NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Becker & Poliakoff has strengthened its real estate and litigation practice in New York with the addition of Joseph J. Ceccarelli.
Mr. Ceccarelli is a seasoned real estate attorney and commercial litigator with more than 25 years of experience in New York City. Prior to joining Becker & Poliakoff, he was the founding and managing partner of Ceccarelli Weprin PLLC, a 20-year old business and commercial real estate litigation and transactional firm.
Mr. Ceccarelli' s comprehensive litigation background includes representation of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, where he had a primary role in the prosecution and defense of substantial state-wide construction claims. In addition to commercial litigation, Mr. Ceccarelli focuses on real estate transactions. His extensive litigation background brings an added dimension and level of analysis to these transactions, with particular emphasis on service and construction contracts, commercial leasing of office and retail space, and other building-related agreements.
"I am excited to be joining Becker & Poliakoff," said Mr. Ceccarelli. "With well-established Wall Street and real estate practices and offices in Florida, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington, D.C., they have the resources and capabilities I need to support my corporate and real estate clients."
"Joe Ceccarelli brings a wealth of talent and experience to our New York practice," stated Victor DiGioia, managing shareholder of Becker & Poliakoff's New York office. "He is a proven leader and a trusted advisor with a client first attitude. He has the demonstrated ability to deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to complex legal challenges."
Mr. Ceccarelli is a graduate of Fordham University where he received his J.D, Degree and his B.A. in Economics, magna cum laude. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts, and is a member of the New York Bar.
About Becker & Poliakoff
Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than 170 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals in 20 domestic and international offices. The firm has eight primary areas of practice: Real Estate, Construction Law and Litigation, Community Association, Customs and International Trade, Business Litigation, Corporate & Securities, Government Law and Lobbying, and the Intellectual Property & Emerging Technologies practice. For more about the firm, visit: www.bplegal.com or www.bplegal.com/blogs.aspx to access forums on the latest ideas and opinions on legal matters hosted by Becker & Poliakoff attorneys.
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