Gerald Zisholtz

Zisholtz & Zisholtz, LLP was founded by Gerald, who was admitted in 1954 after graduating from Brooklyn Law School.


Gerald started his career by taking anything and everything that came through the door, including but not limited to wills, criminal cases, divorces, annulments, landlord and tenant, real estate closings. This diverse background has allowed Gerald to successfully represent clients in many areas of the legal field.


Gerald has spent much of his career representing contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction related litigations. He is considered one of the top construction litigators in the New York Metropolitan area.


Contact Gerald by telephone at 516-741-2200 or by email at

Stuart Zisholtz


Stuart joined forces with Gerald after graduating New York Law School in 1993.


He gained tremendous knowledge and practical experience throughout law school by attending night classes and working with Gerald during the day. 


Since being admitted to the New York State Bar, Stuart has litigated hundreds of cases and has successfully argued, on multiple occasions, in the New York Court of Appeals.


Stuart is a co-author, with Gerald, of "Mechanics Liens - What's it All About". He also often lectures at many associations and is regarded a top Construction Lawyer in New York. He has also been nominated as a "Super Lawyer" in 2011 and 2013. 


Contact Stu at 516-741-2200 or by email at

Richard Zisholtz


Richard graduated University of Maryland where he received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in criminology and justice and Jewish studies. He went on to attend Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he excelled and was able to also work as a legal clerk for Zisholtz & Zisholtz. He is admitted in New York.


Being able to work throughout law school has allowed Richard to gain tremendous knowledge into the legal industry - specifically the construction industry. 


During his time as a legal clerk, Richard helped draft countless pleadings, motions papers and legal memorandums. He also partcipated in legal research and preparing cases for appeal, including American Building Supply Corporation v. Petrocelli Group, Inc. 19 N.Y.3d 1003 (2012), which was ultimately argued successfully by Stuart in the Court of Appeals.


Contact Richard at 516-741-2200 or by email at

Joseph McMahon


Joseph J. McMahon practices in the area of commercial litigation with a concentration in Construction Law, Mechanic’s Lien Law and Surety Law. Mr. McMahon has twenty years experience in construction litigation, dispute resolution and avoidance, and counseling. Mr. McMahon regularly advises Owners, Condominium Sponsors, Real Estate Developers, Construction Managers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers and Sureties during all phases of the development and construction process. Mr. McMahon spent 4 years of his career as in-house counsel to a Real Estate Developer/General Contractor gaining valuable insight into the day to day operations of an active construction project from the contract negotiation phase all the way to final completion. Mr. McMahon represents clients in construction disputes, mechanic’s lien foreclosures, delay claims, change order negotiation and disputes, trust fund claims, and surety and insurance issues.In addition, he advises clients in contract negotiations with a particular emphasis on construction contracts.


He has appeared in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, in arbitrations and mediation proceedings, and in quasi-judicial proceedings before state and municipal agencies.            


Contact Joseph at 516-741-2200 or by email at

Meng Michelle Cheng


Michelle has represented clients in a broad range of matters and has substantial experience in commercial litigation, construction claims, real estate, banking and finance, and personal injury. 


Ms. Cheng represents business owners and tradesmen on any and all commercial and consumer matters. She has vast experience in construction law - both in State and Federal court. 


Ms. Cheng strongly believes that successfully representing clients requires careful analysis of the cost and benefits of litigation. In putting this belief into practice, Ms. Cheng always makes herself available to her clients to assess each clients' individual needs.  


Michelle is affilliated with the American Bar Association as well as the Asian American Bar Association of New York. 


Contact Michelle at 516-741-2200 or by email at

Linda Katz

Linda has practiced both in the field of estate planning and real estate. Her real estate practice has focused on both transactional matters as well as loan refinancing. She has extensive experience working with numerous individuals, lenders and title.  Linda also has experience in all aspects of estate planning.

Linda received an L.L.M in tax from New York University School of Law after receiving her J.D from Fordham Law School. 

Jay Zucker

Jay B. Zucker, Esq., New Rochelle, New York.  Mr. Jay Zucker is an attorney admitted in the States of New York and California and in Washington, D.C. who represents numerous institutional and private lenders in connection with real estate lending activities and foreclosures.  Mr. Zucker also represents various other clients in connection with the acquisition and sale of real estate, as well as the leasing of both commercial and residential properties.

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