RICHMOND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

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Please contact the RCBA at 718-442-4500 and/or email Eve L. Newman, Esq. or Maria Colonna-Emannuel

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It's official! The 111th Anniversary Banquet and Installation Ceremony will be held on June 7, 2022.

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Join us in honoring Hon. Michael E. McMahon, John Z. Marangos, and Lainie R. Fastman.

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2022 RCBA VLP SAN GIORGIO IN-PERSON INTERNSHIP

Please see the links below for the flyer and application for college and law students who are interested in applying to the RCBA VLP SAN GIORGIO IN-PERSON INTERNSHIP 2022.

We regret to inform you of the passing of Dorothy "Ann" Felton, beloved wife of RCBA Member, Duane C. Felton. Click here for her Obituary.

Visitation Information: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310

Effective 2/22/2022, Internet Access to Richmond County Surrogate’s Court Records will be available.

WebSurrogate allows the public to access court records outside of the courthouse. Access is limited to documents filed on or after 02/19/2014. No documents filed prior to 02/19/2014 will have links to view contents. Public users may continue to view documents ( by appointment only) filed prior to 02/19/2014 using WebSurrogate on the public computers at Richmond County Surrogate’s Court’s Public Access Room (B-3), Basement Level, 18 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. The public can search Surrogate’s Court records from personal computers and mobile devices using the following link or QR Code: https://websurrogates.nycourts.gov/ - QR CODE WEBSURROGATE

We regret to inform you of the passing of Timothy J. O'Donovan, father of RCBA Vice President Timothy M. O'Donovan.

Visitation Information:


Wednesday,February 9, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Hanley's Funeral Home

60 New Dorp Lane, 10306

Mass of Christian Burial:


February 10, 2022

11:45 a.m.

St. Christopher's Church

130 Midland Avenue, 10306

We regret to inform you of the passing of Teresa F. Ascher, mother of RCBA member Suzanne Ascher, on Thursday, January 27th. The link to Mrs. Ascher's obituary is included below.

Obituary Teresa F. Ascher

Arrangements are as follows: Visitation Information: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 & Wednesday, February 2, 2022

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Avenue, 10310

St. John's Law CLE with Judge Straniere, Joseph Mattone, and Vincent Gallo, Esq. "things that make you go Hmmmmmm... Part 2." February 9, 2022

Click HERE for information and to register.

The RCBA’ s 2021 Judicial Candidate Review of Biju Koshi, Click Here.

The RCBA’ s 2021 Judicial Candidate Review of Hon. Janet L. McFarland, Click Here.

D.A. Michael McMahon's Mother*, Meta McMahon has Passed. Full story: HERE.

(* Also, Hon. Judith McMahon's mother-in-law.)

November 12, 2021: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Anna Scamardella, mother of RCBA member Robert J. Scamardella and grandmother of RCBA Director Leslie Kasegrande, partners at Scamardella, Gervasi & Kasegrande. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Tuesday, departing at 10:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa’s R.C. Church at 10:45 am. Interment to follow in Moravian Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Monday, from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The RCBA’ s 2021 Judicial Candidate Review. Click Here.

The RCBA Judiciary Committee's letter in response to the S.I. Advance's recent article regarding its review of the judicial candidates. Click Here.

The RCBA presents 2020-21 Judicial Composite to Hon. Desmond Green

Janet McFarland, Esq. has been approved by the Judiciary Committee for Judge of the Family Court

Vincent Gallo, Esq. "A frightening decision for real estate practitioners!"

PRENDERGAST v. SWIENCICKY, 2020 NY Slip Op 02686 (App Division, 3d Department, May 7, 2020)


The following Decision in an abridged version, which could potentially impact every Real Estate Attorney who represents a Client who, well after the ink has dried on the Contract of Sale, now decides that they do not want to close. So what do they do? They look to their Attorney to perform magic, or at the very least, throw a Hail Mary Pass into the end zone, hoping to find a receiver.

See the article by clicking here.

Vincent Gallo, Esq. "Whew......it's a good thing I had an Attorney I could sue for legal malpractice!"

New Jersey Jury Awards $343,000.00 in a Legal Malpractice Suit by a Purchaser of Polluted Property.

See the article by clicking here.

The Richmond County Bar Association is dedicated to advancing its members’ professional development, promoting the highest standards of excellence in the practice of law and facilitating access to legal services for the Richmond County community.

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