Why Us?

A deep bench of experience. Our attorneys each have 25 or more years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of employment law, including conducting hundreds of workplace investigations. Reviewing and writing policies and agreements are daily activities for us.

A collaborative approach. Our attorneys have worked together in various settings over the years and genuinely enjoy collaborating and consulting with one another.

Consistent quality. We trained with some of the best in this field and carry that forward with a commitment to responsiveness, a personalized approach, and building trust.

Smooth transitions. We do not handle litigation, but as former litigators we know the pitfalls and strive to prevent and resolve workplace issues. If a lawsuit arises, we assist with referrals to experienced trial attorneys and support transitioning the matter to assure your legal needs are well represented.

Peer recognition.The firm has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in its inaugural Regional Spotlight New York 2024 Guide. Our founding member, Tracey I. Levy, has been recognized annually by Super Lawyers for the New York Metro Region, and has received the top ratings of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and 10.0 from Avvo.

Our Attorneys

Tracey I. Levy

Founding Member

Simone A. Handfield

Senior Counsel

Raphael S. Lee

Of Counsel

LEL Blog

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  • FTC Invalidating Non-Competes: Wait and See or Act Now? 05/21/24 Unless blocked by a court order, most non-compete agreements issued by employers throughout the United States will be impermissible as of September 4, 2024.  New rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Invalidate current non-compete agreements, except for select senior executives; Ban all new non-compete agreements, for all employees… Read More...
  • Pay Protections for NYS Freelance Workers Take Effect May 20 05/10/24 New York State’s new “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” (FIFA) takes effect on May 20, 2024, adding new legal protections for freelance workers to ensure they are timely paid.  In most respects, this new law in New York State aligns with the version that New York City enacted seven years ago. … Read More...