Amagansett, New York Business Lawyers

Melissa K. Driscoll
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New York Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Quinnipiac University School of LawConnecticut and New York
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John R. Menz
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New York Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience

Columbia Law SchoolNew York
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Steven Altman
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East Hampton, NY Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(917) 207-3001 P.O. Box 781
East Hampton, NY 11937
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and IP
New York Law School
Steven Altman has practiced law for more than 30 Years. In that time, he has litigated complex commercial cases at the highest standards of practice and numerous small and modest size matters on a cost effective basis. He has extensive dispute resolution experience designing, developing and implementing strategies to economically solve business problems for clients. As a business lawyer with numerous contacts in a wide array of business areas, he is a “go to” person for finding the most suitable person for countless tasks, including securing financing and structuring transactions.

Among innumerable others, Mr. Altman’s professional accomplishments include:
- Resolving a $10...
East Hampton, NY Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
232 3 Mile Harbor Rd
East Hampton, NY 11937
Business and Real Estate
Hofstra Law School
Southampton, NY Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(631) 283-5100 295 N Sea Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Timothy Ronald Davies
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Miller Place, NY Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(631) 209-1111 565 Route 25A
Miller Place, NY 11764
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant, Probate and Real Estate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Davies At Law * 2019 * Timothy R. Davies is the culmination of many years of legal services proudly practicing within the Long Island, New York legal landscape. Over twenty-eight years ago in 1991 Davies, Elston, Davies and Davies was newly formed with partners, Ronald C. Davies, Esq., A. Roger Elston, Esq., Victoria L. Davies, Esq. and Timothy R. Davies, Esq. With the early foundation of a family law firm who had been servicing our neighboring Long Island community and families for many years, Davies At Law proudly continues this tradition forward. My wife, Victoria...
Andrew J. Gilbride
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(631) 591-2227 21 W 2nd St
#20
Riverhead, NY 11901
Free ConsultationRiverhead, NY Business Law Lawyer
Business, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Jessica M. Smith
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Wading River, NY Business Law Lawyer
(631) 456-2724 6302 Route 25A, Ste 7
Wading River, NY 11792
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
I founded this law firm to provide my clients with creative, personalized legal services. Hiring my firm means that your case or transaction receives exclusive, undivided attention. You will never deal with paralegals or junior attorneys. The same attorney personally takes your calls, answers your questions, and attends all court proceedings.
Harold August Steuerwald
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Bellport, NY Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(631) 286-0800 112 South Country Road
Suite 116
Bellport, NY 11713
Business
University of Dayton
HAROLD A. STEUERWALD, LLC., Bellport, New York 11713 January 2004 to Present PARTNER TO THE FIRM OF AUGUSTINE & STEUERWALD, LLP. June 1995 to December 2003 DEPUTY TOWN ATTORNEY, Town of Riverhead, New York February 2006 to February 2010 DEPUTY TOWN ATTORNEY, Town of Brookhaven, New York October 2002 to February 2006 SENIOR ASSISTANT TOWN ATTORNEY, Town of Brookhaven, New York September 1998 to October 2002 ASSISTANT TOWN ATTORNEY, Town of Brookhaven, New York January 1998 to March 1991 October 1993 to September 1998 VILLAGE ATTORNEY, Village of Patchogue, New York June 2000 to February 2004 ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, New York March 1991 to October 1993
Jeffrey Lanzet
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CENTER MORICHES, NY Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(631) 878-1935 189 MAIN STREET
CENTER MORICHES, NY 11934
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Brooklyn Law School
Jonathan Austern
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wading river, NY Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(631) 929-4544 2 taconic court
wading river, NY 11792
Business, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Patchogue, NY Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(631) 654-2303 629 Route 112 Suite 7
Patchogue, NY 11772
Business, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
Andrew J. Gilbride
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New York Business Law Lawyer

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterNew York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Joseph M. Latino
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New York Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience

Fordham University School of LawNew York, 2nd Circuit and U S District Court, Southern District of New York
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Mt Sinai, NY Business Law Lawyer
(516) 547-2940 5507 Nesconset Hwy
Mt Sinai, NY 11766
Business and Real Estate
Riverhead, NY Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(631) 727-2340 750 Roanoke Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901
Business, Civil Rights, Environmental and Insurance Defense
Southampton, NY Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
69 Highland Rd
Southampton, NY 11968
Business and Tax
Port Jefferson Station, NY Business Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(631) 474-1752 4 Gettysburg Dr
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Business and Real Estate
Center Moriches, NY Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(631) 878-1373 43 Montauk Hwy
Center Moriches, NY 11934
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Westhampton Beach, NY Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(516) 288-5455 48 Main St
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Municipal
Hampton Bays, NY Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(631) 723-1010 107 W Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Business, Criminal, DWI and Real Estate
Juliette Passer
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New York, NY Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(212) 541-3909 445 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, International and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Columbia Law School
Juliette M. Passer, currently working in Panama City, Panama, is a U.S. attorney, with over 19 years of broad international transactional experience, specializing in corporate and project finance, as well as new media transactions and e-commerce. Juliette Passer holds a JD (cum laude) from Cardozo School of Law and studied Soviet Law at the Columbia University School of Law. She practiced law with the international law firms of Debevoise & Plimpton and Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler in New York, specializing in corporate and project finance. Juliette Passer is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on...
George Konstantinos Fuiaxis
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Astoria, NY Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(718) 777-0223 32-02 30th Avenue
Suite 200
Astoria, NY 11102
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Real Estate
Fordham University School of Law
The Law Office of George K. Fuiaxis has built a reputation with its clients as unmatched, diligent, hands on attorneys who are always on duty. With our supreme pledge of exceptional service to our clients in the areas of Real Estate (Commercial & Residential), Corporate Law, Business Transactions, Wills, Trusts & Estates, the Law Office of George K. Fuiaxis creates solutions for the problems faced by its clients. Our office represents several various clients, including well known lending institutions, foreign and domestic corporations, sellers and buyers of residential and commercial real estate.
David J. Abeshouse
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Uniondale, NY Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(516) 229-2360 626 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556
Free ConsultationBusiness and Arbitration & Mediation
Vanderbilt University Law School
I am a business litigator, Arbitrator, and Mediator.

Most entrepreneurs, professionals (including lawyers), and business managers and owners lack true and complete knowledge about Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). I hope to educate and enlighten them regarding the advantages of ADR and avoiding more costly court litigation proceedings. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this with you and to debunk some of the inaccurate myths that seem to re-circulate, based on misinformation, old information, or lack of information about the realities of ADR. I also can tell you about the particular situations where – in contrast – court litigation is preferable...
Mr. Robert J. Nahoum Esq.
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Bronx, NY Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
4137 White Plains Rd.,
2nd Fl.
Bronx, NY 10466
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Albany Law School of Union University
ROBERT J. NAHOUM has extensive experience in all areas of litigation before federal and state courts from preliminary injunctions to trials to appeals. He handles complex disputes in a wide variety of fields representing both individuals and businesses. CLIENT WORK In his Individual Practice, Robert has acted as a zealous advocate protecting the consumer protection rights of his clients including those afforded under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting act and other laws. Robert is devoted to protecting the consumer protection rights of his clients including stopping illegal debt collection practices and keeping distressed...
Jeffrey Michael Haber
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Melville, NY Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(631) 574-4454 105 Maxess Road, Suite S124
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Securities
Hofstra University
Located in New York City and Melville, Long Island, Freiberger Haber LLP is dedicated to representing corporations, small businesses, partnerships and individuals involved in a broad range of complex business, real estate, construction and commercial litigation matters. The firm combines the sophistication and counsel of a large national law firm with the economy, flexibility, commitment and personal attention of a small firm.

The Firm's attorneys are devoted to developing and fostering client relationships and being readily available to respond to their questions and concerns. By understanding their clients’ objectives and anticipating the problems associated with achieving these goals, our attorneys work...
Joanne Fanizza
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Bay Shore, NY Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(631) 647-9595 One East Main Street
Suite 1
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Florida
I am your New York-Florida connection, with offices on Long Island and in Fort Lauderdale. I practice: Estate planning for New Yorkers and Floridians, especially for those contemplating changing domiciles; administration of estates in both states, especially ancillary administrations for decedents with properties in both or either state; real estate transactions in both states, especially New Yorkers buying or selling in Florida. I also practice in the areas of litigation and small business law. I have more than 25 years' experience practicing law in Florida, and eight in New York. My office provides caring service with an...
Cari B. Rincker
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(212) 427-2049 535 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York, NY Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Business, Agricultural, Animal and Family
Pace Law School
Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice...
Maurice Rene Dyson
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New York, NY Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(855) 673-9766 830 Third Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Cannabis Law, Education and Immigration
Columbia Law School
Maurice Dyson, Esq. has successfully handled over $166 billion dollars of business deals and class action litigation worth over $15 billion. He was inducted to the Bar of the U.S.Supreme Court, NY Supreme Court, and NY Court of Appeals. He is licensed before the U.S. Dept. of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review, is a former U.S. Dept. of Ed. OCR civil rights attorney, former corporate counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and an honors graduate of Columbia Law School and Columbia College, Columbia University. With nearly 20 years of experience, the firm is a nationally recognized leader in...
Jeffrey Warren Berkman
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Baldwin, NY Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(516) 331-1654 2260 Grand Avenue
PO Box 217
Baldwin, NY 11510
Free ConsultationBusiness and International
New York University School of Law and New York Law School
Seasoned business lawyer with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, companies, and business ventures in a variety of industries, including high tech, management consulting, real estate development, film and television, Internet, e-learning, software and hardware development, retail, life sciences, call center/business process outsourcing, and a variety of brick and mortar businesses. Serve as counsel to companies and individuals as outside general counsel and M&A/transactional counsel. Serve as business advisor to entrepreneurs seeking assistance with business start-up matters. I have handled numerous M&A deals, corporate, venture capital and commercial transactions worldwide, and bring the experience of...
Elaine Shay
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New York, NY Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(212) 520-2690 830 Third Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Business, Appeals, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

A respected and skilled attorney with over 28 years of experience as a litigator representing clients before the Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, New York City and Queens. Ms. Shay is also a talented negotiator who understands her clients and works tirelessly to achieve their goals.

Her practice is primarily concentrated on real estate and housing matters, including evictions, nonpayment cases, holdover proceedings, HP cases, ejectments, partition actions, DHCR filings, PARs, commercial litigation, leasing, summary proceedings, property transfers, mortgage transactions, corporate governance, shareholder disputes and appeals.
Henry Lung
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Mineola, NY Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(516) 248-8253 92 Willis Ave
Mineola, NY 11501
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Family
St. John's University School of Law
I am a proud graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (1999). I am currently on the Alumni Board of Directors at the law school I used to attend. Prior to attending law school, I attended New York University and I was a double major in Political Science and Spanish language studies. I graduated from NYU in 1994. In addition to practicing law, I am also enrolled at Bethel Seminary of the East and someday (meaning before I get sent to an old-folks’ home), I hope to obtain a Master’s Degree in Divinity Studies. I...
Jon Michael Probstein
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Levittown, NY Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(212) 972-3250 21 Turn Lane
Levittown, NY 11756
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Real Estate
St. John's University School of Law
Since 1977, my practice has consisted of representing and assisting people and businesses in all matters, including public and private corporations.
Michael A. Markowitz
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Hewlett, NY Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
1553 Broadway
Hewlett, NY 11557
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and Washington University School of Law
Many of my clients operate large companies. Normally they need a personalized approach that they cannot receive in a large law practice. I listen. I give options. I try to give realistic expectations. I believe success is proper execution after a client makes an informed decision. Examples of reported decisions: Hill v. Estate of Avnet, 13 Misc.3d 1210(A), 824 N.Y.S.2d 754 (Defeated partners' claim against deceased client's estate), Archdeacon v. Town of Oyster Bay, 12 Misc.3d 438, 813 N.Y.S.2d 289 (Suffolk Sup. Ct. 2006) (Reversed town on Article 78), Glazer v. AA Premier...
Lawrence M. Kasen
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Flushing, NY Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(800) 370-5810 136-20 38th Avenue
Suite 3C
Flushing, NY 11354
Business, Criminal and Immigration
Howard University School of Law and University of New Mexico
Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, I witnessed first hand the disparate treatment of individuals based on their country of origin, race and station in life. Even before becoming an attorney, I wanted to ensure that the civil rights afforded under the United States Constitution to individuals and business entities were equally and readily available. In furtherance of this objective, I went to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and studied the history, religion, languages and culture of many Native American peoples throughout North America as well as cultural anthropology. Realizing that the study of law would further my...
Ray Beckerman
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Forest Hills, NY Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(718) 544-3434 108-18 Queens Blvd 4th Fl
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
St. John's University School of Law
I'm a business lawyer in New York City, at Ray Beckerman, P.C., with offices conveniently located in downtown Forest Hills, Queens. We represent small and medium sized businesses, are are well known for commercial litigation and copyright litigation. I'm the author of the copyright law blog, "Recording Industry vs The People", which Justia.com has rated as the #1 most popular all time copyright law blog in the U.S. I'm "NewYorkCountryLawyer" on Slashdot.org, and @RayBeckerman on Twitter.
David A. Koenigsberg
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White Plains, NY Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(914) 949-0222 1 N Lexington Ave
#1550
White Plains, NY 10601
Business, Health Care and IP
Fordham University School of Law
I specialize in representing whistleblowers in False Claims Act qui tam law suits. I have over 25 years experience in litigating False Claims Act cases, first as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and then representing private whistleblowers. Overall, these cases have recovered over $800 million for the federal and state governments. I have handled cases in the areas of health care, defense contracts, higher education, medical research grants and contracts, and government contracts.
Ronald D. Coleman
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New York, NY Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(212) 776-1834 1270 Avenue of the Americas
18th Floor
New York, NY 10020
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Northwestern University School of Law
I am a commercial litigator specializing in federal litigation, including trials. I work extensively with online businesses, specifically in connection with the use of intellectual property on the Internet in both litigation and non-litigation roles. My firm is also recognized for its strength in business, healthcare and real estate law. I am known for my work as the lead attorney for Simon Tam in the U.S. Supreme Court case Matal v. Tam, which held that the disparagement clause of the trademark statute violated the First Amendment's free speech clause.

I have successfully represented clients of every size in state and...
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens, NY Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(718) 263-5999 118-21 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Family and Immigration
The University of Georgia School of Law and New Law College
Naresh Gehi is too experienced Immigration attorney licences in the Eastern and Southern district of New York and Connecticut. Mr Naresh Gehi practiced in New York and Connecticut, the US Southern and Eastern District courts of New York. Attorney Gehi holds a master of laws from the University of Georgia, especially sophisticated in Immigration laws. Naresh Gehi successfully challenged many Immigration and deportation cases and helping the Immigrants to get out of the legal problems for the last 13 years in New York. Along with the other Immigration lawyers launched an Immigration law firm called Gehi & Associates. This...
Yuriy Mava
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Bronx, NY Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(347) 657-3667 2415 Arthur Avenue
Bronx, NY 10458
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Yuriy is an innovative real estate transactional attorney specializing in residential and commercial real estate, leasing, construction and development and investment ventures with a particular emphasis on large commercial acquisitions, sales and financings. Yuriy has extensive experience providing legal counsel to clients concerning the formation, acquisition, financing, development, sale, and leasing across all types of real estate asset classes. In addition, Yuriy has established joint ventures and other strategic partnerships for his clients, including real estate developers, owners, investors and corporate clients. Yuriy has negotiated and drafted commercial leases with nationally recognized tenants and publicly traded companies.

Yuriy’s practical approach to...
Steven M Adler Esq.
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Jericho, NY Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(516) 740-1184 390 North Broadway
Suite 200
Jericho, NY 11753
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Brooklyn Law School
Attorney Adler is a Long Island estate planning lawyer who has the dedication and experience you are looking for in your representative. When you come to the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, you can have confidence in the help you can receive. Attorney Adler has dealt with all kinds of complications and hardships, and he is ready to stand beside you and assist you at this time. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the State University of New York at Albany. He later received his Juris Doctorate at Brooklyn Law School. When you come to this law...
Joshua G Gamboa
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New York, NY Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(646) 820-5499 300 Park Avenue, FL 14
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Tax
New York Law School and Regent University
I'm not your father’s lawyer. After doing several freelance projects working with social entrepreneurs and creative artists in the city, I saw the need for a lawyer to bridge the gap between generational milestones. Now, I run a cool little practice that wants to change the world with a little help from the law.

We do wills. We do trusts. We do probate. We do corporate. We make law cool.
Richard Jon Sobelsohn
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New York, NY Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(212) 590-5234 750 Lexington Avenue
28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
RICHARD J. SOBELSOHN IS VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL PROVIDING A MYRIAD OF LEGAL SERVICES RELATING TO THE COMPANY'S PORTFOLIO OF PROPERTIES. RICHARD HAS PRACTICED LAW FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, MAINLY IN THE AREA OF REAL ESTATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. RICHARD IS AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW AT BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL, BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL WHERE HE TEACHES COURSES IN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING LAW, REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS/PRACTICE, CONDOMINIUMS & COOPERATIVES AND COMMERCIAL LEASING. RICHARD IS A GREEN GLOBES PROFESSIONAL, LEED ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL, A MEMBER OF...
Joseph A. Bollhofer Esq.
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St. James, NY Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(631) 584-0100 291 Lake Avenue
St. James, NY 11780
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Fordham University School of Law and State University of New York - Stony Brook
Mr. Bollhofer is an attorney, and President of the law office of Joseph A. Bollhofer, P.C. in St. James, New York. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Bollhofer received his undergraduate degree from the Stony Brook University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Elder Law and Estate and Business Planning, including asset transfer and Medicaid applications, have been primary areas of Mr. Bollhofer's law practice since 1985. He periodically gives lectures in these areas of law to community, professional and continuing education groups. He is a member...
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