Chestnut Ridge, NY
Admissions: New York, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C.
Contract Attorney Positions
2008 to Present
Worked at various firms including Cravath, Swaine and Moore; Sullivan & Cromwell; Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler, LLP; Wilmer Hale; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, LLP; Shulte Roth & Zabel, LLP; and Wilson, Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
January 2008 to January 2011
Assist with training programs with regard to emergency response and rescue.
Legislative Research Coordinator
2007 to 2008
Researched items requested by Legislators. Worked with Legislative Counsel on drafting resolutions and/or local laws.
2005 to 2008
A Group of attorneys around the east coast with an internet hub that focus on servicing business needs in various states. Worked in the New York area and handling real estate, real estate litigation, commercial transactions, general corporate/ general counsel, land use, planning and zoning and governmental relations. Served Counsel to The Monte Group, a title and real estate group of companies.
January 2005 to December 2006
The firm focused on servicing individuals and small businesses in the Hudson Valley, New York, and Long Island area. Handled real estate matters, land use, litigation, commercial transactions, general corporate/ general counsel, administrative hearings, and governmental relations.
2003 to 2005
General Practice. Handled civil litigation cases, including real estate litigation, administrative hearings and appeals, article 78 matters, transactional and real estate matters, land use, zoning and planning matters, estate matters, bankruptcy matters, and immigration matters. Represented Condo Boards and HOA's on behalf of firm. Handled work from the firm's municipal clients. Managed firm's litigation caseload for a few months.
Director of Project and Grants
2001 to 2003
Managed varied district projects at request of local and state government and constituents; advised Congressman with respect to numerous district issues; identified funding sources for local government agencies, Not-for-Profits, N.G.O.'s, individual constituents; assisted federal agencies with delivery of funding and service to district; represented Congressman at events and conferences; prepared and delivered extemporaneous remarks on his behalf; accompanied Congressman at events, conferences, and meetings and advised him regarding policy issues; and prepared background information, talking points, and remarks for Congressman.
1992 to 2001
General practice of law including civil litigation, real estate, corporations securities compliance, criminal defense, estate planning, and bankruptcy. Offered pro bono services to individuals and Not-for-Profits.
1991 to 1992
General litigation, real estate transactions, estate planning, family practice, and corporate matters.
District Office Assistant
1990 to 1992
District Office Assistant
Managed Middletown Office, provided constituent services, answered requests for assistance and funding, organized a committee to review issues regarding the New York City watershed; represented Assemblymember at numerous events throughout district.
1990 to 1992
Researched case law and statutory law for business law course syllabus; assisted in creating syllabus for international business law course; and edited transcripts of legal treatise.
1989 to 1991
General practice of law - worked on litigation, real estate, estate planning, probate, family law, and corporate matters.
Rockland County Community College, Suffern, NY – Trusts, Estates & Elder Law Course (2008)
Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY - State and Local Government Course (2000-2001)
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY - Trusts & Estates; Business Law Course (1990-1992)
Sullivan County Community College, Lock Sheldrake, NY - Trust and Estates; Legal Research; Business Law 1&2; Introduction to Law; Introduction to Philosophy; and Ethics Courses (1990-1992)
1986 to 1989
BA in Philosophy
1982 to 1986
Editor and Managing Editor (1990 – 1993): New York International Law Review, New York State Bar Association
Internships: US Attorney’s Office (Southern District of New York), US Magistrate Northern District of New York, NYS Supreme Court Justice
Member, Rockland County Democratic Committee […]
Alternate Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (2008)
Executive Director, Rockland County Democratic Committee […]
Law Chair, Rockland County Democratic Committee […]
Treasurer, Rockland County Democratic Committee […]
Member and Volunteer Poll Watcher, New York Democratic Lawyers Council
Served on the Board of Sullivan County United Way
Served as member of the Sullivan County and City of Middletown Democratic Committees.
Worked on various local, state, and federal campaigns.