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Leslie H. Tayne, Esq. has two decades of experience in the practice area of consumer and business financial debt-related services. She launched her law firm, Tayne Law Group, P.C., formerly Law Offices Of Leslie H. Tayne P.C., in 2001, which is one of the few New York State law practices concentrating in debt management, debt resolution and alternatives to bankruptcy for consumers, business owners and professionals who are in need of help with managing finances. Leslie and her firm deliver comprehensive consulting and support services for clients in all areas of debt including credit cards, unsecured loans, lines of credit and consumer based loans as well as business and student loan matters. Leslie is highly accomplished in negotiation and settlements with large national banks, credit unions, collection agencies and multiple creditor legal representatives.
Her mission is to reshape debt resolution alternatives by giving clients a supportive and reliable environment built on experience, trust and results that will not only relieve clients of the stress from debts but also the burden of the never-ending debt cycle. Leslie’s practice has grown since its establishment, with offices now in Manhattan, White Plains and Mount Kisco and continues to expand.
Eager to share her counsel and expertise, Leslie is frequently invited to participate in speaking engagements and is often a volunteer guest presenter at colleges, bar associations and not-for-profits. Continuing her commitment to public service, she has been actively involved with the Guide Dog Foundation of Smithtown since 2011 as a volunteer and Board Member who cares for and trains puppies that eventually become service dogs for individuals in need. Leslie is also Chair for the Nassau County Bar Association’s Attorney Accountant Committee, treasurer with the Jewish Lawyers Association of Nassau County, and is the Chair for Nassau Suffolk Law Services, Inc.
A highly respected consumer and business debt-related expert, Leslie is often called upon by the media to comment on a variety of financial topics. She has written content for and been interviewed by a variety of national and local news outlets including Inc. Magazine, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fox News, CNBC, Newsday, The New York Daily News, as well as many, many more.
Always ready to donate her time and services when and where needed, Leslie was responsible for launching a specialized Hurricane Sandy Hotline in the aftermath of the devastating storm where she and her staff responded to questions and concerns among the many inflicted by the storm free of charge while providing free financial and debt advice. Leslie also devotes her time to the Long Island Against Domestic Violence organization speaking regularly to their support group on budgeting techniques and money saving strategies.
Most recently, Leslie has been selected to Superlawyers for 2015 and 2016, voted Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business, awarded 2016 Top Legal Eagle by Long Island Pulse Magazine, received the Leadership in Law award for 2017 by Long Island Business News and the Taynelaw Group has been voted Bethpage Federal Credit Union’s best debt consolidation service for the last 5 years in a row.
April 24th - Leslie Tayne, Esq of Tayne Law Group, PC. Leslie is a past Achiever and will be speaking to branding your business.
Networking hour: 6-7 PM
Presentation & Discussion: 7:00-8:30
Includes full dinner and wine.
Location: Volpe Restaurant, The Fox Hollow
Topic: Branding your business
Networking hour: 6-7 PM
Panel & Discussion: 7:00-8:30
Includes full dinner and wine.
Our outstanding trio of speakers at this panel discussion include:
Lina Gottesman - Founder, Altus Metal, Marble & Wood
Lina Gottesman was introduced to the construction business early on through a Long Island-based stone and masonry company run by her father and uncles. In 1989, Lina returned to her roots and founded Altus Metal & Marble Maintenance. Altus, the Greek symbol of excellence, demonstrates the company’s commitment to high quality workmanship. For over 29 years, Altus, a certified WBE (woman-owned business enterprise) based in Smithtown, L.I., has performed restorations for numerous prominent commercial, residential and historic buildings in the metropolitan area: World Trade Buildings 1 and 2 following the terrorist bombing of 1993 – a project that established Altus’ reputation; Grand Central Terminal; The Port Authority Bus Terminal; Columbia University; Carnegie Hall; The Empire State Building; The New York City Public Library; and Macy’s Herald Square. Altus is certified as a WBE with many major public agencies such as New York City Small Business Services; the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ); the MTA; New York Empire State Development Corp., the NYC School Construction Authority and WBENC (Women’s Business and Economic National Council) Lina applied her business acumen, she honed and developed through Altus, to a new venture: RN Nurses Evolve PLLC (professional limited liability corporation). A Registered Nurse who attended St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, St. John’s University and NYU, Lina created the company to provide Contract Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to the industry in response to the unprecedented demand for Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses, and the growing challenges of today’s healthcare environment.
Lina and Altus are widely recognized throughout the New York and New Jersey area. She has been honored by such groups as the Regional Alliance for Small Contractors and the PANY/NJ at the Competitive Edge Conference. Lina serves on the board of the NY Women’s Agenda; is the Chair of the NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce; St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, Treasurer; Board Member at the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women, and is an active member of the Women’s Presidents’ Organization. Stony Brook, L.I., residents for over 30 years, Lina and her husband, Robert, Vice President of Altus, have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Laurie Cantileno - Executive, Cisco Systems
Laurie Cantileno's hallmark is strategic technology leadership focused on innovation and execution, growing revenue opportunities, identifying tactical and strategic plans, building delivery focused organizations, driving collaborative partnerships, and advising executives. Most recently, the Service Delivery Executive for Cisco and formerly as Vice President of Global Network Services at Broadridge Financial, she is directly responsible for designing corporations overall operational technology management framework, developing key relationships to drive deals, implementing a global network engineering structure.
Learn more about Laurie Cantileno:
· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science – Magna Cum Laude NY Institute of Technology
· 30 year career in technology specializing but not limited to Financial Services
· Executive Technical Advisory Board for NY Institute of Technology
· 2017 Woman of Distinction – Nassau County LI
· NAPW Business Woman of the Year 2014
· Book Co-author/co-editor of the book “The Internet of Women”
· Benefactor/Creator of the NYIT Rising STEM Star Scholarship
· Advisory Board Member: 1843 Capital Venture Capital
· Associate Producer & Advisor of “She Started It” documentary on FUSE March 8th 2018
· Panel engagements with Womensphere, Todays Girl, Tomorrows Woman & OneGirl NY
· Cisco Inclusion and Diversity Leader
· ITIL v3 Certified
· Inclusion & Diversity Lead for Global Enterprise
· Blockchain & Disruption Enthusiast
Renee Flagler - Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Long Island
Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning writer, adjunct professor, and a speaker who is passionate about encouraging people, especially women and youth to pursue their passion and purpose. Renee is the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island, whose mission is to empower girls to be strong, smart and bold. Renee advocates for youth both in the United States and abroad. She is a founding board member and former Board Chair for LEAP (Literacy Empowerment Action Project) Global, an organization with a mission to provide innovative literacy, youth empowerment programming, and high school scholarships to students in Ghana, Africa. Renee splits her time between her family, her passion for literature, and working with youth. Renee is the author of several novels, one of which has been optioned for film. Renee is also an author of romance novels, which she pens under the pseudonym Nicki Night. She is often called upon to speak to groups of woman and young people at events with a focus on finding purpose and pursuing dreams. She is at work on her first non-fiction book. #DreamJourney: 7 Steps for Living a Passionate and Successful Life.
We are honored to have Victoria Schneps, a past Achiever of the Long Island Center, speak at our next meeting. Ms. Schneps is the founder of Schneps Communications, the leader in local news and events in the outer boroughs of New York City including Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Esther Fortunoff Leadership in Business & The Community : President and owner of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry whose 30+ year career began in her family’s regional chain of department stores. The event starts at 6:00pm with an hour of networking until 7:00pm. Dinner and the presentation will begin at 7:00pm and end at 9:00pm.