- Juris Doctorate, University of San Diego, 1978
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1974
- California (1978)
- Southern District of California (1978)
- New York (1984)
- Eastern District of New York (1986)
- Southern District of New York (1992)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2002)
Roy Lester is the Principal attorney with the law firm, Lester & Associates, P.C. Roy graduated from Hofstra University in 1977, and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego in 1978. Roy was initially admitted to practice law in California after receiving his JD in 1979, and subsequently admitted to practice in New York in 1984.
Immediately after receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, Roy Lester went into private practice. His ability to help people and tenacity for evening the playing field between the common man and banks compelled him to start his own practice, in order to advocate for the rights of those in dark financial times.
In his private life, Roy enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, and training for, as well as running in triathlons.
As Roy is the principal of the firm, his duties are to oversee all operations, review pleadings, and ensure every client is afforded the same opportunities under the law.
- L.L.M. in Bankruptcy, St. John’s University School of Law (2003)
- Abogado (J.D. equivalent), with honors, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997)
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (1998)
- New York (2005)
- Eastern District of New York (2011)
- Southern District of New York (2011)
Gabriel R. Korinman is Senior Associate at Lester & Associates, P.C. He received his Law Degree (with honors) from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1996. While at UBA, Gabriel clerked for Civil Judge Marcela Perez Pardo in Buenos Aires. After graduating and being admitted to practice law in Buenos Aires, Gabriel began a busy practice in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, which included providing legal advice to bankruptcy trustees at the Law Office of Horacio Wagner (Buenos Aires, 1998-1999), and representing local and international clients on insolvency matters and business transactions at Dinitz & Associates (Buenos Aires, 1999-2002). He supplemented his bankruptcy work with graduate studies in an Advance Bankruptcy Program at University of Buenos Aires in 2001.
In 2003, Gabriel graduated from St. John’s University School of Law, in New York, where he earned an LL.M. (Master’s Degree) in Bankruptcy, the only of its kind in the United States. To pursue his LL.M., Gabriel was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Scholarship, based on his qualifications, experience and potential for success in the bankruptcy field. In addition, while at St. John’s, Gabriel was a Research Assistant to Professor Robert Zinman, Founder and Director of the LL.M. in Bankruptcy Program. In the summer of 2003, Gabriel completed an internship at the Tax, Bankruptcy and Finance Section of the Office of the Corporate Counsel in Washington D.C.
In December 2003, Gabriel joined Lester & Associates, P.C. and since then he has been working tirelessly to provide quality service to clients in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure and commercial litigation. Gabriel manages all aspects of legal matters, from inception through their resolution. He has argued before many bankruptcy and state courts in the State of New York, including the Appellate Division, Second Department. Gabriel is admitted in the State of New York (2005), in the Southern District of New York (2011), and the Eastern District of New York (2011). As a Senior Associate, Gabriel also supervises other associates and legal staff.
Gabriel’s studies and professional experience in the United States and abroad have shaped his broad approach to the practice of law. Gabriel derives satisfaction from helping people work through difficult and significant events in their lives. He enjoys meeting with clients, analyzing their problems, and figuring out ways to solve them in a manner that is consistent with the desires of the clients as well as the requirements of the law.
- Juris Doctorate, Touro Law Center (2004)
- Master of Business Administration, Dowling College (1997)
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Adelphi University (1996)
- Associate of General Studies, Suffolk Community College (1993)
- New York (2005)
- Eastern District of New York (2009)
- Southern District of New York (2011)
Peter K. Kamran is an associate attorney with the law firm, Lester & Associates, P.C. Peter received his Associates Degree in 1993 from Suffolk County Community College, and went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in 1996 from Adelphi University. From there, Peter went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 1997. Peter attended Law School at Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2004.
Before becoming an associate at Lester & Associates, P.C., Peter was employed in the secondary mortgage loan market. He wanted to become an attorney for a reason much similar to Roy Lester: because “The practice of law is the one profession where, generally speaking, every participant (attorneys, litigants, and judges) is on an even playing field – governed by and subject to, the law.”
Peter is an advocate for taking early active defense against legal actions that have been taken against his clients. Peter hopes to keep having a positive impact on the lives of the clients who walk through the doors of Lester & Associates, P.C., and further protect the rights of those fighting financial issues.
In his private life, Peter enjoys spending time with his daughter, as well as reading, drawing, and gardening, when he isn’t vehemently fighting for his clients.
Peter handles mostly bankruptcy, foreclosure, and commercial litigation from inception through resolution. He also supervises his fellow associates and legal staff.
- Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law University of Dayton School of Law (2014)
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A), English Language and Literature/Letters (2007)
- 2nd Department, New York (2015)
Robert Drummond is an associate attorney with the law firm, Lester & Associate P.C. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 2007, in Mineola, NY. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2011 from St Bonaventure University, in St Bonaventure, NY. From there, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate (JD) at the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio. He ranked 23rd in his class of 140 students.
In June of 2012, Robert spent his summer at a real estate brokerage as a legal intern for CBRE, a fortune 500 company, in Woodbury NY and New York, NY. While he was there, Robert dealt with and observed different brokers and in-house attorneys. It was here that Robert first experienced the multifaceted world of real estate brokerage in New York City as well as on Long Island, equipping him with the knowledge and experience to handle these sorts of dealings with Lester & Associates P.C.
Robert spent another summer shadowing the Supervising Judge, William L. McGuire, in the Bronx County Criminal Courts. There, Robert spent a majority of his time shadowing various judges in different parts of the Bronx Criminal Courts, and other parts of the New York City justice system. Robert here also learned and gained experience in drafting opinions for the Supervising Judge.
Robert Drummond worked as a Research Assistant for the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Slyman during his 3rd year at the University of Dayton. His duties involved performing research, drafting motions and various other documents, as well as aiding the attorneys at the firm.
Robert primarily deals with the Foreclosure Defense portion of the firm, however he is talented and experienced in many other areas. His duties at the firm consist of drafting, researching, and assisting the other members of the firm with their cases.
Robert became an attorney because the sense of fulfillment he experiences found in helping others, especially those in no such capacity to help themselves, truly gratifies him. The skills Robert has acquired in his various areas of practice enable him to provide aid to members of the community, who are in need of achieving financial wellness. Robert serves his neighbors and fellow members of the community, helping them overcome their financial obstacles.