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RCBA GolF & Tennis outing

Our annual Golf and Tennis Outing will be on October 3, 2019. Whether you are interested in sponsoring, attending, or both, please see the attached flyer for more information - click HERE.

red mass - save the date

Chief Clerk of Richmond County Surrogate's Court, Ron Cerrachio has invited RCBA members to take part in the 36th Annual Red Mass being held at Blessed Sacrament Church on Wednesday, November 6 at 6 p.m. Click here for details.

Vincent J. Gallo: lender doesn't require a survey? Think again, brother

Real Estate Practitioners: Pay attention!

In a recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, entitled 631 N. Broad Street, LP v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., No. 18-3094 (3d Cir. July 26, 2019) (affirming Summary Judgment) on Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (District Court No. 2-17-cv-02805), the Court of Appeals rendered an interesting Decision, albeit not precedent, it is most worthy of a close and careful read. Read the entire article HERE.

Vincent J. Gallo on: Ethics Opinion 1161

Real Estate Brokers: Heads Up!

The New York State Bar Association Ethics Opinion 1161 was handed down on January 4, 2019. In summary, it recites that when an Attorney, as opposed to a Real Estate Broker, prepares a Real Estate Contract, the Attorney may not disclose the Contract to the Real Estate Broker without the Client's informed consent, which must include the disclosure of any personal, financial, or business interest of the Attorney in responding to the Real Estate Broker's request for disclosure of the information.

Read the entire article HERE.

Ronald J. Mazzucco has Died

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Ronald J. Mazzucco. Arrangements are as follows:


Friday, September 6, 2019, 12:00 PM at Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge

1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109


Maria Guastella's Father, Giuseppe Guastella, has Passed

It is with deep regret we inform you of the passing of Giuseppe Guastella, Dear Father of Maria Guastella.


Thursday, August 15, 2019, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

John Vincent Scalia Funeral Home, 28 Eltingville Blvd,

SI, New York 10312

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, August 16, 2019, 9:45AM, St Clare's Church

110 Nelson Ave., SI, New York 10308

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island, NY.

William "billy" fani, son-in-law of Tom Kyle, has passed

It is with deep regret we inform you of the passing of William "Billy" Fani, Son-In-Law of Tom Kyle, Esq. A gathering of family and friends will take place today, Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Casey Funeral Home. Funeral is 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at St. Teresa Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider contributing to a trust fund for Billy's beloved daughter, Ryan. Checks made payable to the "Ryan Fani Trust" may be sent in care of Peter Maniscalco & Associates, 2493 Richmond Rd., Staten Island, N.Y. 10306

Casey Funeral Home - 350 Slosson Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10314 - (718) 447-4242

Judge Ozzi's father, Daniel A. Ozzi, has passed

It is with deep regret we inform you of the passing of Daniel A. Ozzi, Father of Hon. Wayne M. Ozzi.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday, August 7th from 7-9pm and Thursday, August 8th from 2-5 & 7-9pm at John Vincent Scalia Home for Funerals, Inc., 28 Eltingville Blvd.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, August 9th at 9:30am at Holy Rosary Church. Interment will follow in Ocean View Cemetery