Steven Spitzer, Attorney at Law
Spitzer specializes in probate litigation and handles cases involving wills, trusts, guardianships and heirships that have come up in dispute. He also litigates other civil matters.
The Commission seeks to permanently enjoin Spitzer; order an accounting; impose civil penalties; and require him to disgorge any ill-gotten gains with prejudgment interest, along with prejudgment interest payments. They also demand attorneys’ fees be awarded against Spitzer.
Early Life and Education
Steven Spitzer was born and raised in New York City. After earning a bachelor’s degree from Princeton and law degrees from Harvard respectively, he clerked for a federal judge before opening his own practice as an attorney.
Spielberg continued his cinematic presence throughout the late ’80s with animated hit Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and critically-acclaimed live-action film Always (1989). Additionally, Spielberg produced and directed both Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and Back to the Future Part II (1989), both box-office successes as well as critical darlings.
Many hoped when Andrew Cuomo won New York governor in 2006 that this office would serve as a springboard towards becoming America’s first Jewish president. Now however, that vision appears uncertain.
Spitzer began his career in air pollution control by working for a pioneer of industrial filtration. Later, his sales skills came in handy when working at Peregrine Systems’ air pollution software firm.
He became vice president and led its alliances division before being accused of violating federal securities law antifraud, books & records and internal accounting controls provisions.
Spitzer eventually pleaded guilty to fraud, bribery, and conspiracy in the case before being impeached by the state Senate in 2007. Since his departure from office, his decline was swift and dramatic; during his final years of life he spent volunteering at a North Park Village nature center in Chicago where he shared his love of turtles with children – eventually passing away at age 66 in June 2013.
Achievement and Honors
Spitzer had an abiding passion for reptiles and enjoyed volunteering at North Park Village Nature Center in Chicago. He often brought in his own turtles – such as African leopard tortoises – so children could admire and learn about them.
James Houck of Cornell University won NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for his work with the Spitzer Space Telescope’s infrared spectrograph that allows scientists to make detailed observations about star and galaxy formation through dense dust clouds. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp constructed this instrument.
Father Robert Spitzer is an engaging speaker who bridges science and religion. As founder of Magis Center for Reason and Faith, which produces educational materials about how these three subjects complement one another, Father Spitzer often speaks on this topic.
He loved taking photos on his daily 2-mile walks through nature and loved spending time with his amazing son Damian Lev. He lived life to its fullest!
He’s been the target of allegations of racism within his office. According to documents reviewed by Voice of OC, in one Sunset Beach case where he made remarks disparaging black suspects when making decisions on seeking the death penalty for them, according to District Attorney memos reviewed by him and then banned those present from the meeting from participation – this case is now before federal courts.
Peregrine was accused of violating antifraud, books and records, internal accounting reporting laws as well as internal reporting requirements at Peregrine. The SEC filed suit to prohibit further violations, disgorgement of funds with prejudgment interest due, as well as civil penalties against him.
He earned a large portion of his annual income through rental properties, which account for approximately 60 percent of it. Furthermore, he worked as an adjunct instructor and made private investments in real estate.
He is actively engaged in media as both a TV host and aspirant for New York City comptroller. Raindrop Agency, his two Emmy award-winning agency, has produced some of YouTube’s top performing ads – helping brands like Dr. Squatch, Manscaped Lume & Worx achieve millions in views and sales figures.
He inherited a Central Park South apartment and 20% of Bernard’s fortune from his will, as well as serving on TipRanks’ board as an online investment tool for private investors.