Steven R. Schlesinger

Steven R. Schlesinger

Partner
  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8220
  • F: 516-393-8282
  • sschlesinger@jaspanllp.com
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Steven R. Schlesinger concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation involving shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate transactions and other complex commercial cases. He has been counsel to many prominent leaders in the real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, automotive, retail industries, and other business fields. His clients have included The Trump Organization, AVR Realty, Fortress Investments, Kimco Realty, Global Tissue, Winter Brothers Waste Management and Resorts of the World, N.V., among others.

Steve is also a recognized expert in election and campaign finance law. He has acted as counsel on many political campaigns and has represented numerous elected officials and government agencies in election law proceedings, many of which have resulted in significant decisions.

Steve is a member of the firm’s management committee and Co-Managing Partner with Jothy Narendran.

Steve has served as counsel in many federal and state court trials, including numerous cases in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court and has argued innumerable appellate cases including many in the New York State Court of Appeals. He has also litigated complex cases in Surrogate’s Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, and in the Matrimonial Division of the Supreme Court. Steve has litigated cases in the Delaware Chancery Court, as well as in the state and/or federal courts of Florida, Nevada and Texas.

He has acted as special counsel to numerous government agencies and served as a director of three publicly held corporations.

In addition to his law career, Steve is also a successful businessman. He has been the managing member of a multitude of real estate companies owning shopping centers, other commercial real estate, automobile dealerships, and restaurants. Steve also serves as an adviser to a closely held hospitality group.

An active member of the community, Steve is president of his synagogue and participates in many other charitable and civic organizations.

Education

  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Queens College

Experience

  • Lead counsel for the Trump Organization in litigation against Deutsche Bank concerning Chicago Trump Tower.
  • Obtained two judgments in excess of $100 million on behalf of real estate investors in partnership disputes.
  • Chaired the Creditors’ Committee in the bankruptcy case of Daewoo America.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Cir.

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Appellate Division, Second Department, Character and Fitness Committee, Former 20-Year Member
  • Appellate Division Second Department, Special Master to act as Mediator in Mandatory Court Mediation Program
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee, Former Chairman
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Democratic Committee, Former Law Chairman
  • New York State Bar Association, Election Law Reform Special Committee, Former Member

Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition, Principal author.

Goldfeder on Modern Election Law, 3rd Edition, Contributing author.

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