The attorneys and staff of Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP
The law firm of Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP was founded to provide the people of New York with top-quality legal representation. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience representing clients in cases encompassing many diverse areas of the law.
Michael Chetkof, Lee Rosenberg, and retired former partner Bill Saltzman, are each AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell® and continue to be selected among the top-rated attorneys on Long Island in their respective fields by Long Island Pulse magazine. The firm is included in the Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers in Family Law. Michael Chetkof, Lee Rosenberg, and Allyson D. Burger have been selected as New York "Super Lawyers" in Family Law with Lee Rosenberg and Michael Chetkof also having been included in Woodward and White's "Best Lawyers in America" and Allyson D. Burger being named among Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" since 2014. Senior Associate I'Asia C. Scarlett-Jones previously served as Principal Court Attorney to Nassau County Family Court Judge, Hon. Ayesha K. Brantley.
The secret to our attorneys’ success is the commitment they share to treat clients with compassion and respect. They work personally with each client, listening to their concerns and
providing honest advice on how to proceed. They pride themselves on being available and responsive, and are supported by a friendly and knowledgeable staff that is always ready to assist
clients with any questions they may have.
Learn more about our attorneys by reviewing their personal biographies here:
- Gia C. McArdle
- Laurence L. Rothstein
Learn more about our staff by reviewing their biographies as well:
Commitment. Experience. Results.
From our office in Garden City, we represent clients throughout Long Island's Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York City metropolitan area. Contact the firm today at 516.873.7200 or online to schedule an initial consultation.
Gia C. McArdle maintains offices in the firm's suite and has over 20 years of experience in family law, personal injury and real estate matters. Practicing throughout Long Island and New York City, Gia handles cases in the Supreme Court and Family Court. She is well versed in real estate transactions whether they be residential homes or co-op/condominiums in New York City. She has also handled personal injury mattes from inception to trial as well as settlement by negotiation or arbitraton/mediation using her prior experience as defense counsel for the insurance carrier.
Gia is also involved in the Queens County Bar Association and has a passion for animal rights issues.
Larry Rothstein is a criminal defense attorney who also maintains offices in Manhattan. He handles felony and misdemeanor cases in the five boroughs of New York City and in Nassau County as well as federal white-collar criminal matters. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Stony Brook University majoring in History and English Literature in 1983, and his law degree from Touro Law School in 1985. Larry was admitted to practice law in the State of New York in 1987 and joined the Queens District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor in the Homicide Bureau before eventually establishing his own criminal defense practice first in Brooklyn and then in Manhattan. Larry has an extensive trial record in the defense of homicide and other high level felony cases at the local, state and federal levels. He also served as a small claims arbitrator in New York City for six years and presently serves in the same capacity in Nassau County.
Larry is a member of the Kings County Criminal Courts Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lake Success Jewish Center, is a member of the Great Neck Police Athletic League, and coaches Little League baseball.
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Mrs. Petzolt is the firm's office manager and a certified paralegal who has been with the firm for more than seven years. Michelle has an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and also a bachelor’s degree from Five Towns College where she studied management and other aspects of the music business. She supervises the office staff and serves as the office administrator in addition to providing services in the matrimonial, estates and general litigation areas. Michelle has participated in the C.A.S.A. program in Suffolk County Family Court as a court-appointed advocate for neglected children.
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Homer Liwanag has been a certified paralegal for 20 years, obtaining his certification from Adelphi University after graduating with a B.S. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Oneonta. He has been the senior paralegal and office manager at several law offices prior to coming to Saltzman Chetkof & Rosenberg LLP.
Homer has been with the firm for over five years and has extensive experience in a wide variety of fields including personal injury, matrimonial, guardianship, real estate and criminal law. He is also a successful Little League baseball coach.
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Lisa Thomas' voice is usually the first voice you hear when calling the firm. She has been with us since 2007 and was Bill Saltzman’s primary legal assistant on commercial, estate and other matters in addition to handling reception and file management responsibilities. Lisa has an associates' degree in criminal justice and is an active speaker, volunteer, and organizer in many local charitable and community endeavors.