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The attorneys at Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP are highly competent in defending both simple and complex cases, from pleadings and discovery through trials and appeals. At Schuchman Schwarz & Zoldan-Leite, LLP we draw on our resources and experience to develop the most efficient strategy for a satisfactory result for each our clients.
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rschuchman@sszl-law.com

Admitted to the New York Bar (1979)
Admitted to the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education: 
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY (B.A., Cum Laude, 1975)
New York Law School, NY, NY (J.D., 1978). 

Mr. Schuchman is a senior trial partner specializing in the defense of nursing homes and long term care facilities in response to claims under New York Public Health Law.  He was previously a senior trial partner at his two prior firms specializing in the defense of physicians, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, ambulatory care centers and nursing homes. He has been trying cases in New York State for almost thirty years... 
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jschwarz@sszl-law.com

Admitted to the New York Bar (1983)
Admitted to the United States District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (1984)

Education:
LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY (B.A., 1976)
Albany Law School, Albany, NY (J.D., 1982)

Member:
New York State Bar Association. 

Mr. Schwarz has specialized in the defense of malpractice claims against physicians, dentists, hospitals and other health care providers for over twenty-five years. He also has significant experience in the defense of personal injury, premises, labor law and products liability claims...  Read more »

 

mzoldan-leite@sszl-law.com

Admitted to the New York Bar (1998)
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar (1997)
Admitted to the United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York (2000)

Education: 
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (B.A., 1993)
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Huntington, NY (J.D., 1997)

Member:
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association
Cambridge Who’s Who of Professionals-Executive Professional of the Year 2008-2009-Legal Services

Melissa B. Zoldan-Leite has practiced in the defense of various negligence claims, including medical and nursing malpractice in both New York and New Jersey. Ms. Zoldan-Leite was most recently the managing partner at her prior firm. Ms. Zoldan-Leite has lectured and conducted Legal seminars for health care professionals to improve and assure quality assurance in Nursing Homes and Long Term Skilled Nursing facilities as well as how to assist in the defense of lawsuits. She has also conducted seminars for attorneys for continuing education credit. Ms. Zoldan-Leite specializes in the defense of long term health care, Medical Malpractice, premises liability and Director and Officer Malpractice, Broker, and professional malpractice. Ms. Zoldan-Leite also has experience in Real Estate closings and has defended misdemeanor offenses in criminal court, and traffic violations in the five boroughs of New York, as well as counties north and east of New York... Read more » 

 
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