Tonino Sacco and Elias Fillas in the news as guest speakers at the Astoria Civic Association’s March Meeting on the topic of Elder Law:
Elias N. Fillas,Esq. at the Korean Business Council of New York meeting with NYC Councilmember, Paul Vallone; NYS Senator, Toby Stavisky; Community Leader, Paul Yoo; and NYS Assemblymember, Ron Kim.
Congratulations to Peter F. Vallone, Jr., at his Inauguration as Civil Court Judge of Queens County.
We are proud to announce that Celeste Cohen, Esq. has joined the Personal Injury Department at Sacco & Fillas, LLP. Ms. Cohen graduated, cum laude, with a B.A. from Adelphi University, and received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (2004). She brings over 11 years’ experience specializing in all facets of personal injury litigation.
Sacco & Fillas, LLP welcomes Donald N. Rizzuto, Esq to its Commercial Department. Mr. Rizzuto received his B.A. from Syracuse University (1982); MBA from Adelphi University (1986); JD from Hofstra University (1990); and his LLM (Masters of Law) from the University of London (1991). He is a seasoned attorney in litigation and transactional matters with over 25 years of experience handling various complex and diversified commercial and business law matters in state and federal courts; namely: corporate, joint ventures, international, labor, securities, partnership, banking, intellectual property, real estate, and criminal.
Joanne T. Ciaramella, Esq. is the chief attorney of the Real Estate Department. Ms. Ciaramella received a Bachelor Of Arts Degree from Fordham University and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. With over 23 years’ experience in representing clients in residential and commercial real estate; representation of banks and private lenders; leasing, HPD issues, DOB issues; Title Insurance; 1031 exchanges; business law; estates; cooperative and condominiums; and Finance. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York; US District Court; Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and United States Supreme Court.
Joseph Katz, Esq. is an Associate Attorney in the Personal Injury Department. Mr. Katz holds a Bachelor Of Arts degree from Queens College and Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University. With over 16 years’ experience in Personal Injury Litigation, he has handled volumes of personal injury cases in state, federal and civil courts. Prior to joining Sacco & Fillas, LLP. Mr. Katz was the managing attorney of his own firm. As a seasoned attorney, he has the management skills of handling diverse personal injury matters from inception through trial as well as real estate and commercial matters.
“The Spider-Man Case.” After the influx of inquiries from the media seeking the status of this highly publicized case, we are happy to advise that this matter has settled pursuant to a Confidentiality Agreement after two (2) years of litigation. It was our honor to have represented Daniel Curry and to be beside his mother, Diana Curry during these trying years. Now that this part of their journey is over after this devastating accident, we at Sacco & Fillas, LLP wish them the best as they can now focus on true healing and living life. You are a great person, Daniel Curry!
Senior Associate, Appellate Counsel and General Counsel, Si Aydiner, Esq. single handily changed the law for the entire plaintiff’s bar in the Second Department while advocating and protecting the firm’s interest. The plaintiff’s bar as a general matter could not represent a driver and a passenger as it raised issues of conflict which could violate the Judiciary Law. A true conflict can expose a firm to a grievance and expose their license to practice law. At Sacco & Fillas, LLP, as we followed the emerging and changing law on this sensitive topic in the other departments, developed a waiver allowing the clients to proceed with their matter as they wish; after being fully informed of the consequences of their decision while taking into consideration their best interests. The Appellate Division of the Second Department agreed that the conflict is waivable. Mr. Aydiner has filled every above title beyond expectation on more than one occasion for the firm. We thank you, Si!!
Sacco & Fillas, LLP is seeking staff for all positions in its personal injury department: attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants. Minimum five (5) years experience is required for all positions. Please submit your resume to [email protected]