Racist NY lawyer is kicked out of his office space after video rant

The racist Manhattan lawyer who threatened to call ICE after hearing two people speak Spanish has been kicked out of his Madison Avenue office space. 

Aaron M Schlossberg, 44, will have to find a new address for his private law firm after he was caught on camera screaming at the staff of Fresh Kitchen this week. 

And that’s just the beginning of Schlossberg’s problems.  

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has also called on the New York State Unified Court System’s Departmental Disciplinary Committee to investigate Schlossberg and possibly revoke his law license. 

Schlossberg was propelled to infamy on Wednesday after he was identified as the man lambasting the manager of Fresh Kitchen for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in ‘my country’ the day before.

Aaron M Schlossberg (pictured Thursday), the racist Manhattan lawyer who threatened to call ICE after hearing two people speak Spanish, has been kicked out of his office space

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has also called on the NY Unified Court System's Departmental Disciplinary Committee to investigate Schlossberg and possibly revoke his license

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has also called on the NY Unified Court System’s Departmental Disciplinary Committee to investigate Schlossberg and possibly revoke his license

Two further bigoted rants have since been uncovered, one of which was filmed on May 25, 2017 and shows Schlossberg with other Trump supporters pulling a middle finger at a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who opposed the State of Israel.

In the other video, from October 2016, Schlossberg threatens to call the police on vlogger Willie Morris after claiming he was obstructing the sidewalk before branding the Massachusetts-born YouTuber an ‘ugly f*****g foreigner’.

Hayim Grant, the president of the company that operates the building where Schlossberg ran his firm, revealed he had been kicked out on Thursday.

‘We have terminated his services agreement with us,’ the Corporate Suites president told the New York Post

Schlossberg was propelled to infamy on Wednesday after he was identified as the man lambasting the manager of Fresh Kitchen for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in 'my country'

Schlossberg was propelled to infamy on Wednesday after he was identified as the man lambasting the manager of Fresh Kitchen for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in ‘my country’

Schlossberg was spotted on Thursday leaving his New York apartment in different clothes

Schlossberg was spotted on Thursday leaving his New York apartment in different clothes

The disgraced lawyer tried to evade awaiting journalists and took a cab to Centre Street Court

The disgraced lawyer tried to evade awaiting journalists and took a cab to Centre Street Court

Schlossberg was spotted at several court houses in lower Manhattan on Thursday afternoon 

Schlossberg was spotted at several court houses in lower Manhattan on Thursday afternoon 

It remains unknown if Schlossberg was at the court houses for business related to his firm or for his own recent legal troubles 

It remains unknown if Schlossberg was at the court houses for business related to his firm or for his own recent legal troubles 

Schlossberg was first spotted on Thursday entering a court in Queens but refused to comment. He was also seen by reporters outside his home, where he called the police after claiming 'they're surrounding me'

Schlossberg was first spotted on Thursday entering a court in Queens but refused to comment. He was also seen by reporters outside his home, where he called the police after claiming ‘they’re surrounding me’

‘His actions are just not consistent with our community and rules and regulations. It’s totally contrary to everything we believe in as a company and personally.’  

Security workers at the building had been hoping Schlossberg would be kicked out after the his video rant went viral.

‘I’ll throw my shoes at him,’ one security guard told the Post. ‘We’re all hungry for him. If it was up to me, I wouldn’t let him in. We all want to bury him one way or another.’   

Schlossberg, a registered Republican who donated $500 to Donald Trump in April 2016, owns his own commercial law firm and boasts of being fluent in Spanish in his own online biography. He joined the New York Bar in 2003.

Disciplinary procedures in New York, including decisions to disbar lawyers, are the responsibility of the Attorneys Grievance Committee, which is part of the state court system.

However, an ethics expert said disbarment was an extreme option which Schlossberg, who refused to comment when he was spotted by reporters outside a Queens court of Thursday, was unlikely to face.  

 Schlossberg, a registered Republican who donated $500 to Donald Trump in April 2016, owns his own commercial law firm

 Schlossberg, a registered Republican who donated $500 to Donald Trump in April 2016, owns his own commercial law firm

He boasts of being fluent in Spanish in his own online biography. He joined the NY Bar in 2003

He boasts of being fluent in Spanish in his own online biography. He joined the NY Bar in 2003

Schlossberg claims to be a member of the New York Bar Association on his website, although the organization denied this on Twitter

Schlossberg claims to be a member of the New York Bar Association on his website, although the organization denied this on Twitter

Schlossberg was caught on camera during two other bigoted rants. In this one, filmed on, May 25, 2017, Schlossberg is seen with other Trump supporters pulling a middle finger at a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who opposed the State of Israel

Schlossberg was caught on camera during two other bigoted rants. In this one, filmed on, May 25, 2017, Schlossberg is seen with other Trump supporters pulling a middle finger at a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who opposed the State of Israel

In the other video, from October 2016, Schlossberg threatens to call the police on vlogger Willie Morris after claiming he was obstructing the sidewalk before branding the Massachusetts-born YouTuber an 'ugly f*****g foreigner'

In the other video, from October 2016, Schlossberg threatens to call the police on vlogger Willie Morris after claiming he was obstructing the sidewalk before branding the Massachusetts-born YouTuber an ‘ugly f*****g foreigner’

The video shot on May 25, 2017, by Isaac Saul of A Plus, shows Schlossberg with Trump supporters supporting Milo Yiannapoulos and Pamela Geller, who were protesting a commencement speech by Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.

Yiannapoulos and Geller denounced Sarsour as an anti-Semite because of her support for the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its policies toward the Palestinians.

Schlossberg was filmed shouting ‘you are not a Jew’ at Rabbi Dovid Feldman, who was there to support Sarsour and defend her against claims she was an anti-Semite.

The lawyer, his face contorted with hate, repeats the taunt several times to Feldman. When the rabbi responds by asking him the same question back, Schlossberg responds, ‘yes I am, I’ve been to Israel twice. F**** you.’

Schlossberg was quickly identified after the first video, filmed on Tuesday, went viral. He  runs his own commercial law firm and boasts of being fluent in Spanish

Schlossberg was quickly identified after the first video, filmed on Tuesday, went viral. He runs his own commercial law firm and boasts of being fluent in Spanish

An onlooker asks the lawyer ‘why are you so upset with him?’ to which he replies: ‘Because he’s pretending to be a Jew and making other people feel that’s what Jews think. Of course he’s not Jewish.’ 

Schlossberg was also pictured pulling a middle finger at rival protesters.

The October 2016 video, meanwhile, was filmed by vlogger Willie Morris when he was walking with his girlfriend Heidi down Fifth Avenue.

According to Morris, he and Heidi were walking along the edge of the sidewalk, leaving plenty of space, when Schlossberg ‘made a beeline’ for him and then rammed him with a briefcase.

The footage shows Schlossberg shouting: ‘What country are you from? I’m going to call the police, you can’t run into people. I’m a citizen here, you’re not, you’re an ugly f*****g foreigner.’

Speaking to his online audience afterwards, Morris said he was completely bemused by the confrontation, which appeared to have been deliberately manufactured by Schlossberg.

‘We were walking on the sidewalk next to the road, so there was plenty of space. Normal sidewalk etiquette says you just move into the empty space and walk past the people walking the other way.

‘But instead he made a beeline towards me, held up his briefcase against me and tried to shove me with it. And then he just starts cussing at me. You can see by my face I was completely astounded.’

Schlossberg lambasted the manager of Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in 'my country' and threatened to call federal immigration officials

Schlossberg holds up his phone while threatening to call ICE

Schlossberg lambasted the manager of Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in ‘my country’ and threatened to call federal immigration officials

The video that first emerged of Schlossberg showed the lawyer ranting at the manager after he saw a lunchtime regular speaking Spanish with a Hispanic employee.

Could racist lawyer Aaron M. Schlossberg be disbarred for his video rants?

Disciplinary procedures in New York are the responsibility of the Attorneys Grievance Committee, which is part of the state court system.

This has the power to expel lawyers from the New York Bar, which Schlossberg joined in 2003. 

However, ethics expert Ronald C. Minkoff, from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, told Dailymail.com disbarment was an ‘extreme option’ that would be unlikely in a case like this.

‘Disbarment is pretty extreme, so that is only for the most serious kinds of conduct, such as stealing from clients.’ 

Minkoff said other punishments could include a private admonition or a public censure. 

However, he stressed the process itself would be kept secret from the public until a final decision was made. 

‘The process is all confidential unless the complainant wants to make it public. The grievance committee can’t reveal it until there is a final decision.’ 

NYU legal ethics professor Stephen Gillers, speaking to Forward, said Schlossberg would merely receive a ‘private admonition’ rather than a disbarment.

New York congressman Adriano Espaillat said in a tweet that he had made an official complaint to the committee about Schlossberg’s conduct.

The New York Bar Association is a separate body, which is merely a voluntary members body for lawyers that does not have any disciplinary powers.

Schlossberg claims to be a member of the New York Bar Association on his website, although the organization denied this on Twitter. 

 

‘They were speaking Spanish because they are friends,’ the manager told the New York Daily News. ‘He got mad, waiting in line for his food.

‘He’s a customer, so I had to stay professional and ask him to leave. That’s what I did.’

‘Your staff are speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English – this is America,’ Schlossberg ranted at the manager while wearing a white work shirt and black pants.

In the background other customers can be heard calling him ‘ignorant’ and saying ‘yes, this is America’.

‘I will be following up because my guess is they’re not documented and my next call will be to ICE,’ Schlossberg says in the clip.

‘Each of them will be kicked out of my country.’ 

‘I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do is speak English.’

Schlossberg also mocked a woman eating a sandwich, telling her: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t eat that sandwich…maybe you should take a break from the food.’

The video of Schlossberg raging in Fresh Kitchen was initially posted on Facebook by Edward Suazo, who said his wife was at the restaurant when the rant occurred.

‘What a big man talking down to couple of women and a helpless employee,’ Suazo wrote.

‘I wish someone tells me I can’t speak in my native language! First of all they wasn’t talking to you!’

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg was founded in June 2012 and specializes in ‘complex commercial matters’, including insurance.

Silver Suites, a New York-based rental agency, was listed in a website testimonial section as one of Schlossberg’s past clients. 

A representative told Dailymail.com it had ‘nothing to do’ with Schlossberg but would not comment further. 

Another New York company, Headline talent, said they had broken off their relationship with Schlossberg three years ago for ‘unprofessional behavior’ and called the videos ‘utterly appalling’. 

Schlossberg is pictured on Thursday, where he refused to comment to a reporter from Pix11

Schlossberg is pictured on Thursday, where he refused to comment to a reporter from Pix11

The October 2016 video was filmed by vlogger Willie Morris when he was walking with his girlfriend, Heidi, down Fifth Avenue. They are seen after the confrontation with Schlossberg

The October 2016 video was filmed by vlogger Willie Morris when he was walking with his girlfriend, Heidi, down Fifth Avenue. They are seen after the confrontation with Schlossberg

The May 2017 footage shows Schlossberg  shouting 'you are not a Jew' at Rabbi Dovid Feldman, who was there to support Sarsour and defend her against claims she was an anti-Semite

The May 2017 footage shows Schlossberg shouting ‘you are not a Jew’ at Rabbi Dovid Feldman, who was there to support Sarsour and defend her against claims she was an anti-Semite

It is currently unclear what punishment Schlossberg could face from the Manhattan legal establishment over his conduct.

Ex-employer of racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg says he always struggled to contain his anger

The partner of a company that once commissioned Aaron Schlossberg told Dailymail.com he was ‘not surprised’ by the lawyer’s outbursts.

Ben Jordan, of New York-based Headline talent, said his company began using Schlossberg for legal work around 2013 but let him go three years ago for ‘unprofessional conduct’.  

‘Looking back on his conduct over the years I have to say I am not surprised by these statements. He seemed like a very angry person,’ Jordan told Dailymail.com. 

Jordan said Schlossberg often sent hectoring demands for payment that made members of staff feel stressed. 

Commenting on the recent videos, Jordan said: ‘We definitely do not support the utterly appalling things that were said in those videos.

‘We are proud to be huge supporters of diversity, which is near and dear to our hearts.’

Ethics expert Ronald C. Minkoff, from Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, told Dailymail.com that disbarment is ‘pretty extreme’. 

‘That is only for the most serious kinds of conduct, such as stealing from clients,’ he said. 

Minkoff said other punishments could include a private admonition or a public censure. 

However, he stressed the process itself would be kept secret from the public until a final decision was made. 

‘The process is all confidential unless the complainant wants to make it public. The grievance committee can’t reveal it until there is a final decision,’ he said. 

NYU legal ethics professor Stephen Gillers, speaking to Forward, said Schlossberg would merely receive a ‘private admonition’ rather than a disbarment.

New York congressman Espaillat revealed in a tweet that he had made the official complaint about Schlossberg’s conduct.

The complaint was filed with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. 

‘I stand with Congressman Espaillat in calling for the disciplinary committee of the New York State Unified Court System to examine the attorney identified as Aaron Schlossberg’s reprehensible behavior and review his law license for possible revocation,’ Diaz Jr said in a statement. 

If the court system determines their complaint has merit, it can either ‘sanction, censure, suspend, or recommend disbarment’, a court system official told the Post.  

The New York Bar Association is a separate body, which is merely a voluntary association of lawyers that does not have any disciplinary powers.

Schlossberg claims to be a member of the New York Bar Association on his website, although the organization denied this on Twitter. 

Schlossberg attended the George Washington University Law School, according to his LinkedIn, which noted he studied abroad in Madrid while at college.

As well as being fluent in Spanish, Schlossberg claims to be able to speak French, Hebrew, and Mandarin Chinese. 

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg was founded in June 2012 and specializes in 'complex commercial matters', including insurance

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg was founded in June 2012 and specializes in ‘complex commercial matters’, including insurance

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg is based on Madison Avenue and offers consultations in Spanish, French and Hebrew.

The firm’s website features testimonials from clients paying tribute to Schlossberg’s ‘professionalism’ and ‘determination’ on cases. 

Schlossberg’s LinkedIn also lists him as having attended The Haverford School in Philadelphia in 1994, before going to John Hopkins University where he graduated in 1998 with an English degree.

At John Hopkins he wrote for the student newspaper, The News Letter, his profile states. 

Schlossberg graduated from George Washington Law School in 2002 and clerked for New Jersey Superior Court Judge John Peterson.

In 2003, he worked as an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Haskel in Mineola, New York, before moving to Ohrenstein & Brown two years later. 

New York congressman Adriano Espaillat said in a tweet that he had made an official complaint to the attorneys disciplinary committee for New York about Schlossberg's conduct

New York congressman Adriano Espaillat said in a tweet that he had made an official complaint to the attorneys disciplinary committee for New York about Schlossberg’s conduct

Espaillat speaking with reporters about his decision to file an official complaint against Schlossberg

Espaillat speaking with reporters about his decision to file an official complaint against Schlossberg

Schlossberg then moved to Havkins Rosenfield Ritzert & Varriale and served as an associate from 2005 to 2013 before setting up his own practice a year later.

His website and social media pages have now been bombarded with abuse from people who have seen the viral video.

Meanwhile, Schlossberg’s Yelp page has attracted so many one-star reviews that it is now undergoing an ‘active cleanup’. 

This sees Yelp remove both negative and positive reviews which appear to have been provoked by news coverage.   

DailyMail.com has reached out to Schlossberg for comment. 

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