Jackson Heights, New York Real Estate Lawyers

Joseph Andrew Gershman
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Jules Martin Haas
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Free Consultation! New York Real Estate Attorney with Determination & Skill!

I am dedicated to aggressive advocacy for clients with real estate law needs. I will work diligently to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website to see client reviews and results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Diane Mall Sammarco
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New York Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Diane Mall Sammarco is Of Counsel to Rich, Intelisano & Katz, LLP. Ms. Sammarco represents investors in securities arbitration and litigation against financial firms, as well as employees in industry disputes and... Read More »
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Sarah J. Cafran
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New York Real Estate Law Attorney

Pace Law SchoolMassachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York
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Yuriy Mava
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Jackson Heights, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(646) 630-9092 87-10 Northern Blvd
Suite 212
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
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.

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Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(718) 446-0100 95-40 Roosevelt Ave
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate and Tax
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(718) 899-7200 37-38 73rd St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and DWI
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(718) 478-6744 34-21 87th St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(718) 446-0666 3706 82nd St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Criminal
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(718) 478-6744 34-21 87th St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(212) 424-2839 37-31 76th St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate and Business
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(718) 478-9272 72-30 Broadway
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Business and Immigration
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(718) 458-4121 37-05 74th St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Immigration and Personal Injury
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(718) 899-6633 37-32 75th St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate and Business
New York Law School
Andrea Catalina
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Free Consultation! Attentive Service and Exceptional Legal Representation!

I am dedicated to diligently and attentively advocating for those with real estate law matters. I am committed to exceptional legal representation! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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New York Real Estate Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to... Read More »
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Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 666-8648 88-01 35th Ave
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate, Business and Immigration
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(718) 424-3331 71-19 Northern Blvd
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate and Tax
Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(718) 899-6633 37-32 75th St
Queens, NY 11372
Real Estate and Business
Juliette Passer
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(212) 541-3909 445 Park Ave
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and International
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...
Mr. Roman Aminov
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Flushing, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(347) 766-2685 147-17 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11367
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
St. John's University School of Law
The Law Offices of Roman Aminov is a client centric trusts and estates practice concentrating in estate planning, elder law, and probate. We handle the drafting of wills, powers of attorney, health care proxies, and trusts of all types. Mr. Aminov's expertise lies in being able to sit down with a client and properly ascertain their current situation and plan the most effective way forward. He has successfully implemented estate plans in high net worth individuals and middle income clients with complicated family situations. Mr. Aminov also helps elderly clients structure their estates to qualify for Medicaid. Allow us to...
George C. Grasso Esq.
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Flushing, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(347) 821-3241 25-02 Francis Lewis Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11358
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Construction, Criminal and DWI
The City University of New York School of Law
Zealous, aggressive, and effective advocacy - constantly striving to achieve the best results and peace of mind for every single client.
Elaine Shay
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(212) 520-2690 830 Third Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Appeals, Foreclosure Defense and Landlord Tenant
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.
Richard Jon Sobelsohn
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(212) 590-5234 750 Lexington Avenue
28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Business and Construction
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...
George Konstantinos Fuiaxis
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Astoria, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(718) 777-0223 32-02 30th Avenue
Suite 200
Astoria, NY 11102
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and IP
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.
Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(718) 805-2522 105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Immigration
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in Africa in 2000 church. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She embarked on her doctorate studies at Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release after serving their terms."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd...
Katherine Zalantis
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Robert J. Howard
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Dedicated Real Estate Law Attorney! Personal Service & Technical Knowledge!

I am an experienced and skilled real estate attorney. I am committed to providing my clients with a wide range of legal services related to real estate law. Visit my website for case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Russel Morgan
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New York , NY Real Estate Law Lawyer
(212) 561-4299 502 Park Avenue
New York , NY 10022
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
New York Law School
Our founding member and principal, Russel Morgan has concentrated in commercial and contract litigation, trust and estate planning, business and personal asset protection, wealth preservation and dynasty succession planning. Russel has also assisted clients with all forms of commercial and personal transnational work, including the preparation, re-structuring and litigation of various types of contracts.

Russel Morgan was raised in Brooklyn, New York and has remained loyal to his origins as he graduated from the City University of New York Brooklyn College with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. He continued his legal journey and went on to receive his Juris Doctor...
Howard B. Leopold
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(646) 650-2106 460 Park Ave
12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Albany Law School
Howard B. Leopold is also Brooklyn born and is a member of the New Jersey, New York, and Bergen County Bar Associations. He graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude) with a B.A. in U.S. History and Minors in Hebrew and Business. Mr. Leopold went on to attend Albany Law School and earned a J.D. in 1990. After graduating, he worked as an associate in the litigation department of a New York City law firm for numerous years and then spent four years at a law firm in...
Daniel A. Singer
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(212) 569-7853 630 3rd Ave
18th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Business and Landlord Tenant
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Dan is originally from Montreal, Canada. Following his graduation from McGill University with an Honors Degree in Political Science, Dan moved to Japan where he worked as an English Teacher for 2 years. Upon his return to North America, Dan relocated to New York City and subsequently enrolled in the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was an Editor of the school’s Moot Court Honors Society. Following his graduation from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and prior to establishing his own law practice, Dan worked as an Associate at two established Manhattan law firms.

In 2008, Dan...
Anthony J. Gallo
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(646) 201-9100 777 Third Avenue
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Entertainment & Sports
Hofstra University
Anthony J. Gallo, a Partner in Tully Rinckey PLLC’s New York City office, focuses his practice on real estate law and bankruptcy law. In addition to his extensive background in real estate and general civil litigation, Anthony brings an added dimension of experience in entertainment law matters with a particular expertise in music industry affairs. He is licensed to practice in New York State, the U.S. District Court (Southern and Eastern and Districts of New York) and the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Anthony was a managing member of AJ Gallo Associates, PC, where he...
John Busey Wood
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(212) 880-3836 335 Madison Ave
26th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Real Estate
Washburn University
Rafael Ariel Poltielov
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Forest Hills, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(718) 520-0085 118-21 Queens Boulevard
Suite 603
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Foreclosure Defense and Personal Injury
Touro College
Matthew L. Holden
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(212) 225-8468 300 Park Avenue
14th FL
New York, NY 10022
Real Estate, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Jules Martin Haas
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(212) 355-2575 805 3rd Ave
12th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
New York University School of Law and New England Law | Boston
R. David Ades
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Forest Hills, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(718) 487-3303 118-21 Queens Blvd., Ste. 509
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Real Estate, Business, Criminal and Landlord Tenant
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
R. David Ades graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and began his legal career handling all areas of corporate law, real estate transactions and commercial transactions. David also gained extensive experience in representing clients in court on personal injury and civil litigation matters. He was associated with an insurance coverage and defense firm for over ten years and is well versed in insurance law disputes. Other areas of law with which he has been involved include landlord/tenant and foreclosure defense.

In addition to his legal practice, David graduated from Columbia University with a degree in history and has had...
Michael James Giusto
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(212) 986-0999 370 Lexington Ave
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New York, NY 10017
Real Estate, Business and Estate Planning
Benjamin Cardozo School Of Law
Daniel A. Singer
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Carolyn L. Weiss Esq.
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New York Real Estate Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Case Western Reserve University School of LawNew York and U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Lee Bergstein
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Brooklyn, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(718) 395-4680 240 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Real Estate, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
Brooklyn Law School
Our practice's central philosophy: partnership. We spend time to understand what our client's goals are and develop an action plan centered around meeting those goals. In the litigation context, that might mean pushing a matter or action towards trial or it might mean investing the time to become an expert in the case or action to create leverage for a settlement. On the transactional side, we view all of our matters through the prism of avoiding litigation. Our business clients are most interested in growing their business and, in turn, their wealth. Litigation can slow growth. ...
Brian Zimmet
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New York , NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(212) 922-1330 477 Madison Ave
2nd Floor
New York , NY 10022
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Divorce, Family and Probate
Touro College
Brian J. Zimmet received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University in 1989 before graduating, magna cum laude, from Touro Law School in 1992. He was an editor of the Moot Court and recipient of the John S. Bainbridge award for excellence in advocacy. While in law school, he served as a law school judicial clerk for the Honorable Vincent R. Balletta of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division. Mr. Zimmet represents an array of clients primarily in the areas of real property (purchase and sales), probate, wills, trusts and estates. He has spoken at seminars on...
Brian L. Ponder Esq.
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer
(646) 450-9461 200 Park Avenue
Suite 1700
New York, NY 10166
Real Estate, Consumer, Entertainment & Sports and Foreclosure Defense
Southern University Law Center
James Henry Shenwick
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(212) 541-6224 c/o Gleason & Koatz, LLP
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 620
New York, NY 10168
Real Estate and Bankruptcy
New York University School of Law
James H. “Jim” Shenwick graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Undergraduate Division in 1979, the Boston University School of Law in 1982 and the New York University School of Law Graduate Tax Program in 1983. He is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and admitted to practice law in the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. He has practiced law for 34 years and has a practice limited to real estate and bankruptcy law. He is “of counsel” to Littman Krooks (a firm with corporate/securities and elder...
Steven Ronald Sutton
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New York, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(212) 577-9320 630 3rd Ave
15th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Real Estate and Business
New York University
Attorney Steven R. Sutton is a New York City litigation attorney dedicated to helping clients resolve their real estate and business litigation issues. He earned his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1973 while receiving Magna Cum Laude honors. He continued to receive his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in New York, New York in 1976 while receiving honors once again. Attorney Steven Sutton has decades of experience in the legal field. He was a Law Assistant to the Justices of the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department for two years after graduating from law school. From 1978-1982...
Elazar Aryeh
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Queens, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(718) 261-0210 11020 71st Rd
Queens, NY 11375
Real Estate, Immigration, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Hofstra University
Elazar Aryeh, the Senior Attorney at the Law Offices of Elazar Aryeh, PC., is a seasoned attorney practicing law for over 20 years, and has litigated cases both in the State and Federal Courts of the State of New York. Throughout the years, Elazar Aryeh has successfully represented thousands of clients and has procured millions of dollars on behalf of individuals, businesses, corporations and banking institutions. Elazar Aryeh has broad experience in matters involving personal injuries sustained as a result of Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trip & Falls, Construction Accidents and Medical Malpractice, as well as having...
John Chul-joon Kim
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Flushing , NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(718) 539-1100 163-10 Northern Boulevard
Suite 201
Flushing , NY 11358
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Boston University School of Law
John C. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States in 1971 as a five year old. Brought up by business owning parents in Baltimore, Maryland, he is proudly both Korean and American, embracing the best of both worlds. As a seasoned, respected attorney for nearly 20 years who handles cases across multiple practices areas that focus on debt resolution and dispute resolution for individuals and businesses, he has practiced in New York City since 1999, across all the boroughs of New York City and in Federal Courts in New Jersey. The firm Mr. Kim...
Norma E. Ortiz
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Astoria, NY Real Estate Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(718) 522-1117 3272 Steinway Street, Suite 402
Astoria, NY 11201
Real Estate, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
New York University School of Law
Elana Ades
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Forest Hills, NY Real Estate Law Lawyer
(718) 487-3303 118-21 Queens Blvd., Ste. 509
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationReal Estate, Business, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Brooklyn Law School
Elana graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1996. In addition to her high honors as a student, her academic achievements include membership in the Moot Court Honor Society and Regional Semi-Finalist in The Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Elana began her private practice in the year 2000 helping clients with immigration issues, matrimonial matters and traffic offenses. She has appeared on numerous occasions before the USCIS on deportation and adjustment of status actions.

Elana is a member of the Queens County Bar Association. She obtained her undergraduate degree at New York University, Cum Laude with degrees in political science and...
Giovanni Silvagni
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Ridgewood (Queens), NY Real Estate Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
6631 Freshpond Road
Ridgewood (Queens), NY 11385
Real Estate, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Giovanni P. Silvagni is the founding partner of the Law Firm of Silvagni and Como, Attorneys At Law. The son of Italian immigrants, he was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attended St. John's University School of Law where he graduated with honors in 1999. He practices in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Probate and Real Estate. The firm has 3 offices located conveniently throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan and also offers out of office visits. Our attorneys speak fluent Italian and conversational Spanish. Free Initial Consultation.
Trista L. Watson
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Demetrios K. Tsatis
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Touro College and The City University of New York School of LawNew York
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