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Trust. It’s not just a word to us, but one that Lester & Associates chose upfront because we do not take your trust lightly. Trust is our life’s work, our greatest strength, and our commitment to you, our clients.

Consider us to be your supportive and expert partner at those times of change or challenge in your life, holding your hand to see you through to your fresh start.

Yes, we are a diversified law firm with key, nuanced expertise in bankruptcy, litigation, matrimonial and other advocacy, but we are also boutique in our accessibility and attentiveness.

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    “We work closely with our clients to guide them through some of the most challenging times in their lives, whether divorce, foreclosure or bankruptcy or more positive yet challenging estate or real estate issues and so forth, and zealously advocate on their behalf. It may seem cliché to say we treat every client as if our only client, but we actually do.”

    Roy Lester, Founder & Principal
    Lester & Associates, P.C.

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    About Us

    85+ Years Of Combined Experience
    Diverse Legal Expertise

    With more than 85 years of combined legal experience, Lester & Associates’ team of skilled and principled attorneys works diligently and creatively on your behalf for your best outcome.

    Our Long Island roots serve us well with experience in local courts, while our practice extends throughout the Tri-State area and beyond.

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    Meet Our Team

    While focusing on our individual fields of legal expertise, the members of our accomplished team work closely and regularly consult with one another — particularly when issues are unusually complex or cross legal disciplines — to proactively resolve issues, identify constructive solutions, and achieve optimal results, providing cost-effective legal representation to meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

    Roy Lester

    Principal

    Gabriel R. Korinman

    Of Counsel

    Peter K. Kamran

    Of Counsel

    Mark I. Masini

    Of Counsel

    John D. Scherer

    Associate

    Seung Woo Lee

    Associate

    Members of the New York and California State Bar Associations.

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    Practices Areas

    When To File For Bankruptcy

    Bankruptcy can be a viable solution to serious personal or business financial troubles. Whether the result of the 2020 pandemic, loss of job or business revenue, or other reasons for overwhelming debt ranging from divorce to exorbitant medical bills, anyone can find themselves in a situation in which their income, savings, and insurance are just not enough. This is why bankruptcy protection exists.

    Commencing a bankruptcy case immediately stops creditors’ collection actions against you and your property. Garnishment of wages, calls from collection agencies, and lawsuits seeking debt repayment, such as foreclosures, are among the types of actions that come to a halt while your bankruptcy is pending.

    When considering bankruptcy, the earlier you consult an expert bankruptcy attorney the better. Rely on the attorneys at Lester & Associates who have extensive experience in all phases of the process to help you decide if bankruptcy is the answer for you, and if it is, to guide you in navigating the laws and requirements that govern this complex arena.

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 7 is the most common type of bankruptcy, usually filed by individuals rather than businesses (although, in some cases, the latter may apply). It is sometimes called liquidation bankruptcy, as it involves the sale of certain non-exempt assets to pay creditors.

    This essentially involves placing the non-exempt assets you own in the hands of the Bankruptcy Court, which then liquidates those assets to pay creditors. The process requires full financial disclosure of all your assets, income, and debts in the hope of ultimately releasing you from personal liability for your debts and enabling a fresh start.

    Chapter 13

    Chapter 13 is also a common solution for individuals rather than businesses. It is sometimes referred to as an individual debt reorganization, as it allows those with regular income to retain property and, based on income, repay part or all debts owed over a three- to five-year period through monthly payments to a Chapter 13 trustee and pursuant to a written plan of reorganization approved by the Bankruptcy Court.

    Chapter 11

    Chapter 11 generally applies to businesses, used by corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and is a considerably more complex bankruptcy filing than Chapter 7 and 13. It requires putting together and submitting a detailed reorganization plan designed to repay creditors over time, with their approval.

    The reorganization plan places types of debt into specific categories or classes, in a prioritized sequence of repayment to creditors. In most cases, you continue to operate your business as usual, as “debtor in possession,” although the Bankruptcy Court has control over any major decisions such as sale of assets, entering into or breaking a lease, or entering into new or expanded agreements with vendors, contractors and the like. The plan also usually includes some form of downsizing to free up assets and reduce expenses.

    Adversary Proceedings

    In the middle of an existing bankruptcy case, it is possible for a creditors, the bankruptcy trustee, or the debtor
    to still take action against you in the form of an adversary proceeding. This is a lawsuit filed commenced separately from, but related to, a bankruptcy case designed to resolve certain types of disputes that cannot be handled in the bankruptcy case itself.

    Adversary proceedings can take many forms;. For example, if a debtor tries to hide assets, a chapter 7 trustee may commence an adversary proceeding seeking to deny the debtor a discharge.

    Another example, a creditor may commence an adversary proceeding against a debtor seeking a determination that a particular debt is nondischargeable if the creditor believes the debt was obtained through fraud,. Still another, and a trustee may commence an adversary proceeding against third parties seeking recovery of assets if they were obtained from the debtor for less than fair value.

    These are just a few common examples of adversary proceedings, and whether you are the debtor seeking to defend against such a proceeding or a creditor seeking to file a complaint of this type, it is essential to enlist the help of experienced bankruptcy attorneys with a history of successfully dealing with these types of claims, such as those at Lester & Associates.

    The laws pertaining to bankruptcy are highly complex, and it’s in your best interest to seek experienced legal counsel as early as possible in the process. The expert attorneys at Lester & Associates will aggressively advocate for you, as they have successfully done for many others.

    Appeals

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    Corporate Bankruptcy

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    Foreclosure Defense

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    Loan Modifications

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    Short Sales

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    Divorce & Family Law

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    Mediation

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    Pre-Nuptial Agreements

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    Estates

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    Real Estate

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    Corporate Law

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    Estates

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    Property Ownership Disputes

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    Landlord/Tenant

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    Appeals

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