We provide representation in all types and aspects of real estate closings. We represent sellers and purchasers of single family and multi-family homes, as well as townhouses, condominium units, cooperative units, commercial properties and businesses.
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TRUST and ESTATES
Our firm helps clients with estate planning through the preparation of wills, living wills, powers of attorney and health care proxies. We also handle the probate and administration of estates and the preparation of irrevocable and revocable trusts.
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Our firm also deals with different legal and practical issues affecting the elderly, their caretakers, and their friends and family members. Some common issues involve health care, end-of-life, elder abuse, estate and financial planning, and guardianship decisions.
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Joseph A. Carofano, Esq.
Joseph A. Carofano, Esq. received his Juris Doctor Degree from Pace University School of Law in 1991. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1992. From 1991 to 1997, he was an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, where he prosecuted and tried felonies, and prepared, presented and argued appellate briefs in the Appellate Division, First Department. From 1997 to 1998, he was employed in Manhattan at Morris, Duffy, Alonso & Fahey as an associate attorney handling the defense of general liability. From 1998 to 2003, he served as the senior trial attorney at a Velella, Velella, Basso & Calandra, handling the defense of general liability, labor law and medical malpractice cases. While at the firm, he tried numerous cases to favorable conclusions. In July 2003, he founded our firm. Mr. Carofano can be reached by calling our office or by e-mail at
Virginia Petrie, an associate at our firm, received her Juris Doctor Degree from New York School of Law in 1995. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1996. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section. Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Petrie served as an associate at a midtown Manhattan law firm specializing in residential real estate, and at a real estate, corporate, and trusts and estate law firm in White Plains. Earlier, she maintained a solo practice which focused on transactional real estate, commercial leasing and corporate law. In March 2022, she joined our firm. Currently, she handles closings for various lenders and closing for sellers and purchasers of residential properties. Virginia can be reached by calling our office or by e-mail at
Margie M. Rivera
Margie M. Rivera, a senior associate at our firm, received her Juris Doctor Degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 2007. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2008. In May 2022, she joined our firm with extensive experience in real estate law. She offers representation in a wide range of closings ranging from commercial, Cooperatives, Condominiums, FHA, 203(k), multi-family, new construction, SONYMA, VA, and private lending. Her vast experience in handling these type of real estate transactions assures thorough and confident representation of our clients. Margie can be reached by calling our office or by e-mail at
Anna Maria Melchionna Carofano
Anna Maria Melchionna Carofano, our firm’s other paralegal, who specializes in trust and estates and elder law, received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Rutgers University in 1990. She graduated as a Henry Rutgers Scholar Candidate with highest honors. Mrs. Carofano joined our firm in July 2003. Mrs. Carofano can be reached by calling our office or by e-mail at
3867 E. Tremont Ave.
Fax: 718-678-8901 Bronx, NY 10465
500 Mamaroneck Ave.,
Harrison, NY 10528
60 E. 42nd Str.,
New York, NY 10165