Leslie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wagner College and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. From 2003 until 2009 Leslie was Associate Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the NYSE Group and its technology affiliate, the Securities Industry Automation Company.
In 2009 she joined Scamardella, Gervasi, Thomson & Kasegrande. Leslie is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Estate Planning and Administration Department. She practices in all aspects of estate and trust administration and litigated will contest matters. Leslie also provides advice and counsel on a full range of elder law and estate planning issues including, death and incapacity planning, gift and estate tax issues, and asset protection (Medicaid planning). Her work in this area includes drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and medical directives.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Eger Lutheran Homes and Services, and the Staten Island Children’s Museum. In addition, she is active in Girl Scouts of American, and the Home School Association of Our Lady of Good Counsel School. Lastly, she is a Director of the Richmond County Bar Association and a member of the New York Bar Association. Leslie lives on Staten Island with her husband Rob and their two children, Caroline and Robert.