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Leslie  Berkoff, Esq.

Leslie A. Berkoff is a Partner with the firm where she serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Group, as well as Advisory Co-Chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Ms. Berkoff concentrates her practice in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring litigation and corporate workouts, and she represents a variety of corporate debtors, trustees, creditors and creditor committees both nationally and locally. Her practice also includes an emphasis on equipment leasing and healthcare law. Ms. Berkoff is also an experienced litigator and handles corporate transactions both locally and nationally. In addition, Ms. Berkoff has an active alternate dispute resolution practice and frequently serves as a mediator, and is also a trained arbitrator. She is on the Mediation Panels for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of the United States Bankruptcy Courts in New York and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Delaware and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Commercial Mediation Panel for Nassau County. Ms. Berkoff was recently selected by the American Arbitrators Association to serve on its National Roster of Arbitrators. She has also served as a court appointed examiner and guardian ad litem in several bankruptcy cases. She is currently the Chair of the Mediation Sub-Committee of the Chapter 11 Lawyers and Judges Advisory Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York and Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Berkoff also serves as a Member of the Dispute Resolution Section Advisory Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) of the Business Law Section.


Prior to joining Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP, Ms. Berkoff served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome Feller, United States Bankruptcy Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1991 to 1993 and to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, Federal Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of New York, from 1990 to 1991.


Ms. Berkoff speaks and publishes extensively and is a recognized leader in her field.

Programs by Leslie  Berkoff, Esq..

Effective mediation advocacy skills greatly differ from litigation advocacy skills. To increase the likelihood of success in mediation, or at a minimum ensure the parties benefit from the process even if the matter does not resolve in mediation, cert...

Program Number
29178
Program Date
2019-10-23
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsCommunication SkillsCriminal Law & ProcedureFederal CourtsLitigation & Litigation SkillsNegotiation SkillsRegulatory and Administrative LawSkillsTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

Mediation requires different advocacy skills than litigation; such differences are highlighted in a mediation opening statement. A poorly prepared, adversarial opening statement can derail or even terminate a mediation before the discussion has even ...

Program Number
3020
Program Date
2020-03-09
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsArbitration & Alternative Dispute ResolutionComplex LitigationFederal CourtsIn-House CounselLaw Practice ManagementLitigation & Litigation SkillsLitigation and AppealsMediationProfessional DevelopmentTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

Emotions are not relegated to personally identifiable disputes, such as employment, personal injury or matrimonial. Oftentimes, the parties to a commercial dispute are harboring unrecognized emotions arising from the dynamics of the events leading up...

Program Number
3021
Program Date
2020-06-01
Category
(ADR) Alternative Dispute ResolutionAdministrative Law & RegulationsArbitration & Alternative Dispute ResolutionComplex LitigationComplex Resolution StrategyDispute ResolutionFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleLitigation & Litigation SkillsLitigation and AppealsMediationNegotiation SkillsRegulatory and Administrative LawTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

To ensure a successful mediation experience for your client, it is important to spend the time and effort to fully and adequately prepare in advance. Proper preparation includes spending time with your client reviewing the facts and legal issues, inc...

Program Number
3022
Program Date
2020-09-14
Category
(ADR) Alternative Dispute ResolutionArbitration & Alternative Dispute ResolutionCommunication SkillsComplex Resolution StrategyFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleMediationNegotiation SkillsTrial Skills
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study