Founded in 1987, Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C. has grown from a small commercial litigation firm into one of Long Island’s largest full-service law firms which today is proud to include more than 35 attorneys in over a dozen practice areas.
The Melville Law Center, our state-of-the-art headquarters constructed by the Firm in 1997, exemplifies both our belief in and lasting commitment to the Long Island community and the entrepreneurial spirit which we bring to the table when representing our clients. Our satellite office located at the prestigious CityPlace Office Tower in West Palm Beach, Florida, and our second Long Island office in East Hampton, New York, facilitate our continued growth and enhance our ability to provide our clients with the unparalleled personal service that has been our hallmark for more than a quarter century.
At Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C., our philosophy is to provide our clients with exceptional legal representation and outstanding personal service. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent you and your business in the following practice areas:
The Firm is proud to welcome Gaël A. Beriro as Of Counsel to the Real Estate Transactions Practice Group in the Firm’s Florida office. Mr. Beriro is a graduate of Boston College (BA) and The University of Denver Strum College of Law (JD), and he began his legal career as a water rights and environmental attorney, practicing in Boulder Colorado from 1992 to 1996. He represented industrial clients in compliance matters related to the many Federal and State environmental laws such as CERCLA, RECRA, Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act. Mr. Beriro then went to work at one of the largest international insurance companies as a financial risk underwriter and product manager. After seven years in the corporate and business world, he returned to private legal practice in 2002 in Palm Beach County Florida, working for the firms of Stambaugh & Tarone, P.A. and Mandel, Weisman, Heimberg & Brodie, P.A. as a commercial real estate and business transactions attorney before opening his own practice in 2006. Mr. Beriro is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Real Estate Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Alexander Gayer of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group named as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the field of law in the March 10, 2017 edition of the Long Island Business News. Mr. Gayer represents privately owned companies in all facets of their businesses, from negotiating and drafting shareholder, operating and partnership agreements and employment contracts, to negotiating and drafting documents related to the acquisition or sale of a business. He represents clients in connection with raising capital through private securities offerings. Mr. Gayer is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law.
The Firm is sponsoring its 20th Annual Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Kings Park 15 Kilometer Run scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017. Net proceeds from the event benefit charities serving people whose lives are affected by brain tumors, and a stipend is given to Kings Park Scholarship programs. The event is organized and run by the Greater Long Island Running Club (formerly the Plainview-Old Bethpage Running Club), which is Long Island’s largest and most active running club, with a membership that spans all of Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.
Giuseppe Franzella of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group named as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the field of law in the January 20, 2017 edition of the Long Island Business News. Mr. Franzella is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions, appeals and trials. The Fordham University School of Law graduate has experience in federal and state court practice, handling commercial and contract disputes, and is admitted to practice in New York and Florida. A member of the Federal Bar Association, Mr. Franzella was recently installed as the treasurer for the Eastern District of New York Chapter.
Matthew Lamstein of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate Practice Group named as one of the “Ones to Watch” in the field of law in the December 16, 2016 Edition of the Long Island Business News. Mr. Lamstein co-chairs the firm’s real estate practice group where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate with particular emphasis on acquisitions, leasing and financing transactions. Mr. Lamstein has significant experience representing banks, insurance companies and other major financial institutions as well as owners and developers of real property in connection with complex commercial real estate transactions, including the structuring, financing, acquisition, sale and development of commercial, residential, multi-family and mixed-use properties throughout the United States. In the past year, Mr. Lamstein has closed over 30 multi-family syndicated transactions at an approximate value of $500,000,000. In a number of these transactions, Mr. Lamstein guided and advised his clients through complicated like-kind exchange and tenancy-in-common structures. Mr. Lamstein is a frequent lecturer on issues related to real estate law, with topics including commercial and ground leasing, commercial mortgage financing, acquisitions and sales of real estate, multi-family development and condominiums and cooperative housing corporations. His philanthropic efforts include work for The Long Island Jewish North Shore University Hospital Child Life Program, Sunrise Day Camps, The Institute for Student Achievement, as well as The Nature Conservancy and the Alzheimer’s Association. Mr. Lamstein is also a board member of the Advancement For Commerce Industry & Technology, Inc., which is an organization that promotes, develops and preserves business on Long Island. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a juris doctor from Cornell Law School. Mr. Lamstein is a member of the Suffolk County, New York State and Connecticut Bar Associations.
William Gartland, a Partner in the Firm’s Business Law and Corporate Law Practice Group, has been selected as a 2016 recipient of the Leadership in Law Award by the Long Island Business News. This award is presented to a select group of Long Island attorneys who have demonstrated leadership by their professional achievements, service to the legal profession, high standards of ethics, participation in professional associations, mentoring, volunteer work and community involvement.
Robin S. Abramowitz, a partner in and co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and a partner in the Firm’s Matrimonial and Bankruptcy Practice Group, has been appointed by the Presiding Justice Randall Eng to the Board of Governors of the New York State Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program for a renewable term expiring July 21, 2019.