negotiation, governing board consultation, legal opinions, and dispute resolution. She adapts quickly to new and different situations, has a tremendous work ethic and dedication to her clients, and is seen as a valued partner and resource by association board members. 

Mary Wynn, an engineer by training, particularly enjoys guiding community association governing boards during transition of a community from developer control, one of the most challenging periods in the life of an association. She lectures on various aspects of community association law, and has been an instructor in numerous legal education seminars on various aspects of the law impacting community associations, including reasonable accommodations, statutory changes in New Jersey, hostile environment discrimination, and other hot topics. Mary Wynn was named Author of the Year by the New Jersey Community Associations Institute for her article in the August 2006 edition of Community Trends discussing spoliation of evidence issues in community association transition.

Mary Wynn received her undergraduate degrees summa cum laude in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University, where she was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and earned election to Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi.  After college, she joined IBM as a systems engineer on Long Island, and after a series of positions, eventually managed a team of 10 marketing representatives and systems engineers providing systems and services to clients in Manhattan. Mary Wynn then became a senior management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), focusing on business process consolidation and workplace efficiencies in the telecommunications industry. Following that, she received her law degree from the Yale Law School. Mary Wynn is admitted to practice in New Jersey and Connecticut; prior to her practice in New Jersey, she was a litigation associate at Zeldes Needle & Cooper PC in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Mary Wynn has served on several nonprofit boards, and presently sits on the Board for Philips Education Partners, a charter school organization providing robust educational opportunities in Newark and Paterson. She is an avid fan of college lacrosse, and enjoys cooking for a crowd and being with her golden retriever, Shelby. Mary Wynn and her husband and children live in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Education

  • Duke University (B.S.E.E., summa cum laude, 1984), Phi Beta Kappa
  • Yale Law School (J.D., 1996)

Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute, New Jersey Chapter
    • Author of the Year (2006)

Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2003
  • Connecticut, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, District of Connecticut

Areas of Practice