Mr Ronald Meister > Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, PC
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States

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Counsel.  Mr. Meister has successfully litigated cases ranging from a criminal antitrust case in Montana to a multi-million-dollar tax case in New York. He has represented manufacturers, publishers, cable television companies, housing cooperatives, copyright and trademark owners, theater producers, religious organizations, civil liberties organizations, corporate executives, attorneys, a former Prime Minister of Israel, a former Vice President of the United States, and individuals in the milk, concrete, electrical contracting, news, entertainment, and kosher food industries.


  • Mr. Meister served as a special counsel to the New York City Bar Association prosecuting the disbarment of Richard Nixon, and argued a successful challenge to the constitutionality of the military death penalty. As a former Navy JAG officer and judge, he is experienced with the military justice system and has represented clients, prepared Supreme Court briefs, and lectured with respect to military law matters.
  • United States Navy, Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Associate
  • Kornstein Meister & Veisz, Partner
  • Meister Leventhal & Slade, Partner


United States Supreme Court

United States Courts of Appeals – First, Second and District of Columbia Circuits

United States District Courts – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

United States Court of Federal Claims

United States Court of International Trade

New York State

District of Columbia


Yale University (BA 1967, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude)

Yale Law School (JD 1970; Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal)