RICHARD E. SIGNORELLI

ATTORNEY AT LAW

NEW YORK CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LITIGATION ATTORNEY

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

FORMER ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

CONTACT INFORMATION

Richard E. Signorelli, Esq.
799 Broadway, Suite 539, New York, New York 10003
(corner of East 11th Street; three blocks south of Union Square)

Telephone: (212) 254-4218 (main and direct); Facsimile: (212) 254-1396; Cellular: (917) 750-8842 (for time-sensitive inquiries and matters)

E-mail: rsignorelli@nycLITIGATOR.com or richardsignorelli@gmail.com

Website: www.nycLITIGATOR.com
(or www.nycjd.com or www.richardsignorelli.com)

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, J.D., Cum Laude

Princeton University, A.B., History, Magna Cum Laude

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Defense and General Civil Litigation Practice in all federal and state courts in New York.

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCE

Former Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, United States Department of Justice. Commended by: the United States Secret Service; the United States Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Office of the Alabama Attorney General.

Former litigation partner at midtown Manhattan law firm.

Extensive civil and criminal litigation experience in federal and state courts including significant trial experience.

Substantive areas of civil litigation experience include: securities fraud, commercial disputes, partnership dissolutions, defamation and slander, civil rights, First Amendment, copyright and trademark infringement, fraud, civil RICO, real estate disputes, trusts and estates, insurance, entertainment, employment (discrimination and sexual harassment), breach of contract, tort claim defense, bankruptcy litigation, malicious prosecution and false arrest, forfeiture, tax, and accounting.

Substantive areas of criminal defense and prosecutorial experience include: securities fraud and insider trading, money laundering and structuring, extortion, obstruction of justice, insurance fraud, racketeering, tax evasion, embezzlement, theft, bank fraud, credit card (access device) fraud, wire and mail fraud, sex offenses, identity and document fraud, counterfeiting, diversion of prescription drugs, bank robbery, narcotics, firearms, postal offenses, immigration and visa fraud; copyright and trademark infringement; and healthcare fraud.

Super Lawyers Selection, New York Metropolitan area, 2008 to the present.

United States District Court Criminal Justice Act Attorney, 1999 to the present.

Representation of a diverse client base including companies of all sizes and individuals.

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York State (all state trial and appellate courts)
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York

BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Association of the Bar of the City of New York (former committees: Judicial Administration, Litigation, and Criminal Advocacy)
Federal Bar Council
New York Criminal Bar Association

SELECTED PUBLISHED AND REPORTED DECISIONS

United States v. Richardson, 923 F.2d 13 (2d Cir. 1991)
United States v. White, 768 F.Supp. 447 (SDNY 1991), aff'd, 972 F.2d 16 (2d Cir. 1992)
Nicks v. United States, 760 F.Supp. 293 (SDNY 1990), rev'd, 955 F.2d 161 (2d Cir. 1992)
United States v. Tam, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS (EDNY January 25, 1996); Newsday, 3/28/96
In the Matter of the Grand Jury Minutes, United States v. Tam, 1997 Westlaw 21369 (EDNY 1997)
Cleveland Entertainment Co., v. Sony Music Entertainment, Index no. 295530, Cleveland P.D., 2/19/98
Matter of Benedict
, New York Law Journal, 7/24/98 (QDS#: 94401427)
Palozzolo v. Correction Officer Benevolent Assoc., 255 A.D. 2d 372, 679 N.Y.S.2d 845 (2d Dep't 1998)
Wilhelmina Models, Inc. v. Elite Runway, Inc., New York Law Journal, 3/24/99 (QDS#: 22221447)
Wilhelmina Models, Inc. v. Major SRL, New York Law Journal, 4/16/99 (QDS#: 22310107)
In re Dawnwood Properties, 209 F.3d 114 (2d Cir. 2000)
United States v. Maher, 210 F.3d 356 (2d Cir. 2000)
United States v. Choiniere, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42 (SDNY January 5, 2001)
Banks v. Yokemick, 144 F.Supp.2d 272 (SDNY 2001)
United States v. Espaillet, 380 F.3d 713 (2d Cir. 2004)
United States v. Jenkins, 324 F.Supp. 504 (SDNY 2004)
United States v. Gonzalez, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20495 (SDNY October 13, 2004)
Drew v. Menifee, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3423 (SDNY  March 4, 2005)
Drew v. Menifee, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9810 (SDNY May 20, 2005)
Matter of Crowe v. Kelly, 9 Misc. 3d 1111A, 806 N.Y.S.2d 444 (NY Sup Ct 2005)
United States v. Jenkins, 452 F.3d 207 (2d Cir. 2006)
Crowe v. Kelly, 2007 NY Slip Op 2603, 2007 NY App Div LEXIS 3846 (1st Dep't 2007)
Sankin v. Abeshouse, 545 F.Supp.2d 324 (SDNY 2008)
T.Z. v. City of New York, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14434 (EDNY February 26, 2008)
Castro v. Spice Place, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7678 (SDNY January 30, 2009)
United States v. David Ruiz, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19669 (SDNY  March 11, 2009)
T.Z. v. City of New York, et al., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43600 (EDNY May 22, 2009)
United States v. Bari, 09-1074-cr (2d Cir. March 22, 2010)
United States v. Thompson, 453 Fed. Appx. 113 (2d Cir. 2012)
Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC ("In re Madoff Securities"), 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78804 (May 15, 2012)
In re Madoff Securities, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108319 (August 2, 2012)
In re Madoff Securities, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2517 (January 4, 2013)
United States v. Bailey, et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 62411 (April 29, 2013)
Martinez, et al. v. Spice Avenue, et al., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82787 (June 12, 2013)
Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC, 516 B.R. 18, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58709 (April 28, 2014)
Sec. Investor Prot. Corp. v. Bernard L. Madoff Inv. Sec. LLC, 513 B.R. 437, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90089 (June 30, 2014)

INTERNET LEGAL RESOURCES

Legal Newspapers/Blogs/Periodicals:

New York Law Journal: http://www.nylj.com
National Law Journal:
http://www.nlj.com
FindLaw Legal Grounds Daily Newsletter:
http://lg.findlaw.com
Federal Defenders Blog: http://blog.federaldefendersny.org

Legal Organizations and Bar Associations:

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York: http://www.abcny.org
Federal Bar Council:
http://www.federalbarcouncil.org
New York State Bar Association:
http://www.nysba.org
New York Criminal Bar Association: http://www.nycrimbar.org

Courts, Decisions, and Constitution On-Line:

New York State Unified Court System: http://www.courts.state.ny.us
Federal Judiciary Homepage:
http://www.uscourts.gov
United States District Court, Southern District of New York:
http://www1.nysd.uscourts.gov
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York:
http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York: http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov
United States Supreme Court:
http://www.supremecourtus.gov
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit: http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov
United States Constitution:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Pacer Service Center: http://www.pacer.psc.uscourts.gov

Legal Research Sites:

Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School: https://www.law.cornell.edu
Legal Ethics: http://www.legalethics.com
Experts: http://www.expertpages.com

United States Government Sites:

United States Government Homepage: http://firstgov.gov
United States Department of Justice:
http://www.usdoj.gov
United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/nys
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/nye
Securities & Exchange Commission:
http://www.sec.gov
Internal Revenue Service:
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov
United States Sentencing Commission:
http://www.ussc.gov
United States Bureau of Prisons:
http://www.bop.gov
Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov
Federal Judicial Center:
http://www.fjc.gov

New York State and City Sites:

New York State's Home Page: www.ny.gov
New York City's Home Page:
www.nyc.gov

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FOR 799 BROADWAY

The Union Square subway station at Broadway and East 14th Street (4, 5, 6, L, N, R, Q lines) is located three blocks north of 799 Broadway (corner of East 11th Street).  From Grand Central Terminal, take the Number 4, 5, or 6 subway trains downtown to the Union Square subway stop and then walk three blocks south on Broadway to 799 Broadway. From Pennsylvania Station, either take the N or the R subway trains downtown from the subway stop located at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue to the Union Square subway stop and then walk three blocks south on Broadway to 799 Broadway, or take the 1, 2, or 3 subway trains downtown to the 14th Street subway stop, exit subway station at 12th street (near front of the train), walk one block south to 11th Street and four blocks east to Broadway.

PARKING INFORMATION FOR 799 BROADWAY

There are a number of parking garages within a short walking distance of 799 Broadway (corner of East 11th Street) including one located on the south side of East 10th Street just west of  Broadway. 

HISTORICAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT 799 BROADWAY

The beautiful corner office building located at 799 Broadway (with an alternate address of 80 East 11th Street) was designed in 1851 by James Renwick, Jr., the architect also responsible for the design of the St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grace Church which is located across the street from 799 Broadway. For a number of years it was known as the St. Denis Hotel and many well known historical figures including Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt, Chester A. Arthur, and Colonel William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, stayed there. Following the Civil War, General Ulysses S. Grant had an office here. The first demonstration of the telephone to New Yorkers by Alexander Graham Bell also took place at the St. Denis Hotel.   

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17.9ed. (November 2016)
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