Forfeiture authority Steven L. Kessler maintains a national AV rated® white-collar practice in New York. He represents clients in cases of first impression and national significance in federal and state trial and appellate courts nationwide.
Mr. Kessler is a member of the Joint Rules Committee for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. e author of two highly acclaimed treatises on forfeiture, Mr. Kessler is widely quoted and cited in court decisions and media of legal and general circulation nationwide. A well- respected advocate in his field, Mr. Kessler has lectured at the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Southern Conference of the Council of State Governments, and has testified before numerous Legislative committees on forfeiture-related issues.
A graduate of Cornell Law School, Mr. Kessler is a member of the NACDL’s Forfeiture Abuse Task Force and is in his 23rd year as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School.