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1835 Market Street - Suite 1400
Philadelphia
PA 19103
215.569.4085 phone215.568.6603 faxlgerstein@klehr.com
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Leslie M. Gerstein

Of Counsel | Real Estate and Finance

Biography

Ms. Gerstein advises and represents clients in many facets of real estate, including the drafting of leases and easements; bringing real estate tax appeals; preparing and filing applications for zoning and building permits, and appearing before state and local administrative agencies. She has tried cases, both jury and non-jury in state and federal courts, and has argued appeals in the Commonwealth and Superior Courts of Pennsylvania. She served as General Counsel for Steen Outdoor Advertising from 2005 until joining Klehr Harrison in 2017.

Ms. Gerstein started her legal career in the public sector at Community Legal Services and then, after 2 years, served as Chief Assistant City Solicitor in the Code Enforcement Unit of the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office. She set up her own practice in 1994, where she continued to represent commercial enterprises while, at the same time, serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Flora Barth Wolf who served in the Statutory Appeals Program and later was assigned to the Dependency Program of Family Court.

Throughout her career, Ms. Gerstein has continued to be engaged in the non-profit sector, representing such clients as Women Organized Against Rape, and neglected and abused children through the Support Center for Child Advocates.

Credentials

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D. (1984)

Sarah Lawrence College, B.A. (1980)


Admissions

Pennsylvania