The LI Law Podcast
Ep 36: Charles Eric Gordon, Esq., an investigative attorney, discusses finding missing heirs, beneficiaries, and debtors.

Ep 36: Charles Eric Gordon, Esq., an investigative attorney, discusses finding missing heirs, beneficiaries, and debtors.

February 19, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Our guest on this 36th episode is Charles Eric Gordon, Esq.,  an investigative attorney serving the legal profession and its clients in locating heirs, beneficiaries, shareholders, witnesses, debtors and other missing people, especially those who have been absent for an extended period of time and/or about whom little information is known.  Mr. Gordon also investigates possible cases of rent regulation fraud by tenants.

Admitted to practice before the New York State and local Federal courts, he has over forty years of investigative experience and has served as a special investigative counsel to a New York City government agency.  Mr. Gordon serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Professional Investigators and is a member of the World Association of Detectives, the American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement, and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and contributed a chapter on creativity in investigations to the recently published treatise "The Art of Investigation."

Charles Eric Gordon, Esq.’s contact information is:

185 Froehlich Farm Boulevard

Woodbury, New York

Office: (516) 433-5065

Mobile: (516) 659-0956

E-mail: sleuth32@aol.com

Welcome to the podcast, Charlie!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution. 

 

Ep 35: Janet Nina Esagoff, Esq. discusses litigation practice and changes in landlord-tenant law.

Ep 35: Janet Nina Esagoff, Esq. discusses litigation practice and changes in landlord-tenant law.

February 12, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. 

The premise of this podcast is to feature issues, developments, and topics affecting the law and how it relates to the 8 million of us who live or work on Long Island, New York, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings Counties.  If you live or work on Long Island, this podcast on local and state legislative and judicial decisions is for you. 

Our guest on this 35th episode is Janet Nina Esagoff, Esq., an attorney specializing in real estate law and civil litigation practice in Great Neck.  Ms. Esagoff handles breach of contract cases, landlord-tenant matters, and foreclosure prosecution for private lenders as well as foreclosure defense for homeowners.

Janet Nina Esagoff, Esq.’s contact information is:

 

JANET NINA ESAGOFF
ESAGOFF LAW GROUP, P.C.

(844) 4 LAW-FIX | Mobile Direct: (516) 304-5944 |

Fax: (844) 400-7770
917 Northern Boulevard, Great Neck, NY 11021
Honored by SuperLawyers 2013-2020
Flat Fees | 24-7 Legal Services   
janet@esagoff.com | www.esagofflawgroup com

 

CIVIL LITIGATION | BUSINESS LAW | REAL ESTATE LAW
GENERAL COUNSEL | MEDIATION

Welcome to the podcast, Janet.

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution. 

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

 

Ep 34: Seth Weinberg, Esq., civil appellate attorney, discusses why litigants should focus on winning lawsuits at the trial level rather than rely on the appellate process.

Ep 34: Seth Weinberg, Esq., civil appellate attorney, discusses why litigants should focus on winning lawsuits at the trial level rather than rely on the appellate process.

February 5, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. 

The premise of this podcast is to feature issues, developments, and topics affecting the law and how it relates to the 8 million of us who live or work on Long Island, New York, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings Counties.  If you live or work on Long Island, this podcast on local and state legislative and judicial decisions is for you. 

Our guest on this 34th episode is Seth Weinberg, Esq., a civil appellate attorney based in Woodbury, who discusses why litigants should focus on winning lawsuits at the trial level, rather than relying upon the appellate process to remedy trial mistakes.

Seth Weinberg, Esq.’s contact information is:

Seth M. Weinberg, Esq.

Mauro Lilling Naparty LLP

100 Crossways Park Drive West, Suite 310
Woodbury, New York 11797

T: 516.487.5800 | F: 516.487.5811

sweinberg@mlnappeals.com

http://www.mlnappeals.com/

Welcome to the podcast, Seth.

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution. 

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 33: Rebecca Sassouni, Esq., student advocacy attorney, discusses IEP’s, school suspensions, and internet bullying.

Ep 33: Rebecca Sassouni, Esq., student advocacy attorney, discusses IEP’s, school suspensions, and internet bullying.

January 29, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. 

 The premise of this podcast is to feature issues, developments, and topics affecting the law and how it relates to the 8 million of us who live or work on Long Island, New York, which includes Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings Counties.  If you live or work on Long Island, this podcast on local and state legislative and judicial decisions is for you. 

Our guest on this 33rd episode is Rebecca Sassouni, Esq., a student advocacy attorney based in Great Neck, whose clients are students with various problem situations in school settings.  Ms. Sassouni discusses the importance for parents of having an advocate in their corner to negotiate school classifications and placements, as well as deal with IEP’s, suspensions, and disciplinary proceedings.

Rebecca Sassouni, Esq.’s contact information is:

Rebecca Sassouni, Esq. PLLC
rsedlaw@gmail.com
516.423.2599
www.rebeccasassounilaw.com

Welcome to the podcast, Rebecca.

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

 Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution. 

 No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 32: Michael P. Reynolds, Esq., tax certiorari attorney, explains why every property owner should grieve property taxes now.

Ep 32: Michael P. Reynolds, Esq., tax certiorari attorney, explains why every property owner should grieve property taxes now.

January 22, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Our guest on this 32nd episode is Michael P. Reynolds, Esq., a tax certiorari attorney.  Mike Reynolds has worked both as a Deputy County Attorney and as a petitioner’s attorney in the field of tax certiorari.  He is a former prosecutor and the current President of the Society of Professional Investigators.

In his public appearances, Mr. Reynolds discusses the numbers behind your tax bill, what the County is looking at in determining fair market value, and what it isn’t.  The approach to assessments varies from New York City to Montauk. This makes for an interesting collection of challenges and solutions for property owners.

EVERY taxpayer needs to know what goes into a tax bill and nearly EVERY taxpayer should be protesting, EVERY year.  This year’s deadline to file a tax grievance is March 2, 2020 in NYC and Nassau County, but Mike recommends giving yourself a Valentine’s Day gift and filing in February.

Michael P. Reynolds, Esq.’s contact information is:

Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

990 Stewart Ave. Ste. 300.

Garden City, NY 11530

(516) 741-6565

(516) 592-5732 direct

mreynolds@msek.com   

https://www.msek.com/

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may wish to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald.

 

Ep 31: Jacqueline Harounian, Esq. talks about the benefits of mediation in divorce, child custody, and child support matters.

Ep 31: Jacqueline Harounian, Esq. talks about the benefits of mediation in divorce, child custody, and child support matters.

January 15, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast. 

Our guest on this 31st episode is Jacqueline Harounian, Esq., an attorney specializing in: Matrimonial and family law mediation, litigation and appeals; Family conflict counseling; Guardianship and Surrogate’s Court practice; Cyberbullying and Social Media Law; School and Education Law; and Fertility and Pre-conception Law.

Ms. Harounian believes that in cases of divorce, a negotiated settlement is often the best strategy - especially if there are minor children and co-parenting is desired.  She has performed extensive pro bono work for The Safe Center, and has raised awareness and funds for a range of social and legal causes on Long Island.

Ms. Harounian was chosen to the Super Lawyers list for seven consecutive years, and also twice selected to its most prestigious list, the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in New York, as the only Long Island matrimonial lawyer. In 2019, she was appointed to the Board of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, and she currently serves as Co- Chair of the Matrimonial Committee.

Her article, "Legal Implications of Religious Divorce", was recently featured in Nassau Lawyer and presented at the WBASNY 2019 annual convention. Harounian lectures regularly to attorneys, law students, mental health professionals, accountants, and women’s groups, and is a sought after speaker for arange of topics including financial and legal empowerment, religious divorce (Islamic Mahr, Jewish Get), sexual and cyber- harassment, parenting issues, intellectual property in divorce matters, and mental health / addiction issues. Harounian’s book, Divorce Reality Check (2016), is available on Amazon and major bookstores.

Jacqueline Harounian, Esq.’s contact information is:

Wisselman Harounian & Associates, P.C.

1010 Northern Boulevard, Suite 300

Great Neck, New York 11021

E-mail: Jackie@lawjaw.com

Website: https://www.lawjaw.com 

Welcome to the podcast, Jackie!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you enjoy this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles on Long Island legal developments in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, and the Oceanside/Island Park Herald newspapers.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

 

 

Ep 30: Monte Leeper, Architect, talks about building department permits and certificates and the process for making legal changes to your home.

Ep 30: Monte Leeper, Architect, talks about building department permits and certificates and the process for making legal changes to your home.

January 8, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, and the Beacon newspapers.

Our guest on this 30th episode is Monte Scott Leeper, a Registered Architect for 33 years, who is certified to practice in all fifty United States and currently licensed and concentrating in New York State.  Mr. Leeper is the principal of his architectural firm, Monte Scott Leeper, Architect, P.C., which has performed professional services on over 4000 commercial and residential projects, including: 

  • Hotels
  • Schools and Libraries
  • Religious Buildings
  • Medical and Dental Offices
  • Industrial Plants
  • Retail Stores
  • Restaurant
  • Bridges
  • Marinas
  • Sports Facilities
  • Amusement Parks
  • Multiple Family Housing
  • Single Family Dwellings
  • Parks

Monte Scott Leeper has been published over 1500 times in his newspaper columns, “Ask the Expert” and “Ask the Architect,” in 30 newspapers with a weekly column over the past 29 years, 45,000 times in all.  He guest-lectures for schools, universities, public libraries, and community centers, fielding questions on the subjects of Renaissance Architecture, Building Construction, Religious Building Design, and Navigating the Permit Process.

Mr. Leeper has presented over 680 Board of Zoning Appeals Cases, served as a professional witness more than 50 times, and has been honored to serve on the Nassau County Planning Commission-Open Space and Parks Advisory Board- setting public policy on a $300 Million Metropolitan Planning budget.  He serves on the Rockville Centre, N.Y. Architectural Review Board, as Vice President of the Long Island American Institute of Architects, and Vice President of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Leeper is also a Certified Federal and New York City EPA Asbestos Investigator.

Monte Leeper’s contact information is:

Oceanside, New York 

Telephone: 516.678.1978

Website: www.MonteLeeper.com

Welcome to the podcast, Monte!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 29: David W. Teeter, Esq. discusses the spousal maintenance statute and the ramifications of changes to the tax laws regarding alimony.

Ep 29: David W. Teeter, Esq. discusses the spousal maintenance statute and the ramifications of changes to the tax laws regarding alimony.

January 1, 2020

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, and the Beacon newspapers.

Our guest on this 29th episode is David W. Teeter, Esq., a matrimonial and family attorney for 18 years admitted to the New York and California Bar.  David concentrates his practice on the following matters: divorce, child custody and support, maintenance and alimony, and pre-nuptial agreements.  David began his legal career practicing criminal defense, first at the San Diego Public Defender’s office and then at the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division. 

When David transitioned to private practice, he gravitated toward matrimonial law because he found the work more rewarding.  Yes, people going through a divorce are emotional, and David enjoyed helping his clients solve their problems.  David sees matrimonial practice as putting the pieces of the puzzle together so that clients may build their new life.  When people first come to meet with David, they are at a very low point.  While it might get worse before it gets better, it will get better.  Not every problem is easy, not every problem is solved quickly.  But most cases settle, and David works very hard to find a solution that works well for his clients.  

David W. Teeter, Esq.’s contact information is:

1103 Stewart Avenue, Suite 200

Garden City, New York 11530

Email: David@DWTFamilyLaw.com    

Telephone: 516.408.3832

Website: http://dwtfamilylaw.com

Welcome to the podcast, David!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

Ep 28: Daniel A. Johnston, Esq. discusses the new bail reform and mandatory disclosure law.

Ep 28: Daniel A. Johnston, Esq. discusses the new bail reform and mandatory disclosure law.

December 25, 2019

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, and the Beacon newspapers.

Our guest on this 28th episode is Daniel A. Johnston, Esq., an attorney specializing in Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, and Business and Consumer Litigation. Dan’s motto is “Call me when you’re arrested, injured, or ripped off.”  Dan was a guest on our show for the 4th and 14th episodes and is back by popular demand.  If you missed those shows, be sure to go back to check them out.

Dan is a former prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s office who has also handled civil litigation defense matters in large NYC firms.  Dan’s practice focuses on helping individuals and small businesses when it matters most (mostly criminal defense and plaintiff's side civil litigation).

Here is Dan Johnston’s contact information:

Daniel A. Johnston, Esq.

Principal Attorney

Johnston Law LLC

332 Willis Avenue

Mineola, NY 11501

Tel: (516) 388-7611

Fax: (516) 706-3836

JohnstonLawNY.com

dan@johnstonlawny.com

Here is a link to the website Dan Johnston mentions concerning police accountability:

USA Today - https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/04/24/biggest-collection-police-accountability-records-ever-assembled/2299127002/

Thank you, Dan, and welcome back to the podcast!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

W. Zehava Schechter, Esq. specializes in estate planning, administration and litigation; real estate law; and contracts and business law. Her law practice is located on Long Island and New York City.

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.  Please consult with the attorney of your choice concerning specific legal questions you may have.

 

Ep 27: Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss talks about the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission and much more.

Ep 27: Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss talks about the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission and much more.

December 18, 2019

Welcome to the LI Law Podcast.  We feature legal issues and developments which affect Long Island residents and business owners.  The podcast focuses on Long Island law topics and includes greater New York court and legislative happenings.  If you are one of the approximate 8 million residents of Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings counties), or want to enjoy all law-related matters on Long Island, this podcast is for you!

Your host, Zehava Schechter, is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar for 30 years.  She concentrates her private practice in estate planning, administration, and litigation; real estate law; contracts, and business formation and dissolution.  If you like this podcast, you may want to look for Zehava’s monthly articles in the Malverne/West Hempstead Herald, Lynbrook/East Rockaway Herald, Oceanside/Island Park Herald, and the Beacon newspapers.

Our guest on this 27th episode is Rabbi Dr. Steven Moss, who retired in October, 2019 as chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission where he served for 28 years, since 1992.  Rabbi Moss also served as co-chair of the Suffolk County Anti-Bias Task Force and chair of the Islip Town Anti-Bias Task Force in the battle against anti-Semitism and other bias crimes. He is the longest sitting member on the Islip Town Board of Ethics and is also Director and Founder of STOPBIAS, an educational program for bias/hate crimes offenders.

Rabbi Moss also serves as chaplain to the Suffolk County Police Department since 1986 and holds the rank of Chief of Chaplains.  Rabbi Moss also serves as chaplain at various hospitals and skilled nursing/assisted living homes in the Suffolk community. He is Rabbi Emeritus of B’nai Israel Reform Temple in Oakdale, New York, President of the Suffolk County Board of Rabbis and is past-president of numerous local and county organizations. He is also Chair of the Center for Social Justice and Human Understanding located in the library of the Selden Campus of Suffolk Community College.

Rabbi Moss is a student of Kabbalah and meditation and has led workshops in these areas of Jewish life and study. Rabbi Moss’ bike trip to Auschwitz was featured in Newsday: https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/oakdale-rabbi-auschwitz-bike-ride-1.32951997.  He has had articles printed in the Journal of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and in other publications.   He is the author of “An Anatomy of One Breath,”

https://bnai-israel.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/53/2018/09/An_Anatomy_of_One_Breath.pdf

Rabbi Steven Moss’ contact information is:

Email: rabbiemeritus@bnai-israel.org
Telephone: (631) 793-5488

Welcome to the podcast, Rabbi Moss!

Please contact us with your general questions or comments at LILawPodcast@gmail.com

No podcast is a substitute for competent legal advice.