Uniondale, January 2011 — James C. Ricca, Partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn and Terrana LLP, has been re-appointed Chairman of the Banking Law Committee of the Queens County Bar Association for 2011. With over 2,200 members, including many distinguished members of the Bench and Bar, the Queens County Bar Association has rendered service to the legal profession and to the Queens, New York, community since it was founded in 1876.
Mr. Ricca concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and finance law; foreclosures; creditor’s rights; trusts and estates; corporate law; and real estate litigation. He counsels individuals, small businesses and institutional lenders and has significant experience representing private and institutional lenders on large commercial mortgage loan transactions. Mr. Ricca began his career as a Bronx Assistant District Attorney and later joined the general law practice of Ricca & Donnelly where his father was a principal. At Ricca & Donnelly, Mr. Ricca carried forward the firm’s concentration in the practice of banking, real estate law and trusts and estates. After ascending to Managing Partner, he merged Ricca & Donnelly with Forchelli, Curto, et al. in 2002. Mr. Ricca has authored articles concerning foreclosures and banking law and has given his time to various community groups, lecturing to first time home buyers.
Mr. Ricca has authored articles concerning foreclosures and banking law and has given his time to various community groups including lecturing to first time home buyers. Mr. Ricca has been recognized by the Neighborhood Housing Development Corp. for pro bono services, has served as a volunteer mentor with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Organization and as a Trustee on the Board of Jamaica Hospital. He was recently honored by the Long Island Business News’ “50 around 50” (2010) awards as a Long Island business leader.
Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk. The Firm employs nearly 50 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm’s policy towards clients.
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