The Law Offices of Ira S. Newman

We are a full service law firm, located in Great Neck, New York,(Nassau County) just over the Queens border and 30 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.We provide our clients with guidance, advise and recommendations in order to make informed decisions.

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Office: 516-487-7375 | Toll Free: 800-206-7375 | Visit Our Blog

Consumers, Business, Labor & Employment, Education, Civil Rights, Real Estate, Landlord & Tenant, Banks, Insurance, Licensing, Administrative, Litigation
Main Office

Main Office
98 Cutter Mill Rd
#441
Great Neck  NY  11021

Phone
  • (800) 206-7375
Fax
  • (516) 487-0113

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 7am to 7:30 pm

Languages Spoken

English

Employment
We are a full service law firm with more than twenty years of experience in representing clients in practice areas which include labor & employment law, business law and real estate including foreclosures.
Our firm provides our clients with the best possible representation. We litigate in the New York State and federal courts of the United States across a broad range of practice areas, including: Labor & Employment Law; Business Law; Real Estate & Foreclosures Buying and Selling Businesses; Contracts; Corporate Law; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate;Landlord and Tenant Law; Real Estate;Alternative Dispute Resolution; Securities Arbitration; Education Law; Insurance Law; Labor Law; Commercial Leases; Commercial Debt Collections; Regulatory Law; Securities; Consumer Law; Employee Benefits;Debtor and Creditor; Closely Held Business; Employment Contracts;Licensing Agreements; Trade Secrets; E Commerce; Construction; Joint Ventures; Mergers; Tax Planning; Business Formation; Business Litigation; Personnel Policies;Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations; DWI; Traffic Violations; Libel, Slander and Defamation; Misdemeanors; Lemon Law;Criminal Law; Wage and Hour Laws

The firm has the preeminent Martindale and Hubbell's highest rating and is rated (superb) by AVVO, a major attorney referral service.

Yellow pages, www.yellowpages.com, www.avvo.com, and www.superpages.com contains 12-15 client and peer reviews and references, all of which attest to the high distinction in which the firm is held.

Accreditations:
American Bar Association

Nassau County Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

New York State Trial Lawyers Association

2011, United States Supreme Court

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

We recognize that litigation can be costly and if there are alternative avenues to resolving a client's legal matters without a lawsuit, and to the client's satisfaction, this a always preferable. However, such is not always possible. Accordingly, as necessary, we will forcefully and aggressively represent our clients in the New York State and federal courts of the United States across a broad range of practice areas, including: Labor & Employment Law; Business Law; Real Estate and Foreclosure Law, Buying and Selling Businesses; Contracts; Corporate Law; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Probate;Landlord and Tenant Law; Education Law; Insurance Law; Labor Law; Commercial Leases; Commercial Debt Collections; Regulatory Law; Securities; Consumer Law; Agreements; Construction; Business Litigation;Criminal Law; Wage and Hour Laws

The firm has the preeminent Martindale and Hubbell's highest rating and is rated (superb) by AVVO, a major attorney referral service.

Yellow pages, www.yellowpages.com, www.avvo.com, and www.superpages.com contains 12-15 client and peer reviews and references, all of which attest to the high distinction in which the firm is held.

Ira Newman

Admitted: 1967, New York; 1975, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; 2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2011, United States Supreme Court.

Law School: New York University Law School (J.D., 1966; LL.M., 1969)

College: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A., 1963)

Member: Nassau County, New York State and American Bar Associations; New York State Trial Lawyers. Association; American Arbitration Association; American Trial Lawyers Association.

Biography: First Assistant Counsel, New York State Banking Department, 1973-1981. General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President, Bank Leumi Trust Company of New York, 1981-1990. Former Arbitrator: National Association of Securities Dealers; American Arbitration Association; New York Stock Exchange. Arbitrator: Nassau County District Court.

Sam Drukman

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Administrative Law; Employment Discrimination; Age Discrimination in Employment; Employment Disability Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Education Law; Workers Compensation Defense; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Consumer Protection; Identity Theft; Insurance

Admitted: 2006, New York

Law School: Boston College, J.D.2005

Member: New York State Bar Association; New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Languages: English; Russian

Brad Schlossberg

Associate

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Appellate Practice; Construction Law; Construction Litigation; Environmental Law; Insurance Coverage and Insurance Claims including D&O Policies, Disability Policies, Health Insurance Policies, Life insurance Policies, Homeowners Policies and General liability Policies; Surety and Fidelity Law; Commercial Law; Commercial Torts; Complex Commercial Litigation; Negotiation and Drafting of Business Contracts; Negligence Law; Lemon Law.

Admitted: New York, New Jersey, U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, District of New Jersey and District of Colorado

Law School: St. Johns University, Deans List, 1996

College: Hofstra University, Deans list, 1991

Biography: Counsel, Quadrino & Schwartz, 2007-2012; Associate, Carl S. Levine & Associates, 2001-2007; Associate, Torre Lentz Gamell Gary & Rittmaster, 2001-2004; Associate, Law offices of Arnold Azarow, 1998-2001; Associate, Law Office of Andrew Paul Cooper, 1996-1998.

Brad A. Schlossberg has over ten years experience in commercial litigation, insurance litigation and appellate practice. His background includes work as outside counsel for insurers in defending coverage determinations, giving claims coverage opinions, making claim determinations, in pursuing indemnity actions and in defending surety and fidelity bond claims. He has worked in the environmental and petroleum litigation field, successfully representing petroleum retailers and distributors in defending against environmental claims, in pursuing claims against insurers for environmental coverage, and in enforcing petroleum retailer

Robert Powers

Associate

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation; Appellate Practice; Bankruptcy; Real Estate; Real Estate Contracts; Real Estate Litigation; Real Estate Foreclosure; Construction Law; Construction Labor Law; Construction Litigation; Construction Insurance; Commercial Law; Commercial Torts; Complex Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment; Age Discrimination in Employment; Confidentiality Agreements; Employee Rights; Employer Liability; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Trade Secrets; Theft of Trade Secrets; Trade Secret Misappropriation; Telecommunications Law; Contracts; Foreclosures; Bankruptcy Litigation; Commercial Real Estate Litigation; Restrictive Covenants; Shareholder Agreements; Shareholder Disputes; Shareholder Rights

Admitted: 1981, New York; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Law School: Boston University, J.D., cum laude, 1980

College: Clark University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1975

Biography: Phi Beta Kappa.

Born: Providence, Rhode Island, November 12, 1953

Cases: Successfully litigated through multiple appeals issues involving guarantor liability and exculpation clauses, election of remedies and an attempt by a purchaser to cancel based upon environmental conditions. See MBL Life Assur. Co. v. 555 Realty Co., 251 A.D.2d 557 (2d Dep't 1998); 240 A.D.2d 377 (2d Dep't 1997); 240 A.D. 2d 375 (2d Dep't 1997); successfully recovered down payments in aborted condominium purchases. See Karan v. Sutton East Assoc.- No. 88, 256 A.D.2d 29 (1st Dep't 1998); litigated the rights if a seller of real estate to recover the contract deposit as well as other damages. See Almima Partners v. Gherardi, 177 A.D.2d 611 (2d Dep't 1991); Successful appeal of the County of Suffolk in connection with its attempted purchase of Robins Island. See In re Southold Development Corp., 134 B.R. 705 (E.D.N.Y. 1991); Successfully struck down a $1 per month fee on paging units in the State of New York. See Radio Common Carriers of New York v. State, 158 Misc.2d 695 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1993); Handled a complex Public Service Commission proceeding involving to provision of computerized answering service equipment. See AUTOTAS Investigation, Opinion 86-3, 86-3(A) and 86-3(B), and related state court litigation in which a jury found New York Telephone Company guilty of fraud and gross negligence; Successfully argued lost profit damages claim on an arbitration matter before the AAA resulting in a $29 million award. Prior to the arbitration, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the broad powers of the arbitrators to enforce an agreement to arbitrate. See Island Creek Coal Co. v. City of Gainesville, 764 F.2d 437 (6th Cir. 1995).

Steven Warshawsky

Of Counsel

Practice Areas
Employment Law; Wrongful Termination; Employment Discrimination; Sexual Harassment; Retaliatory Discharge; Whistleblower Litigation; Wage and Hour Law; Family and Medical Leave Act; Executive Employment Law; Employment Contracts; Covenants Not To Compete; Civil Rights; Constitutional Law; First Amendment Law; Fourth Amendment Law; Privacy Law; Libel, Slander, and Defamation; Intentional Torts; Civil Litigation; Trial Practice; Appellate Litigation

Admitted: 1997, Maryland (inactive); 2000, District of Columbia; 2003, New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Fourth Circuits

Law School: Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997

College: Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1990; Vanderbilt University, M.Ed., Social Studies, 1992

Member: New York State Bar Association; New York City Bar Association; Brooklyn Bar Association; Federal Bar Council; Eastern District Association

Biography: Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division, Eastern District of New York, 2004-2008; Associate, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker, 2002-2004; Associate, Covington & Burling, 2000-2002; Law Clerk to Hon. Catherine C. Blake, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1998-1999; Law Clerk to Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1997-1998; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; author,

Samuel Rieff

Of Counsel

Practice Areas
Criminal Law; Personal Injury; Civil Litigation; Trial Practice; Appellate Practice

Admitted: 1978, New York and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Law School: Albany Law School, J.D.1977

College: Georgetown University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974)

Member: Nassau County Bar Association (Past Chairman, Appellate Practice Committee).

Biography: Lead Articles Editor, Albany Law Review. Former Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County and Chief of Civil Rights Unit, 1979-1985. Former Law Assistant to the Justices of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department, 1977-1979. Contributing Author: Nassau Lawyer. Lecturer: Nassau Academy of Law; Nassau Community College. Found "Well Qualified," Governor Cuomo's Judicial Screening Committee. Arbitrator, Nassau County District Court Small Claims Court.

Born: 1952

John Virdone

Of Counsel

Practice Areas
Civil Litigation; Appellate Practice; Family Law; Custody; Child Support; Adoptions; Visitation; Divorce; Paternity; Real Estate; Guardianship; Elder Law; Wills; Trusts; Estate Planning; Contract Disputes; Employment Discrimination; Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices; Fraud Related Matters; Whistleblowing; Qui Tam.

Admitted: 1995, New York and New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: City University of New York School of Law (J.D., 1994).

College: State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A., 1989)

Biography: Legal Intern to: Hon. Wilfred R. O'Connor, New York City Civil Court, New York, NY, 1994; NYC Commission on Human Rights, New York, NY, 1993; Hon. Michael Ambrosio, Family Court, Brooklyn, NY, 1993. Legal Tutor, Writing Techniques for Constitutional, Contract, Criminal, Family and Tort Law, etc., Lawrite, New York, NY, 1995. Partner, Seidner & Virdone, LLP, Manhasset, New York, 2009

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