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Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigators have a well-earned reputation for creativity, tenacity and thoroughness, and for producing positive results consistent with client objectives. We handle all types of business disputes before state and federal courts, governmental agencies and arbitration tribunals, including zoning matters and Article 78 proceedings, breach of contract actions, landlord/tenant proceedings, construction claims, injunction cases, real estate brokerage matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, prosecution and defense of mortgage foreclosures, and intellectual property and trade secret litigation to name a few. Our client list includes a veritable “Who’s Who” of regional business leaders and individual entrepreneurs. Over the years, as a byproduct of our involvement in numerous real estate projects, we have developed expertise in construction litigation matters including mechanics’ lien litigation and general disputes relating to the construction process.

To contact this department, please e-mail comlit@larypc.com or call 631-761-0810

David Lazer

David Lazer, co-founder of the firm, is a partner in and co-chairs the firm’s Litigation practice group. He has been an active trial and appellate... Read More

Steven B. Aptheker

Steven B. Aptheker, co-founder of the firm, is a partner in both the Litigation and Transactional practice groups. Mr. Aptheker has been an active commercial... Read More

Robin S. Abramowitz

Robin S. Abramowitz, an AV® Preeminent™ peer review rated attorney, is a partner in and co-chairs the firm’s Litigation practice group, as well as its... Read More

Zachary Murdock

Zachary Murdock is a partner in and co-chairs the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Murdock’s... Read More

Joseph C. Savino

Joseph C. Savino is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. For nearly 35 years, Mr. Savino has been a commercial litigator representing, primarily,... Read More

Russell Penzer

Russell Penzer is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice covers a wide array of litigation in both federal and state courts.... Read More

Jennifer L. Silvestro

Jennifer L. Silvestro, a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group, is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions and appeals. Ms.... Read More

Todd M. Gardella

Todd M. Gardella is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. His practice spans many areas of litigation, including commercial, banking, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, foreclosure,... Read More

Giuseppe Franzella

Giuseppe Franzella is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Franzella is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions, appeals... Read More

Lisa A. Azzato

Lisa A. Azzato, Counsel in the firm’s Litigation and Zoning and Land Use practice groups, advises clients on litigation matters, zoning and land use matters,... Read More

Eric Horbey

Eric Horbey is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Horbey is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motion practice,... Read More

Amber Curtis

Amber Curtis is an associate in both the firm’s Litigation and Real Estate Practice groups. Ms. Curtis is involved in all phases of litigation, including... Read More

Brian M. Streicher

Brian Streicher is an associate attorney in the firm’s Banking Litigation group. Mr. Streicher represents creditors and financial institutions in state, federal, and bankruptcy court... Read More

Nicholas A. Savino

Nicholas A. Savino is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Savino is involved in all phases of litigation, including pleadings, discovery, motions,... Read More

Jessica A. Girvan

Jessica A. Girvan is an Associate in both the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups, and is admitted to practice in the... Read More

Leon D. Lazer

Town Attorney, Town of Huntington, 1960-1964. Supreme Court Justice, Suffolk County, 1973-1978. Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1978-1986. Professor, Touro Law School, 1987- .... Read More

Leonard I. Ackerman

Leonard I. Ackerman is of counsel to the Firm.  His practice focuses primarily on residential and commercial real estate, construction transactions and commercial litigation.  Mr.... Read More