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JOSEPH MARINO

18 Palmer Drive, Sayville, NY 11782 * (631) 563-7273 Cell: (631) 220-5786 * jm11
3bfc4@westpost.net
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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Experienced manager who has created cost-effective internal policies and procedu
res, motivated and guided teams, coordinated legal, administrative and sub-contr
actors on numerous, simultaneous projects while maintaining composure under pres
sure
Polished negotiator with a proven track record of forging profitable and product
ive relationships and moving disparate parties to common ground
Areas of Expertise:
Contracts, Mergers/Acquisitions, Real Estate Sales/Leases, Operating Agreements,
Corporate Formation , Zoning & Land Use, Foreclosures, Commercial Real Estate,
Real Estate Litigation, Construction, Government Relations, CEMAs and Co-Ops, La
ndlord/Tenant, Residential Real Estate, Labor & Employment
Professional Experience:
Sole Practitioner, Joseph Marino, Esq., Bohemia, NY, March 2008-Present
Founder of successful multi-branch general practice law firm focusing on Contra
ct Law, Corporate Transactions, M&A, Construction, Labor & Employment Law, Comme
rcial and Residential Real Estate.
In-house counsel for a property management corporation with residential and co
mmercial properties in New York City and boroughs. Responsible for all contract
litigation involving the company, oversight of improvement projects, negotiate
contracts and leases, dispute resolution, oversight of all human relations issue
s, including policy setting and enforcement. Analyzed and set policies resultin
g in reduction of rent receivables by 20% in one year.
Represent clients before government agencies and boards relating to land use an
d other real estate issues, in one instance successfully obtaining authorization
for 10 additional units in a senior living project originally approved for 43 u
nits. The additional 10 units increased client's profit margin by 33%.
Partner, Marino & Boklak, PC, Holbrook, NY, Jan. 2002 to March 2008
Co-founded and managed law practice which focused on drafting and negotiating a
variety of contracts and agreements in all areas of my expertise; represented b
uyers, sellers, developers and lenders; commercial and residential landlord/tena
nt representation, substantial HUD and DHCR experience. Civil litigation; draft
ed and responded to motions; prepared and responded to discovery; conducted depo
sitions; set cases for trial.
Drafted specific changes to standard contract and forms used in New York to lim
it clients exposure. Revised language has obtained substantial usage in industr
y.
Partner, New Atlantic Properties, Inc., Holbrook, NY, Feb. 2004 to March 2008
50% owner of property development and Restoration Company. Vacant land develop
ment, due diligence investigations, project management, cost/benefit analysis.
Personal oversight of all projects from acquisition through sale led to all proj
ects being completed on time and on budget.
Successfully renegotiated with sub-contractors as the housing market crashed, r
educing the effect of the market on our company, despite the disposition of prop
erties for 30% less than originally projected.
Attorney/Office Manager, Equity Settlement Services, Babylon, NY, May 1999 to Ja
n. 2002
Set office policies and procedures, increased staff from 8 to 35 employees, fac
ilitating company growth from 3-5 closings per day to 12-20 closings per day, wh
ile substantially reducing customer complaints.
Law Clerk/ Associate Attorney, Walsh & Weinreb, Esqs., Babylon, NY, Sept. 1997 t
o May 1999
Handled residential closings for buyers/sellers/lenders. Prepared witnesses f
or arbitrations and trials. Assisted with trial preparation and case development
. Performed legal research and interviewed lay and expert witnesses. Prepared a
nd responded to discovery requests and other pleadings, such as summary judgment
motions.

Law Clerk, Cullen & Dykman, Chicago, IL, Sept. 1993 to Jan. 1996
Responsible for third party foreclosure files for the firm and assisted on REO
transactions.* assisted attorneys with trial preparation in the areas of third p
arty sales on foreclosure. Performed legal and general research, in one instanc
e saving a client nearly one hundred thousand dollars over two years.
Reduced average closing time during my tenure from 90 days to 45 days through t
he restructuring of procedure and maintaining diligent organization.
Clearance Officer, IntraCoastal Abstract, Floral Park, NY, June 1995 to April 19
96
Read and cleared title issues on files, both commercial and residential, pendin
g closing. Primary issues to clear involved foreclosure, bankruptcy, judgments
and related issues.
Law Clerk/Clearance Officer, Omni Abstract/Weinreb & Weinreb, W. Babylon, NY, Ju
ne 1990 to May 1995
Responsibilities included; reading, clearing and closing title files. Analyzed
data, organized documents, and executed legal and general research. Assisted wit
h trial preparation and responded to discovery.
Education:
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, Touro Law Center, Huntington, NY, 1998
Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law
Academic Excellence Award in Civil Procedures II
Admitted in New York State
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Hofstra University, Hempstead
, NY, 1993
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Associates in Science in Accounting, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood
, NY 1990
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