Mr. Lieser is well-versed in the development and implementation of estate plans ranging from wills and advanced care directives to more complex trusts and tax concerns for high net worth individuals. His practice also includes Medicaid and special needs planning, and Article 81 guardianship proceedings, enabling clients to qualify for government benefits while preserving their assets. He has handled all aspects of estate administration, including probate, securing assets, overseeing the sale of local and out of state property, pursuing and defending claims on behalf of the estate and accounting proceedings.
In addition, he has an extensive background in Surrogate’s Court litigation throughout New York receiving favorable decisions in will contest proceedings, turnover actions against fiduciaries and beneficiaries, judicial accountings and other estate proceedings. He also has over 20 years of experience handling commercial litigation in federal and state courts, including all aspects of trial and appellate work, in the areas of employment, real estate, contract and corporate law.
Prior to joining the firm, he was affiliated with Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, LLP on Long Island; and Goodwin Proctor LLP (formerly Schneck Weltman & Hashmall) and Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP in Manhattan.
Mr. Lieser is a member of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, and their respective Commercial Litigation and Elder Law Committees.
He has lectured before professional continuing education programs in various aspects of Trust and Estate Law. He regularly volunteers as a Pro Bono Provider for seniors at New York Bar Associations, community events and public libraries on Long Island.
He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Binghamton University where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He has also served as a graduate instructor for the Dale Carnegie Training Institute.
He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, and the District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1996
Binghamton University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993
U.S. District Court, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Nassau County Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
Dale Carnegie Training Institute, Graduate Instructor
Pro Bono Provider for Seniors at New York Bar Associations
Educates Seniors on Elder Law at Community Events and Public Libraries on Long Island