chelsey t. lester



B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT 2004                                                                             J.D., Order of the Coif, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA 2010


Chelsey Lester concentrates her practice in many areas of business law, including formation and governance of business entities, labor and employment matters, contract review and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate finance. 

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Lester has worked on a wide range of legal matters, such as bankruptcy and creditors’ rights cases, real estate and land use transactions, public and private finance transactions, and commercial litigation.  Prior to joining Lemery Greisler, Ms. Lester was an associate at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, LLP.  Prior to that, Ms. Lester served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Joyce Bihary of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Ms. Lester is admitted to practice in New York, Georgia, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of New York, Western District of New York and Northern District of Georgia.


Get Real: Reframing the Debate Over How to Calculate Projected Disposable Income in Section 1325(b), 83 Am. Bankr. L.J. 345 (2009).

Operator Error in “Mechanical” Means Testing: Judicial Behavior in Chapter 13 Cases, 12 Norton Bankr. L. Adviser 2 (2009) (co-authored with Adam D. Herring).