Partners:

Steven M. Lester
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Steven M. Lester is an accomplished commercial litigator, trial attorney, and business lawyer with over 25 years' experience.  He represents small and mid-size businesses and individuals in diverse conflict areas  such as contractual disputes, debtor and creditor rights, environmental matters, estate disputes and will contests, landlord-tenant proceedings, mortgage foreclosures, construction litigation, close-corporation shareholder disputes, religious corporation disputes, securities litigation, and unfair competition, copyright and trademark litigation.  Steve handles numerous non-litigation matters such as business entity formations (Inc.'s LLP's LLC's, partnerships, non-profits, etc.), real estate transactions, purchases and sales of businesses, and contract negotiations.

Prior to establishing his own firm in 1999, Steve was associated with the New York City law firms of Dewey Ballantine (formerly Dewey & LeBoeuf) and Miller & Wrubel P.C.  He merged his law practice with his partner, Robert J. La Reddola, in 2006 to form La Reddola, Lester & Associates, LLP.

Steve is a graduate from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the school's Law Review.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.  Steve is also a certified public accountant.  He has been admitted pro hac vice in a number of other jurisdictions.  He received his B.B.A. (Public Accounting), magna cum laude, from Hofstra University, where he minored in Political Science, and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies.

Steve is a member of the New York State (Civil Practice Law & Rules Committee, 1993-1997; 200-2003) and Nassau County Bar Associations.  He also serves as legal counsel to the Democratic Caucus of the Town Board of the Town of Hempstead (2000 to present).  Steve served twice as the President of the Board of Trustees of his church, the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeport, New York (2003-2005, 2014-2016) and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for four separate terms (1995-1998, 2003-2006, 2010-2012, 2013-2016).  Steve served as the Legislative District Leader for the 19th L.D. for the Nassau County Democratic Committee (2005-2011), and was appointed by the Nassau County Legislature to serve on the Temporary Districting Advisory Commitee, which recommended new boundaries for the county legislative districts based on the 2000 Census.  Steve is a native of Bellmore, New York.  He is married, has a daughter and son, and resides in Merrick, New York.

 

Robert J. La Reddola
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Robert J. La Reddola is a 1995 graduate of St. John's University School of Law.  He attended Law School in the evenings while working full time as a civil engineer.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, State of Connecticut and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Manhattan College School of Engineering, where he graduated as valedictorian of his class.  Prior to establishing his own firm in 1997, he was an associate with the New York City law firm Mazur Carp & Rubin.  Robert is an active member of the Bar Association of the City of New York  and Nassau County Bar Association.  As a dedicated commercial law attorney with a focus on construction law, his practice includes significant cases in many aspects of New York City construction including contractual disputes, liens, bond claims, ECB and LPB violations, arbitration and mediations.  He is a court approved mediator for both general and commercial mediations.  He is also a court approved mediator for bankruptcy court.

The fact patterns of his cases range from international business transactions, balcony repairs, mold remediation, complex HVAC issues, start-up of a sewage  treatment plant, crane accidents, and Federal Contract work under the Federal Acquisition Rules among many others  His work includes navigating the path to the NYC Procurement Policy Board and appeals.  He is also well practiced in corporate disputes and Not For Profit law.  He provides Pro Bono and compensated legal representation to those involuntarily confined in the Mental Health System, with an aim towards maximum independence.  He has litigated to completion significant 14th Amendment cases involving due process and loss of property without a hearing.

 

Associates:

Michael A. Feinstein

Michael A. Feinstein is a 2010 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.  He received his Bachelor's Degree from Hofstra University in 2006.  Michael has been working at La Reddola, Lester since 2012.   He is currently a member of the New York State Bar Association.

 

 

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