Phone: (516) 496-0202

Fax: (516) 921-7785



About the Firm


Firm Philosophy


The most effective legal advocates are not simply intelligent and driven, but also uniquely clever and incisive. They hail from achievements and experiences earned on the field and in the mud, not from the safety of a comfortable perch above the action. Our Firm was founded in 1994 by attorneys who started on the gridiron and have never left it. We understand the demands and complexities of the real world, and know that the tactical approach to a legal matter can be just as important as the legal theories applied. We pride ourselves on delivering to our Clients not only top quality legal services, but insightful and reliable advice to facilitate practical solutions.

Our Clients are our most valuable asset and have always remained the cornerstone of our business. The exemplary feedback we have received for almost two decades has always been reflective of the honesty, reliability and competence our Firm has embodied. While we are geographically a locally based Firm situated in the shadows of New York City, our Firm has both a national and international reach – our corporate Client base includes many as far away as Europe, Asia and South America. Our fine reputation locally, nationally and abroad is of paramount importance, as it is both a manifestation of our strength as advocates and as adversaries, and the proven confidence our Clients have when they routinely entrust us with their important legal matters. This commitment to the interests of our Clients is the singular force that has lead our Firm to the considerable successes we have achieved over the years.

Firm History

Joseph, Terracciano & Lynam, LLP was founded in the fall of 1994 by the current Firm partners, James Joseph, Esq. and Peter Terracciano, Esq. As two young, ambitious attorneys-having been formally educated in the familiar halls of law school, but re-educated under the tutelage of renowned litigators in the untamed halls of the courthouse - Mr. Joseph and Mr. Terracciano robustly set out to chart their own course in the practice of law. They formed the Firm with the concept of achieving the utmost in Client success in a more informal environment, while placing a considerable emphasis on developing strong interpersonal relationships with each Client. We are proud to say that we have succeeded in this endeavor. The majority of our staff has been faithfully employed by the Firm for 10 years or more, and a considerable portion of our Client base has been entrusting their legal matters with us even longer.



Areas of Practice

• Commercial and General Litigation

• International Debt Recovery
• Real Estate – Commercial and Residential

        - Acquisition/Sale

        - Leasing

        - Refinancing

        - 1031 Exchanges

        - Evictions

        - Development


• Commercial Transactions

        - Asset Acquisitions/Sales

        - Stock Acquisitions/Sales

        - International

• Business Formation and Corporate Governance

• Contracts

• Wills and Estates

• Personal Injury and Property Damage










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