Position: Member


Alexander Berger

Alexander Berger is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and is Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Law group located in Garden City, New York. Mr. Berger represents land proprietors and developers in all aspects of transactional real estate, including the management, construction, acquisition, disposition and financing (construction, acquisition, joint venture and mortgage conduit loans) of commercial properties regionally and nationwide.

In addition, Mr. Berger represents landlords and tenants in all types of commercial real estate lease transactions including space leases, “big box” leases, ground leases and build-to-suit leases. He regularly drafts and negotiates letters of intent, brokerage agreements, and leases and subleases for landlords and tenants.

In 2019, Mr. Berger was recognized as the Long Island Herald’s Real Estate Achievers and Leaders Commercial & Real Estate Attorney.

Mr. Berger also has extensive experience in structuring and facilitating like-kind exchanges under IRC §1031.

 



Prior to joining Meyer Suozzi, Mr. Berger was a Partner in the Real Estate practice group at Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP. Mr. Berger is fluent in Russian.

 

Edward J. LoBello

Edward J. LoBello is the Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization Department. He also practices in the Corporate Finance and Litigation & Dispute Resolution groups located in Garden City, NY and in New York, NY. Mr. LoBello concentrates his practice on business restructuring, bankruptcy reorganizations, work-outs, corporate finance, creditors’ rights and related litigation.

For 15 consecutive years, Mr. LoBello is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence. In 2019, Mr. LoBello was recognized as one of the Long Island Herald’s Top Lawyers of Long Island. From 2012-2021, he was recognized by New York Super Lawyers. 

 



In 2018, Mr. LoBello authored the Local Bankruptcy Rules Toolkit (Eastern District of New York) published by Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law.  The online publication compiles key resources for attorneys in the practice of bankruptcy law in the Eastern District of New York, including applicable statutes, rules, court procedures, and practice notes. In addition, Mr. LoBello recently co-authored a book published by Westlaw entitled “Examiners in Bankruptcy Cases: A Guide for Examiners, Courts and Practitioners” in conjunction with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. LoBello was a Partner in the New York City office of a national law firm where he represented all major constituents in bankruptcy cases including debtors in possession, creditors’ committees, committee members, institutional lenders, trade creditors, landlords, insurance companies, equipment lessors, asset purchasers, and preference defendants, among others. Mr. LoBello has represented clients in numerous large and significant Chapter 11 cases, including Chrysler LLC, General Motors Corp., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Compania Mexicana de Aviacion, S.A. de C.V., Delta Air Lines, Inc.,  Solutia, Inc., A.P. Green Industries, Inc., US Gen New England, Inc. and Global Crossing, Ltd., to name but a few.

 

Jack Rubinstein

Jack Rubinstein has been a Member of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. since 1993. His office is in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Rubinstein provides a full range of real estate tax assessment services representing his clients in commercial and residential tax assessment reduction proceedings, projecting real estate taxes in connection with the purchase, development and improvement of properties, and advising clients regarding tax exemptions. Mr. Rubinstein has handled hundreds of tax certiorari cases involving both commercial and residential properties. These cases have resulted in substantial refunds. In the area of eminent domain, his representation has helped property owners and tenants obtain damages against county, town and local condemning authorities.

Mr. Rubinstein is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level of professional excellence and he has been recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles”.

Prior to joining Meyer, Suozzi in 1986, Mr. Rubinstein was an associate with a large tax certiorari law firm in New York City.

Kevin Schlosser

Kevin Schlosser is a partner and the Chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. located in Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. Mr. Schlosser has been involved in all aspects of state and federal litigation since starting his legal career in 1984. An experienced civil litigator, Mr. Schlosser has engineered the legal strategy for a broad range of cases and arbitrations, including complex commercial matters, corporate and partnership disputes, business torts, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, business valuations, employment and restrictive covenants, intellectual property, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, false and misleading advertising, trade secrets, professional liability and malpractice claims, construction law and mechanics liens, real estate, commercial landlord-tenant disputes, ERISA, health law, Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act class actions, products liability, insurance coverage, claims and defense, including disability insurance claims, and the prosecution and defense of other tort-related claims. His clients consist of some of the largest companies in the world, as well as local businesses and individuals, including senior law partners, accountants, doctors and others in the professions. A proven appellate lawyer, he is also an accomplished trial attorney, whose victories include million-dollar recoveries and a record-breaking jury verdict.

Mr. Schlosser also serves as a private neutral arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator in complex commercial disputes, and as a “Private Judge” pursuant to the CPLR. For more on Meyer Suozzi’s roster of Private Judges, click here.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Schlosser also acts as general outside corporate counsel, advising corporate clients on the full spectrum of legal affairs. Because of his experience in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York since its inception, Mr. Schlosser is frequently tapped to serve as local Long Island counsel to many other law firms in New York City and out of state, including in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.



 

Mr. Schlosser serves in various teaching capacities: He is a member of the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy; has chaired the Continuing Legal Education Program on New York Civil Motion Practice at Hofstra Law School; and is a member of the Continuing Legal Education faculty panel of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association Academy of Law, where he instructs experienced practicing attorneys. He has given CLE seminars and presentations with some of the most prominent judges in the state and federal courts, including Supreme Court Commercial Division Justices Timothy S. Driscoll, Vito M. DeStefano, Stephen Bucaria, Emily Pines, Elizabeth Hazlitt Emerson, Jerry Garguilo, James Hudson, Saliann Scarpulla and Thomas Whelan, Appellate Division Justices Leonard Austin, Karla Moskowitz, Barbara Kapnick and federal judiciary such as U.S. District Court Judges Shira Scheindlin, Richard J. Sullivan and Nicholas G. Garaufis and Magistrate Judges A. Kathleen Tomlinson, Arlene R. Lindsay and William Wall. Many of Mr. Schlosser’s activities can be viewed in detail by clicking on the relevant links to the left. Click here to view details from meetings of Nassau County Bar Association’s Commercial Litigation Committee, which Mr. Schlosser chaired from 2013-2015.  In 2016, Mr. Schlosser served as the President of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court. Mr. Schlosser is also an active member of the Commercial Division Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association.

Mr. Schlosser has written extensively on many aspects of the law, publishing numerous articles over thirty years in leading legal publications. He has authored the “Litigation Review” column for the New York Law Journal and served on the Board of Editors of the Nassau Lawyer, which is the official publication of the Nassau County Bar Association. Many of Mr. Schlosser’s articles can be viewed by clicking on the “Publications” link to the left. He is also the author of a well-recognized blog, www.nyfraudclaims.com, which covers new developments concerning claims of fraud and misrepresentation under New York law.

Active in charitable organizations, Mr. Schlosser received the 2003 Leadership Award presented by the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  He has also served as a faculty member of the Construction Management Institute, sponsored by the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, helping minority-owned contractors enhance their developing businesses.

During law school, Mr. Schlosser was a Member and then Articles Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. In his capacity as Articles Editor, Mr. Schlosser interacted with and edited articles of some of the most prominent and well-respected legal scholars, including law professors, evidence experts and Congressional leaders. He also clerked for the Honorable George C. Pratt, United States Circuit Court Judge, where he drafted several court decisions, including a complex antitrust ruling.  He also obtained valuable trial experience while clerking in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he assisted in the prosecution of several major felony cases. Mr. Schlosser graduated law school with the highest honors. Additionally, he was a founding officer of a national criminal justice honor society at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. At the outset of his career, Mr. Schlosser acquired intensive litigation experience, having been trained at two prominent firms based in New York City: Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, and Chadbourne & Parke. In 1990, he became associated with one of Long Island’s largest law firms, where he rose to the level of a managing partner and head of its litigation department, the largest practice group in the firm. After joining Meyer, Suozzi and becoming a partner in 2002, Mr. Schlosser was appointed Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department in November 2002. In 2006, Mr. Schlosser became Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and has held that position through the present.  He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Schlosser is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence and ethics.  Mr. Schlosser was recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2010 and 2011 as the region’s “Top Legal Eagle for Litigation.”  Mr. Schlosser has been named to the New York Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York from 2012-2021.

Andrew J. Turro

Andrew J. Turro is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, Employment Law practice and heads the firm’s Equine & Racing Law practice, which was featured in Long Island Business News in February 2015. Mr. Turro has extensive experience in state and federal appellate and trial litigation, in both the civil and criminal areas. His litigation practice covers a broad range of complex commercial, civil, employment, criminal and labor-related matters. Mr. Turro represents professionals (i.e., lawyers, doctors, and other medical care providers) in professional disciplinary proceedings as well as businesses and individuals before various state and federal agencies. Mr. Turro’s practice also includes several substantial equine law matters in which he has represented both individuals and professional groups before the New York State Gaming Commission (formerly the Racing and Wagering Board) and the New York State Courts.

Mr. Turro has represented large international companies as well as local businesses and individuals. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Turro has achieved successful results for his clients in several seminal cases impacting on issues involving landowner liability, the valuation of a municipality’s tax assessments on environmentally impaired properties, such as Superfund sites, and attacks on the legality of regulations promulgated by governmental agencies. In his employment law practice, Mr. Turro represents clients in a variety of State and Federal matters, including employment discrimination claims arising under Title VII, the ADA, and the State Human Rights Law as well as Minimum Wage/Overtime claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State Labor laws. Mr. Turro also provides advice to clients in connection with employment contracts, severance agreements, comprehensive restrictive covenants, and a variety of commercial contracts. He has also authored numerous articles covering topics including the valuation of contaminated real property, the nature and scope of various legal privileges recognized by the courts, and on various employment-related legal issues.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Turro also acts as general outside corporate counsel, advising corporate clients on a broad range of legal matters including employment issues, business strategy matters, and compliance with local and federal rules and regulations.

 



Mr. Turro also coordinates the pro bono program at the Meyer, Suozzi firm. Under his supervision, the firm’s pro bono program has become involved in a wide range of matters providing legal assistance to numerous local not-for-profit and charitable organizations (i.e., Island Harvest, the Long Island Arts in Education Roundtable, the Nassau County Museum of Art), legal organizations designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited needs (i.e., Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Inc. and the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence), as well as individuals such as families and students with special education needs.In 2013, Mr. Turro was named an Access to Justice Champion by the Nassau County Bar Association for his dedication in providing legal representation on a pro bono basis.

From 2001 through 2012, Mr. Turro also served as a member and the Chairman of the Nassau County Board of Ethics, the Board that reviews and issues opinions on conflicts of interest and other ethical issues involving county workers. Mr. Turro also serves as a member of both the Nassau County Bar Association’s Ethics Committee and Grievance Committee and previously served as Chief Assistant Counsel to the Governor’s Judicial Screening Committee for the Second Department. From 1994 through 2014, Mr. Turro was also an adjunct member of the law faculty of New York Law School where he taught upper level appellate writing and advocacy courses.

Active in civic and community affairs and groups throughout the Long Island area, Mr. Turro has been a member of the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services’ Executive Committee and Advisory Council. Mr. Turro also sits on the Advisory Board of Island Harvest. He previously served as a committee member of the Rockville Centre We Care Fund, as a Deputy Village Attorney to Rockville Centre, and as a coach in the Rockville Centre Soccer Club and the Rockville Centre Little League.

Before joining Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. in 1987, Mr. Turro served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County and clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. At the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Mr. Turro split his time as a felony trial prosecutor and as a member of its Appeals Bureau. As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Turro was responsible for investigating and prosecuting felonies from grand jury presentation through verdict and for the briefing and oral argument of felony appeals in the state appellate courts and of federal habeas cases before the Second Circuit. At the District Attorney’s office, Mr. Turro also headed the office’s pro bono Appellate Program. During his tenure as a federal law clerk at the Fourth Circuit, Mr. Turro worked extensively reviewing civil rights claims arising under Section 1983 and Title VII, administrative determinations of federal agencies, and direct criminal appeals.

In 2019, Mr. Turro was recognized as one of the Long Island Herald’s Top Lawyers of Long Island. In 2019 and 2021, he was named to the New York Super Lawyers list. Mr. Turro is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence. In 2016, Mr. Turro was named a “Top Ten Legal Eagle” from Long Island Pulse Magazine as one of the ten top attorneys on Long Island. Mr. Turro has also been the recipient of the Touro Law Center Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award (2004) and of the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services’ Partner in Justice Award. In 2014, Mr. Turro was named a finalist in SmartCEO’s ESQ Awards for the Industry Practice: Equine and Racing Law.

 

James D. Garbus

James D. Garbus is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.. He is Chair of the Corporate Law Department and Chair of the Corporate Finance Practice. Mr. Garbus represents established as well as start-up businesses, providing day-to-day general corporate representation including legal and business advice to management on strategic planning (including exit strategies) and operational issues as they arise. Mr. Garbus focuses his practice in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance (representing both issuers and investors and including seed, private equity, and venture capital transactions and mezzanine and acquisition financing). Mr. Garbus also represents banks, other debt providers, and borrowers in lending transactions (including senior secured and subordinated debt facilities). He has experience in structuring and forming complex joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Garbus has spent significant time counseling shareholders, partners, members and companies on strategizing, negotiating, and settling business owner disputes and partnership divorces of closely-held companies.

 



From 2019-2021, Mr. Garbus was named to the New York Super Lawyers list. In 2019, Mr. Garbus was awarded Long Island Business News’ Executive Circle Award. He is a founding member and co-chair of the Middle Market Alliance of Long Island, Inc. Since 2010, Mr. Garbus has been recognized annually as a top corporate attorney in Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Corporate Law.

Mr. Garbus is also the co-founder of a film finance and production company.  He is the producer of several independent films and other productions.  He is also a former member of the Board of Naked Angels theater company in New York City.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garbus was in private practice. Before that, Mr. Garbus was a Partner at Parker Chapin LLP and an Associate at Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP where he practiced in the Corporate Department.

 

Paul F. Millus

Paul Millus is a Member to Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and practices in the Litigation and Employment Law Departments located in both Meyer Suozzi’s Garden City, Long Island and New York City Office.  Mr. Millus has been involved in all aspects of state and federal litigation throughout his legal career handling a variety of litigated matters from inception, motion practice, trial and appeals. Mr. Millus has tried both jury and non-jury matters dealing with a wide range of issues from commercial, constitutional, real estate, employment, and Surrogate’s Court matters.  If the matter needs to be tried before a judge or a jury in state or federal court, Mr. Millus stands ready to do so in almost any area of the law. Mr. Millus also concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation involving disputes between shareholders and members and all members of complex commercial litigation.



In 2019 and 2021, Mr. Millus was named to the New York Super Lawyers list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized by Super Lawyers for this recognition.

Mr. Millus has almost 30 years of extensive litigation and trial experience in the Federal and State courts. He has represented clients focusing on commercial matters including shareholder disputes, business divorces, LLC member rights, employment law for management and other complex litigation. He also regularly provides advice to employers concerning their rights and obligations in the workplace. As a commentator on various news and current event programming for Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, CNBC and Fox News Radio, he has opined on the legal issues of the day. Mr. Millus has published and lectured on cutting edge issues focusing on commercial litigation, employment law, federal practice and trial practice for the NYS Bar Assoc., Nassau County Bar Assoc., the N.Y.C. Bar Association and the Inn of Court.

Mr. Millus began his litigation career as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the E.D.N.Y. from 1987 – 1989. He joined Snitow & Pauley in 1989 and became a partner in Snitow Kanfer Holtzer & Millus, LLP in 1998 until joining Meyer Suozzi in 2012. Mr. Millus has also represented municipalities on Long Island.

Mr. Millus is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell – the highest level of professional excellence and ethics confirming that Mr. Millus is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity in the practice of law. Mr. Millus is active with various Bar organizations in and around New York City and Long Island. He is the Former Chair of the Federal Courts Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, present Chair of the Labor & Employment Committee of the NCBA, Past President of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, a member of the Eastern District Association of former Assistant and Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and is a member of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Board of Governors.

Mr. Millus has written extensively on many aspects of the law publishing articles in the New York Law Journal, Nassau Lawyer, Suffolk Lawyer and New York State Bar Journal. Recent publications include:



 

Michael J. Antongiovanni

Michael J. Antongiovanni is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and is in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group where he represents a broad array of clients, ranging from individuals and professionals to small businesses and large, international companies. Mr. Antongiovanni handles all types of civil  disputes, including business disputes, breach of contract claims, residential and commercial real estate matters, shareholder and partnership disputes, employment matters, unfair competition, fraud, construction law, broker-commission claims, business torts and other civil claims. Mr. Antongiovanni is the Member in charge of Real Estate Litigation at the firm.

Mr. Antongiovanni focuses closely on his clients’ objectives and devises strategies designed to achieve those objectives effectively and efficiently.  He is a proven litigator with considerable experience in all phases of litigation, trial and appeal.

From 2013-2021, Mr. Antongiovanni was named to the New York Super Lawyers list, which recognizes no more than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers in each state from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

 



 

Patricia Galteri

Patricia Galteri serves as Managing Attorney of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. and Chairs the firm’s Management Committee.

In addition to her management role, Ms. Galteri is Chair of the firm’s Wills, Trusts & Estates Department. Her practice includes the development of estate and family business plans to ensure the tax efficient transfer of wealth to the next generation while meeting the specific personal goals of her clients.  She implements such plans through the use of wills and grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, generation skipping trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and other arrangements designed to transfer property at little or reduced gift tax cost to selected beneficiaries. Nomination of agents under Powers of Attorneys and Health Care Proxies also play an important role in effecting her clients’ intentions.

In addition, Ms. Galteri supervises the preparation of probate and administration documents, provides advice in the marshaling and preservation of estate assets, and she is knowledgeable in all aspects of estate administration and post-mortem estate tax planning. Her in-depth knowledge of the preparation of federal and state estate tax returns enables her to defend positions on gift and estate tax returns under audit. Ms. Galteri is called upon to appear in Surrogate’s Court to provide counsel to fiduciaries and beneficiaries, in the interpretation of ambiguities in wills and trusts in construction proceedings and to participate in contested probate and accounting proceedings.

 



 

Ms. Galteri is frequently called upon by the media to comment on new developments in gift and estate tax law, and she has authored a chapter titled “Preparing an Appropriate Strategy” for a Thomson Reuters publication, Beginning the Estate Planning Process.

In 2021, Ms. Galteri was selected as one of New York’s Top Rated Family Lawyers featured in New York Magazine and New York Law Journal. In 2019, Ms. Galteri was recognized as one of the Long Island Herald’s Top Lawyers of Long Island. Also in 2019, she was honored at The Premier Business Women of Long Island Awards Gala.  In 2017, Ms. Galteri received the Hofstra Outstanding Women in Law Award, which recognizes women who make meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. In 2016, 2017 and 2020-2021, Ms. Galteri was named to the New York Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York. In 2013, Ms. Galteri was cited for excellence by Five Star Professional for her work with high-net worth clients. According to Five Star Professional, 1300 attorneys in the metropolitan area were considered for the recognition and just 333 were nominated by peers or other professionals. Of those, only nine, less than 1% were selected to receive the award. In 2018 and 2012, Ms. Galteri was recognized as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Influential Professional Women by Long Island Business News and was recognized for her pro bono efforts on behalf of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is also rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence, and she was recognized by Long Island Pulse Magazine in 2010 and 2011 as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles.”

Ms. Galteri is Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Long Island Community Foundation, an organization that addresses critical needs in Long Island communities by making grants to organizations found to respond to such needs efficiently.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Galteri worked as a staff attorney in the Tax Department at one of the “Big Five” accounting firms in New York City, performing tax research for high net worth executives and multi-million dollar public and private companies.

Richard N. Gilberg

Richard N. Gilberg joined Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. as a Member of the firm in 1999. His practices focus on public sector collective bargaining; ERISA; internal union governance, compliance and strategic planning; ethics advice and counsel; union elections; litigation; rights and interest arbitration, fact-finding and impasse proceedings; and entertainment law. Mr. Gilberg practices before state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Mr. Gilberg is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest level in professional excellence, and was recognized by L.I. Pulse Magazine in 2010 and 2011 as one of the region’s “Top Legal Eagles.”

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gilberg was a partner of the law firm of Cohen, Weiss and Simon from 1985 until 1999, after serving as an associate attorney from 1978 until 1985. Prior to that, Mr. Gilberg served as counsel to the Teamsters National United Parcel Service Negotiating Committee in national UPS collective bargaining negotiations in 1993, 1997 and 2002. He was also General Counsel of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. from 1992 until 1994.