Litigation & Advocacy

The Law Office of Jack L. Lester is a litigation and advocacy firm with over 25 years of experience representing tenants, neighborhood associations, community groups, small businesses, co-ops and condo boards in preserving and protecting peoples’ legal rights in court and before Administrative Agencies.

Jack Lester has an established record in the Courts, legislature and public agencies of the State of New York in tenant-landlord law, zoning, landmark laws, condemnation proceedings, property damage cases, real estate law, environmental law, the Rent Stabilization Code, demolition laws, land use, as well as co-op and condo laws and regulations.

This concentration of knowledge and expertise enhanced by his experience as a public prosecutor and counsel in the New York State Legislature forms a specialty in Community Law. Community Law is a field of law pioneered and established by Jack Lester that combines practice areas all relating to peoples’ rights, public advocacy, and individuals’ struggles to maintain and enhance their legally protected quality of life in their homes and neighborhoods.

The Curmudgeon of Rivington Street >> January 30, 2024

Group sues to annul Soho rezoning, citing artist fee >> February 11, 2022