New York State Bar, 2013
United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2017
United States District Court, Western District of New York, 2017
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2018
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
Adjunct Graduate and Undergraduate Business Law Professor January 2017 – Present
Responsible for teaching introductory civil law classes to college students that have a specific focus on Contract and Tort law. Also responsible for teaching MBA Business Law for Managers class with a focus on Contract, Tort, Constitutional, Criminal, and Employment law. Prepare syllabus, exams, and class structure. Significant experience in organizing classes and teaching graduate courses online.
Undergraduate Classes: Business Law I and Business Law II.
Graduate Level Classes (MBA): Business Law for Managers; International Law; Business Ethics; Human Resource Management
Sacco & Fillas, LLP, Astoria, NY October 2019-Present
Focus on expanding the firm’s construction litigation department. Represent clients in disputes with general contractors, owners, and subcontractors. Prepare, take and defend deposition. Handle and prepare cases from inception to finish. Intake new clients and conference on best strategies. Appear in State and Federal Courts for conferences, and motion arguments.
Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, Mineola, NY
Associate November 2017- October 2019
Focus on construction litigation with an emphasis on contract law. Represent general contractors, owners, and subcontractors in various matters in both state and federal court. Prepare, take, and defend depositions. Appear in State and Federal Court for conferences and motion appearances and arguments. Prepare motions to dismiss and summary judgment in defense or support of client matters. Participate in various mediations before New York Courts. Defend multiple Oath/ECB violations in various boroughs.
Torre, Lentz, Gamell, Gary & Rittmaster, LLP, Jericho, NY
Associate November 2015 – November 2017
Litigate matters relating to construction bonds, commercial surety bonds, financial institution bonds and other forms of fidelity or crime insurance; construction contract and engineering disputes; guardianship matters; creditor’s rights; and claims for wrongful termination and additional compensation. Counsel claim representatives on surety bond litigation involving performance, payment, and guardianship bonds. Draft pleadings and other documents. Assist in preparing various papers and presentations on surety and fidelity law topics for ABA CLE credit giving presentations.
Nixon Peabody, LLP, Jericho, NY & NYC, NY
Associate September 2013 – November 2015
Conducted research and assisted in all stages of litigation on matters related to asbestos, contracts, and insurance and product liability. Attended compliance and other Court conferences. Prepare pleadings and other documents for defense litigation. Managed and researched property damage cases. Assisted with arbitration and mediation of cases, as well as drafting opinions and decisions. Managed complex arbitration matter concerning breach of contract and indemnity claims. Manage pro-bono matters asylums and veteran benefits.
Legal Intern June 2010 – May 2012 part-time
Drafted plaintiff’s memorandum of law and succe...
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