Steven R. Schlesinger


Steven R. Schlesinger is the managing partner of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP and heads the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and its Appellate Practice Group. Mr. Schlesinger concentrates his practice in the areas of general civil litigation, commercial and real estate matters, and bankruptcy. He has been counsel in many federal and state court trials including numerous cases in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and is a principal author of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition.  He has argued innumerable appellate cases including many in the New York State Court of Appeals.  In addition he has acted as special counsel to numerous government agencies and served as a director of three publicly held corporations.  He has represented many elected officials in litigations relating to their public office including the Governor of the State of New York.

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.  He is a member of the Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association and of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. He has served as Law Chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee and as a member of the Special Committee of the New York State Bar Association on Election Law Reform.  He has acted as counsel on many political campaigns and is a contributing author of Goldfeder on Modern Election Law, Third Edition.

Mr. Schlesinger was named to the 2014 and 2015 New York Metro area Super Lawyers list as a "Top 100 New York Super Lawyer." Only five percent of the attorneys in the New York Metro area are named to the list of Super Lawyers and from that the top 100 are selected.  Mr. Schlesinger received the recognition in the practice area of business ligation. This is the eighth consecutive year that Mr. Schlesinger has been named to the New York Metro area Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Schlesinger received his undergraduate degree from Queens College and his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.  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 currently serves as president of his synagogue and as head of The Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, Inc.  In addition, he is active in many other charitable and civic organizations.

  • B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York - 1973
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law - 1976

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