Nicholas G. Kaizer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

Levitt & Kaizer
 | 40 Fulton St, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212-480-4000
Fax: 212-480-4444
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
Attorney Profile

A criminal defense attorney and partner at Levitt & Kaizer, Nicholas G. Kaizer represents clients in the state of New York. With over three decades of experience in general litigation and white collar crime, he is nationally recognized for his knowledge of the United States Sentencing guidelines and criminal defense law. He advises defense, prosecutors and judges on the federal setnencing guidelines and has appeared before the federal sentencing commission.

Admitted to practice in the state of New York, Florida and the District of Columbia, Mr. Kaizer is also a member of Board of Directors odf the New York Criminal Bar Association and a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has represented entertainers, labor representatives, union presidents and even The Trump Organization. Approved and vetted by the United States government, he has security clearance to handle cases involving export violations and espionage.

Mr. Kaizer graduated from Boston University with honors before attending the University of Miami School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. Along with the state of New York, he is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Florida and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Kaizer holds the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. During his career, he also spent time interviewing, evaluating and recommending candidates for ballot inclusion for the New York Civil Court judges.

* 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
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Expungement, Felony, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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About Nicholas Kaizer

Admitted: 1988, New York

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  • AV/preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Lifetime member in premier national organization devoted to Defining the rights of those accused or crimes or other wrongdoing.  , Lifetime Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, NADCL, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Vetted and approved by U.S. goverment for security clearance to work on cases involving expionage and export violations regarding Arms and other items requiering government approval to export., 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern District of Florida
  • New York Criminal Bar Association-designated panelist (and subcommittee Chairman) on the New York County Independent Judicial Screening Panel for the 6 and 9 Judicial Districts of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits
  • Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Florida
  • New York Criminal Bar Association, 1988


  • World-renowned musician charged with attempted murder, strangulation and burgulary pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless assault and received unconditional discharged, no jail time, no probation, no fine and relief from civil disabilities.  , 2016


  • We represented a recipient of federal benefits who was unqualfied to receive such payments.  The government informed us that a federal indictment against our clients was expected.  Through negotiation, we resolved with matter without criminal charges being filed and the clients paying a modest monthly repayment.   , 2015

Representative Clients:

  • Union presidents and other labor representatives charged with malfeasance.  We;ve represented numerous locals and their officers over teh years, obtaining either dismissal or the charges or claims against them or results t he clients were happy with.  , 2016
  • Represent several former federal defendants against whom the government initiated protracted efforts to collect restittuion or forfeiture owed.  All those which have been concluded have been on terms favorable and acceptable to client., 2010
  • In 2014, we represented the Trump Organization when the SDNY U.S. Attorney's office sought to forfeit a membership in the Mar-a-Lago golf club that had already been forfeited back to the club for non-payment of dues.  The government sought payment form the Club.  Our efforts pursuaded the government to abandon its collection efforts against the golf club.  
  • Represented recipient of disability Benefits from Railraod Retirement Board which claimed  benefits were fraudulently obtained.  No indictment, no charges, no repayment., 2015


Educational Background:

  • Boston University, 1984
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Office Location for Nicholas G. Kaizer

40 Fulton St
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10038

Phone: 212-480-4000

Fax: 212-480-4444

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Last Updated: 5/24/2019

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