Les Taroff, Partner

LesTaroff_BioLester P. Taroff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 7, 1945.

He has been in practice since 1972. He graduated from Long Island University in 1968;, attended Brooklyn Law School and graduated in 1971. He was then admitted to the New York State Bar in 1972.

Mr. Taroff is a Partner in the Firm and concentrates his practice in the following areas: Creditors’ Rights Law; Commercial Debt Collection; Commercial Litigation and Judgment Enforcement.

Mr. Taroff is a frequent lecturer on the subject of creditors’ rights, and is active in several law associations and organizations. He served as co-chair of the Creditors Rights Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association; was the Vice President of the Commerical Lawyers Conference of New York and serves on the Global Debt Collection Summitt Advisory Board.


  • Long Island University (B.A., 1968)
  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D.,1971)

Bar Admissions:

  • New York State (1972)
  • United States Supreme Court;
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit;
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Districts of New York.

Practice Areas:

  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Commercial and Retail Debt Collection
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Judgment Enforcement

Affiliations, Achievements and Honors:

  • Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Commercial Law League of America; (Member Committees on the Federal Fair Debt
  • Collection Practices Act; Forwarders and Receivers and Laws and Legislation)
  • Commercial Lawyers Conference of New York (former Vice President)
  • Founder and past Chair of the Creditors’ Rights Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar
    Association (1996 to 1998, 2005 to 2007)
  • Co-Chair and Founder of Bank-Attorney-Government-Agency Interface Committee
  • Frequent lecturer on creditors’ rights matters.