I have enjoyed living my entire life on Long Island. After attending Lindenhurst High School, I graduated from SUNY Stony Brook in 1996, Touro Law Center in 2000 and was admitted to practice law in New York State. Throughout the course of my education, from grade school through law school, I followed my father, an attorney, from courthouse to courthouse developing a love for the law and came to understand the satisfaction in providing assistance to those in need. However, my education also includes washing dishes at a local restaurant during college and working construction jobs during law school. My overall education and life experience has assisted me in understanding the problems faced by Long Islanders and their local governments.
I handle a wide variety of labor and employment matters in both the private and public sector, which includes providing advice to local municipalities, private corporations and individuals regarding claims of discrimination, wage and hour questions and collective bargaining related issues. Whether it is meeting a client for the first time or assisting a current client with a new matter I take the time to listen and understand their problem, gather information and then, with the client’s input, plot a course to address the problem. I find this collegial approach creates the basis for a successful outcome.
When I am not discussing issues with local governments or residents, I also enjoy discovering the Island with my family, scuba diving and cruising the Great South Bay.