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Maria Colonna Emanuel's father (Vincent Colonna, Sr) has Passed.

posted Feb 16, 2017, 2:26 PM by Pete Weinman

Dear Members:

It is with great sadness that I have to inform all of you that the father of Maria Colonna Emanuel, Esq. (Vincent Colonna, Sr.) passed away.

The wake will be held tomorrowFriday, February 17, 2017 at Casey's Funeral Home on Slosson Ave. from 2- 4 and 7 - 9.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Ann's Church at 101 Cromwell Ave. at 10 a.m.

Mayor DiBlasio Re-Appoints (RCBA Member) Judge DiDomenico.

posted Feb 7, 2017, 7:16 AM by Pete Weinman

Judge Catherine DiDomenico has been reappointed to the Family Court bench in New York City...according to Mayor Bill de Blasio's office.

New York Law Journal article by Rebecca Baker.
02/06/2017 Click HERE for the article.

Weekend CLE / Vincent Gallo on everything on Real Estate Law "from Contract through Closing."

posted Feb 6, 2017, 1:22 PM by Pete Weinman

St. John's University School of Law 2017 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend


To my Friends and Colleagues:   I have, once again, been entrusted with the honor and privilege of chairing the St. John's University School of Law 2017 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend which is a comprehensive 16 credit CLE Weekend Real Estate Law Seminar focusing exclusively on real estate law, "From Contract through Closing". The Program will be geared towards seasoned and veteran real estate law practitioners as well as those of you who may be new to the practice of real estate law. The last few years that I have chaired this Program had proven to be an overwhelming success, with sell-out crowds, that I attribute primarily to the pro-active participation by the Attendees.  I am, once again, pleased to advise that Judge Philip S. Straniere, Acting Supreme County Justice and Supervising Judge of the Civil Court, will accompany me on the panel. His knowledge of real estate law is without equal as many of you know.  Also accompanying me on the panel is Catherine Schiavone, Esq. Chief Clerk, Richmond County. She will be providing invaluable insights as to recording tips and as to navigating ACRIS. The Lecture will, no doubt, be cutting edge and the Materials will be as current as the day of the Lecture. I intend to cover recent cases and other new matters involving the practice of real estate law in order that you, as real estate legal practitioners, may remain on the cutting edge of the law. I anticipate a highly inter-active dialogue on the topics that will be discussed. Furthermore, I expect to cover ethics as it affects real estate legal practitioners. For those of you who are interested in attending, you should contact Claire C. McKeever, Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and CLE at 718.990.6028 or by E-Mail at mckeevec@stjohns.edufor details, and to register, or feel free to contact me directly at my contact information below.


Furthermore, the following is a link to the website which, contains details, and registration information about the Seminar:


St. John's University School of Law 2017 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend: Registration Link


In summary, the St. John's University School of Law 2016 CLE weekend, will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, and Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 8:00AM until 5:15PM, each day, at the Jamaica, Queens Campus (16 hours of CLE credits).  There will be breaks during the day and registration will include Continental Breakfast and Lunch. Since I do have an unrestricted free reign as to the topics, I have the luxury of focusing on those topics from the Materials that the Attendees consider important.  So feel free to E-Mail me with suggestions that you would like for me to focus on.  The Materials are quite comprehensive, and they will be made available upon registration in hard copy format, in PDF format and on-line by a link that will be provided to those Registrants who would prefer to view the materials directly from your laptop or from your I-Pad.


706 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Telephone: 718.273.1699
FAX: 718.273.3101
E-Mail: vincentjgallo@aol.com

Winter 2017 Journal is Out

posted Feb 6, 2017, 5:42 AM by Lou Bara

Featuring a criminal law round out, a story about artificial intelligence in the law and much more, the Winter 2017 Journal is out. Click here to check it out.

RCBA Members attended New York Law School's "Meet the Bar Assocations" Fair.

posted Feb 2, 2017, 12:41 PM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Feb 2, 2017, 12:54 PM ]

The Meet the Bar Associations fair was held on Tuesday, January 31 from 5-6:30pm on the Second Floor Events Center at New York Law School, located at 185 W Broadway, New York, NY 10003. RCBA joined more than a dozen other Bar Associations at the event. 

Toni Ann Barone, Vice President (class of '92), along with Directors, Orin J. Cohen (class of '82), Michael V. Gervasi (class of '02), and Pete Weinman (class of '00) attended.  The event was a huge success and we recruited a number of new student members.

Ronald M. Cerrachio appointed to third term on Grievance Committee

posted Feb 1, 2017, 6:18 AM by Lou Bara   [ updated Feb 1, 2017, 6:19 AM ]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Ronald M. Cerrachio, chief clerk of Richmond County Surrogate's Court, has been appointed to sit for a third consecutive term on the Grievance Committee for the Second, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts.

The committee consists of 21 members - 17 lawyers and four non-lawyers - appointed by the court who investigate complaints of attorney misconduct on Staten Island and in Brooklyn and Queens.

Courtesy Staten Island Advance. For the entire story, click HERE.

RCBA Member, Kevin McKernan, named 2017 Sullivan-Murphy Award Recipient.

posted Jan 30, 2017, 6:32 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 6:33 AM ]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Native Staten Islander and attorney Kevin McKernan was selected as the 2017 recipient of the Sullivan-Murphy Award.

The award is named after two former Staten Island district attorneys and Fordham graduates, Thomas Sullivan and William Murphy. It was presented at the Fordham University Staten Island Chapter's annual awards dinner on Sunday at Li Greci's Staaten in West Brighton.

Courtesy Staten Island Advance. For the entire story, click HERE.

Photo Time!

posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:48 AM by Lou Bara

In our continuing effort to create a comprehensive composite photograph of our entire membership, we have secured the following date for our photographer to be available:


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Room 315, 18 Richmond Terrace


We encourage all members to take 10 minutes out of their day and run down and have their photograph taken.

Summer 2017 Justice Louis Sangiorgio Supreme Court Law Intern Program - Applications Available!!!

posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:47 AM by Pete Weinman

Click HERE for the flyer/application. 

Daniel J. Savino, Sr., father of Daniel J. Savino, Jr., Esq. has passed.

posted Jan 9, 2017, 8:55 AM by Pete Weinman

Again, it is with great regret that I have to inform all of you of the passing of Daniel J. Savino, Sr., father of Daniel J. Savino, Jr., Esq.  He passed away on January 8, 2017.

The wake will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY from 2 - 4 p.m. and from 7 - 9 p.m.

The funeral mass will be held on January 12, 2017 at St. Clare's, 110 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY at 11 a.m.

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