DIANE K. MENDEZ
DIANE K. MENDEZ received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and history from Fordham University in 1982 and her Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1985. Upon her admission to the bar, she practiced in the area of professional liability defense litigation, specializing in legal and architectural malpractice. Since 1990, she has concentrated her practice on Surrogate's Court litigation and business and commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. She has extensive experience in contested probate proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, discovery proceedings and guardianships.
Ms. Mendez is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the NYS, Nassau County and American Bar Associations.
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ROBERT L. GARFINKLE
ROBERT L. GARFINKLE received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Long Island University in 1971 and his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School in 1974.
Immediately prior to joining our firm, Mr. Garfinkle was an Elections Commissioner for Suffolk County. Prior to that time, he was a Bureau Chief in the Suffolk County Attorney's Office and an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Huntington. He concentrated on condemnation and tax certiorari matters, contracts, land title disputes involving tax deeds and public finance. He has acted as general counsel to the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and the Suffolk County Electric Agency. His practice includes both trial and appellate work.
Mr. Garfinkle is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Claims. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
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PETER MORRA received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics and Italian from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the Hofstra University School of Law in 1993. Mr. Morra is a member of the New York State Bar. Mr. Morra has been engaged in a general practice with an emphasis on zoning and land use, residential and commercial real estate and real estate financing, including multi-family loans, U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a), 504 loans, construction financing loans, as well as residential and commercial, CEMA's and co-op loans.
Mr. Morra also represents various individuals and corporations in all
aspects of zoning, real estate transactions, landlord/tenant, corporate and
commercial law and land use.
Mr. Morra is a Commissioner on the Town of Oyster Bay Housing Authority.
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