Concentrating in real estate, general corporate law and litigation

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Adam Rosen has been representing injured workers for their worker’s compensation matters since graduating from Hofstra Law School in 1995. He is an essential part of our Personal Injury team at Morici and Morici, LLP. He assists and advises clients regarding their worker’s compensation cases. He spends time educating workers about their rights to further protect them – often by speaking at union meetings. Rosen provides valuable expertise to our clients regarding all of their worker’s compensation matters.

Education:
Ohio University B.A. 1992.
Hofstra Law School J.D. 1995

Adam Rosen

Gerard C. Morici is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, which represents both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and wrongful death matters. He is also a member of the firm’s Real Estate and General Business/Corporate Groups, focusing on both commercial and residential real estate transactions for developers, commercial clients, and individuals, while assisting and advising clients with their business needs.

Before joining the firm, Gerard was a Partner at Mendes & Mount, LLP, in the firm’s Litigation Group, where he participated in various phases of litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, including leading and participating in depositions in multi-million dollar commercial disputes. Since joining Mendes in 2005, Gerard focused on complex insurance coverage disputes primarily associated with asbestos, pollution, health hazard, and reinsurance-related matters. Gerard also represented domestic carriers in Directors and Officers coverage disputes, with a principal focus on Co-op, Condo and Employment law. Gerard negotiated various contracts during his time at Mendes, including Coverage-in-Place Agreements, full policy commutations, and Confidentiality Agreements.

While in law school at Fordham University School of Law, Gerard was Notes and Articles Editor of the Intellectual Property Law Journal and Associate Editor on the Moot Court Board.

Gerard co-authored the article: “Fair Labor Standards Act Exclusions: Ensuring Clarity, Explicitness and Fulfillment,” published on the International Law Office website in September 2010.

Areas of Practice:  

● Commercial Litigation
● Personal Injury
● Matrimonial and Family Law
● Appeals
● Estate and tax planning
● Residential and Commercial Closings
● Business Acquisition & Sales
● Contract negotiation, drafting and due diligence
● Corporate transactions
● Shareholder and Operating Agreements

Bar Admissions:
New York, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2010
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2010

Education:
Fordham University School of Law, 2003, J.D.

Honors: Intellectual Property Law Journal, Notes and Articles Editor
Moot Court Board, Associate Editor

Duke University, 2000, B.A.

Gerard C. Morici

Member

As Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. Morici has extensive experience and expertise in corporate law and all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, as well as corporate and individual estate planning. He has handled real estate and corporate matters in New York, including bank refinances and purchases, residential and commercial closings, business planning, contract preparation and negotiations, and corporate transactions. Mr. Morici maintains an active status with clients and lenders by providing personalized, tailored services.

As founding partner of the firm, Mr. Morici handles all administrative operations for all three offices and oversees all day to day operations of the firm. In addition, Mr. Morici is also responsible for recruitment, professional development, and business and client development.

Areas of Practice:  

Real Estate Law, including:

  • Purchases, Sales and Leasing
  • Residential and Commercial closings
  • Bank Refinances and Purchases
  • Financing and development
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and due diligence

Corporate Law, including:

  • Small business formation, planning, and development
  • Contract preparation and negotiation
  • All business transactions including purchase and sales, mergers, and leveraged buyouts

Estate Planning & Administration, including:

  • Preparation of wills, trust instruments and related documents
  • Estate and tax planning
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Taxation of trusts and estates
  • Representation of clients in Surrogate’s Court

Bar Admissions: 
Connecticut, 2017
New York, 1974
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1974

Education: 
Brooklyn Law School, 1973, J.D.

CCNY – Baruch College, 1969, B.A.

Michael D. Morici

Michael D. Morici

Managing Partner

Mr. Morici is the head of the firm’s Litigation Group, which represents both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and wrongful death actions. Having worked in litigation for the majority of his career, Mr. Morici is dedicated to achieving the best possible recovery for the firm’s personal injury clients. Mr. Morici is experienced in handling a wide range of legal claims, including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, nursing home/nursing care abuse, premises liability /slip and falls, products liability, and work place, construction, and motor vehicle accidents.  In addition, Mr. Morici also oversees the firm’s defense department which represents insurance and governmental agencies.

Mr. Morici also serves as the Associate Village Justice, Village of New Hyde Park, New York, having previously served as elected Village Justice.

Areas of Practice:

Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death, including:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Surgical errors
  • Nursing home/nursing care abuse
  • Premises liability/slip & falls
  • Defective products/ products liability
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Prescription drug product liability
  • Lead paint exposure

Bar Admissions: 
New York, 1985
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the State of New Jersey
New Jersey, 1987
Pennsylvania, 1985

Education: 
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1984, J.D.

Rob Morici

Robert Morici

Partner, Chair of Litigation Group

Michael D. Morici, Jr. is the Managing Partner of the Manhattan office and a member of the firm’s Real Estate and General Business/Corporate Groups. Mr. Morici oversees all commercial and residential real estate transactions for developers, commercial clients, and high-net worth individuals, while assisting and advising clients with their business needs. Mr. Morici has an extensive background in corporate and securities law, having worked on multi-billion dollar transactions in the commercial real estate, biomedical, communications, banking and optical technology industries while at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Mr. Morici also provided general corporate legal advice to several Fortune 500 companies as well as private companies preparing for their IPOs.

Areas of Practice:  

Real Estate Law, including:

  • Commercial Purchases, Sales, Restructuring and Financing
  • Bank Refinances and Purchases
  • High End Residential Sales, Purchases, and Financing
  • Joint Ventures between Developers and Private Equity Funds
  • Contract negotiation, drafting and due diligence

Corporate Law, including:

  • Small business formation, planning, and development
  • Contract preparation and negotiation
  • All business transactions including purchase and sales, mergers, and leveraged buyouts
  • Corporate transactions
  • Shareholder and Operating Agreements

Bar Admissions: 
New York, 1999

Education:

Columbia Law School, 1999, J.D.

Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Duke University, 1996, B.A. cum laude

Mike morici jr

Michael D. Morici, Jr.

Partner, Chair of the Real Estate and Corporate Groups, Manhattan

 

Ms. Allegretti joins our firm from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where she worked since 2000 and was most recently the head of the Private Client Real Estate Department where she advised high net worth clients on the purchase and sale of personal residential and commercial real estate holdings, with a total value in excess of $1,000,000,000.  Ms. Allegretti has also advised private clients on construction and development matters. Prior to that, Ms. Allegretti focused on commercial real estate transactions and advised leading financial institutions on the acquisition, sale, financing, development and leasing of commercial real estate assets and companies.

Ms. Allegretti graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 2000 where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review. Ms. Allegretti represents clients in commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Areas of Practice:

  • Residential Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Construction and Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Leasing
  • Joint Ventures

 

Bar Admission:

New York, 2001

Education:

Fordham University School of Law, 2000, J.D.

  • Honors: Fordham Law Review

Colgate University, 1997, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 

 

 

 

 

Jill McClure Allegretti

Senior Counsel, Real Estate Group, Manhattan

Christine Falco represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing of both commercial and residential properties throughout New York. Christine advises clients with regard to their business and corporate needs, including drafting and negotiating corporate organizational and transactional documents. Christine also reviews and negotiates agreements and documents for construction and development projects in connection with real estate and business ventures.

As part of Christine’s New York real estate practice, she has acted as counsel in many large-scale transactions which include New York City townhouse purchases and construction development, the ongoing development of a hamlet in New York State, and the commercial leasing of a fast-casual restaurant franchise.

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Residential Closings
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Bank Refinances and Purchases
  • Commercial Closings
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions: New York, 2011

Education: St. John’s University School of Law, 2010, J.D.

Honors: American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review

St. John’s University, 2008, B.A. summa cum laude

 

Christine Falco lawyer

Christine Falco

Partner, Manhattan

Paul Pepper is an associate in the Litigation Group, handling a wide range of cases including Personal Injury matters, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Family Law, Residential Real Estate & Business Transactions.

Paul Pepper is a graduate of Touro College’s Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and performed his undergraduate work, in Political Science and History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  While in Law School, Paul Pepper was the recipient of numerous awards, including 4 CALI Awards for Academic Achievement in the fields of International Criminal Law, Products Liability, International Human Rights and Creditor’s Rights.  Paul was also the recipient of the prestigious American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence for 2004.

Mr. Pepper has a strong and diverse of background in the legal profession, including both public and private service over the course of his career and is a proud member in good standing of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Bar Admission:     New York, 2005

Education:             Touro Law School, 2004, J.D.

Honors:

American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2004 Medal of Excellence

CALI Award for Academic Excellence: International Human Rights (2002)

                                    International Criminal Law (2002)

                                    Products Liability (2003)

                                    Creditor’s Rights (2004)

State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999, B.A.

Paul Pepper

Paul Pepper

Associate

Ryan Charder is an associate in the Litigation Group handling matters including Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Estate Litigation, Family Law and Matrimonial Law. Client advocacy, strategic negotiation, and aggressive litigation practices are at the forefront of all matters handled by Mr. Charder. As a member of the Litigation Group, Mr. Charder has extensive experience representing our clients’ interests in the Court, Arbitration, and Mediation forums.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Matrimonial and Family Law

 

Bar Admissions: New York, 2013

Education: Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, 2012, J.D.

CALI Award for Academic Achievement in Trial Practice

University at Albany, 2008, B.A.

Ryan Charder

Brian is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate and General Business and Corporate Groups. His legal studies included coursework in Real Estate Transactions, Commercial Drafting, Secured Transactions, Securities Regulation, Legislation & Regulation, and Advanced Legal Research as well as a judicial externship in the chambers of the Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan of the New York Supreme Court, 1st Judicial Department Appellate Term. Before joining Morici & Morici in the summer of 2015 as a summer law clerk, Brian interned with U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and McCormick & O’Brien, LLP.

Brian is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and also volunteers with Open Hands Legal Services, a local faith-based non-profit organization.

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial and Residential Closings
  • Corporate Transactions

Bar Admission: New York, 2017

Education: Fordham University School of Law, 2016, J.D.

Honors: Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law

2014 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition (Northeast Regional – “Second Brief”)

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award Recipient

State University of New York at Binghamton, 2013, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Honors: Philosophy Departmental Honors

Eugene C. Gerhart Senior Law Award Recipient

Bronx High School of Science, 2009

Brian Lee

Brian Lee

Tara Lombardia is a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Groups. She represents corporate and individual clients in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, sale, financing, and leasing of both commercial and residential properties throughout New York. Tara also has experience in drafting and negotiating employee contracts, as well as shareholder, operating and confidentiality agreements.

Areas of Practice:

  • Residential Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions
  • Commercial and Residential Leases
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Small Business Formation and Planning
  • Shareholder and Operating Agreements

Bar Admissions: New York, 2017

Education: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2017, J.D.

Honors: Pro Bono Scholar

Articles Editor, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law

Recipient, E. Nathanial Gates Scholarship

Villanova University, 2014, B.A. magna cum laude

Honors: Recipient, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Medallion for Academic Excellence: Gender and Women’s Studies

Undergraduate Speaker, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference

Tara Lombardia

Tara Lombardia

Sunny, a member of the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Groups, advises clients in a broad scope of matters including high-end residential and commercial transactions, financing, leasing, corporate governance and strategic counsel.

He has managed deals and negotiated purchase-sale & asset agreements, mortgage modifications, settlement stipulations, employee/consulting contracts, as well as shareholder, operating and confidentiality agreements. Sunny also has experience in municipal and private investment strategies, including 1031 like-kind exchanges.

Areas of Practice:

  • Residential & Commercial Closings
  • Business Acquisitions & Sales
  • Leases & Contract Negotiations
  • 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Hard Money Loans
  • Tax Lien Investments
  • Quiet Title/Foreclosure Actions
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters
  • Corporate Counsel & Entity Formation
  • Civil Litigation/Appeals
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Mortgage Modifications & Short Sales
  • Advance Directives, Proxies, Powers & Transfers

Bar Admissions:

New York State Appellate Division, 2nd Dept.
United States District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York
Supreme Court of New Jersey
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
The District of Columbia, Court of Appeals (pending)

Education:

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA 2008
JD: Intellectual Property

The George Washington University, Washington, DC 2004
BBA: Business, Economics and Public Policy

Sunny S. Kakwani


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