Paul Craco represents purchasers and sellers in real estate transactions, institutional lenders, borrowers in real estate acquisition and refinancing transactions and landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions.
Mr. Craco also focuses his practice on business, civil and real estate litigation. He has litigated complex cases in both federal and state court through all phases, including discovery, motion practice and preparation for trial, arbitration and mediation and trial.
Commercial Litigation; Real Estate; Business Formation
1994, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Vermont Law School, J.D., 1993
St. Michael's College, B.A., 1987
Suffolk County Bar Association (Member, Real Estate and Supreme Court Sections); New York State Bar Association (Member, Real Property Law and Trial Lawyers Sections); Long Island YMCA Board of Directors, Chairman; Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce, Past member of the Volunteer Lawyers Committee, Past Officer and Member of the Board of Managers of the Huntington YMCA and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation
Manhasset, New York, August 18, 1965
A seasoned estate litigator and past co-chair of the Suffolk County Surrogate's Court Committee, Mr. Ellsworth represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in Surrogate's Courts throughout Metro New York. He handles all manner of proceedings relating to trusts and estates, including probate contests, accountings and discovery and other proceedings. Another part of Mr. Ellsworth's practice is estate and long term care planning. He counsels clients with drafting wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, healthcare proxies, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. Mr. Ellsworth also assists clients seeking Medicaid eligibility and planning for individuals.
Trusts and Estates; Elder Law; Estate Litigation.
1993, New York and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
University of Virginia, J.D., 1993
Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1989; Phi Beta Kappa
Suffolk County (Member, Surrogate's Court, Estate Planning and Elder Law Committees; past co-chair of the Membership Services Committee; past co-chair of the Surrogate's Court Committee) and New York State (Member, Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Sections) Bar Associations; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Huntington Rotary (President from 2009-2010) and Past Adjunct Professor of Touro Law School.
West Islip, New York, August 10, 1967
Louis A. Craco retired in 2003 as a Senior Partner of Wilkie, Farr & Gallagher where he practiced in the areas of general business litigation, domestic and transnational disputes, dissolutions of corporations, antitrust and trade regulations and various other matters. He now serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association, the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration and the Center for Public Resources.
Mr. Craco is the 2014 recipient of the New York State Bar Association's highest honor, the Gold Medal. Click here to see the NYSBA article on Mr. Craco.
1958, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court
College of the Holy Cross, A.B., magna cum laude, 1954 and New York University, LL.B., cum laude, 1957
Association of the Bar of the City of New York (President, 1982-1984); Chair, New York State Judicial Institute on Professionalism in the Law; Fellow: American College of Trial Lawyers; American College of Commercial Arbitrators.
New York, N.Y., October 18, 1933