Nelida Lara Partner

Nelida is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. Nelida represents companies and individuals in a wide range of business disputes, including real estate, joint-venture, contract, and intra-company disputes involving partnerships and LLCs in connection with membership rights, withdrawals, dissolutions, and distributions. Nelida also litigates trusts and estates controversies and a wide variety of complex commercial disputes across a diverse range of industries and businesses. She handles all phases of complex litigation, from pleadings through dispositive motions, mediations, and appeals in state and federal courts. Nelida regularly advises companies on governance and regulatory matters, including data and privacy protection compliance.

Prior to joining our firm, Nelida was an associate in the litigation group of Schulte Roth & Zabel.


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2008
  • Texas A&M University, M.S., 2005
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Board Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member of the House of Delegates
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Board Member
  • JALBCA (Judges & Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert), Membership Committee
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Construction Law Committee, Secretary 2017-2018


  • Co-author, Ten Recommendations to Help Hedge Fund Managers Conduct Successful Internal Investigations, 6 The Hedge Fund Law Report 9 (2013).


  • Recipient of the Rising Star – 40 Under 40 Award, Business Council of Westchester, 2018

What COVID-19 Means for Your Contracts

As the world enters into uncharted territory with nation-wide lockdowns and most commercial activity delayed indefinitely, questions arise as to how existing contracts will be affected. Here is what to look for in your contracts and the potential avenues of relief in New York State.

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