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Avi Z. Kestenbaum was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal in How Do You Fire A Family Member(Open the PDF Version).

Fox Business News recently interviewed Avi Z. Kestenbaum for 4 Tips to Begin the Estate Planning Process.

Meltzer Lippe holiday giving spot-lighted by Mineola American in Mineola Firm Adopts ‘Adopt-A-Family.

The Financial Times recently interviewed, Avi Z. Kestenbaum for the article In Estate Planning, a Little Autocracy Isn’t a Bad Thing.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum interviewed by InvestmentNews.com for The 5 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum interviewed by FoxBusiness.com for Tips for Boomers Looking to Hand Down the Family Business.

Stephen Breitstone interviewed by Financial Advisor Magazine for Sopranos Star’s $30 Million Misstep.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum interviewed by The Associated Press for Car Accident Inspires Succession Plan.

Paul Rubell featured in Law360 Article Attys’ Social Media Use Rife With Land Mines, Panel Says.

Meltzer Lippe Announces Avi Z. Kestenbaum's Fall Lecture Series on Family Business Succession Planning.

Pedram Tabibi featured in Mashable.com article, Should Schools Implement Social Media Policies?

Paul Rubell provides an Overview of 2013's Top Privacy Rulings in the Law 360 Article Clapper Heads Early List of 2013's top Privacy Rulings.

Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP profiled in recent Long Island Business News advertising supplement Vision 2013: Law article A Fine-Tuned Classic, Ready for the Journey.

Ira Halperin featured in Long Island Business News Finance & Accounting Guide article Get By With A Little Help From Your Advisors.

Meltzer Lippe attorney Pedram Tabibi awarded prestigious The Jewish Week: 36 Under 36.

Attorney Paul Rubell featured in Law 360 privacy law article, Wash. Courts Data Breach Exposes States’ Vulnerability.

Paul Rubell interview by the Long Island Business News “International Intrigue.”

Gary Meltzer transaction as reported by The Real Deal in “Inside the record-setting, no-contract purchase of Soho’s 529 Broadway.”

Paul Rubell comments on Privacy Legislation in Law 360 Article on Proposed ECPA Reforms.

Pedram Tabibi discusses Twitter and subpoenas with Fox and Friends.

Meltzer Lippe attorney Pedram Tabibi discusses Twitter and First Amendment on Fox Five NY.

Pedram Tabibi discusses landmark social media case Angel Fraley v. Facebook, Inc. on LIBN.com.

Pedram Tabibi featured expert in New York Post article Firing Lines: Three surprising moves that can get you canned.

Attorney Richard Reichler was recently quoted in Newsday discussing the Moreland Commission and its recommendations for LIPA.

Real Estate Chair Gary Meltzer represents seller in $150 million sale of 529 Broadway in Manhattan

New York Post turns to Stephen Breitstone for Fiscal Cliff Analysis.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum was recently interviewed for the official Society for Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Journal.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum interviewed by eJewish Philanthropy concerning Tax Planning and Charitable Giving in 2012.

Pedram Tabibi discusses social media marketing at Cardozo Law School Alumni event.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum named to Trusts & Estates Magazine editorial advisory board.

Long Island Business News reports another Ira Halperin corporate transaction.

Ira Halperin represents Hirsch Optical Corporation in Sale to Essilor USA.

Meltzer Lippe spotlighted for efforts to assist Super Storm Sandy victims.

Paul Rubell quoted by Law 360 concerning Gaps in Dated E-Privacy Law.

Stephen Breitstone featured expert in nationwide article Romney ‘I Dig It’ Trust Gives Heirs Triple Benefit, which was carried by Business Week, The Standard-Examiner, Mother Jones.com, Investment News, Financial Advisor, and ABC News, among others.

Pedram Tabibi discusses How to respond to fake social media reviews.

Paul Rubell discusses Understanding the Risks of Social Media for Local Government in a guest blog for Civic Plus.

Stephen M. Breitstone featured expert in Bloomberg News article Romney "I Dig It" Trust Gives Heirs Triple Benefit.

Lew Meltzer discusses providing value in LIBN.com article Law firms learning to be efficient businesses.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum in Best to Keep Estate Plans Simple as published by Thomas Coyle of the Wall Street Journal.

Paul Rubell lectures at NYU Poly-Tech speaker series Legal Stuff Explained 2.0 held at NYU’s Brooklyn business incubator.

Stephen M. Breitstone featured in Steve Leimberg’s Estate Planning E-mail Newsletter Lapsing 2012 Estate Planning Opportunities & Large Estate Holding Businesses and Real Estate.

Stephen M. Breitstone interview by Accounting Today Estate Planners Fearful of Grantor Trust Rule Changes.

Stephen M. Breitstone interviewed by Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report for article Obama Grantor Trust Proposal Could Be Job Killer Unless Fixed, Says Estate Planner.

Mary O'Reilly interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for Pondering a Trust for Your Pet.

Mary O'Reilly interviewed for Newsday column the Money Fix: Financial planning myths.

Ira Halperin interviewed for LIBN.com article Advice To Avoid Rising Tax Rates.

Paul Rubell offers expert commentary for Long Island Business News article, Businesses the biggest software thieves.

Avi Kestenbaum interviewed by Associated Press for article Inheriting Travel: Trusts can fund trips for heirs which appeared in: Newsday, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and on FoxNews.com and ABCNews.com.

Ira Halperin interviewed for Long Island Business News cover story Bank lawsuit spotlights security flaws.

Pedram Tabibi featured expert in International Business Times article regarding Twitter and NYPD.

Long Island Business News reports on Ira Halperin spearheading multi-company merger.

Pedram Tabibi pens column for LIBN.com Young Island Blog "Legally Tweeting – Why your Twitter Tweets are fair game for a subpoena."

Avi Z. Kestenbaum featured in Dow Jones Newswire column “Wealth Adviser: Jargon Fighters Stand to Prosper.”

Mary O'Reilly provides expert advice in Fox Business News Report “Five Tips for Preparing a Will.”.

LIBN selects Gary Meltzer to “Ones to Watch” List in 2012.

Managing partner Lew Meltzer featured in Long Island Business News article “LI law firms planning to hire.”

Real Esate Chair Gary Meltzer featured in Real Estate Forum Magazine article “A Summer of Reruns For the Street?”

Partner Paul Rubell offers expert commentary in evolving Occupy Wall Street - Twitter privacy rights case.

Meltzer Lippe Announces 2012 Summer Associates.

Partner Paul Rubell featured expert in Becker’s Hospital Review: 5 Best Practices for Negotiating, Beginning the Transition to Cloud Servers.

Partner Peter A. Schneider, featured expert in Human Resource Executive Online article “Term Limits for Employees”.

Meltzer Lippe Labor and Employment attorney Alexander Leong featured in Long Island Business News “Ones-to-watch.”

Meltzer Lippe Labor and Employment attorney Alexander Leong featured expert in Long Island Business News article “HR managers debate phone interview benefits.”

Partner Michael H. Masri quoted in the New York Post: "Just whose 'friends' are they?"

Attorneys Michael H. Masri and Pedram Tabibi discuss “Issues of Account Ownership in Social Media at Work.”

Partner Paul Rubell discusses 'cloud computing' in April volume of Healthcare Risk Management (P. 41-42).

Partner Ira R. Halperin, and Venture Pitch 2012 judge, comments on winning entrant in LIBN.

Partner Avi Z. Kestenbaum quoted in LIBN: Recession Leads To Surge In Estate Lawsuits.

Meltzer Lippe Partner Paul Rubell Represents eVero Corporation in Acquisition of Virtual CDO, Inc.

Partner Paul Rubell Featured in Insight Into Diversity Cover story Fired Before You’re Hired.

Partner Paul Rubell interviewed by CBS 2 New York about Facebook privacy concerns.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum quoted in Investor’s Business Daily, Enrich Your Loved Ones And Charity With A CL.

Partner Paul Rubell in Law360 on Senate Eyes Ban on Employers’ Facebook Access Requests .

Pedram Tabibi featured on LIBN.com for The Social Media Interview – What Employers, Employees and HR Should Realize.

Partner Paul Rubell featured in Law 360 article Privacy Bar Too High For ‘Occupy’ Tweeters to Stop Subpoenas.

Social media expert Pedram Tabibi discusses Who owns your social media account: you or your employer?

Paul Rubell op-ed on Google privacy policy featured in Newsday.

Jonathan D. Farrell is listed in the Long Island Business News February 24, 2012 issue, in Who’s Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law.

Meltzer Lippe Labor Group Co-Chair, Peter Schneider, Quoted by Human Resource Executive Online on NLRB Decision(Concepcion)

Social Media Law Expert Pedram Tabibi on Facebook Lawsuits.

Meltzer Lippe Partner Ira R. Halperin Named Vice Chair to Long Island Community Foundation Board.

Meltzer Lippe Partner Peter A. Schneider on the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

Meltzer Lippe Partner, Michael H. Masri, Nassau Bar ‘Deliver’ for Port Washington Parents.

Meltzer Lippe partner, Ira Halperin brokers Fuoco, XT Group Merger.

Esta Algava-Czik is listed in LIBN Who’s Who in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law.


Mary O’Reilly is listed in LIBN in Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services.

Mary O’Reilly is quoted in LIBN regarding naming an executor for your estate. It is not just about family unity.


Partner Avi Kestenbaum profiled in Superlawyers.


Partner Avi Kestenbaum is quoted in LIBN regarding new tax regulations and the consequences of making the donation today versus other years.

Gary Meltzer talks about opportunities in the current commercial real estate market in the NY Real Estate Journal.


Ira Halperin is listed in LIBN Who's Who in Corporate Law.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum is quoted in LIBN regarding tax law and the IRS’s 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum is interviewed in the March 2, 2011 edition of Real Estate Weekly about highlights of the new 2010 Tax Act.

Jon Farrell is listed in the Long Island Business News, February 25, 2011 issue, in Who's Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law.

Paul Rubell disscusses how the 506 Rule Protects Investors in the February 25, 2011 issue of Long Island Business News.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum talks about citizens receiving gifts from overseas and the appropriate reporting requirements in the February 4 - 10, 2011 publication of LIBN.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum is among 40 under 40 in the January 27, 2011 publication of LIBN.

Partner Peter A. Schneider is interviewed in the January 7 - 13, 2011 publication of LIBN about how companies cut back when they need to reduce overhead.

Partners Avi Kestenbaum, Jeffrey Galant and Stephen Breitstone have formed a Long Island chapter of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum is interviewed at Investors.com, (Posted 10/22/2010) about how estate strategies are helped by low interest rates.

Ira Halperin is quoted in the Long Island Business News, October 15-21 issue, on Tax policy uncertainty propelling merger activity.

Loretta Gastwirth is listed in the Long Island Business News, October 15-21 issue, in Who's Who in Women in Professional Services.

Partner Avi Z. Kestenbaum is interviewed in the Long Island Business News, October 15-21 issue, on 'Focusing On Proper Planning To Avoid Trust Tax.'

Long Island Business News reported on September 24, 2010: Meltzer Lippe’s Trusts & Estates Department given a Tier 1 Trusts & Estates ranking by US News and World Report in its Best Law Firms survey.

Long Island Business News, (September 24 - 30, 2010 issue) mentions Lew Meltzer discussing "Dealing for Dollars," taking a full arsenal of negotiating skills to the table.

Long Island Business News, (September 3-9, 2010 issue) quotes Peter Schneider discussing "The Easiest Way To Do The Hardest Job," making the process of terminating employment smoother and less stressful on everyone’s part.

Meltzer Lippe at 40: Innovative, On-Target Legal and Business Advice.

Long Island Business News, (July 9-15, 2010 issue) reports that Ira Halperin has joined the board of advisors of the Long Island Community Foundation in Syosset.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum is quoted in Forbes Magazine, in an article about " How To Pass Down Your Family Vacation Retreat", June 28, 2010 edition.

The Long Islander, (June 24, 2010 issue) recognizes Ira Halperin.

Ira Halperin featured in the June 18 - 24, 2010 edition of Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Corporate Law.

"How to buy a biz when there's no agreement on price". Ira Halperin is quoted in the June 18 - 24, 2010 edition of the Long Island Business News.

Partner Avi Kestenbaum is interviewed at Investors.com (Posted 06/11/2010) about how to avoid Estate-Planning Pitfalls.

Avi Z. Kestenbaum is quoted in Forbes Magazine, in an article about "How To IPO Your House", March 15, 2010 edition.

Jon Farrell is among Who's Who in Intellectual Property & Labor Law in the February 26 - March 4 2010 edition of the Long Island Business News.

Up-front taxes could be a deal breaker for many. Richard Reichler is quoted in the February 5 - 11 2010 edition of the Long Island Business News.

Being up-front with bankers can help keep them on your side. Ira Halperin is quoted in the January 22 - 28 2010 edition of the Long Island Business News.

Gary Meltzer named New York Real Estate Journal Executive of the Month (December 22, 2009 - January 11, 2010 issue).

Gary Meltzer is among Who's Who in Real Estate in the December 18, 2009 edition of the Long Island Business News.

Stephen M. Breitstone exclusive guest of LI Talks on Madoff sentencing and the effect investor’s lack of confidence has on the economy.

Meltzer Lippe presented at an event for Madoff Victims on June 16, 2009. José Berra is quoted in the Long Island Press article about the event.

Peter Schneider talks to Newsday about Independent Contractors.

Ira Halperin is quoted in Long Island Business News about M&As.

Ira Halperin is among Who's Who in Corporate Law in the May 22, 2009 edition of the Long Island Business News.

Ira Halperin is quoted in Long Island Business News about business in the "new economy".

Tax Partner Stephen M. Breitstone talks to Long Island Business News about IRS Regs that Help Ponzi Scheme Victims Recover Taxes.

Employment and Labor lawyer Carmelo (Mel) Grimaldi speaks to Newsday's Carre Mason-Draffen about Employer's Labor Law Liability

Employment and Labor lawyer Carmelo (Mel) Grimaldi speaks to Long Island Business News about the pitfalls of Social Media sites for employers.

Stephen M. Breitstone spoke to reporter Jane Kim at the Wall Street Journal and provided information used in this article that appeared on March 12, 2009 in the Wall Street Journal.

Stephen M. Breitstone and Carmela Grimaldi are quoted in Newsday regarding AIG Bonuses and President Obama’s Outrage over the bonuses and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s subpeona.

Jonathan Farrell is named in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Labor and Employment Law February 27, 2009.

The Wall Street Journal’s article “Madoff Victims Turn to IRS to Get Relief” includes a quote by Stephen M. Breitstone.

The Wall Street Journal reports on meeting of Madoff victims hosted by Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP.

Stephen M. Breitstone quoted in Newsday article regarding Bernard Madoff

Avi Z. Kestenbaum is featured in Long Island Business News for becoming an equity partner.

Richard Lippe talks to News 12 about how investors can protect themselves.

Stephen M. Breitstone quoted in Newsday article regarding Bernard Madoff

Stephen Breitstone interviewed by Fox Business News on tax relief for Madoff issues.

Channel 9 Investigations interviews Stephen Breitstone about Madoff victims.

Stephen M. Breitstone quoted on December 26, 2008 in Long Island Business News article on Madoff scandal.

December 23, 2008 Associated Press quotes Meltzer Lippe regarding "Where did all of Bernard Madoff's Money Go?".

Tax Partner Stephen M. Breitstone talks to Associated Press about $50 Billion Madoff fraud.

Newsday reports on Meltzer Lippe strategy to seek tax relief for Madoff investors.
Class-action law suit is not an effective way to recover lost money.

Carmela Grimaldi talks to Newsday on December 14, 2008 about Enforcement of a pay raise promise.

Gary M. Meltzer is featured in Long Island Business News December 12, 2008 Who’s Who in Real Estate.

Jonathan D. Farrell talks to Long Island Business News about the impact the New York State WARN (Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) will have on businesses.

Meltzer Lippe Employment, Labor and Benefits lawyer Carmelo Grimaldi talks to Newsday reporter Carrie Mason-Draffen about employees’ right to car reimbursement in this November 9, 2008 article.

Carmelo Grimaldi is quoted in Newsday about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

Ira Halperin is featured in the June 20, 2008 edition of Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Corporate Law.

Ira Halperin is featured in the June 20, 2008 edition of Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Corporate Law.

Ira R. Halperin talks about Meltzer Lippe’s “No Device Policy” in Newsday on April 6, 2008.

Ira R. Halperin quoted in Newsday about Meltzer Lippe’s use of humor in its marketing.

Sheldon M. Goldstein featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Commercial and Residential Real Estate December 21, 2007 edition.

Carmelo Grimaldi comments on the laws governing Sick Day pay in Newsday, February 24, 2008.

Stephen M. Breitstone is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Tax Law on February 15, 2008.

Neil Ackerman is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Bankruptcy Law on February 15, 2008.

Thomas McGowan is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Litigation on October 26, 2007.

Jonathan D. Farrell is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Labor and Employment Law June 2007.

 Managing Partner Lew Meltzer talks to Long Island Business News in the November 10, 2006 edition about the firm’s use of New Yorker Cartoons.

 Managing Partner Lewis Meltzer talks about how his law firm helps attract and keep lawyers in Long Island Business News on November 17, 2006.

 Partner Gary M. Meltzer is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Real Estate Law, October 13, 2006.

 Avi Z. Kestenbaum identified by Long Island Business News as “Ones to Watch” in the Long Island Business News, September 29, 2006.

 Richard Reichler talks about the new Federal pension laws and how they affect businesses and charitable giving in Long Island Business News September 22, 2006.

The Tax Benefits of 1031 Real Estate Exchange Transactions are discussed by Stephen M. Breitstone in Long Island Business News, September 1, 2006.

Meltzer Lippe’s new reception area featured in Long Island Business News, July 21, 2006.

Partner Stephen M. Breitstone discusses the renovation of 1100 Franklin Avenue in Garden City and flagship tenant T.RowePrice, Long Island Business News, June 16, 2006.

Stephen M. Breitstone is featured in Long Island Business News Who’s Who in Tax Law June 9, 2006.

Meltzer Lippe Partner Ira Halperin Comments on Long Island's Job Market, Long Island Business News, December 24, 2005.

Meltzer Lippe's Client Wins Nassau County Property Tax Challenge, Long Island Business News, October 29, 2005.

Meltzer Lippe Attorney Wins Arbitration Ruling Against Brokerage Giant Merrill Lynch, Long Island Business News, October 21, 2005.

Meltzer Lippe Turns Lobby into a Homey Reception Area, Long Island Business News, July 1, 2005.

Meltzer Lippe Client Challenges Nassau County Property Tax, Long Island Business News, July 1, 2005.