BROWN & ALTMAN, LLP AND FICARA & ASSOCIATES, P.C. HAVE JOINED EACH OTHER’S FIRMS AS COUNSEL

BROWN & ALTMAN, LLP AND FICARA & ASSOCIATES, P.C. HAVE JOINED EACH OTHER’S FIRMS AS COUNSEL

Firms bolster their growing commercial and residential real estate practices

MELVILLE, NY (April 14, 2011) — Brown & Altman, LLP has formed a mutual of counsel relationship with Ficara & Associates, P.C.

Brown & Altman, LLP was founded in 2008 and specializes in the complex field of commercial real estate law. Brown & Altman’s practice includes real estate transactions, leasing, financing, title, environmental, zoning, permitting and litigation. The firm is a member of CoreNet Global, the U.S. Green Building Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Long Island Builder’s Institute, the Long Island Real Estate Group, the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as well as the Garden City, Huntington and Melville Chambers of Commerce.

Keith P. Brown and David N. Altman, the two partners of Brown & Altman, LLP, have been providing legal services to the Long Island real estate development industry during their 30-plus years of combined practice. During their distinguished careers, Brown and Altman have each represented banks, developers, wireless communication companies and several Fortune 500 companies and many other clients in the real estate industry.

Quote from AJF, said Anthony J. Ficara, the founding member of Ficara & Associates, PC.

Brown received his law degree from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, New York and Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Albany. While a student at Touro, Brown founded and served as the original editor of the school’s Environmental Law Review. He previously worked as an assistant New York state attorney general in the Litigation Bureau and in the litigation department at McMillan, Rather, Bennett & Rigano. Brown is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut state courts, the United States Southern and Eastern District Courts and the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals. In addition, he is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association as well as the American, New York, Suffolk and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is also an associate member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society.

Altman received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York and Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in political science from State University of New York at Binghamton. Altman was formerly a partner at DeBenedittis & Altman. He was also a partner and the head of litigation at Amato & Associates, P.C. He is admitted to practice in New York State Court, the United States Southern and Eastern District Courts and the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals. Altman is also a member of the New York, Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations.

Ficara, an experienced Condominium and Cooperative Law attorney, formerly was an associate at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman where he was a member of the Condominium/Cooperative practice group. He also served as an attorney with Sidley Austin LLP.

Quote from DA , said Altman, a partner in Brown & Altman, LLP.

Quote – from KB, said Brown, managing partner of the firm.

Ficara received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York and Bachelor of Science degree in business and economics with a minor in history from Lehigh University. Ficara also undertook studies at La Faculté de Deroit des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion (University of Nice School of Economics and Management) in Nice, France.

Ficara is admitted to practice in New York State Court. He is a member of the New York State Bar and Nassau County Bar Associations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Queens and Bronx Building Association. He also serves on the New York State Bar Association Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives.

In addition, Ficara is the founder and chairman of the board of Sail to a Cure, an annual charity sailing event on Long Island that benefits the American Cancer Society.

About Brown & Altman, LLP
Brown & Altman, LLP offers a broad range of legal services to the real estate development industry. The firm concentrates on the complex field of commercial real estate law, including real estate transactions, leasing, financing, title, environmental, zoning, permitting and litigation. Brown & Altman is located at 510 Broadhollow Rd., Suite 110, Melville, N.Y. 11747. For more information call (516) 222-0222 or email: kdba@brownaltman.com

About Ficara & Associates, PC
Ficara & Associates, PC is a general practice law firm the concentrates on Condominium, Cooperative and Home Owners Association Law, Real Estate Transactions and Finance, Litigation, Corporate and Business Entity Matters as well as Wills, Trusts and Estates Counseling. Ficara & Associates is located at 510 Broadhollow Rd., Suite 110, Melville, N.Y. 11747. For more information call (631) 237-4917, visit their website at www.ficaralaw.com or email: info@ficaralaw.com.

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