OUR ATTORNEYS


PARTNERS


PETER T ROACH

  • Admitted to Bar, New York, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York and the District of Columbia.
  • Education: State University of New York at Binghamton (B.A. 1973); St. John's University-School of Law (J.D. 1978).
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Transactions.
  • 2011 Campaign Manager for Dan Palmieri, Nassau County Supreme Court Justice
  • Activities: Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John's University School of Law, 1988 – present; (Real Estate Finance/Suretyship and Mortgages; Real Estate Drafting); Super Lawyer 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Member: Board of Directors, St. John's University School of Law Alumni Association (Member 1988-present; President 2002-2004); International Network of Boutique Law Firms (INBLF), (Member 2004 - present; President, New York Chapter, 2008 - 2011); New York State Bar Associations.
  • Publications: How to Handle Your First Foreclosure, published by Practicing Law Institute, Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop and Advanced Issues in Real Estate, both published by National Business Institute, Title Examination in New York and Foreclosure and Repossession in New York, both published by Lorman Educational Services.  His article entitled “Bundled Real Estate Services and Closing Cost Estimate: Give Clients a Straight Answer,” was published by the New York Real Property Law Journal, a publication distributed by the NY State Bar Association and republished by DeNovo, the St. John’s University School of Law Alumni Magazine.
  • Practice areas: Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Closings, Real Estate Transactions, Bankruptcy and Litigation.
  • Mr. Roach, former CEO of a mortgage banking company, established the law firm that bears his name in 1979. His experience as a mortgage banker and his knowledge of accounting and finance add a special dimension to the firm’s Foreclosure, Litigation, and Mortgage practices. The firm is fully automated and prides itself on its creative solutions to foreclosure problems and its responsiveness to its clients.

EN-CHIA ANNA LIN

  • Admitted to Bar, New York, New Jersey and New Jersey District Court; United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Education: The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. Economics, 2004); St. John’s University-School of Law (J.D. 2007).
  • Member: New York State Bar Association, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
  • Languages: Chinese, Taiwanese, conversational Spanish.
  • Practice areas: Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Closings, Real Estate Transactions.

ASSOCIATES


MICHAEL C MANNIELLO

  • Admitted to Bar: New York, Connecticut, United States District Court, Eastern, Western, Northern, Southern Districts of New York, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • Education: New York University, Stern School of Business (B.S. 1985); Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. 1987).
  • Publications: "Traveling the Long Road to Commercial Foreclosure" - Commercial Mortgage Insight; "A Tale of Two "HOPE-Ahs" (co-author) - USFN Report; "Charging a Fax Fee or Providing a Payoff Letter" - USFN Report; "Yield Spread Premiums - Justifiable Compensation or Loan Bounty" - USFN Report.
  • Practice areas: Mortgage Foreclosure (Residential & Commercial); Cooperative lien liquidations; Secured lien liquidations; Unsecured Collections; Real Estate Transactions, Evictions, Bankruptcy. Commercial Litigation.
  • Mr. Manniello has made numerous appearances before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. There he has argued complex issues including usury, waiver and the effect of a notice of pendency. Both the bench and bar have cited favorable decisions issued in those matters. Mr. Manniello is a former member of the USFN a national organization of attorneys servicing America's mortgage banking industry wherein he was chair of the legal issues committee and regularly wrote and lectured on mortgage lending and foreclosure related issues. He has lectured on mortgage foreclosure in the New York State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Program and served on the committee which brought about development of a dedicated mortgage foreclosure part in the Supreme Court, Kings County. Mr. Manniello participated in the development of standardized motion papers and orders in that court and consulted court personnel on mortgage foreclosures.

CATALINA T SORIANO

  • Admitted to Bar, New York and Connecticut; United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Education: Queens College (B.A. Spanish Literature, 1986); St. John’s University-School of Law (J.D. 1989).
  • Member: New York State Bar Association.
  • Languages: Spanish, proficient in French.
  • Practice areas: Foreclosure, Litigation, General Negligence, Medical Malpractice, Toxic Torts.

OF COUNSEL


TIMOTHY j murtha

  • Admitted to Bar, State of New York and Connecticut. Admitted to Eastern District of New YorkEducation: St.
  • Anselm College (B.A. 1998); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 2001). Member International Law Review.
  • Publications: Medical Billing and Considerations, The National List of Attorneys Volume 87, April 2011
  • Member New York State Bar Association, National Law List, Columbia Law List, The Forwarders List of Attorneys
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • Over ten years litigating collection cases in the collection industry, including trials throughout the State of New York.