Leonard R. Sperber

Leonard R. Sperber: Attorney with Sperber & Stein, LLP
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Leonard R. Sperber is a 1988 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor degree, with distinction, graduating in the top 6% of his class. Leonard R. Sperber also served as an Associate Editor on the Hofstra Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Sperber began his career at the prestigious firm of Rivkin, Radler (formerly Rivkin, Radler, Dunne & Buyh), where he handled complex litigation matters. Thereafter, Mr. Sperber was employed at the Nassau Legal Aid Society, where he gained valuable trial experience, trying seven jury misdemeanor and felony trials to verdict in just two years. Prior to starting this firm in 1995, Mr. Sperber was a partner in a law firm. Since 1995, Mr. Sperber has acted as lead counsel in over 200 jury and non jury trials and hearings. Mr. Sperber is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York and New Jersey, and the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. The following is just a sample of the reported Decisions, both trial and Appellate, which have resulted from the aggressive litigation pursued by the Law Offices of Leonard R. Sperber. In re Jesse Lee H., 68 A.D. 3d 865, 889 N.Y.S. 2d 479 (2d Dept. 2009); successful as trial and Appellate counsel in a matter upholding a father's visitation rights with respect to his disabled adult child. Weinberger v Frankel, 37 A.D. 3d 481, 830 N.Y.S. 2d 232 (2d Dept. 2008); successful as trial and appellate counsel in a case involving the obligation of a father to pay for private school tuition. Nations Credit Financial Services Corporation v. Giannopoulos, Colorado Capital Investments, Inc., Supreme Court, Nassau, Index Number 2007/002765, representing a borrower against a lending institution. This case successfully resulted in the discharge of the homeowers mortgage. H.W. v J.F., 15 Misc. 3d 1142, 841 N.Y.S. 2d 820 (2007); successful trial counsel in a Decision holding a father in contempt for violating the visitation terms of an Order. Allain v Allain, 35 A.D. 3d 513, 826 N.Y.S. 2d 411 (2d Dept. 2006); successful trial and appellate counsel in a 23-day trial where Leonard R. Sperber was successful in achieving an award of custody to a father. Astrep Service Corp. v. Banco Popular North America, 19 A.D. 3d 341, 795 N.Y.S. 2d 907 (2d Dept. 2005); successful trial and appellate counsel, representing a borrower against a lending institution. Rugg v Rugg, 3 A.D. 3d 527, 770 N.Y.S. 2d 629 (2nd Dept. 2004); successful trial and Appellate counsel. Defended an ex-husband in a contempt proceeding brought by ex-wife. In re Estate of Crockett, 247 A.D. 2d 286, 668 N.Y.S. 2d 620 (1st Dept. 1998); successful trial and appellate counsel in a matter involving ownership of a large quantity of antiques. Juman v. Louis Wise Services, 254 A.D. 2d 72, 678 N.Y.S. 2d 611 (1st Dept. 1998); successful counsel in a matter which established, for the first time in the State of New York, a cause of action for wrongful adoption. Leonard R. Sperber was interviewed by Mike Wallace and appeared on 60 Minutes in connection with this case.

Areas of Practice (60)

  • Divorce Law
  • Family Law
  • Alimony, Maintenance and Spousal Support
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Law
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Business Litigation
  • Business Mediation
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Fathers Rights
  • Gay and Lesbian Family Law
  • Grandparents Custody
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Interstate Child Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Parental Rights
  • Parenting Time
  • No Fault Divorce
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Restraining Orders
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Paternity
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Same Sex Marriage
  • Spousal Support
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Visitation Rights
  • Third Party Custody
  • Child Custody Mediation
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Contested Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation
  • Wills
  • Contested Wills
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Property
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate Sales

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
516-218-3023  Phone
516-294-7203  Fax
Law School Attended:
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1988
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1989, New York
Birth Information:
Islip, New York
Reported Cases:
Flink v. Flink, 92 A.D.3d 833, 938 N.Y.S.2d 822 (2nd Dept. 2012) successful as Appellate counsel in a matter upholding a pendente lite support award to the Respondent-Appellant wife

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