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Stephen A Somerstein

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We are a Brooklyn based law firm that makes our world class experience accessible to clients in Brooklyn, all other boroughs of New York City, the metropolitan area, throughout New York State and nationwide.
We utilize the most up to date technology and techniques and employ it to represent our clients, frequently against some of the largest law firms, corporations and governments.
We provide a wide range of services with an emphasis on Criminal Defense and complex civil litigation.
As a community based practice, we also handle residential and commercial real estate transactions, along with divorce and family matters, drafting wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney.
Our criminal cases concern the defense of complex white collar cases, fraud, possession and sale of controlled substances, as well as violent crimes--along with the international extradition issues that may arise in such cases.
We also do general civil litigation in a wide variety of matters, including, but not limited to, employment, housing and other forms of discrimination, real estate disputes, construction industry and other breach of contract claims, business disputes, landlord and tenant matters, personal injury defense and prosecution, matrimonial and other family disputes, will contests and other matters in the Surrogate's Court, constitutional rights, police brutality and the recovery of Nazi war loot. 
Based in New York City, we handle trials and appeals in state and federal courts nationwide.

While there are some areas in which we do not practice, such as immigration law, complex estate tax planning, copyrights, patents and securities law, we serve as a portal for referrals to our deep list of specialists who we know and trust to handle those matters. Frequently, we remain involved in such cases to work side by side with the specialist and to act as a liasion for our clients.