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Lidia Szczepanowski, Esq., a corporate, commercial and transactional attorney for over 30 years, has assisted countless clients and procured effective solutions for their business related problems, issues and needs. She has represented clients in a wide range of cases in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation, business entity formation, contract negotiation and drafting, real estate, and bankruptcy, just to name a few. In addition to diligently representing her clients, Lidia always does her best to maintain open and timely communication with her clients while holding herself to the highest standards of integrity, competence, and excellence.
Lidia attended Hofstra University where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business. Thereafter she attended St. John's University School of Law. During law school, Lidia interned with the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt in the Appellate Division for the State of New York, Second Department and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Lidia received her Juris Doctorate in June 1990. Soon after graduating, Lidia became a partner in a successful general practice law firm on Long Island where she provided legal counsel predominately in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation. Lidia currently maintains an “of counsel” relationship with several law firms and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows as a legal correspondent.
Lidia was selected by the Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business on two separate occasions and she has received a myriad of Proclamations, Citations and other accolades from local, state and national leaders. One honor which Lidia is most proud of is a Letter of Recognition from Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor who acknowledged Lidia as a positive role model for all women.
Lidia exemplifies the real-life embodiment of the words “success, independence, entrepreneurship, and glamour”. But most importantly, despite her extraordinarily busy schedule, she is most passionate about “giving back” through proactive “hands-on” participation in philanthropy and philanthropic activities.
Philanthropy and playing an active role in the improvement of the human condition have long been Lidia’s most consuming motivations. In 2007, she founded the National Organization for Women’s Safety Awareness (NOWSA), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that helps prevent violence against women and teens, and raises awareness about sexual assault, harassment and other forms of violence.
Lidia volunteers and appears regularly as a legal correspondent, personal safety expert, and entrepreneurial consultant in numerous media outlets and has been invited as a keynote speaker for educational institutions and other organizations such as St. John’s University School of Law, St. John’s University, Molloy College, National Association of Women Business Owners, Suffolk County Women’s Business Enterprise Coalition, and the Nassau Suffolk Dental Societies, to name a few. For several years, Lidia has been invited as a panel speaker by the St. John’s School of Law, Multilingual Legal Advocates, a student organization that pairs up multilingual law students with volunteer opportunities, at their annual event entitled "Marketing Your Multilingualism." Lidia has also volunteered her time as an evaluator at the Supreme Court, Queens County, for the New York Regional Round of the National Trial Competition (NTC).
Lidia is also a volunteer, event host, and Director of Marketing for the New York Boutique Lawyers Networking Group (NYBLNG). Lidia has been instrumental in helping to create, develop, and implement many successful events and establish a presence on many social media platforms.
In addition to her winning record as a lawyer, black belt in karate, women’s lifestyle and personal safety expert, and businesswoman, Lidia has also managed to incorporate some glamour into her life. She holds the titles of Mrs. New York America 2006, Mrs. New York International 2009, Mrs. Corporate America 2013, and in May 2017, she won the international title of Ms. World Elite. Although Lidia’s pageant platform is women’s safety awareness, she has also promoted the ideology that there are no limits to what individuals in our country can achieve and she encourages women to celebrate their achievements, accomplishments and contributions to their families, careers, and communities. Her mission continues to be to inspire and challenge women to always try new things, never settle for the ordinary and experience life to the fullest.
Lidia is also the owner of Everything Lidia, Inc., an award winning multi-platform luxe lifestyle enterprise that is devoted to providing practical and thought-provoking information, insights and ideas through seminars, speaking engagements, social and other media offerings and products which encourage women to live even more successful, passionate, fulfilling, confident, safe, and glamorous lives! SCULPTURA [Sculpt-It-Your-Way] Shapewear Dresses are the company's latest offering.
In April, 2015, Everything Lidia, Inc. and Lidia, as its President and CEO, were awarded a prestigious Folio Award for being “Best Corporate Communicator” by the Fair Media Council.
Today, Lidia continues to spend countless hours volunteering her time with numerous charities and she is also using her growing celebrity status, extensive legal background, vast business and leadership skills, practical marketing and public relations knowledge, and unique insights to make a positive difference in the lives of women by sharing information about “Getting, Having & Enjoying It All”. As a Modern Day Renaissance Woman, Lidia educates and motivates women to realize their true self-worth and reach their maximum achievement potential while enjoying the ride and attaining genuine happiness.
Lidia is the mother of three successful children and she currently resides on Long Island with her husband. During her free time, she enjoys playing with her three dogs, dirt bike riding, fitness training, martial arts, playing tennis, skiing, windsurfing, boating and jumping waves on her jet ski.
Mr. Bradley R. Siegel, Esq. founded the Siegel Law Firm, P.C. 2007. The firm focuses on commercial litigation, real estate and business transactions and landlord-tenant issues. Mr. Siegel previously served as General Counsel and as a member of the executive committee of the Jack Parker Corporation overseeing a portfolio throughout the United States consisting of apartment buildings, office buildings, hotels (including the world class Le Parker Meridien in Manhattan and the Parker Palm Springs in California), condominiums and cooperative apartments, as well as retail and industrial assets. As General Counsel, Mr. Siegel was responsible for overseeing all legal matters, strategic planning, and operations. Mr. Siegel’s 17 years with the Jack Parker Corporation gave him tremendous insight and hands-on experience with corporate, real estate and business matters.
His 30+ years of legal experience include acquisitions, financing, dispositions, brokerage, construction and new development, corporate, limited liability company and partnership transactions and record keeping. He has also handled residential & commercial landlord and tenant matters, management contracts and leasing, including ground lease and parking garage lease transactions.
Mr. Siegel has drafted and negotiated leases involving the following landlords and tenants: CLK/HP, RXR, Columbia University, Toys R Us, HSBC, Aetna, Arcadia, Canon, Chubb, Wachovia, Bank of America, El-Ad, Starbucks, Staples, Central Parking, HSBC, Blues Clothing, Sloan’s Supermarket, Dagostino’s Supermarkets, Duane Reade, Loves Stores, Beth Israel Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, various medical, dental, accounting and law practices.
In addition, Mr. Siegel handles complex real estate litigation, zoning, tax certiorari, and employment and labor matters. He acted as the Owners’ representative and served on the Sustainable Urban Development Committee and residential management counsel for the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). He was a member of the American Hotel and Lodging General Counsel’s Committee and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Land Use Committee.
Mr. Siegel is a principal in Rock Capital Real Estate, LLC a real estate and business consulting and brokerage firm.
Mr. Siegel co-founded the New York Boutique Lawyers Networking Group in 2011 to build business and networking relationships. NYBLNG provides CLEs, roundtable discussions and speakers on business and legal issues and is the founder of “My Law Forum” an interactive law forum for lawyers and others to exchange ideas and discuss legal issues.
Mr. Siegel is a board member of the Jewish National Fund for Lawyers, he serves on the board of Life’s Angels, a 501 (c) 3 charity corporation and the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN) Speaker’s Bureau, he volunteers in the Superstars Basketball Program for children who have special needs, and volunteers in the Volunteer Lawyers Project for Nassau Suffolk Law Services.
Mr. Siegel received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1987 and a B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is admitted to practice in New York.
Vincent T. Pallaci, Esq. is the managing member of Kushnick Pallaci PLLC, a law firm that focuses on complex construction and business and insurance litigation. Mr. Pallaci represents general contractors, developers, subcontractors, owners, construction managers, architects and engineers in a wide variety of disputes including defective construction, excavation and property damage litigation, delay, scope of work disputes, mechanic’s lien foreclosure and defense, defense of OSHA violations, ECB violations, construction license agreements, Labor Law claims and employment claims. He has successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation as well as State and Federal litigation. Mr. Pallaci’s clients have ranged from small locally owned businesses to nationally and internationally known members of the Fortune 1000 and S&P 500.
Mr. Pallaci holds the highest possible “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale Hubble, is recognized as a “Top Construction Attorney” by AVVO and has been recognized as a “rising star” by Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2012.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Pallaci is a former Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Construction Law Committee and has lectured and written more than 100 articles on construction law topics, including strategies for mitigating and avoiding loss and effective payment recovery options.
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Western District of New York
J.D., New York Law School
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
Professional Associations and Memberships:
New York State Bar Association
Suffolk County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
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