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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.
Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2014
Admitted: 1977, New York
Professional Webpage: www.jaspanllp.com/attorney-profile/50/Steven-Schlesinger
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