Kostantinos Mallas Named as One of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York

BROOKLYN, NY — Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC has announced that Firm Partner Kostantinos Mallas was named as one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in New York by the National Trial Lawyers. This honor is only given to a select group of attorneys for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. This exclusive organization allows only the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

Kostantinos Mallas

Mr. Mallas heads the firm’s Personal Injury Department. He was able to achieve one of the largest pain and suffering jury verdicts in the history of New York State Jurisprudence. The affirmed verdict totaled $18,681,323.19 after successfully appealing the decision in favor of the defendant. With total interest, the recovery for the client was more than $24 million.

Since 2011, Mr. Mallas has been named to the list of Metro New York Super Lawyers in the practice area of Personal Injury. He is admitted to practice in New York State and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He earned both a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors) in Paralegal Studies and a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the U.S. who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. It provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, as well as essential legal news, information and continuing education.

“I am pleased to be a part of this exclusive group,” Mr. Mallas said. “It is nice to be recognized for the hard work that we put in to help get our clients the maximum award possible in their time of need. It is truly an honor.”

For more information on Georgaklis & Mallas, call (718) 238-2400 or visit www.gmlawny.com.

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About Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC

The law office of Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC is a boutique law firm concentrating in the areas of personal injury, real estate and commercial litigation. The attorneys at Georgaklis & Mallas PLLC have combined the quality and expertise of larger law firms with the responsiveness and the attention to detail of smaller firms. The firm’s goal is to provide clients with quality legal services while maintaining close personal contact. For more information, call (718) 238-2400 or visit www.gmlawny.com.

Katerina Grinko Comments on President Joe Biden’s Executive Orders to Undo Previous Administration’s Immigration Policies

Katerina Grinko

RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK — Katerina Grinko, Attorney, Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP, says President Joe Biden’s plan to reverse the previous administration’s immigration policy will remove undue burdens placed on foreign nationals associated with obtaining green cards and becoming U.S. citizens.

On February 2, President Biden signed six executive orders in an effort to reform the nation’s immigration system. This included reversing former President Trump’s policies regarding asylum seekers, reuniting migrant children with their families by undoing the 2018 “zero tolerance” policy and creating a family reunification task force to be headed up by Alejandro Mayorkas, who was confirmed as the Secretary for Homeland Security the same day.

President Biden is also working towards scrapping the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy, which kept asylum seekers at the Mexican border while waiting for their cases to be heard at U.S. Immigration Court. He is also looking to get rid of the Trump administration’s “public charge rule,” which made it difficult for undocumented immigrants to obtain green cards if they were receiving government assistance.

While Ms. Grinko was glad to see the Biden administration take swift action to undo the barriers to citizenship, she says more needs to be done. “The biggest hope lies in opening a path to legalization for those noncitizens who live in the U.S. for many years, pay taxes and have no criminal history, such as Dreamers, those under Temporary Protection Status and immigrant farmworkers,” she says. “There is also a strong need to reduce the current substantial visa backlogs and delays. With immigration courts resuming their caseloads, and more assistance for asylum seekers and other vulnerable populations, there is certainly very much to be excited about.”

Ms. Grinko has a general practice with a focus on immigration, real estate, landlord-tenant, zoning and general business matters. She is a Member of the Suffolk County Bar and American Immigration Lawyers Associations. She represents children picked up at the border on a pro bono basis through her work with the KIND (Kids in Need of Defense) organization.

For more information, call (631) 727-2180 or visit www.suffolklaw.com.

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About Twomey Latham
Twomey Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP is a full-service law firm with a 65-person staff with over 30 attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in five offices across Long Island. The firm’s practice areas include Business and Corporate Law, Labor and Employment, Insurance, Banking, Commercial Litigation, Taxation, Trademark and Copyright, Environmental Law, Real Estate Development and Transactions, Construction, Land Use and Zoning, Municipal Law, Personal Injury, Immigration, Arts and Entertainment, Wills Trusts and Estates, Estate Litigation, Elder Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, and Not-For-Profit Law.

Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP Elevate Daniel R. Bernard and Bryan Drago to Partner

RIVERHEAD, NEW YORK — Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin & Quartararo, LLP has announced that Daniel R. Bernard and Bryan Drago have been elevated to Partner.

Mr. Bernard
Mr. Bernard

Mr. Bernard focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, estate tax planning, business succession planning, and estate litigation, with an emphasis on estate planning for snowbirds. He earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law which allows him to assist clients with advanced estate tax planning.

After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Temple University, where he double majored in finance and economics, Mr. Bernard received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where he served as the Senior Managing Editor of the Rutgers Law Record. While in law school, he worked as a student attorney in the Rutgers Federal Tax Clinic and interned in the Tax Court of New Jersey and the Morris County Surrogate Court. After completing law school, he served a one-year clerkship with the Honorable Barbara C. Stolte in the New Jersey Middlesex County Family Court.

Mr. Bernard is the author of two published articles: “Non-Custodial Parents’ Right to Their Children’s College Records,” 40 Rutgers L. Rec.48 (2012) and “The NFL’s Stance on Gambling: A Calculated Contradiction,” 4 UNLV Gaming L.J. 273 (2013).”

Mr. Bernard is admitted to practice law in New York, Florida and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Drago
Mr. Drago

Mr. Drago’s legal practice focuses on estate planning, taxation, charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations, business succession planning, as well as elder law and long-term care planning. His taxation practice has also included handling multiple disclosures of unreported foreign investments with the Internal Revenue Service.

In March 2011, Mr. Drago joined Twomey Latham. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Drago was a founding member of a publication based in Brooklyn, New York. He was also employed as a communications designer for National Grid from 1999 to 2011.

He is a Member of the New York State Bar Association. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Buffalo and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.

“We congratulate Daniel and Bryan on their new positions within the firm,” said Stephen B. Latham, Senior Counsel, Twomey Latham. “Both attorneys have excelled in their abilities to provide the necessary guidance for their clients in complex tax, estate planning and elder law matters. We wish both Mr. Bernard and Mr. Drago the best of luck in their endeavors within the firm.”

For more information, call (631) 727-2180 or visit www.suffolklaw.com.

Asset Recovery Law Firm Helps Multinational Conglomerate Find $1.5 Million Check That Went Unclaimed after M&A Transaction

Largest Single, Unclaimed Piece of Property Recovered for One Client

COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK — Robert Poulson, Partner, Poulson Law Offices, announced that his firm recently recovered a $1.5 million check for a corporate client, a multinational conglomerate that owns more than 500 subsidiaries. Mr. Poulson said the unclaimed property — which is the largest single item ever recovered for one client — got lost as the result of a record keeping error when the payee was merged into a new company.

Mr. Poulson said the check had been missing from the company’s coffers for more than 30 years. “We have recovered millions of dollars for other clients,” he said. “But recovering a $1.5 million lost check for a client is very unusual. A single lost check can cost a company a lot of money. Without their asset recovery lawyers, this money was likely lost forever.”

In or around 1999, the state’s financial agency issued a warrant for payment to a subsidiary of the client. The warrant went astray, probably because the subsidiary was merged out. In time, the client’s record of the receivable fell through the cracks. In 2020, when Poulson Law first began reviewing the forensics of the client’s predecessor, the only record of the failed payment was that of the state’s unclaimed property agency showing its receipt of the funds and a record that they were owed to the client’s predecessor.

“We discovered the item after a lengthy review of our client’s corporate structure and history,” Mr. Poulson said. “The actual payee of the check was dissolved in 2004. Prior to that, it had gone through two mergers and a name change.”

In order to recover the check and determine where it came from and who it went to, Mr. Poulson and his client’s in-house counsel had to request access to all records going back before the business transactions and name changes took place. The records were stored in what is known as Iron Mountain, one of the largest repositories of corporate and government documents in the world.

“Fortunately, we were able to find the records of the dissolution and a resolution transferring all assets of the dissolved company to its parent corporation — that is, our client,” Mr. Poulson said. “Without those records, it’s unlikely we would have been able to recover the money.”

Mr. Poulson said that, many times, as a result of the disruption in corporate housekeeping caused by mergers and corporate restructuring, receivables get lost in the shuffle and are often subsequently written off when the old company’s records and employees are dispersed. Mr. Poulson said, “It may not seem unreasonable to write off tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of unknown receivables as a cost of a merger of billion-dollar companies. Without an active asset recovery effort, these receivables are lost forever, as was almost the case with our client’s $1.5 million receivable. I am surprised by the number of big-ticket receivables that get left behind in M&A transactions. I suspect that the acquiring companies fully intend to go back and clean up those assets left behind. But on the ground, accounting records do not always transfer cleanly, paper records are often misplaced or destroyed, and employees of the acquired business often leave, sometimes in a huff.”

For more information, call (607) 547-1195 or visit www.poulsonlaw.com.

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About Poulson Law Offices

With offices in Cooperstown and New York, New York, Poulson Law Offices concentrates its practice in liquidations and collection work. The firm is led by Robert Poulson, who has spent most of his career as a commercial litigator in the financial services sector, and Jill Ann Poulson, a transactional lawyer with heavy experience in mergers and acquisitions for major domestic and international corporations. Poulson Law Offices has recovered millions of dollars in unintentionally abandoned assets for corporate clients. For more information, call (607) 547-1195 or visit www.poulsonlaw.com.

David N. Schneider Joins Marnell Law Group as an Associate

MELVILLE, NEW YORK — Marnell Law Group, P.C., a Long Island law firm that concentrates its practice in matrimonial and family law, has announced that David N. Schneider has joined the firm as an Associate.

Mr. Schneider has worked in the field of divorce and family law since 2014. He started as a Paralegal for a family and matrimonial law practice prior to joining Marnell Law Group.

 

 

He is admitted to practice law in New York State. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and their Family Court Law & Procedure and Matrimonial Law Committees.

In 2012, Mr. Schneider graduated

David N. Schneider

from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History. He later received his Paralegal Certificate from Suffolk County Community College in 2014. In 2019, he earned his Juris Doctor from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College.

Mr. Schneider is a resident of Bay Shore.

“I am pleased to join a firm that exclusively practices in matrimonial and family law,” Mr. Schneider said. “I look forward to helping our clients resolve their most complex cases as fairly and as expeditiously as possible.”

“We welcome Mr. Schneider to the firm,” said Russell I. Marnell, Principal, Marnell Law Group, P.C. “His experience and knowledge in divorce and family law will be a great asset to the firm.”

For more information, call (516) 542-9000 or visit https://nyfamilydivorcelawyer.com/.

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About Marnell Law Group, P.C.

Located in Melville, New York, Marnell Law Group, P.C. concentrates in divorce and family law matters, including complex custody, equitable distribution, child support and maintenance issues. Founded in 1985, the firm continues to provide its New York metro area clients with excellent representation and service. While the attorneys at Marnell Law Group, P.C. will negotiate vigorously to settle your matter, should a matter need to proceed to trial, clients may rest assured that Mr. Marnell’s vast and extremely successful trial experience will put them at a great advantage. Mr. Marnell is a fellow of the esteemed American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been selected as a Metro New York Super Lawyer in the practice area of Family Law. Mr. Marnell has also received the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating — the highest rating an attorney can achieve. He is a member of the Matrimonial Committees of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations and the New York Family Law American Inns of Court, as well as a frequent lecturer and contributing writer; Mr. Marnell has been published in the Nassau Lawyer, Suffolk Lawyer and the New York Law Journal, among others. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (516) 542-9000 or visit https://nyfamilydivorcelawyer.com/.

Lauren Raysor Condemns Political Violence in Washington, D.C.

Lauren P. Raysor condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the political violence being carried out in Washington, D.C. today, January 6, 2021. “Our nation is built on the fundamental understanding that there shall always be a peaceful transfer of power, and that dissent should likewise be expressed peacefully,” Ms. Raysor said. “By violating this sacred element of the social contract, they have crossed a line that should never have been crossed.”

Ms. Raysor said she supports every American’s right to peacefully protest, but the violence demonstrated against America’s most treasured political institutions is not to be excused. She said she supports the rule of law, and calls for the investigation and prosecution of anyone who instigated or carried out these shameful acts. “Violence has no place in a peaceful and lawful society, and insurrection should never be tolerated,” she said.

For more information, visit www.laurenpraysor.com.

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About Lauren P. Raysor
Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy, matrimonial and family law. She has litigated numerous cases over the years, taking more than 35 cases to verdict and has argued before the Appellate Division in the case of Makeda Barnes Joseph v. Universal Music Group. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department. Ms. Raysor is currently outside counsel for the New York State Dormitory Authority, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, outside counsel to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and counsel at a Wall Street law firm.

Lauren P. Raysor Hosts “Know Your Rights” Series Live on Facebook

MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK — Attorney Lauren P. Raysor has announced that she will be hosting an informative monthly series on Facebook Live called “Know Your Rights.” On the 15th of each month, Ms. Raysor will provide advice on how people can protect their rights, whether they are the victim of police misconduct, facing bankruptcy or filing for divorce.

Ms. Raysor has extensive legal experience, concentrating her practice in negligence claims, police misconduct cases, bankruptcy and matrimonial law. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department, and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, where she prosecuted consumer fraud. She is also the Founder of the Mount Vernon Coalition for Police Reform.

The upcoming schedule and topics are as follows:

  • December 15, 2020 — Police Encounters & 1983 Claims
  • January 15, 2021 — Protecting Your Assets With Bankruptcy
  • February 15, 2021 — Divorce New York Style

Each episode will be streamed on Facebook Live from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and can be viewed by visiting www.facebook.com/LaurenPRaysor.

For more information, call (914) 733-8080 or visit www.laurenpraysor.com.

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About Lauren P. Raysor

Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy, matrimonial and family law. She has litigated numerous cases over the years, taking more than 35 cases to verdict and has argued before the Appellate Division in the case of Makeda Barnes Joseph v. Universal Music Group. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department. Ms. Raysor is currently outside counsel for the New York State Dormitory Authority, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, outside counsel to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and counsel at a Wall Street law firm.

 

Russell I. Marnell Named to New York Metro Super Lawyers List for Sixth Consecutive Year

MELVILLE, NEW YORK — Russell I. Marnell of the Marnell Law Group has

Russell I Marnell

been named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for the sixth year in a row in the practice area of Family Law.

Since 1985, Mr. Marnell has handled more than 700 trials and hearings involving complex custody, equitable distribution, child support and maintenance issues. In addition to being a practicing attorney, he is a lecturer and a contributing writer on the topics of family and matrimonial law; his articles have appeared in Nassau Lawyer, Suffolk Lawyer, and the New York Law Journal, among others. This year, he was interviewed by Newsday and Reader’s Digest on the topics of funding a divorce and the rise in divorce filings in the new year, respectively.

Having passed the CPA exam, he is especially adept in addressing the often complex financial aspects of a divorce, which helps to ensure that his clients receive a fair share of the marital estate.

Mr. Marnell is also AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell — the highest rating an attorney can achieve — and listed in its Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers. In addition, he has earned an Avvo rating of 10 (out of 10).

He is admitted to the bars of New York, California, Nevada and Florida and before the United States Tax Court and U.S. District Court. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the Matrimonial Committees of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations and the New York Family Law American Inns of Court.

Mr. Marnell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the State University of New York at Albany, a Master’s in Business Administration in Accounting from Hofstra University School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.

For more information, call (516) 542-9000 or visit https://nyfamilydivorcelawyer.com/.

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* Photo of Mr. Marnell is attached.

About Marnell Law Group, P.C.

Located in Melville, New York, Marnell Law Group, P.C. concentrates in divorce and family law matters, including complex custody, equitable distribution, child support and maintenance issues. Founded in 1985, the firm continues to provide its New York metro area clients with excellent representation and service. While the attorneys at Marnell Law Group, P.C. will negotiate vigorously to settle your matter, should a matter need to proceed to trial, clients may rest assured that Mr. Marnell’s vast and extremely successful trial experience will put them at a great advantage. Mr. Marnell is a fellow of the esteemed American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been selected as a Metro New York Super Lawyer in the practice area of Family Law. Mr. Marnell has also received the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating — the highest rating an attorney can achieve. He is a member of the Matrimonial Committees of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations and the New York Family Law American Inns of Court, as well as a frequent lecturer and contributing writer; Mr. Marnell has been published in the Nassau Lawyer, Suffolk Lawyer and the New York Law Journal, among others. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (516) 542-9000 or visit https://nyfamilydivorcelawyer.com/.

Lauren P. Raysor Files Complaint on Behalf of Man Falsely Arrested for Drug Sale and Possession

MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK — On November 21, 2020, attorney Lauren P. Raysor held a press conference in front of the Law Offices of Lauren P. Raysor to announce that she has filed a complaint on behalf of Gordon Tarrant, a Mount Vernon resident who claims he was falsely arrested for sale and possession of drugs. The defendants named in this case include the City of Mount Vernon and Westchester County Police Departments and members of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office and Mount Vernon Police Officer Carmelo Antonini.

Attorney Lauren P. Raysor (left) listens to her client, Gordon Tarrant (right), address the media about being falsely arrested for drug sale and possession during a press conference that was held in front of Ms. Raysor’s office on November 21.
(Photo Courtesy of Black Westchester)

On the morning of April 26, 2018, Mr. Tarrant was in his Mount Vernon apartment when he heard a loud pounding at the door. He looked out the window and saw officers from the Mount Vernon and Westchester County Police Departments. They identified themselves as “parole, probation and pardon services.” As he answered the door, officers told him to drop the phone, threw him against the wall and handcuffed him. Mr. Tarrant asked about a warrant for his arrest, but it was never produced.

After being searched twice, Mr. Tarrant was transported to the Mount Vernon Police Station and booked on charges of Bail Jumping in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. The charges were dismissed by the DA’s office.

The Plaintiff is seeking damages resulting from violations of his rights to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure; violation of his rights to Due Process of Law; violation of his New York State constitutional rights; physical pain and suffering; emotional trauma and suffering, including fear, embarrassment, humiliation, emotional distress, frustration, extreme inconvenience and anxiety; and loss of liberty.

“Police Officer Antonini, among others, and the Westchester County Police Department, together with the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, conspired to imprison a man and violate his civil and constitutional rights,” Ms. Raysor said. “The officers and the DA’s office need to be held responsible for this miscarriage of justice.”

For more information, call (914) 733-8080 or visit www.laurenpraysor.com.

 

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About Lauren P. Raysor

Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy, matrimonial and family law. She has litigated numerous cases over the years, taking more than 35 cases to verdict and has argued before the Appellate Division in the case of Makeda Barnes Joseph v. Universal Music Group. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department. Ms. Raysor is currently outside counsel for the New York State Dormitory Authority, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, outside counsel to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and counsel at a Wall Street law firm.

MEDIA ADVISORY For Saturday, November 21, 2020: Lauren P. Raysor Files Complaint on Behalf of Mount Vernon Resident Who Was Falsely Arrested in Case of Mistaken Identity

Who:      Attorney Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., Principal, Lauren P. Raysor, Attorney at Law

Gordon Tarrant, Ms. Raysor’s client

Members of Mr. Tarrant’s family

 

What:     Lauren P. Raysor, Esq., Principal, Lauren P. Raysor, Attorney at Law, will hold a press conference to announce that she has filed a complaint on behalf of Gordon Tarrant, a Mount Vernon resident. The complaint alleges that Mr. Tarrant was falsely arrested in a case of mistaken identity, but was prosecuted anyway.

On the morning of April 26, 2018, Mr. Tarrant was in his Mount Vernon apartment when he heard a loud pounding at the door. He looked out the window and saw officers from the City of Mount Vernon and Westchester County Police Departments. They identified themselves as “parole, probation and pardon services,” although the Plaintiff was not on parole or probation. As he answered the door, officers threw him against the wall, handcuffed him and arrested him without a warrant.

After being searched twice, Mr. Tarrant was transported to the Mount Vernon Police Station and booked on charges of Bail Jumping in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. He spent seven hours in jail before appearing in court.

After his arrest, the Plaintiff received documentation about his arrest containing the wrong address and date of birth. Over the course of many years, Mr. Tarrant appeared in court approximately 20 times before the charges were dismissed.

The Plaintiff is seeking damages for violations of his civil and constitutional rights, physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of liberty.

 

When:     Saturday, November 21, 2020

11 a.m.

 

Where:   Lauren P. Raysor, Attorney at Law

Roosevelt Professional Building, 11 West Prospect Avenue

Mount Vernon, NY

 

Directions: From I-95 N: Take Exit 9 to Hutchinson Pkwy N. Stay on Hutchinson Pkwy. N. and take Exit 12 toward East Lincoln Ave./Mount Vernon/Pelham. Turn left onto First Ave., then another left onto 84/Lincoln Ave. After 0.4 mile, take another left onto Darwood Pl. Go 0.2 mile, then go right onto E. Sidney Ave. Make a left onto Gramatan Ave., then a right onto W. Prospect Ave. Law office is on the right-hand side.

 

Photo Ops: Ms. Raysor joined by Mr. Tarrant and his family.

 

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About Lauren P. Raysor

Lauren P. Raysor is an attorney concentrating in personal injury, civil rights, bankruptcy, matrimonial and family law. She has litigated numerous cases over the years, taking more than 35 cases to verdict and has argued before the Appellate Division in the case of Makeda Barnes Joseph v. Universal Music Group. She served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Mount Vernon, where she was in charge of the city’s Law Department. Ms. Raysor is currently outside counsel for the New York State Dormitory Authority, and served as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Upper Manhattan Region, outside counsel to the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and counsel at a Wall Street law firm.