Steven R. Schlesinger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Garden City, NY

Jaspan Schlesinger LLP
 | 300 Garden City Plaza, 5th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-746-8000
Fax: 516-393-8282
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

The managing partner at Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Steven R. Schlesinger focuses his practice primarily on complex civil litigation. The head of the firm's trial and appellate practice groups, his experience also includes real estate matters and creditors' rights. Mr. Schlesinger's successful track record in all of these areas have earned him the respect of his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Located in Garden City, New York, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area.

During his career, Mr. Schlesinger has assisted companies and individuals in many state and federal trials and appeals. He has represented creditors and creditors' committees in bankruptcy proceedings as well as in disputes regarding lender liability. Mr. Schlesinger has provided representation to companies that are involved in a wide variety of business disputes, and he has served as special counsel to several government agencies. He has authored or co-authored several publications, including "Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts", which was published by Thomson Reuters in conjunction with the New York County Lawyers Association.

Mr. Schlesinger is admitted to practice before all New York state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. His professional affiliations include the New York State and Nassau County bar associations and the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association. A 1973 Bachelor of Arts recipient from Queens College, Mr. Schlesinger obtained his legal education at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (60%)

State, Local & Municipal (20%)

Real Estate (10%)

Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Steven Schlesinger

Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • "Top 100 New York Super Lawyer", 2014 and 2015 New York Metro area Super Lawyers list
  • Named to the New York Metro area Super Lawyers list
  • Super Lawyer, 2012
  • Honored With Leadership in Law Award
  • Martindale - AV Overall Peer Rating 5.0

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Character and Fitness Committee, appointed by the Appellate Division, Second Department
  • Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association
  • Special Committee of the New York State Bar Association on Election Law Reform, Member
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Democratic Committee, Law Chairman
  • Federal district courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Committee, Member
  • New York
  • New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Head of The Kermit Gitenstein Foundation, Inc. and president of his synagogue

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Contributory author of Goldfeder on Modern Election Law
  • Jaspan Schlesinger Wins Summary Judgment on Real Estate Developer’s Breach of Contract and Negligent Misrepresentation Claims Against Insurance Broker
  • Steven Schlesinger Reappointed to Character and Fitness Committee
  • New York Court of Appeals Lets Stand Significant Jaspan Schlesinger Victory
  • Jaspan Schlesinger Wins Multi-Million Dollar Decision in Three Year Trial
  • First Department Affirms $103 Million Judgment in Favor of Jaspan Schlesinger LLP’s Clients
  • Jaspan Schlesinger LLP Enforces Judgment Against Manhattan Real Estate
  • Principal Author, Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts, 4th Edition, 2015

Educational Background:

  • Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A., 1973
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Office Location for Steven R. Schlesinger

300 Garden City Plaza
5th Floor
Garden City, NY 11530

Phone: 516-746-8000

Fax: 516-393-8282

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Last Updated: 10/14/2019

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