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About

Mr Gallo is an Attorney engaged in the practice of Law in New York and New Jersey since 1982, concentrating in the areas of Real Estate Law, Real Estate Development, New Construction, Mortgage Lending and Title Insurance Law. He graduated from St John’s University with a Bachelor of Science (“Dean’s List”), majoring in Accounting and Political Science. Also, he received his Juris Doctorate (“Cum Laude”) from Pepperdine University School of Law. He was further awarded a Master of Laws (“LL.M.”) in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Mr Gallo Lectures regularly to the New York State Bar Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the Richmond County Bar Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York City Arbitrators Association, the Schenectady County Bar Association, the Housing Court Judges of the Civil Court: City of New York, the St John’s University School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Program on Real Estate Law, the Title and Transfer Committee of the New York State Bar Association and the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). Furthermore, he is the Chairman of the annual St John’s University School of Law Real Estate Law CLE Weekend, which is an intensive, annual real estate law 16 CLE which he has chaired for the past seven (7) years, and continues to do so annually, to a sold-out auditorium of Attorney/Practitioners. Further, he has been, and continues to be, called upon, and is regularly retained by real estate litigation attorneys to testify as an expert on matters involving Real Estate Law, Title Insurance Law and New Construction Law. He is regularly published on matters involving Real Estate Law in the Richmond County Bar Journal, among other publications. A significant number of his articles may be found on linkedin.com.

Mr Gallo serves as Chairman of the Richmond County Bar Association: Real Estate Committee, he further serves as the Liaison for the Richmond County Bar Association to the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR). Mr Gallo served as Chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Parents Council from 2008-2012.

Education

School Major Degree Graduated
New York University School of Law Taxation LL.M. - Master of Laws (Taxation) 1983
Pepperdine University School of Law Law JD - Juris Doctor "Cum Laude" 1981
St John's University Accounting and Political Science BS - Bachelor of Science (Deans' List) 1977

Awards

Award Name Granting Organization Date
Deans' Honor List Pepperdine University School of Law 1981
Award for Scholastic Excellence American Jurisprudence 1981

Associations

Positions Association Name Duration
Bar Association Liaison to the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) Richmond County Bar Associationn
Real Estate Committee: Committee Chairman Richmond County Bar Association
Parents Council: Council Chairman University of Pennsylvania 2008-2012
Sustaining Attorney Member New York State Bar Association 1986–present
Sustaining Attorney Member New York State Bar Association Committee on Titles and Transfers 1986–present
Sustaining Attorney Member New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section 1986–present
Sustaining Attorney Member New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section 1986–present
Sustaining Attorney Member American Bar Association 1981–present

Publications & Posts

Article Publication Date
Mortgage Rate Lock Extension Fees. Here we go again!! Linkedin 2017
Good News: Soon You May Be Able to Buy a House Without an Appraisal Linkedin 2017
Marketable Title: Canadian Style. Is the Solution to Build a Wall on the Canadian Border? Linkedin 2017
The Hidden Costs of Selling a Home. Are they really hidden? Linkedin 2016
Once again, blame the Attorney..... Linkedin 2016
Satisfy the mortgage contingency clause? Not so fast! Set a “law date”? Not so fast! Blame the Attorney? Sure, why not. Linkedin 2016
Legal Malpractice? The Attorney Who Dodged the Bullet. Linkedin 2016
But the Seller said that they don’t need an Attorney. Think again, Counsellor. Linkedin 2016
The Risks to the Purchaser, to the Seller and to Their Attorneys Resulting From Broker-Prepared Contracts Linkedin 2016
Dodging Bullets in a Real Estate Contract....... Linkedin 2016
Do you not want to re-pay your one dime of your obligation under a Note? Here’s how. Linkedin 2016
Hashtag-activism, or shall I say “slactivism”. The bumper sticker of the new millennium. Linkedin 2015
Pssst.....Sellers of NYC Real Estate. Wanna Save Some Money on Transfer Taxes? Linkedin 2015
The New TRID Rules: The More Things Change, the More They Remain the Same Linkedin 2015
But my mortgage rate lock is expiring............ Linkedin 2015
Real Estate Brokers beware! Sometimes you just gotta say…… Linkedin 2015
Be Careful With That Notary Stamp……(Title Closers, attorneys)…… Linkedin 2015
But the Contract says............ Linkedin 2015
Beware the Dreaded Mortgage Contingency Clause!!! Linkedin 2015
I am really starting to like these “legal form providing companies Linkedin 2015
So, do you want to risk losing your down payment? Here is how to do it. Linkedin 2015
It’s not a problem......until it’s a problem. Linkedin 2015
And the survey says................... Linkedin 2015
NOTE TO ATTORNEYS: BE THOROUGH. READ THE CONTRACT. MAKE THE NECESSARY MODIFICATIONS!! Linkedin 2015
Would you like to have your entire Mortgage forgiven? If so, keep reading............ Linkedin 2015
So, do you think I should have had an attorney represent me on my real estate purchase? Linkedin 2015
In Defense of Title Closers Linkedin 2015
For Information Purposes Only? Are You Kidding Me? Linkedin 2015
If you can't make money selling real estate, here is a "Plan B"... Linkedin 2015
What Does Title Insurance NOT Cover? Linkedin 2015
Another thought on Mortgage Rescissions.... Linkedin 2015
So you want to rescind your Mortgage? The U.S. Supreme Court rules: Go ahead! Linkedin 2015
Will proposed CEMA legislation result in mortgage tax savings? Linkedin 2015
NYC Department of Buildings Permits are no longer required? Go figure! Linkedin 2015
A checklist as to what an attorney should NOT DO in the course of properly representing a Purchaser Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2015
So, do you want to risk losing your down payment? Here is how to do it Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2015
Combatting Paper Terrorism Linkedin 2014
Time of the Essence / Mortgage Contingencies? Keep Your Eyes on the Calendar! Linkedin 2014
Escrow Agreements and Home Inspections: A Word to the Wise Linkedin 2014
THE PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE ACT ("PCDA"): PROPOSED LEGISLATION Linkedin 2014
The Mortgage Contingency Clause (2014) Linkedin 2014
Broker-Prepared Contracts in NJ & Attorney Review Breaking New Ground Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2014
Case Note - Escrow Agreements and Home Inspections: A Word to the Wise Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2014
Sellers' Concessions Revisited Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2014
The Mortgage Contingency Clause (2013) Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2013
A question of Transfer Tax Rate in NYC, 3 or 4 family house? Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2013
The Property Condition Disclosure Act: New Proposed Legislation Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2013
Recent Real Estate Decision of Interest with Case Notes Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2013
New FHA Guidelines. The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2013
New Legislation Designed to Protect Our Judiciary Richmond County Bar Association Journal 2013
Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers (2010), Program Faculty New York State Bar Association 2010

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Name Conference Date
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE LAW “CONTRACT to CLOSING” St. John's University School of Law 2016 CLE Real Estate Law Weekend 2016
What Every Attorney Should Know About the New York City Department of Buildings Queens County Bar Association 2014
What Every Housing Court Judge and Their Court Attorneys Should Know About the New York City Department of Buildings The Civil Court of the City of New York: Housing Part CLE 2014
What Every Attorney Should Know About the New York City Department of Buildings St. John's University School of Law: Continuing Legal Education: Fall 2013 Weekend 2013
Continuing Legal Education Program 2012: Real Estate: From Contracts to Closing St. John's University School of Law 2012
A Lawyer's Guide to the New York City Department of Buildings Civil Court of the City of New York (Manhattan) 2012
What Every Attorney Should Know About the New York City Department of Buildings Brooklyn Bar Association 2012
Complex and Unusual Issues in Real Estate Law Brooklyn Bar Association Real Property Section 2011
Ethics for Real Estate Lawyers New York State Bar Association Real Property Law Section 2010
Predatory Lending and the Sub-Prime Mortgage Meltdown City of New York Arbitrators Association 2009
The Impending Mortgage Crisis and Sellers' Concessions Richmond County Bar Association 2008