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AREAS OF PRACTICE

50% Real Property Tax Assessment Litigation 10% Mortgage Foreclosures 25% Real Estate Title Disputes 5% Real Estate Title Insurance Issues 5% Landlord-Tenant 5% Collections

Mr. Thomas is Of Counsel to the firm, involving business, real estate, commercial matters, collections, mechanic’s lien proceedings, mortgage foreclosure proceedings, real property tax assessment proceedings, elder law and Surrogate’s Court proceedings. Mr. Thomas is a member of the New York State Bar Association, a member of sections on Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law; Trial Lawyers, a member of No-Fault, Uninsured Motorist and Commercial Panels of the American Arbitration Association, Ninth Judicial District Compulsory Arbitration Panel, Orange County Foreign Trade Zone Management Board, a member of Orange County Bar Association (former Chairman, Grievance Committee) and American Bar Association. He has been a lecturer for the New York State Bar Association’s continuing legal education program for practical skills dealing with mortgage and mechanic’s lien foreclosures and for the Mid Hudson Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. “Jack” is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S., 1964) in Washington, D.C. and received his Juris Doctor degree in 1968 from St. John’s University in New York City. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1969 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. Tax Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and before the United States Supreme Court.

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

EDUCATION

  • St. John’s University School of Law, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. – 1968
  • Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia
    • B.S. – 1964

CLASSES/SEMINARS

  • Mechanics Lien and Mortgage Lien Foreclosure, New York State Bar Association

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Mid-Hudson Chapter Appraisal Institute, Member
  • Storm King Power Squadron, Executive Officer
  • Old Lyme Shores Beach Association, Vice President – Board of Governors

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Delta Sigma Pi