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Counsel - Stephen M. Forte

Stephen M. Forte


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Stephen Forte’s practice is primarily focused on commercial and business litigation in the state and federal courts with an emphasis on lender liability and creditors’ rights litigation and defense of federal and state regulatory and consumer protection statutes, including high-cost loan and consumer fraud acts and various federal statutes. Stephen's experience also includes handling appeals, consumer finance litigation, landlord/tenant, residential and commercial foreclosure, loss mitigation/workouts, title and mortgage banking law, contract disputes and intellectual property, as well as providing general counsel advice to startup businesses. In addition, he has experience counseling schools on a variety of issues such as student discipline and bullying, special education, employment, collective bargaining, contract drafting and disputes and construction litigation.  As a member of the firm's Data Privacy and Protection Practice Group, Stephen also dedicates a portion of his time to data privacy and protection, primarily with respect to financial institutions or finance-related matters.


  • Listed as a New York Metro Super Lawyer Rising Star®: General Litigation (2017-2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar
  • Westchester County Bar Association

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  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., Certificate in International Law, 2008
  • Loyola College, B.B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
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