New York’s 2018 Leading Lawyers
Law Offices of Steven L. Kessler
Asset Forfeiture, White-Collar Criminal Law, Complex Civil Litigation
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 and before the Supreme Court. Mr. Kessler is a member of the Joint Rules Committee for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. The 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 25th year as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School.