Our Firm

Expertise, Knowledge, and Experience

The Law Office of Jack L. Lester, Esq. was established over two decades ago. The practice is built upon knowledge and understanding of trial practice gained by virtue of practicing in nearly every Trial, Appellate, State, Municipal and Federal Court throughout New York State.

Jack Lester also gained valuable knowledge drafting and formulating laws during his tenure as counsel to New York State Senate Finance Committee.

Mr. Lester’s advocacy on behalf of, tenants, neighborhood associations, community groups, small businesses, co-ops and condo boards, also involves representation before Administrative agencies including:

  • The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
  • The New York City Board of Standards of Appeals
  • The New York City Planning Commission
  • The New York City Landmarks and Preservation Commission
  • The Empire State Development Corporation
  • The New York State Liquor Authority
  • New York City Department of Buildings
  • The New York City Loft Board

Jack Lester has litigated numerous trials to verdict and settlement. These cases have resulted in the preservation of park land, the prevention of over-development in SoHo, Tribeca and the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in monetary awards totaling millions, in one case securing an $8 Million property damage settlement for his co-op clients.


  • Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants’ Association
  • Roosevelt Island Residents’ Association
  • Riverton Tenants’ Association
  • Turtle Bay Association
  • Tudor City Association
  • Park West Village Community Coalition
  • Chatham Square Tenants’ Association
  • Bayside Civic Association
  • 209 Lincoln Place Housing Corporation
  • Edgewater Apartments
  • 220 Central Park South Tenants’ Association
  • 240 Central Park South Tenants’ Association
  • 275 Central Park West Tenants’ Association
  • 40 Park Avenue Tenants’ Association
  • Soho Alliance
  • Friends of Van Cortland Park
  • East Harlem Business and Residence Alliance
  • CITI Neighbors
  • Committee for Environmentally Sound Development, Inc.
  • Cleveland Place Neighborhood Association
  • East 79th Street Neighborhood Association
  • Tribeca Community Association
  • 1200 Fifth Avenue Tenants’ Association
  • Coalition for Livable Westside
  • 620 Broadway Housing Corporation
  • American Center for Law and Justice
  • Westbeth Tenants