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Harlem Attorneys: Harlem Attorneys for Personal Injury Law and Business Law

The founding partners of Schreffler Schwarz have, for a combined period of over forty years, successfully represented real people, with real problems. The law firm focuses on:

About the Partners

Elise Schwarz is a partner at the Law Firm of Schreffler Schwarz. Her practice areas include immigration and business law.

Elise, a proud citizen of both the USA and the United Kingdom (Scotland), and a member of the Bar of New York, and the Solicitor's Roll of England and Wales, has, throughout her career, focused on serving the legal needs of the business community in New York, with an emphasis on assisting foreign corporations and foreign nationals. Prior to obtaining her law degree from George Washington University, she earned a Masters degree in International Relations from Golden Gate University and a Business degree from the University of Strathclyde. In her previous employment she represented businesses in a wide range of matters including formation and incorporation, business immigration, real estate transactions, dispute resolution and commercial litigation.

Elise has represented a wide range of foreign nationals in immigration matters, and, in addition to securing family and work-related visas for many, has also successfully represented many applicants for asylum. Elise draws on her personal experience with the immigration process in the United States, as well as her understanding of the needs of foreign nationals in New York City.

A recipient of the Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, and an awardee of The Housing Conservation Coordinators, Elise has also been awarded the honorary designation "Empire State Counsel" by the New York State Bar Association. An experienced litigator, she is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Neil Franklin Schreffler is a partner at the Law Firm of Schreffler Schwarz. His practice areas include Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse cases and Matrimonial matters.

For more than 25 years Neil has represented the victims of the negligence of individuals and of the medical malpractice of doctors and hospitals. A longtime member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice, Neil has handled every type of negligence case from inception to appeal.

Neil has served on the executive committee of the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers' Association and as secretary of the Small Law Firm Committee of the New York City Bar Association. A recipient of two President's Awards of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, he has been listed in Who's Who in American Law. In addition, he was awarded the designation of Advocate by the American Association of Justice, and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Neil has developed a focus on matrimonial law as a result of having been retained as trial counsel in complicated divorces and custody dispute cases.

As an alarming rise in the number of nursing home abuse cases has emerged in the last several years, Neil has honed the skills and experience he developed as a Personal Injury attorney, and now focuses on securing justice for victims of nursing home neglect and their families.


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