COVID-19 BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN
In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, which became effective as of 8:00 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020, and in order to ensure the health and safety of our employees, our clients and our community, the Firm immediately and seamlessly instituted a Business Continuity Plan in order to continue servicing the legal needs of our clients through this very difficult time.
Although the Firm’s offices are currently closed in compliance with the order, all Firm employees have continued, and will continue, to work on a full-time basis remotely through the Firm’s highly advanced and fully secure document management network. All employees remain reachable via their regular e-mail addresses and direct-dial telephone numbers, and all employees will continue to receive mail and packages delivered via the U.S. Postal Service and overnight couriers. In addition, all attorneys have remote video conferencing capability on various industry leading platforms.
Our attorneys are continually staying abreast of all new executive orders, laws, programs and relief packages related to COVID-19 in order to help navigate our clients through these very uncertain times.
Please contact us to discuss any questions or concerns that you may have regarding COVID-19 and your business, property, matter or case.
We wish you, your colleagues and your family good health and safety.
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 Northbridge Center 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:
Matthew Lamstein and Rebecca Calzontzi of the Firm’s Real Estate Group, together with William Gartland and Max Sender of the Firm’s Corporate and Business Practice Group, closed the acquisition and financing of a proposed 256-unit multifamily development in South Portland, Maine. The Firm’s client created a Qualified Opportunity Fund for the acquisition and development of the property located within a federally designated Qualified Opportunity Zone.
Mr. Lamstein and Ms. Calzontzi represented the client in both its initial acquisition of the membership interests of the selling entity, as well as the subsequent $39,000,000 construction financing for the project.
Mr. Gartland and Mr. Sender assisted in the formation of various ownership and management entities in connection with the formation of the Qualified Opportunity Fund, the drafting and negotiation of the limited liability company agreements, the drafting of the private placement memorandum, and the preparation and completion of all required securities filings. Mr. Gartland also assisted in the drafting and negotiation of the construction contract and related documentation necessary for the development of the project.
The new federal Qualified Opportunity Zones program was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to provide developers with tax incentives to encourage long-term investments in economically disadvantaged urban and rural communities nationwide through private sector investment vehicles known as Qualified Opportunity Funds.
Six attorneys from the Firm have been re-selected to the “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” lists in the 2018 Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition.
Selected for inclusion on the “Super Lawyers” list are the following attorneys:
James Devine (Real Estate)
David Lazer (Business Litigation)
Zachary Murdock (Business Litigation)
Russell Penzer (Business Litigation)
Samuel Yedid (Real Estate)
Selected to the “Rising Stars” list:
Giuseppe Franzella (Business Litigation).
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process involves peer nominations followed by peer evaluation and independent research of candidates. No more than 5% of the lawyers in a state are represented on the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.
Giuseppe Franzella of the Firm’s Litigation practice group has been appointed as the President-Elect of the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter.
The EDNY Chapter has been serving federal practitioners of Long Island and the New York City Metropolitan Area since February 2007 and holds CLE programs, activities and social events to bring the Chapter together to educate attorneys and foster camaraderie and professional relationships amongst colleagues of the bar and the bench.
The Firm hosted its 2nd “Sips for Sunrise” event on Thursday evening, May 31, 2018. The wine tasting event, which is for the benefit of Sunrise Association, was held at the Firm’s Melville headquarters and attracted over 300 local business leaders. The Sunrise Association provides completely free summer day camps and year-round, in-hospital recreational activities and other year round programs to children with cancer as well as their siblings, one of which camps is located on Long Island at the Henry Kaufman Campground in Wheatley Heights. To date, the firm has raised in excess of $140,000 for the Sunrise Association.
Various companies sponsored the event, including Alderman & Company, Applied Pension Services, BankUnited, Breslin Realty, Cohen, Hoenigmann & Badolato, CPA’s PC, Consolidated Brick, First Development Corporation, Flexible Systems, Harvest Real Estate Services, Inc., Kingstone Insurance, Komar, KZ Wealth Management, LaPiazza, Park Plaza Properties, Rechler Equity Partners, Roca Management Corp., RXR, Sportime, Sterling Bank, TD Bank, T. Weiss Realty Corp.
Several food sponsors offered attendees samplings of their signature dishes, including Butera’s, Chris & Tony’s, Cirella’s, From A Blonds Kitchen, Gabby’s Gourmet Bagels, Iavarone Brothers, J’s Market, LaPiazza, Lynn Blumenthal, Mara’s Homemade, and White Post Farms.
Wine for the event was donated by Banfi and GEI Consultants.
The Firm’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the Sunrise Association will culminate with their participation as a team, The LARY Sunrisers, at the Annual SunriseWALKS event being held on June 10th at the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights.
MELVILLE, NY, MAY 5 – Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. and Tullio & Partners are pleased to announce the beginning of an ongoing relationship bringing together two firms with decades of expertise to provide multidisciplinary international legal assistance, including commercial law, corporate and business transactions, real estate, litigation, and arbitration.
With over 40 attorneys between their offices in New York, Melville, West Palm Beach, Milan, Modena, Treviso, and Buenos Aires, along with a network of foreign consultants and experts in Asia, the ongoing relationship between Lazer Aptheker and Tullio & Partners will provide clients strong international representation and the ability to satisfy legal needs all around the world.
“This relationship represents an important opportunity to consolidate and energize our vocation towards international horizons, and to share a development plan that will involve more professionals beyond national borders. We strongly encouraged this synergy between our practices, as an important step towards the construction of a new integrated reality, which will combine quality and efficiency with a state-of-the art and multinational vision of services that we will offer to our clients” – Prof. Antonio Tullio, Managing Partner, Tullio & Partners.
“As our clients’ needs develop to be more and more reliant on global markets and norms, Lazer Aptheker is dedicated to taking steps that will provide the best representation possible for our clients in all respects. We are excited to work with Tullio & Partners, and proud that we can continue to provide our clients access to award winning representation across four continents.” – Ralph Rosella, Managing Partner, Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C.
Founded in 1987, Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C. is a full-service law firm with attorneys in New York and Florida practicing in over a dozen practice areas.
With offices in Modena, Milan, Treviso, New York, and Buenos Aires, Tullio & Partners is a full service law firm offering judicial and transactional legal assistance along with counselling services in international, EU, and Italian law.
Robin S. Abramowitz, a partner and co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group, has been selected as a 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Women in Law Award by the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University. This award is presented to women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. The award ceremony will be hosted by Judge A. Gail Prudenti, Dean of the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at The Milleridge Inn in Jericho, New York on April 24, 2018.