Robert M. Schechter focuses much of his practice in the areas of gun rights, civil and criminal litigation, contract law, appeals, as well as helping startups. He enjoys the courtroom and has always wanted to be a litigator. A significant portion of his practice is spent helping clients navigate the various licensing authorities that New York has involved in deciding to grant or deny CCW (gun) Licenses. He takes an individualized approach to each and every appeal and Article 78 proceeding. Additionally this has further opened his eyes to clear disparate treatment many members of our country face. This unique aspect of his practice helps him properly prepare defenses in criminal matters. He is always available to his clients and works hard to give each client the individualized attention they need.
Prior to joining our Firm, Mr. Schechter spent time working in the United States Attorney’s Office, focusing on crimes against children and immigrants. He also worked on technology crimes involving Intellectual Property. In addition he also worked at an international law firm in Hong Kong representing an international company dealing with the fallout of an ecological disaster.
Mr. Schechter donated his time assisting the New York Legal Assistance Group by counseling low income individuals on the naturalization process, as well as landlord tenant disputes. Additionally, in order to reduce the number of children incarcerated, Mr. Schechter drafted policy papers while working for the New York Center for Juvenile Justice. In addition to the law, Mr. Schechter is motivated politically and has worked as a Field Organizer and was able to produce massive turnout in a recent successful Senate campaign.