Charles L Mester Esq.
Charles joined Turek Roth LLP in 2008 as the Firm’s senior litigator and officially became a partner in 2009 when the firm name was changed to Turek Roth Mester LLP.
Charles practices in all areas of real estate and commercial litigation. He has prosecuted and defended various types of civil litigation and appeals in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, with an emphasis on representing the interests of cooperative apartment corporations and condominium associations in collection matters, insurance coverage issues, housing court, and other types of commercial, business and real estate litigation. In addition, Charles has conducted hundreds of residential and commercial real estate closings in New York and New Jersey, and is a certified residential mortgage originator.
Charles graduated from the University of Rochester in 1986 with a double major in Economics and English and a Certificate in Management. After graduation, Charles worked as a paralegal at Willkie Farr & Gallagher before attending New York Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Journal of Human Rights. After graduating from law school in 1991 and working as an associate for a number of years, Charles opened his own law practice in 1996 with offices in New York and New Jersey. During his time as a sole practitioner, Charles was designated “of counsel” to the law offices of Melvin Berfond and Fagenson & Puglisi. Additionally, during his professional career, Charles has worked as an associate with Sheldon Eisenberger, Siller Wilk, Saadia Shapiro, and Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy.
Charles lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and a very cute dog. For recreation, Charles enjoys tennis and skiing.
Areas of Practice
- Real Estate
- Commercial Litigation
- 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- New York, 1992
- New York Law School, New York, New York
- J.D. - 1991
- Law Journal: Journal of Human Rights, Articles Editor , 1990 - 1991
- University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
- B.A. - 1986
- Honors: Management Studies Certificate in Finance
- Major: Economics and English
Honors and Awards
- Certified Residential Mortgage Originator
Past Employment Positions
- Melvin Berfond and Fagenson & Puglisi, Of Counsel