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 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.
Steve is currently a director of American Community Bank. 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.
Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition, Principal author.
Goldfeder on Modern Election Law, 3rd Edition, Contributing author.