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I am a co-founder of Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C., and am a partner in both our Litigation and Transactional practice groups. I have been an active commercial lawyer for more than twenty-five years and have practiced in state and federal courts.


I’ve served as general counsel to many entrepreneurial clients and have been the lead attorney on major transactions such as UPREITs and business acquisitions and mergers, as well as a broad variety of commercial and corporate matters including partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract, debt workout, brokerage claims and matrimonial disputes for his commercial clients. I also have extensive experience in representing debtors in real estate transactions, having negotiated and restructured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate loans.


I was an officer in the United States Army and served in Vietnam in 1970 and 1971 as a First Lieutenant in the 7th Squadron/17th Air Cavalry and was awarded a bronze star for my service. I was also a member of the Army Reserves until 1990 and was honorably discharged as a Major in the Military Intelligence Branch. 


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  1. Commercial: 75%
  2. Real Estate: 25%

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Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C.

225 Old Country Road
Melville, NY, 11747


FLMember in Good Standing200809/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 198303/13/2015
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Law JournalForeclosure Actions: Is Federal Court a Viable Option?2011
The Suffolk Lawyerreach of Non-Compete Agreements: Establishing Damages2011
New York Law JournalAnalyzing Securitized Mortgages on Commercial Property2010
Suffolk County Academy of LawWhat Does a Real Estate Broker Have to do to Earn a Commission1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLawJD with Distinction - Juris Doctor1982
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1969