Ira Fischer

Ira Fischer

  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning...
  • New York
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Fischer’s Biography Ira Fischer was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where he attended James Madison High School. He received a B.B.A. degree from The Baruch School of the City University of New York. Afterwards, he spent several years in service as a teacher in an impoverished area in Brooklyn. Ira enjoyed a special relationship with his students, who would oftentimes refer to him as “Mr. Kotter” (after the t.v. character played by Gabe Kaplan in the sitcom Welcome Back Kotter). During his teaching years, some of Ira’s most rewarding times were outside the classroom where he would frequently take his students out from their neighborhood to experience a diverse environment and enjoy activities such as ice skating, fishing and boating trips up the Hudson River. It was Ira’s interest in advocacy for the underprivileged that led him to law school where he received his juris doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. While at law school, he interned in anti-poverty advocacy on behalf of migrant farm workers, as well as advocacy for other indigent people. Upon graduation, Ira was admitted to the New York State Bar Association. After law school, Ira worked for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn as a senior trial attorney. When he moved to Westchester County, NY, Ira started his own law practice that concentrated on representing tenant groups whose buildings were undergoing conversion to cooperative or condominium ownership. While living in Westchester, Ira spent wondrous years in his dream house – - an old colonial farmhouse on a country road in the quaint hamlet of Bedford Village, NY – - where he was bounded by nature and amidst wildlife that he revered and adored. When not busy doing an authentic period restoration to his house, antiquing, or gardening, hiking with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Sierra Club in the nearby Hudson Highlands was a favorite pastime on weekend breaks. Ira always had a passio

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Area
  • Cooperatives & Condominiums
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. District Court-Eastern District Court of NY
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U.S. District Court-Southern District of NY
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Education
City University of New York - Baruch College
B.B.A. | Accounting
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SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (1973)
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 1151844
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Demise of Trophy Hunting in Africa: A Blueprint to halt a Misguided "Sport"
Big Cat Rescue
Ira Fischer's Guide to Charitable Giving for Animal Welfare Organizations
www.irafischer.com
Articles by Ira Fischer
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Ringling's Decision on Elephant Acts was Long Overdue
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Time has come to ban all animals as circus acts
Palm Beach Post
Let Dolphins Enjoy Natural Environment
Sun-Sentinel
Christmas is No Holiday for Circus Animals
Big Cat Rescue
Big Cats Are Not Pets by Ira Fischer
Encyclopedia Britannica
Big Cats Are Not Pets by Ira Fischer
Big Cat Rescue
Born to be Wild and Free by Ira Fischer
Big Cat Rescue
Protect Dolphins From Slaughter by Ira Fischer
The Miami Herald
Websites & Blogs
Website
Ira Fischer's Biography: Evolution from Animal Lover to Animal Advocate
Blog
Ira Fischer’s Mission of Kindness and Compassion for Animals
Contact & Map
1135 Prescott Dr. No.
Jupiter, FL, USA