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Leslie H. Tayne

Debt settlement Attorney at Melville, NY

4.8   36 reviews

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About Leslie

Learn Leslie’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Debt settlement
    99%
    The practice is dedicated to consumer debt resolution and alternatives to filing for bankruptcy. With over a decade of experience in this area and the firms only area of concentration clients can find the help they need, resolve their debts, free up cash flow and save their assets.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    1%
    Considering bankruptcy? Consider the alternatives to bankruptcy and protect your assets and preserve credit all within your current budget. It does not have to cost more for the right help.

    26 years

Leslie H. Tayne of Melville, NY has more than a decade worth of experience practicing individual consumer financial debt related services. Tayne launched the New York-based law firm, The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C. in 2000. The firm delivers comprehensive strategic consulting and support services with practice specialties in debt resolution of consumer unsecured debts through negotiation and settlement with large National Banks, credit unions, collection agencies and multiple creditor legal representatives. Additional specializations include consumer bankruptcy alternatives and avoidance. The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C. has settled debts in upwards of millions of dollars and capably handles client funds maintained in attorney trust over hundreds of thousands of dollars at one time.

Prior to the launch of her practice, Tayne worked at a national debt settlement, consolidation and debt reduction company where she acted as the Chief In-house Counsel. While there, she formulated and structured the company from a small business to a nationally recognized company with thousands of clients. She also drafted, reviewed and negotiated numerous types of contracts, reviewed and reformed company policies, created training manuals for lay personnel, maintained corporate compliance matters, negotiated commercial leases, handled corporate matters, counseled individual consumers on bankruptcy issues and debtor/creditor law, engaged in negotiation of debt settlements with National Banks and legal collection firms. Tayne also managed client funds in excess of millions of dollars. Prior to that Tayne worked at the Nassau County Legal Aid Society as a Staff Attorney where her duties included representing parole violators at all stages of the revocation process.  

Tayne received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where she was a member of the Moot Court Board and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Affairs from The State University of New York at Albany. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1997 and Federal Bar for the Eastern District of New York in 1998.

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Licensed for 25 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Leslie

Tayne Law Group, P.C.
135 Pinelawn Rd
Suite 250N
Melville, NY, 11747

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
Posted by Cori | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best.
If you would like peace of mind that your debt settlement(s) is/are being handled properly than look no further. This law firm has changed my life, literally. They will take the time to answer all your questions and never hesitate to offer solutions. 10/10 hire them if you need a debt settlement attorney. This was worth every penny.
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Posted by Jen | April 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
TLG review
I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone seeking debt consolidation/relief. We had over 7 credit cards and we were not able to make the minimum payments. We got in over our heads with debt after a mortgage broker convinced us to take out a larger mortgage than we could afford. Leslie and her team set up a plan to cut the debt down and set up a payment plan that got easier over time as the larger debts got paid off. I was very happy with assistance that was provided to us from beginning to end. To have no more credit debt after six years feels like a huge weight lifted off our shoulders. - Thank you so much
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Posted by Jan | February 11, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
In law, there are Good Attorneys, Great Attorneys and Leslie Tayne
One of the best experiences I ever had with an attorney. Leslie Tayne is a consummate professional and was able to answer all of the questions I had regarding a legal matter. I highly recommend her for any of your legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job done
Got the job done, bank account unfrozen and able to be used! Appreciate the service!
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fine!
Not a bad experience, they are professional and answer the calls or return them on the same day.
Posted by Angela | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience
Tayne Law Group was VERY helpful, professional and effective in solving a credit issue. I was served by my creditor and didn’t know what to do next! I did my homework and researched and made the call and knew this was the right firm to handle my issue. The law firm understood the urgency of my issue and made sure everything was taken care of. They were able to help me settle the debt for 50% less than what I owed quickly and efficiently! Everyone was extremely pleasant to work with! I highly recommend working with Tayne Law Group for your needs! Thanks Tayne Team!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2021
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Financial Planner
I first saw Leslie on LinkedIn providing hope to people that had been impacted by Covid. At the time I had been out of work for a couple of months due to Covid and my bills where piling up! I was frozen with fear and shame, I could not even look at how much I owed. Leslie and her amazing team have walk me through step-by-step getting back on track. They have made the impossible seem possible to me. I am a financial planner and having bad credit could literally mean me losing my entire career. Leslie and her team have stop this from happening. I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Krista | May 17, 2021
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Top Notch Financial Attorney and Law Group
I was referred to Leslie Tayne by a family member who is also an attorney when I confided in her that my divorce was putting me in dire straights financially. Leslie and her team sat down with me and discussed my options and guided me into a manageable Debt consolidation program which in turn enabled me to avoid bankruptcy and foreclosure and begin savings towards a new home, as well as gain advice regarding what to include in my divorce settlement regarding marital debt to cover me financially in the divorce. I don’t want to think about where I would be right now, were it not for the Tayne law groups knowledge, guidance, advice, and professional expertise in navigating my way out of debt. All of my accounts were negotiated down (without me having to deal with the creditors) and put into a payment plan that was within my budget. I have since paid off the remaining debt and the accounts were closed and my credit score which had bottomed out is now coming back up. Thank you Leslie and the Tayne Law Group. I will recommend this group highly to all friends and family who need help getting their financial situation in order!!
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Posted by Samuel | March 4, 2021
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Creditor-Client Resolution
Tayne Law Group was extremely effective and professional in solving my credit problems with my creditor. The law firm understands the audacity of the task of resolving these kinds of issues so its clients can rest assured knowing that the creditor will not be able to terrify or "prey on them." I would recommend Tayne Law Group without any reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful firm, quality care, patience
Thank you to Leslie and her team. The entire time I felt comfortable and knew that any issues with my debt and credit I had would be taken care of in the most efficient way. I highly recommend!
Posted by Ruby | December 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied with their service.
I've found Leslie to be very accessible, and thorough. She called my fears, at a time when I was was stressed out over how I was going make ends meet. Every time I've called everyone was so courteous and generous with their time when I had questions or concerns. Azfarr & Alexa were also very kind and professional when I needed assistance with documents and electronic communications. I have been very happy with the service I have received at Tayne Law.
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Posted by Kelly | November 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Great experience
I received the exact information I needed without pressure. The knowledge base was great; the personal interaction was sensitive and understanding. I'll certainly work with them as needed.
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Tayne for the win!
Being in debt is never fun, especially if it is a situation that is out of your control. The never ending collection calls and fear of what may happen next. Tayne Law helped me gain control of my life and finances, not only have they been ultra accommodating, but understanding and flexible. Azfar has been with me through every step of the my journey clarifying all my options and making sure I understood what was going on. Working with them has been one of the best decisions of my adult life, and going forward I feel more educated and confident in my financial future.
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Posted by Alan | September 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Saved Me!
You never *want* to need a lawyer, but when you do, you want a *good* one. Leslie Tayne and her staff were not just *good* in representing me - they were fantastic. I needed help after I was being contacted by creditors for a student loan on which I (unintentionally) had defaulted. Leslie and her staff got my loan out of collections and set it up so that I could make monthly payments to them to put towards the loan. They were then able to negotiate the loan down by over a third of what the creditors initially wanted and settle it completely. I would not have been able to handle this on my own, and I am immeasurably grateful that they were able to help. If you need help with a debt (mortgage, loan, credit card debt, etc.), then these are hands down the people to turn to.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great law firm
I reached out to Tayne Law group for assistance with a summons to small claims court. On separate occasions, I spoke with both Leslie & Azfar. Both were promptly available by phone and email to answer my questions and provide guidance on how to move forward. I would highly recommend this group for their knowledge, professionalism and discretion.
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Posted by Lisa | March 30, 2020
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Best Debt Cleaners Ever!!!!!
I should have listened to my father and his wise word, "Pay cash not credit" and I would have never been where I was several years ago. Thanks to Tayne law and her awesome team my life is back on track. I am down to one more creditor and after having over a dozen it feels great! I can't tell you how much they have helped me with my finances and how they fought for me. Some may say they take too long or don't work with this firm, but haven't you heard of the saying "Good things come to those who wait?" I vouch for them and they are great and have been a tremendous wonderful impact in my life. My credit is resolved and I can start fresh with no debt. I give them 5 stars and for those in doubt, don't be because they truly work to help people like me who was drowning, and never having enough money because it all went to my credit cards and loans. Call them if you are like I was, you won't regret it
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Posted by Lisa | February 19, 2020
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A life saver!
I found myself in a serious situation, unable to pay my bills and stressed out all the time..thanks to Ms. Tayne and her associates we were able to come up with a plan that is definitely working! I was so ashamed for getting myself into this situation but they were positive and so reassuring. Many thanks!
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect Results
Unbelievable results. Settled debt by cutting in half. Couldn't be better. Also stopped a potential garnishment. Definitely recommend them.
Posted by Lucy | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with mischievous renter
Leslie was very helpful in explaining my options regarding an incident with a destructive tenant and resolving the matter in my favor
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Invaluable Guidance
I am extremely happy with my decision to go to TLG for help. I was searching around and spoke to several companies. After speaking with Tayne Law, I knew right away I found the right guidance. Azfar and Leslie explained everything to me and educated me with information I was unable to obtain on my own. I am thrilled with the outcome and would highly recommend TLG.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • State University of New York, Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • Nassau Suffolk Law Services
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nassau County Bar Association Attorney Accountant Committee
  • Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Suffolk County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County
  • Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Long Island Women's Agenda
  • Vice President of Work & Family Committee
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Business & Finance Award
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2016
  • Best of Long Island
  • Bethpage Federal Credit Union / Long Island Press
  • 2016
  • National Financial Educators Award
  • National Financial Educators Council
  • 2016
  • Top Women in Law Honoree
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2016
  • Top Legal Eagle
  • Long Island Pulse Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2015
  • Selected to Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawers
  • 2015
  • Professional Partnership Award
  • Long Island Against Domestic Violence
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2014
  • Alumni of the Month
  • Touro Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • 2012
  • Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2012
  • Business of the Year
  • Melville Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012
  • Leadership in Law
  • Long Island Business News
  • 2011
  • Woman Of Excellence
  • National Association of Professional & Executive Women
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Leslie
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie is a professional and experienced attorney. She is a talented, determined and intelligent woman who shows compassion to each of her clients. Leslie has proven her success to the legal community, which is demonstrated by the many awards she has received. I enthusiastically refer people to Leslie and I highly recommend her if you are seeking a debt resolution attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have come to greatly appreciate all of the qualities that Leslie Tayne brings to the table, both personally and professionally. She's smart and experienced and good at what she does, but so are a number of other lawyers. Leslie also has a good heart, sense of humor, strong sense of responsibility to her clients, and lives and practices by a code of ethics that many others should emulate, but don't. I have referred several clients to her, and they and I have been pleased with how she has dealt with their issues and concerns. I unhesitatingly give Leslie Tayne my highest recommendation."
Debt settlement Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Leslie Tayne is an asset to the legal community. She has distinguished herself in her field and I have every confidence in her. I can recommend Leslie with complete confidence and would not hesitate to refer a client to her. She is one in a thousand!"