New York City, NY – September 9, 2014 – McGlinchey Stafford announced today that it has opened an office in New York City, which is the law firm’s eleventh office nationwide and its second location in the state of New York. Five attorneys have joined the firm’s new location in Midtown Manhattan. The national law firm, which also has an office in Albany, New York, now has 185 attorneys firm-wide.
The opening of McGlinchey Stafford’s New York City location enhances the firm’s ability to serve the legal needs of key clients in the areas of financial services, business and general civil litigation and expands the firm’s footprint in the Northeast. The firm has added five exceptional lawyers in the New York City office: Victor Matthews, Ruth O’Connor, Fincey John, Michelle Pak and Mitra Singh.
“The decision to expand our footprint in the state of New York was in direct response to the needs of key clients in the banking and housing finance industries,” said Anthony Rollo, head of the firm’s National Financial Services Litigation group. “The addition of these five outstanding attorneys in New York City will bolster our national financial services practice.”
The New York City office marks the fourth new office opened by McGlinchey Stafford since 2010. While the firm’s rapid expansion has been driven primarily by the needs of key financial services clients, the growth has also amplified the firm’s capabilities to serve various other industries. In addition to its offices in Albany and New York City, NY, the firm also has offices in Irvine, CA; Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, FL; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Cleveland, OH; and Dallas and Houston, TX.
“We are thrilled to join the thriving business community of New York City,” said Rudy Aguilar, McGlinchey Stafford’s Managing Member. “The opening of this new office enables us to more efficiently and effectively serve our clients, which is our number one priority.”
ABOUT THE NEW YORK CITY OFFICE
Victor Matthews has joined the New York City office as Of Counsel. His practice includes the representation of mortgage lenders, servicers and other financial services institutions in consumer financial services litigation, real estate litigation and general commercial litigation. Matthews received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and his B.A. from Binghamton University. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Ruth O’Connor has joined the firm as Of Counsel and has extensive experience handling commercial litigation involving mortgage fraud, contested foreclosures, title insurance coverage issues, identity theft, lender liability and bankruptcy workouts and restructuring. She received her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.S. from Cornell University. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Fincey John has joined the firm as an Associate handling consumer financial services litigation involving lender liability, real estate and title issues, mortgage foreclosures and creditors’ rights. John also has experience advising financial services clients on regulatory compliance matters. She received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Maryland. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Michelle Pak has joined the firm as an Associate practicing consumer financial services litigation, including contested mortgage foreclosures, real estate and title claims, breach of contract issues and other general commercial litigation. She has experience representing clients in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as advising clients on compliance with federal and state regulations. Pak received her J.D. from New York Law School and her M.A. and B.A. from Fordham University. She is admitted to practice in New York.
Mitra Singh has joined the firm as an Associate handling consumer financial services litigation, with an emphasis on contested mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy and real estate and title issues. He received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his B.S. from St. John’s University. Singh is admitted to practice in New York.
ABOUT MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD
McGlinchey Stafford is a full-service law firm providing innovative legal counsel to business clients nationwide. Guiding clients wherever business and law intersect, McGlinchey Stafford’s 185 attorneys are based in eleven offices in California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio and Texas. For more information, visit www.mcglinchey.com.