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SAVE THE DATE: December 17, 2014 - RCBA Annual Holiday Party at Above.

posted Sep 17, 2014, 6:21 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 6:22 AM ]

Details to follow.

Back by Popular Demand: Gallo on NYC DOB, PART II.

posted Sep 16, 2014, 8:45 AM by Pete Weinman

The RCBA will be having a CLE seminar on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (See attached flyer) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Staten Island University Hospital, Regina M. McGinn, MD Education Center, 475 Seaview Ave.
The topics will be: What every Attorney should know about the NYC Building Dept. Part II and A primer on the Federal and NYS Capital Gains Tax on residential real estate transactions.
The speakers will be: Vincent J. Gallo, Esq., LLM and Raymond L. Liebman, Esq., CPA
The cost will be: members (pre-registered) $75.00
                         members (pay at door) $90.00
                         non-members $125.00
This program will qualify for 3.00 CLE credits in Professional practice and is valid for all attorneys as this is a transitional course.
Please register as soon as possible.

NOTE: Networking Event for Accountants, Bankers, & Attorneys.

posted Sep 9, 2014, 7:27 AM by Pete Weinman

Dear Members:

There will be a networking event for Accountants, Attorneys and Bankers to be held on November 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Investors Bank located on Page Avenue.  This is an open invitation for all attorneys. 

2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship For CUNY and SUNY Community College Students.

posted Sep 4, 2014, 5:32 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Sep 4, 2014, 5:47 AM ]

Dear all,


I am pleased to share with you the call for submissions for the 2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship! This is an opportunity for CUNY and SUNY community college students to receive cash prizes, improve their research/writing skills and highlight an academic achievement on their resumes. Your support is instrumental to spread the word about this opportunity. Please share the scholarship details below with your contacts, on your websites, social media networks and newsletters.


2015 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship

For CUNY and SUNY Community College Students


Deadline:   Essays accepted starting December 1, 2014 through April 1, 2015



o   $1,500 - NYS Community College Grand Prize awarded to a student from either

educational system


o   $1,000 - CUNY Community College Prize


o   $1,000 - SUNY Community College Prize


Essay Topic:       LGBT: THE ROAD TO EQUALITY. How have the New York

Courts addressed equal human rights for the LGBT Community?


Resources &

Guidelines:        The Historical Society of the New York Courts has set up a website

with useful links at http://www.nycourts.gov/history/academic-center/garfinkel-essay-contest.html



Thank you for your support!




Andrea Garcia

New York State Unified Court System

Office of Public Affairs



For the flyer, click HERE.

Robert J. Renehan, Esq., has died.

posted Sep 4, 2014, 4:53 AM by Pete Weinman

Dear RCBA Members:

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of a member of the RCBA, Robert J. Renehan, Esq., Court Attorney Referee, Surrogate's Court, Richmond County.

Respects will be received from Reddens Funeral Home, 325 W. 14th Street - between 8th & 9th, New York, NY 10014;(212) 242-1456 - today, Thursday, September 4th 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Internment - Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery in Westchester.

Condolences may be sent to:  Mr. John Renehan (Contact Elisa at 718 442 4500 for info).

Carl M. Erman, Esq. has died.

posted Sep 3, 2014, 1:53 PM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 1:54 PM ]

Dear Members:

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of one of the members of the RCBA: Carl M. Erman, Esq.

The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. tomorrowSeptember 4, 2014 at:
Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Funeral Chapel
68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

Shiva will be held at the Erman Residence - contact Elise at RCB A 718 442 4500 for the address.

George Chicolo, father of RCBA Member, Mary Ellen Sach, Esq. has passed away.

posted Aug 26, 2014, 7:34 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 7:34 AM ]

Dear Members:

The wake will be held tomorrowWednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Colonial Funeral Home located at 2819 Hylan Boulevard.  The wake will be from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 53 St. Patrick's Place

Philip Mattina is in the hospital.

posted Aug 25, 2014, 7:30 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Aug 25, 2014, 7:32 AM ]

Dear Members:

It was brought to my attention that Philip Mattina, Esq., a member of the RCBA, had a massive heart attack last week.  He is in Staten Island University Hospital North and had emergency open heart surgery.  

In case any of you have cases with him just notify the court to get the case adjourned and explain the situation.  I will keep all of you informed should there be any more news.

Please let's all pray for him to make a speedy recovery!

Elisa S. Lefkowitz, Executive Director
on behalf of: 

Christopher J. Fitzpatrick, President
Richmond County Bar Association
152 Stuyvesant Place, Ste. 203
Staten Island, NY  10301
Phone: 718-442-4500

Judicial Openings.

posted Aug 20, 2014, 11:00 AM by Pete Weinman

See the flyer HERE.  Thanks to President Fitzpatrick for forwarding this info.

Federal Magistrate Judge Vacancy.

posted Aug 15, 2014, 5:29 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Aug 15, 2014, 5:29 AM ]

See the notice HERE.

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