Attorney Profile

Steven R. Schlesinger

Steven Schlesinger

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP
300 Garden City Plaza, 5th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530

New York (NY)

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Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), State, Local & Municipal (20%), Real Estate: Business (10%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

Business Litigation

State, Local & Municipal

Real Estate: Business

Estate & Trust Litigation

Profile

Steven R. Schlesinger is the managing partner of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP and heads the Firm’s Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups. Mr. Schlesinger concentrates his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, commercial and real estate matters, and bankruptcy. He provides general advice and counsel to hotel and casino companies, radio stations, real estate developers, automobile dealerships, and construction companies. He has also acted as special counsel to numerous government agencies and served as a director of three publicly held corporations.

In addition, Mr. Schlesinger has extensive litigation experience involving Election Law. He has served as Law Chairman of the Nassau Democratic County Committee and has served as a member of the Special Committee of the New York State Bar Association on the Reform of the Election Law. He has acted as counsel to numerous political campaigns including Clinton/Gore '96 and McCarthy for Congress. Mr. Schlesinger was appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Department, as a member of the Character and Fitness Committee and served as the Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Schlesinger has represented numerous businesses in bankruptcies and commercial matters and related litigation. He has been counsel in many Federal and State Court trials including numerous matters in The Delaware Chancery Court, the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and The Bankruptcy Courts. He has argued several hundred appellate cases including many in the New York State Court of Appeals.

Mr. Schlesinger has also had business interests involving real estate developments, hotels, casinos, car dealerships, automotive distributorships, oil reclamation systems, and restaurants among other businesses. Mr. Schlesinger is also a ranked professional poker player.

Mr. Schlesinger received his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York, and before the Supreme Court of the United States and the Eastern and Southern District Courts of New York. Mr. Schlesinger is a member of the Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar and Nassau County Bar Associations. He currently serves as president of his synagogue and as head of The Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, Inc. Mr. Schlesinger is active in many other charitable and civic organizations.


Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2015

About Steven Schlesinger

Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage: www.jaspanllp.com/attorney-profile/50/Steven-Schlesinger

Honors and Awards:

  • Appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Department, as a member of the Character and Fitness Committee; and served as the Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • He is admitted to practice before all of the New York State courts, the federal district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association and of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Head of The Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, LLC and head of his synagogue

Representative Clients:

  • Advertising Agencies; Automobile Dealerships; Banking and Financial Institutions; Bankruptcy Trustees; Construction Companies; Creditors' Committees; Distributors, Equipment Leasing Companies; Hospitals; Hotels; Importer, Exporters, Freight Forwarders and Warehousemen; Insurance Companies; Investment Bankers; Landlords; Libraries; Manufacturers in Industries including Clothing and Paper Products; Medical and Dental Practices; Municipalities; Not-for-Profit Organizations; Political Candidates and Campaign Committees; Professional Service Firms, including Accounting, Architecture, Engineering and Law Firms; Public Authorities; Real Estate Brokers; Real Estate Developers; Real Estate Investment Trusts; Real Estate Investors; Restaurants; School Districts; Software Developers; Special Districts; Telecommunication Companies; Title Insurance Companies; Vineyards and Wineries

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Mr. Schlesinger is a contributing writer to Goldfeder's Modern Election Law Treatise

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York, 1973
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