Donald Leistman

Donald F. Leistman – Managing Partner


Admitted to Practice

New York State Bar, 1981.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and U.S. Tax Court, 1983.

Mr. Leistman has lectured extensively on real property tax matters before bar associations, governmental and civic groups. He also serves as an Executive Board Member of the Association for a Better Long Island; is a director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Long Island; is a member of the Institute of Property Taxation, International Council of Shopping Centers; Board member of the Louis Acompora Memorial Foundation; and member of the Nassau County Executive Assessment Reform Team (2010).


Hofstra University (B.A. 1978, J.D. 1981).

Practice Areas

Tax Certiorari; State and Local Taxation; Eminent Domain; Real Property Litigation; Municipal Zoning.

Professional Associations

Nassau County Bar Association Committee on Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Vice Chairman (1991-1993, 2010-2012); Chairman (1993-1995, 2012-) and Real Property Committee; the New York State Bar Association (member Real Property Section), Co-Chair Committee on Eminent Domain and Tax Certiorari (2007-2011), American Property Tax Counsel, and Suffolk County Bar Association.


Nassau County Bar Association: “Valuation of Contaminated Properties in Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Proceedings,” May 2013; Nassau County Bar Association “Legal Issues In Valuation of Cooperatives and Condominiums,” May 2006; Real Estate Practitioner’s Institute of Long Island: “Tax Incentives for Economic Development,” March 2005.