Matthew A. Cuomo, Born: Copiague, New York. Education: St. John’s University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1988); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 1991). Admitted to Bar: New York, New Jersey, Federal District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and New Jersey (1992). Member: New York State Bar Association. Mr. Cuomo serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners at the North Hempstead Housing Authority.
Konstantinos Kapatos,Born: Queens, New York. Education: Fordham University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008); Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (J.D., 2011). Admitted to Bar: New York, Federal District Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York (2012). Mr. Kapatos served as an IRS-certified tax volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and partook in Mock Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions. Additionally, Mr. Kapatos has served as a participatory budget delegate for his City Council District and maintains an active role in his district through the Community Board and various groups and clubs. Member: Queens County Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; and Hellenic Lawyers Association.
Zachary S. Kaplan,Born: Wantagh, New York. Education: New York Law School (J.D., 2015); Adelphi University (B.A. Economics, 2013 Summa Cum Laude); Bar admission: New York; Mr. Kaplan handles a variety of insurance defense and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Kaplan has a background in other areas of law, business, real estate, and government. He enjoys golf, tennis, and sailing. Member: Nassau County Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association
Joseph A. Lupo, Jr.,Born: Queens, New York. Education: Hofstra University (B.B.A., Marketing, Finance, 2010); Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University (J.D., 2016). Bar Admission: (Passed July 2016 N.Y.S. Bar Examination, Admission Pending). Mr. Lupo served as a Student Prosecutor at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office as a part of Hofstra Law School’s Clinical Prosecution Practicum. Additionally, Mr. Lupo was inducted into the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity’s Society of Scholars, and was the recipient of Hofstra Law School’s Gold Level Pro Bono Service Award, for additional investigative work done with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to his legal career Mr. Lupo worked in finance and previously held Series 7 and 63 financial licenses. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and mountain biking. Member: Nassau County Bar Association.
Patrick W. McGinley,Born: New York, New York. Education: Iona College (A.B., 1956); Seton Hall University (Centennial Scholar, J.D., 1959); New York University (LL.M., 1971). Admitted to Bar: New York (1960), United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits, United States Supreme Court. Co-Author: “Judicial Removal in New York: A New Look,” 40 Fordham L. Rev. (1971); “Airport Searches and Seizures - A Reasonable Approach,” 41 Fordham L. Rev. 293 (1972). Administrative Judge, Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, 1986-; Commissioner of Investigation, City of New York, 1982-1986; Acting Justice, Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, 1980-1982; Judge, Criminal Court of the City of New York, 1979-1980; Assistant District Attorney, New York County, 1962-1967; Mayor’s Committee on Judiciary, 1982-1986; General Counsel, Homestead Insurance Co., Hoboken, New Jersey (1988-1992). Reported Cases: Nembhard v. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr., 918 F. Supp. 784 (S.D.N.Y. 1996); Slattery v. Swiss Re-Insurance Am., Corp., 248 F.3d 97 (2d Cir. 2001) cert. denied 534 U.S. 951 (2001). Member: New York City Bar and New York State Bar Association (Chairman, Committee on Judicial Discipline and Removal, 1973-1977). (Also with Sullivan & Hayes, Springfield, Massachusetts.) AV Rated – Martindale.
Frederick L. Sullivan, Born: Holyoke, Massachusetts. Education: Manhattan College (B.S., 1959); Fordham University (J.D., 1965). Admitted to Bar: New York (1966); U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (1972); Massachusetts (1973). Author: “Accepting Evolution in Workplace Justice: The Need for Congress to Mandate Arbitration, Western New England Law Review, Volume 26, Issue 2 (2004).” Co-Author: “Massachusetts Nonprofit Organization,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, 1992; “What To Do About A Union Organizing Drive,” The Supervisor’s Advisor, 1987. Author: “How to Calculate the Manufacturer’s Costs in Collective Bargaining,” AMACOM, 1980; “The Right of a College Administration to Speak Out During a Union Organizing Drive: How It Has Been Successfully Implemented,” The Journal, 1974; “Calculating the Expense of COLA Clauses,” Management Review, 1980; “Union Organizing in the 1980’s: The Battle Cry is Organize,” Supervisor Management, 1982. Elected, Wall of Fame, American Management Association, 1988. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts Edition. Member: Hampden County and Massachusetts (Rep: Section Council on Employment Law) Bar Associations. (Also with Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, Springfield, Massachusetts.)
Meghan B. Sullivan, Born: Yonkers, New York. Education: Wheaton College (B.A. 1991); Quinnipiac College (J.D., 1996). Admitted to Bar: Massachusetts (1997); Connecticut (1999); United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (2005). Ms. Sullivan has experience in the areas of employment law, discrimination law, labor relations, union organizing and union avoidance campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action, OSHA compliance, personnel policy and training. She has represented employers in numerous arbitrations both in public and private sectors before various federal, state and local agencies as well as in the state and federal courts.
Layla G. Taylor, Born: Orlando, Florida. Education: Syracuse University (B.A. 1998) and Western New England College School of Law (J.D., 2004). Admitted to Bar: Massachusetts (2004), New York (2005), United States District Court, District of Massachusetts (2005) and Vermont (2007). Ms. Taylor has experience in pro-active human resource policy development including the drafting of personnel policies, legal compliance audits and development of anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policies.