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Carmen Giordano Headshot BigCARMEN “JACK” GIORDANO, ESQ., PRINCIPAL

Licensed Attorney in the State of New York, Federal District Courts, Southern and Eastern District of New York, Connecticut, Pro hac vice Central District of California, Los Angeles and 9th Circuit,  L.L.M. Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence, New York University School of Law; Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, New York Law School.  A 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Super Lawyer Award Recipient

 When Carmen Jack Giordano, Esq. decided to form Giordano Law Offices PLLC in 2000, he was excited about the prospect of being able to help as many people as he could with a great variety of legal matters in highly diverse practice areas.  Giordano Law Offices PLLC is the culmination of many years of broad legal experience.

As a former Rackets and Homicide Prosecutor, Carmen Jack Giordano conducted investigations and handled trials in the areas of organized crime, white collar crime, public corruption, and drug-related homicides. Mr. Giordano also worked for the United States Senate as a Legislative Counsel for various Senators and committees of the U.S. Senate, including Senator Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, the Judiciary Committee, and the Government Affairs Committee, among others.  Upon returning to New York City from Washington, D.C., Mr. Giordano worked as a Senior Trial Specialist for the N.Y.C. Corporation Counsel’s Special Litigation Unit, trying some of the City’s most serious lawsuits, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, throughout the five boroughs of the City.  Before forming Giordano Law Offices, Mr. Giordano worked for the Manhattan Law Firm of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, acting as lead counsel in federal and state litigation of catastrophic tort and employment discrimination cases.  Mr. Giordano has often been a guest legal analyst on numerous news television and radio productions.  

Carmen Jack Giordano has won millions of dollars worth of settlements for his clients & has been continually recognized by his clients and other organizations for his successes, dedication, and legal acumen. Mr. Giordano was most recently selected to be a 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer, one of the highest honors in the legal field (He also received the award in 2015, 2014, and 2013); fewer than 5% of New York Attorneys are awarded the Super Lawyer Award. Carmen Giordano is an active member of The National Action Network, The NYU Law Alumni Association, The National Lawyers Guild, The National Police Accountability Project, The New York Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee, The Brooklyn Bar Association Technology Committee, The Bronx Circle of Friends, The Harlem Business Alliance, and The American Bar Association. Mr. Giordano is also an Adjunct Professor at John Jay College in New York, NY and the Co-Founder of VideoExtract.com.

Giordano Law Offices PLLC, has been successful in a great variety of areas. For more information on his more recent successes please see the Significant Cases & Media Page.  Be sure to read our reviews on Avvo (10/10 stars), Yelp (5 stars) and Google Plus (5 stars). Please also check out or testimonials on our home page to read past client reviews.

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Stefanie behler headshotSTEFANIE BEHLER, ESQ.

Stefanie A. Behler, Esq. is is an Associate at Giordano Law Offices.  Stefanie graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Literature.  She obtained a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School.  Stefanie is a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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Saleem Rizvi, EsqSALEEM S. RIZVI, ESQ.                                       

Saleem S. Rizvi has been practicing law in New York since 1990. After receiving his Bachelor of Laws, and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Punjab, Pakistan, Saleem Rizvi came to the United States to pursue advanced education in law. His admission to the prestigious Columbia Law School afforded him the opportunity to expand his academic horizon and sharpen his legal skills in the area of international law.

Immediately after graduating with a master’s degree in international law. Saleem Rizvi enrolled further in Columbia Law School to conduct specific studies and research in the areas of corporate law, international trade law, and international investment law. Since his admission as an Attorney at Law in New York in 1990, Mr. Rizvi has developed a diverse practice covering corporate law, commercial law, real estate law, bankruptcy law ,and immigration law. Mr. Rizvi represents foreign corporations, government agencies, private and public business entities, professionals and individuals . In addition, Mr. Rizvi has successfully represented many overseas investors who have made substantial investments in the Unites States and consequently obtained their lawful immigration status.

Mr. Rizvi is deeply involved in community affairs. He has organized, participated , and lectured at many seminars and conferences on legal matters for the general public. He frequently writes on legal issues for newspapers and professional periodicals. Mr. Rizvi has appeared on a highly popular TV program, shown on ITV. In his live monthly program, he answered a variety of questions posed by viewers on legal matters. Mr. Rizvi is admitted to practice law in New York State, the Federal courts of Eastern and Southern Districts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In recognition of his community services, the Honorable Ed Towns presented Mr. Rizvi with a Congressional award, and his services were highly appreciated and noted in the Congressional Record. Saleem Rizvi also offers his legal expertise to deserving charitable organizations and individuals free of charge. He is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

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TONI MARIE ANGELI, ESQ.                                   

Toni Marie Angeli attended Harvard University and earned her doctorate of law from Northeastern Law School. She began her career doing public service legal work in New York City. In 2005 she joined the Law Offices of Bruce A. Barket on Long Island, eventualy rising to partner in that firm. In 2009, she opened The Law Offices of Toni Marie Angeli, P.C.

For the last decade, Ms. Angeli has successfully litigated civil and criminal cases in the state and federal courts of New York. Ms. Angeli brings to her practice years of experience working in the high pressured environment of the Manhattan Legal Aid Society where she aggressively represented indigent clients facing criminal charges. Prior to working as a public defender, Ms. Angeli was an associate in a Madison Avenue legal boutique, Herbst & Greenwald, a firm that specialized in police brutality cases.

Through both her professional and personal experiences, Ms. Angeli has come to understand that our constitutional rights to be free from government intrusion and to be afforded aggressive representation are among the most valuable protections we have. She knows far better than lawyers of less varied background how staunchly we must fight for our constitutional rights in the courts of law. At every opportunity, she believes, we must stand firmly in opposition to police brutality, invasions of our privacy, and efforts to infringe upon our rights and liberties under the law.

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Andrew Lang Giordano Law OfficesANDREW LANG, ESQ.                                        

Andrew R. Lang, received his B.A. from the University of Southern Maine and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

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brian robinson, esq

 BRIAN ROBINSON, ESQ.                               

Brian T. Robinson, Esq. is an entertainment executive specializing in television and music with more than 20 years of global experience across a broad range of media and technologies. He is a highly effective deal initiator, expediter and closer; an expert in achieving bottom-line efficiencies through streamlining internal operating and business processes; and an articulate advocate of business interests in public and industry forums. Brian has an outstanding record of excellent presentation, negotiation, and team-building skills.  His specialties include a proven ability to develop and structure global business relationships from initial sourcing to final documentation, buttressed with a deep understanding of valuation and finance concepts, an established record of building first-rate executive teams and cost-effective management of outside vendors and consultants and a validated capacity to effectively negotiate and manage highly complex global business transactions and to guide contentious international litigation to favorable settlement. Brian received his BA degree from Yale University and his JD from Columbia University School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Brian began his career at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts, a wall street law firm.  Brian’s work included Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions.  His client base consisted of Fortune 500 companies as well as high-net-worth individuals. Brian’s next step was working as counsel at Sony Music.  At Sony Brian worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Oasis, Patra and Earth Wind and Fire. Following Sony Brian worked as head of Business and Legal Affairs at Tommy Boy Music, working with such artists as Naughty By Nature, Queeen Latifah, Coolio, Everlast, De La Soul and Oran Juice Jones. Following Tommy Boy Brian worked as Vice President of Business and Legal Affaris at Def Jam Music, working with such artists as Jay Z, Ja Rule, Ashanti, 112 and Kanye West. Following Def Jam Brian went into private practice.  In his capacity as lawyer and counsellor Brian has handled all aspects of his clients business, from record contracts to fashion labels to endorsements.  His clients have included Murder Inc. Records, Irv Gotti, Ja Rule, DMX, Beanie Sigel, Lil Wayne, Chingy, Mannie Fresh, Sunshine Anderson, Nina Sky, Anthony Davis, Floyd Mayweather, Jaidon Codrington, Jess King, Deep Haven Records, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, The Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park, Nia Fairweather and Rhea Calaveras.  In addition Brian has acted as advisor to numerous entities including ESPN, Discovery and BET as well as certain Reality TV entertainers such as Funkmaster Flex, Julissa Bermudez, Po Johnson, Chynna Soul, John Douglas Rainey, Jeffrey Williams, and WATV.

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