Firm Overview

Louis C. La Pietra

Louis C. La Pietra is an attorney specializing in criminal and civil litigation.. His background is an ideal mix of academic knowledge and the “street smarts” he developed in the South Bronx and Harlem as an NYPD Police Officer. With the addition of his legal acumen and knowledge of the criminal justice system, Louis C. Lapietra has been of great help to his clients whether they need a criminal defense lawyer or an ally that understands and handles their complex case.

Mr. La Pietra is General Counsel to the NYPD Captain’s Endowment Association and Special Counsel to the New York State Fraternal Order of Police.  Mr. La Pietra retired with the rank of Sergeant S.A. and entered private practice areas of criminal defense, personal injury and employment litigation. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Connecticut and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. La Pietra has served as Counsel under former New York City Mayor’s Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani and also served as Managing Attorney for the NYPD Legal Bureau.

During his tenure with New York City Police Department, he represented Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani at public, televised hearings and lobbied State and Federal elected representatives on behalf of the administration.

While assigned to the NYPD, he supervised outside Counsel and defended State and Federal employment actions against the NYPD; tried employment discrimination case hearings before the New York State Division of Human Rights; taught Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses on Employment Discrimination; and served as in-house counsel to the Deputy Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunity. Mr. La Pietra is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he went on to serve as an Adjunct Professor of Law from 1998 to 2005.

Mr. La Pietra is a member of the American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association: Westchester County Bar Association, White Plains Defenders Association and serves as an Arbitrator in White Plains City Court.

Read my article profile in the Westchester Business Journal: “Profits & Passions” on February 11, 2008.

Michael J. Krieger

Michael J. Krieger is an attorney specializing in Real Estate Transactions, Employment Discrimination and Small Businesses. Mr. Krieger treats his clients with the utmost care and sensitivity while fighting vigorously to protect their interests.

Mr. Krieger’s practice is focused primarily upon representing lenders, purchasers and sellers of both commercial and residential property. He also has extensive litigation experience. As a former Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department and as an Attorney with the New York City Police Department, he defended State and Federal employment actions against the NYPD and tried employment discrimination cases hearings before the New York State Division of Human Rights. Mr. Krieger left city service and entered into private practice in 1999. Since that time his practice has focused primarily on Real Estate while also representing businesses in corporate formations, commercial litigation and corporate purchases and sales.

“M&T Bank” “Wells Fargo” “New Penn”. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and New Jersey and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mr. Krieger is a member of the Westchester County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

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