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General Interest:
  • Hon. Carmen Cognetta's Mother has passed away. The wake will take place tomorrowWednesday, April 16, 2014 at Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond, from 2-4 and 7-9.The funeral will be Thursday from the ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 9:28 AM by Pete Weinman
  • HOLD THE DATE: The RCBA Golf & Tennis Outing will be Thursday, October 2, 2014. More information will be provided as the date gets closer.  Call Elise at 718 442 4500.
    Posted Apr 11, 2014, 6:13 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Case Note by Vincent J. Gallo, Esq.- Escrow Agreements and Home Inspections: A Word to the Wise. Rosenberg v. Dwyer, CV-053496-10, NYLJ 1202646902368 (March 11, 2014) First Issue: Whether the escrow agreement for termite damage is binding upon the Sellers and requires payment for repair ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 5:30 AM by Pete Weinman
  • April 11, 2014 is the DEADLINE for Applications for The RCBA 2014 Justice Louis Sangiorgio Supreme Court Law Intern Program... For the flyer, click HERE.
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:15 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Law Day is May 1, and the theme is "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters ." The RCBA Flyer about the event is located HERE.The American Bar Association has a webpage setup that offers more information about this year's theme: HEREAnd there's ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 5:07 AM by Pete Weinman
  • SAVE THE DATE (May 28) for the next RCBA CLE... The topic will be on: Basic Will Drafting, the Client Interview and Ethical Considerations and An Introduction to the Surrogate's Court.  Speakers will include: William Lapiana, Esq. a professor ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2014, 5:52 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Broker-Prepared Contracts in NJ & Attorney Review Breaking new Ground, by Vincent J. Gallo, Esq. Vincent J. Gallo, Esq. is the Chair of the Richmond County Bar Association's Real Property Committee.In a March 14, 2014 New Jersey Superior Court decision in the case ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 6:57 AM by Pete Weinman
  • SAVE THE DATE!!! May 8, 2014 will be the RCBA's 105th Annual Banquet! The 105th Anniversary Banquet is May 8, 2014 honoring Hon. Barbara I. Panepinto.  Also honoring John Peter Sipp with the Richard Lasher Award.  Stay tuned for more details...
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 10:09 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Administrative Order of the Chief Administrative Judge. Public Access to Certain Filings. On February 19, 2014, Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, signed the order Section 207.64 of the Uniform Civil Rules of the Surrogate's Court limiting public access (including ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2014, 1:00 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Justice Mastro is being honored by the Columbian Lawyers Association. Details are as follows: Columbian Lawyers AssociationRapallo Award LuncheonSaturday, April 26, 2014 at NoonWaldorf Astoria, NYC Below is the online registration link for the luncheon:http://fs16 ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 8:52 AM by Pete Weinman
  • **UPDATED 3/20/2014** Now available to iBooks, iPad, or Mac users... Spring 2014 Journal! **UPDATED**PDF VERSION IS HERE. i-book VERSION IS HERE. The ibook version (and PDF version for PC users) will be available HERE on the first day of Spring, 2014 ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2014, 9:21 AM by Pete Weinman
  • St. Joseph by-the-Sea H.S. Honoring Judge Raymond Rodriguez and others. St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School will be hosting its Annual Dinner on April 3rd at The Grand Oaks Country Club from 7-11pm.  Their keynote speaker will ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2014, 6:31 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Meet Judge McMahon's new Principal Law Clerk, Kevin R. Dowling. Kevin received  his  undergraduate  degree  in  Finance from  the University of Scranton.  After graduation, Kevin worked at The Value Line,  as  a stock  analyst  covering small  and mid­cap stocks ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 12:09 PM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA Election of Directors and Treasurer. Please see the attached notice if you are interested in running for director or treasurer of the RCBA. Click HERE.
    Posted Mar 11, 2014, 7:46 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Attn: RCBA Members Licensed in NJ - time to renew your registration... Good Afternoon, Attached please find the March 6, 2014 Notice to the Bar reminding licensed New Jersey attorneys of the approaching March 28, 2014 deadline to timely submit their annual ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2014, 6:03 AM by Pete Weinman
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Public Service:
  • Jeffrey Alfano is running a half marathon to raise money to support St. Jude's. RCBA's own Jeff Alfano has committed to raising funds as a St. Jude Hero to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children.  The NYC ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2014, 6:23 AM by Pete Weinman
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In The News:
  • SI Public Administrator, Gary Gotlin, wins $9 million tug-of-war with Brooklyn counterpart over woman's estate. NY Law Journal Update, click HERE.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The $9-million estate of a long-time Brooklyn resident who spent her last years in a Stapleton nursing home ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2014, 4:53 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Flashback in the news...Judge Straniere, creator of Purim shpiels for his congregation, receives recognition for his wit on the bench. Philip Straniere, a veteran judge, is facing a ponderous decision these days: Esther or Vashti?  Straniere, who has served on Staten Island’s 2nd Civil Court District 15 years, is ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2014, 1:54 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Appellate court now has 2 Island jurists (via SI Advance). With the announcement that Gov. Cuomo has appointed Supreme Court Justice Joseph Maltese to the Appellate Division, Second Department, there are now two Staten Islanders serving on the intermediate level ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2014, 7:10 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Breaking News: Judge Maltese was appointed to the Appellate Division. http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/01172013-supreme-court-appellate-division-appointmentsThanks to Jeff Alfano for forwarding this info - I will update this page soon...    
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 1:08 PM by Pete Weinman
  • The RCBA Does it's Part in Veteran Discount Program. KUDOS to Thomas Hall, President of the RCBA, Robert Mulhall, chairman of the RCBA Veterans Committee, and Michael J Gaffney, the Vice President of the 13th Judicial District to the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2013, 10:17 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Judges making a pitch to remain on bench until the year in which they turn 80. For the complete article, visit the SI Advance website by clicking HERE.STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented quasi-political move, judges have been green-lighted to make campaign ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2013, 4:55 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Truck Tears Off Side of New Courthouse Facade... These photos just in from Jonathan Behrins.  More information as it comes in...
    Posted Oct 16, 2013, 9:01 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA Member, Anne-Louise DePalo, is a renaissance woman (SILIVE). STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- An attorney, a popular children’s book author, an artist and photographer — Grasmere resident Anne-Louise DePalo can only be described as a multi-talented Renaissance ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2013, 2:48 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Rodney Stilwell wins third Staten Island Amateur crown. Rod Stilwell captured his third Staten Island Amateur by beating Lou Buttermark Jr.  Sunday at Richmond County Country Club.It took Stilwell 33 holes to seal the prestigious event. Stilwell ...
    Posted Aug 11, 2013, 2:45 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Judge Vitaliano Denies Drug Dealer Sentence Reprieve.
    Posted Aug 6, 2013, 12:20 PM by Pete Weinman
  • The RCBA inducts a new slate of officers for Staten Island. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Richmond County Bar Association inducted a new slate of officers on Thursday at the Richmond County Clerk's Office in St. George.The new officers ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2013, 11:01 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Meet the New Borough Bar Presidents, Tom Hall of Richmond County, included.  Richmond County Bar Association Thomas Hall, 51Thomas Hall, a partner at Hall & Hall, handles commercial, corporate and real estate transactions as well as loan modifications. He earned his J ...
    Posted May 22, 2013, 5:33 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Nearing completion, new judicial complex will bring order to Staten Island's courts. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The rejuvenation of Staten Island’s civic and cultural hub in St. George has mainly focused on ambitious plans to build the world’s tallest Ferris ...
    Posted May 2, 2013, 5:51 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick Receives Award for Legal Excellence and is Honored by the Historical Society of New York Courts. Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick, an attorney with the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, was presented with the Staten Island Legal Services’ first annual “Vito J. Titone” Award for Legal Excellence ...
    Posted May 3, 2013, 9:12 AM by Pete Weinman
  • RCBA's own Jeffrey M. Alfano received NYSBA President's Pro Bono Service Award! ALBANY, NY (05/01/2013)(readMedia)-- Attorneys who provided legal advice to victims of Superstorm Sandy and a team of attorneys who successfully challenged a Social Security Administration policy cutting ...
    Posted May 1, 2013, 1:32 PM by Pete Weinman
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New Member Spotlight
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  • Vincent J. Frazzetto, Esq. Mr. Frazetto was admitted to practice in February 2014, and is an Associate at the firm of Hall & Hall.  He attended St. John's University and received his JD from ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2014, 1:08 PM by Pete Weinman
  • Lauren DeMauro, Esq. Lauren DeMauro is an associate at Wolff & Samson. She assists on a wide variety of matters in different areas, including those within the firm’s Corporate and Securities; Corporate Travel ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 7:14 AM by Pete Weinman
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    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 10:04 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Ann Marie Henderson on the move... Ann Marie Henderson was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J. She had been Senior Associate Attorney for the North ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 10:47 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Office space available at 260 Christopher Lane. Four (4) room office suite. Includes heat and electricity.  $2,500.00 a month Highly visible, central location, near major roads and highway, impressive entrance and lobby, 100+ car private ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2014, 6:57 AM by Pete Weinman
  • Ronald Castorina, Jr., Attorney on the Move... The Law Offices of Ronald Castorina, Jr.4308 Richmond AvenueStaten Island, New York 10309Telephone: 718-701-3100Telefax:     718-701-3133
    Posted Jan 2, 2014, 2:23 PM by Pete Weinman
  • John Wm. Zaccone Announces his return to the full-time private practice of Law. Focusing in:Business Disputes and LitigationNot-for-Profit Organizationsand Real Estate Matters2141 Richmond RoadStaten Island, NY 10306Tel. (718) 351-3900Fax. (718) 227-9351Email ...
    Posted Dec 17, 2013, 2:48 PM by Pete Weinman
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