Melvin L. Ortner
Melvin L. Ortner
Melvin L. Ortner has extensive experience in advising businesses and transactional matters including distribution, sourcing, real estate, and commercial agreements. Mel also represents companies and executives in employment and separation agreements.
Before joining Harras Bloom & Archer, LLP in 2022, Mel was Of Counsel to Abelman Frayne & Schwab, where he represented companies from “start-ups” to Fortune 500’s. Prior to that, Mel was the Vice President and Chief Counsel of Sara Lee Branded Apparel, which followed his employment as the Vice President and General Counsel of Playtex Apparel. In these capacities Mel was responsible for the management of high profile litigations. Today he serves on the board of directors of several corporations. In the civic arena, Mel served two terms as an elected Trustee in the Village of Great Neck, where he also served as Deputy Major and Chairman of the Planning Board.
- New York
- U.S. District Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court Eastern District, New York
- U.S. District Court Southern District, New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D. – 1973
- Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, B.A.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association (ABA)
New York State Bar Association
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