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 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.
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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.
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Jeremy graduated University of Maryland with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude. He went on to attend Emory University Law School where he excelled and was a member of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. He is admitted in New York and New Jersey.
He started his legal career in Washington, DC working with Congressman Doug Collins as a Legal Fellow.
From DC, Jeremy moved to New York to join forces with Gerald and Stuart. His understanding of the law and his ability to analyze complex issues has made Jeremy a great addition to Zisholtz & Zisholtz.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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David Schoen, Esq. focuses primarily on the litigation of complex civil and criminal cases before trial and appellate courts. David accepts only a few cases each year so that he can give full personal attention to every aspect of the case from evaluation and intake through its resolution.
With over 30 years in practice, David has extensive complex litigation experience as lead counsel in trial and appellate courts throughout the country. He is a member of the Bar in Alabama, New York, Maryland, and the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in those jurisdictions, as well as federal trial courts in Michigan, Illinois, and Texas, many federal courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. David has appeared pro hac vice in many other jurisdictions. He has been lead counsel in complex criminal and civil cases at the trial level in many jurisdictions and has briefed and argued appeals in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, and DC Circuits, the Texas Court of Appeals, and the Alabama Supreme Court. He has represented parties before the United States Supreme Court and has filed amicus briefs before the Court as well.
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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.