Larry J. Schwartz, attorneyLarry Schwartz has been actively practicing law in Rockland County since 1981. Mr. Schwartz concentrates his practice in the following areas:

  • Commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Landlord/tenant proceedings/leasing
  • Real estate law
  • Probate and Administration of Estates and Guardianship proceedings

Mr. Schwartz actively represents a wide array of individuals and well-established local and regional business clients, including real estate management companies, landlords, homeowner associations, physicians and entrepreneurs. He also vigorously defends individuals charged with the commission of crimes in state and local courts, where he has successfully defended hundreds of individuals in Rockland County on a wide range of charges.

Mr. Schwartz is periodically appointed by the Courts to act as a Court Evaluator and Guardian Ad Litem in Guardianship and Probate proceedings. He understands and appreciates the varied needs of individuals and families during difficult times.

Mr. Schwartz began his legal career as a Rockland County Assistant District Attorney, handling misdemeanor and felony prosecutions before grand juries and in Rockland County’s superior and local Courts. During his tenure as a prosecutor he lectured at the Rockland County Police Academy and taught courses as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas Aquinas College and Empire State College. Mr. Schwartz left the Rockland DA's office in late 1983 to become a principal in the law firm of Klingher & Schwartz, in Haverstraw, New York. In 1993 Mr. Schwartz joined Steven Silverstein to form Schwartz & Silverstein, LLP, where he has continued to represent many of the same individuals, businesses and organizations for nearly three decades.

Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rockland County Bar Association, also serving as co-chair of the Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee and as a member of its  Grievance Committee. Mr. Schwartz is also a member of the Rockland County Drug Court Executive Committee, which provides support and guidance to the Rockland County Drug Court, an alternative to incarceration for eligible chemically dependent participants.  In addition, he is a member (and former President) of the Board of C.A.N.D.L.E. (Community Awareness Network for a Drug Free Life and Environment), a vital youth organization that focuses on education and prevention of unhealthy lifestyles.. and serves on the Board of Directors of the Rockland Conservatory of Music in Pearl River, New York.

Larry Schwartz: lschwartz@schwartzsilverstein.com