Steven B. Aptheker
Steven B. Aptheker, co-founder of the firm, is a partner in both the Litigation and Transactional practice groups. Mr. Aptheker has been an active commercial lawyer for more than thirty years and has practiced in state and federal courts. He has handled cases in different venues on the east coast, including Florida, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and has regularly been admitted pro hac vice in several of those jurisdictions. Mr. Aptheker is also qualified for court appointment, and has been appointed, as a receiver pursuant to Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge of the State of New York. He has also served as a court appointed guardian.
Mr. Aptheker has served as general counsel to many entrepreneurial clients and has been the lead attorney on major transactions such as UPREITs and business acquisitions and mergers, as well as a broad variety of commercial and corporate matters including partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of contract, debt workout, brokerage claims and matrimonial disputes for his commercial clients. He has extensive experience in representing debtors in real estate transactions, having negotiated and restructured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of real estate loans, including mortgage backed securities.
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